This week Todd Brown and Chris Martin discuss the importance of LAM [Load angle multipliers] or LAF [load angle factors]. This topic is essential to anyone in the crane rental industry or construction industry that is hoisting loads. Do you know how much force you are applying to the slings that you are using? We go over the math involved in calculating the proper LAM or LAF for your lift.
Pythagorean theorem: A2 + B2 = C2
As your sling angle decreases relative to your load, i.e. 90 degrees or less, the amount of force your slings will be experiencing increases.
Leave your comments or notes below about what you know about LAM or LAF.
In this weeks episode we learn how Robnett [Rob] Pulliam became an operating engineer/crane operator. Hear his story, as he started in the crane rental game at very young age. He fell in love with cranes and heavy machinery once he started being around the cranes and equipment his father operated. Rob would spend many of weekends in his teenagers years shadowing and working with his father on jobsites and learning how to operate cranes. Fast forward to now, Rob has passed this generalational legacy onto his son Robnett, Jr who can operate cranes and works with us here at Crane Service, as well. Three generations in the crane rental industry is a very interesting story. As you watch this video with Rob you will pick up on why he enjoys this industry so much.
Leave your comments below on how you entered into the crane rental industry, heavy machinery industry or heavy rigging industry.
This week we talk about crane rigging, a.k.a rigging 101. Todd Brown joins us with his "magic box" of rigging. We discuss proper ways to inspect rigging, different types or rigging and even talk about a shackle that is 2 generations old!
Do you have any rigging stories or best practices for rigging? Leave your comments below.
In Episode 3 of the Crane Rental Podcast we talk with crane operator now Business Development Manager, Bob Warianka. Bob wanted to be a police officer in the Phoenix, Arizona area, but his life pointed him to the crane rental industry.
Find out how Bob Warianka became a crane operator in our series, becoming a crane operator.
How did you become a crane operator? Leave your comments below, perhaps it will help another person join this exciting industry.