What is Crane Taxiing?

Working on a big project? Then you need all the help you can get. Chances are you don’t have a crane lying around, so you’re going to need to call for help. Thankfully, there are a few different crane taxiing solutions to get your project up and running.

 

Think of crane taxiing just as you would if you were to call an Uber. Order an Uber, and a driver shows up and takes you where you want to go. Call up Landwehr Construction Inc., and we will transport the crane and a crew of experts to you to get your project completed efficiently and to your precise expectations.

 

There are also all-terrain cranes available with a compact design that are ready to travel all across the United States. They don’t need to be loaded onto any equipment. They are configured to travel to the jobsite themselves, without the assistance of transportation equipment (including counterweight and jibs). This is an extremely efficient way to complete minor projects. The crane taxi can complete numerous jobs in one day. Due to their compact design, they can easily navigate a jobsite and quickly perform lifts.

 

The upfront costs for a crane can be off-putting for a business that only plans to use it once. A normal crane may only cost between $15,000 and $20,000, but specialty cranes can cost upwards of $500,000. If you aren’t using the crane frequently, you will be losing money. It is far more advantageous to rent a crane for your one-time use, along with a crew that will complete the project. Additionally, you may require a specialty crane that few companies possess. This makes crane taxiing a better option than buying or leasing. Renting a crane and having it taxied to you allows you to focus more of your time and resources on the project at hand, rather than how much money you could be losing by purchasing a crane.

 

At Landwehr Construction, we offer a variety of crane and rigging solutions, from 30 to 400 tons. Contact us to learn more.

PPE on Construction Sites

Nowadays, you can’t go very long without hearing someone talking about masks or gloves. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is important in the medical field and during the COVID-19 pandemic, sure, but it is also crucial in several other industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), all construction workers need to be wearing the proper protective equipment before they are able to begin working.

 

Safety Glasses

It is of the utmost importance that anyone working in an operation where objects can fly into the face and eyes wear either safety glasses, a face shield, or another form of PPE specific to the industry. This includes anyone working with electrical hazards, harmful chemicals, or concrete. Those welding, cutting, and grinding may also encounter foreign objects that they need to protect themselves from.

 

Hard Hat

Just as you need to wear safety glasses to protect yourself from flying objects, you need to protect your head from falling objects. A hardhat will also protect you if you fall or if your head comes into contact with an electrical hazard. Be sure your hard hat is in good condition. If it begins to deteriorate, it’s time to replace it.

 

Hearing Protection

Working in the construction industry, you subject yourself to loud machinery. You must take precautions when working in loud conditions by wearing frequently cleaned earplugs or earmuffs. Your preference for plugs or muffs is dependent on not only your industry, but which one you will be most comfortable in and therefore more likely to wear.

 

Gloves

Keep your hands safe with snug-fitting gloves. The material of the gloves you wear depends on the type of construction working you are doing.

 

Work Boots

You want to wear comfortable safety-toed work boots that are slip-resistant. The soles should be puncture-resistant. This will prevent your toes and feet from being crushed by any falling objects.

 

This is a list of the most basic PPE. Depending on what you are working on, you may require respiratory PPE, fall protection equipment, fire resistant clothing, and more. Not only is it important that you are always wearing this equipment on the job (and any other safety equipment your employer requires), but you also need to be maintaining it. If you notice wear and tear on your PPE, it’s time to replace it. It cannot do its job if it’s not in proper condition.

Gregory Fietek

It’s With a Very Heavy Heart We Share This News

Greg Fietek passed away peacefully Saturday evening with his family by his side. Greg was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in early September. He gave it his all, but the cancer proved to be too advanced. Greg began with Landwehr in 1975, at the age of 20. He wore many hats through the years, and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Service

Funeral Services for Greg will be this Thursday, November 14th at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with service at 11:00 AM.

A lunch will follow at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls.


Obituary For Gregory “Greg” Fietek