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How the Tower Crane Helped Build the Burj Khalifa

How the Tower Crane Helped Build the Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa is now the tallest and most established building in the world. From the initial designing of the building back in 2004 to the finished product when it was finally opened in 2010, so much thought, effort and manual labour had to be considered […]

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NMT Cranes Lift Slugs at Tate Britain

Cranes are known to be a prevalent part of the construction industry, but mobile cranes have also become an integral part of other industries. You may have seen or heard about the two giant LED slugs that currently adorne the outside of the Tate Britain, which were lifted into place by NMT Cranes. The Turner […]

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The Team Behind Every Crane Job

When picturing a crane, most people will conjure up an image of a tall, slight structure, operating high in the skies and maneuvering large products and materials. In order for that image to come to life, however, there are a number of steps which have to be taken, and a whole crew that is responsible […]

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What Can Mobile Cranes Do?

Mobile cranes are synonymous with construction. The majority of building sites or architectural development sites will feature a crane of some description, helping us to achieve new feats of engineering every single day. Despite being such a prevalent part of the construction industry, mobile cranes have also transcended into a number of industries and have […]

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A Guide to Crane Safety

As one of the biggest pieces of machinery known to man, there are strict procedures and protocols in place for when it comes to operating a crane. To avoid any injuries or mishaps, there are a number of rules surrounding crane safety that must be adhered to in order to protect those working on construction […]

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A Beginners Guide to Crane Hire

Despite being used on a variety of different construction sites all around the world, the process of hiring a crane is far more complex than you might think. In their latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire Ltd outline each and every step you need to take in order to enlist the help of any type […]

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How a Heavy Haulage Company Copes with the Christmas Rush

Christmas is a time for giving presents, eating lots of food and drinking lots of drink, but to make this period the most wonderful time of the year, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. To ensure your Christmas presents, trees and food get delivered in time, heavy haulage companies work around […]

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The NMT Blog of Crane Records

Cranes are synonymous for lifting big and lifting high, but in their own world, what are some of the biggest feats achieved by cranes? In their latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire breakdown all the records set by cranes to provide you with the definitive collection of crane records. Highest Bungee Jump From a Crane […]

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The Day to Day Life of a Crane Operator

Construction cranes are a feat of engineering, so it is no surprise to learn that operating these machines is an intricate and complex science. To understand how these machines are handled and manoeuvred on a daily basis, NMT Crane Hire outline the routine practices of a crane operator. 1. Assemble the Crane Before anyone goes […]

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The Five Most Interesting Crane Facts

Although they may be a staple part of our everyday landscapes, there is often more than meets the eye when it comes to cranes. In our latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire unearth some of the most interesting crane facts, and shed light on what makes these machines so efficient and so fascinating. Crane Fact […]

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The Components of a Crane’s Design

To help construct and sculpt buildings and all shapes and sizes, a crane’s design has to be sophisticated enough to be able to adapt to the needs and requirements of any project. Having been developed over centuries, the crane’s design has reached a stage where no project is too big, but what are the components […]

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How to Operate a Crane in Bad Weather

Operating a crane is a job which requires nerves of steel and an eye for precision at the best of times, yet when this profession is combined with adverse weather conditions, the job requires a whole other level of expertise. As we head into the colder months, NMT Crane Hire explain how to operate a crane […]

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What Is Heavy Haulage and When Do You Need It?

The grand stature of a tower crane is a symbol of sheer height, yet the whole process of constructing and transporting a crane to a new site is synonymous with size. For a big piece of machinery like a crane, you need an accommodating delivery service that can transport the largest objects both safely and […]

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The Science Behind Tower Cranes

If you have marvelled at a tower crane and asked yourself “how do those things work?” don’t worry, you are not on your own. A feat of engineering, tower cranes have been at the forefront of construction and innovation for centuries, yet knowledge of their mechanics and their functionalities are still reserved for experts and […]

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The Different Types of Crane

Getting objects of all shapes and sizes from A to B is not as simple as you may think. Often, heavy machinery will be drawn in to help manoeuvre the bulky items, and more often than not it is a crane. Yet with a variety of materials being shifted around a number of different sites […]

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Craziest Crane Uses

When we think of a crane, we picture a loud, urban landscape with a lanky, yellow structure manoeuvring large objects high into the sky. For the most part, this is the environment cranes are resigned to. Yet, sometimes, these pieces of machinery disregard stereotypes to leave us picking our jaws up off the floor. Outside […]

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How Much Can A Mobile Crane Lift?

On any construction site, mobile cranes are brought in to do all the dirty work. They are synonymous with lifting objects of any shape and size way into the sky, but their strength mustn’t be underestimated either. But just how heavy can they lift? Some cranes can lift over a 1000 tonnes without breaking a […]

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The History of the Crane

As NMT Crane Hire Ltd celebrates its 40th anniversary, let’s head back to our roots and uncover the story behind these historical pieces of machinery. The resemblance is uncanny; A long, slender neck and a drooping snout, cranes may share their name with a graceful bird, but their work is far from it. Tasked with […]

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How Does A Tower Crane Work?

They are the architect of every skyscraper, apartment block, shopping centre, and almost every other building. They are synonymous with developing skylines as they soar hundreds of meters into the sky. But have you ever wondered how such a slender piece of machinery stays upright? Even when manoeuvring large chunks of metal and piles of […]

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