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Thackray Crane Rental provides crane rentals, warehouse and heavy industrial trucking services. We offer bare and manned crane rentals with a certified operator, indoor warehousing, outdoor storage, fabrication facilities and construction logistics support services for any size project.

Crane rentals are available in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area.  Customers may rent a crane for short term daily rentals or long term rentals. Many industries trust Thackray to complete the job. Thackray specializes in construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications, road construction, bridge building, and rigging in MD, PA, NJ and DE. We provide just about any industry the expertise they require in the planning, lifting, handling and placing of equipment and materials.

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Rent a crane or heavy equipment and it will expedite your job efficiently! We can provide a top-notch, skilled crane operator and we have lift capacities to 500 tons! Our operators are licensed and we service the PA, NJ, DE, and MD areas. We’ll provide you with the size crane you need for any project, always having support on site for your convenience.

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Facilities are located in the Philadelphia, PA and southern NJ areas.

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All of our operators are trained and certified to drive and maintain your crane efficiently. We have implemented a company policy that mandates a strict training regimen for all of our operators, and all of our employees. You can rest assured that your crane operators are well-equipped to handle your crane safely. With our equipment advancing, the need for a nationally certified operator is of the utmost importance.

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Thackray has the trucks to move oversize loads. Logistics gives you a single point of contact that can save you time, labor, and costs. Our coverage area includes PA, NJ, NY, DE, and MD. Call today!

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Thackray – Byberry Warehouse

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.

Byberry Warehouse
2100 Byberry Road
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Phone: 215-464-4280

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Quick Directions

Take US Route 1 to Byberry Road. Head west on Byberry Road for 0.6 miles. Warehouse entrance is on left.

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Eagles Radio Network Sponsor

Go Eagles!

Thackray Crane Rental is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Eagles Radio Network, as featured on SportsRadio 94WIP, which serves as the exclusive home of Philadelphia Eagles football games. If you’re heading to a home game, be sure to look for the THACKRAY CRANE hoisting the large American flag at the SportsRadio WIP Tailgate Party Zone at the Wells Fargo Center, right across from Lincoln Financial Field.

Swing by and say hello!

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The History of Thackray Crane Rental and Lincoln Financial Field

As loyal football fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, we here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc cannot overstate how truly proud we are to be affiliated with SportsRadio 94WIP, home of the Eagles Radio Network. As loyal Eagles’ fan for decades now, we feel such a strong, personal connection to our hometown team. In honor of our partnership with the Eagles Radio Network, we wanted to revisit our own professional history with the sports team—stretching as far back as 2001, and our involvement in the construction of Lincoln Financial Field.

A Decade of Negotiations

While some Philadelphians call the former U.S. capital, “Philly,” equal proportions of Eagles fans call Lincoln Financial Field, “The Linc.” Regardless, anyone who can remember the old Veterans Stadium will undoubtedly agree that “The Linc” is vastly superior, where football stadiums are concerned. Back in those days, the Veterans Stadium acted as both baseball and football field. It wasn’t until the venerable 1990s that anyone started talking about the possibility of a new stadium. Part of the reasoning for negotiations was the reputation of the Veteran Stadiums itself—ranked as one of the worst venues in the NFL.

The owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Norman Braman, aspired to commission a stadium worthy of his city and his team. Too frustrated by constraints and a severe lack of financial support, Braman sold the Eagles to Jeffrey Lurie. Over the next six years, Lurie passionately pleaded his case to the state of Philadelphia. In 1999, the state approved funding, realizing the vision. By December of 2000, the deal was struck between the City of Philadelphia and the Eagles, agreeing on the construction of what would be Lincoln Financial Field.

Thackray Crane Rental and the Eagles

Having been in business since the 1947, Thackray Crane Rental Inc. had solidified its status in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Delaware, as the premier crane provider in the region. When the substantial project commenced in 2001 to construct the new 69,000 seat stadium, Thackray Crane Rental was involved in lifting the structural steel used to fabricate the immense building. With our fleet of cranes spread across the Philadelphia, PA, region we were proud to partake in the construction of Lincoln Financial Field.

The rest, as they say, is history.

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A Peek into the Life of a Crane Operator

It goes without saying, but the construction world is enormous—as vast and as mighty as the vehicles, materials, and equipment utilized on a daily basis. Between the boom trucks and crane rentals, cities like Philadelphia are constantly booming with all the hauling and lifting that goes on.

You may be wondering, “What’s it like to operate one of those gigantic all-terrain cranes?”

Wake, Shine, and Lift

Most crane operators rise in the early morning, giving themselves a sizable portion of the day for lifting and transporting. The first challenge of the day is usually the transportation of the crane itself. Thankfully, a bulk of industrial cranes are designed with easy travel in mind. Once they’re safely rolling down the road or highway, operators ensure that they avoid any overheads or bridges that would bar them entry. Sometimes it’s not the height of the crane, but the weight of the machine that can be logistically problematic. It is for this reason that Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. employs start-of-the-art technology, aiding operators remotely.

Safe Habits and Protocols

Upon their arrival at a job site, crane operators will assess what they see and seek out the local contractor or customer. By coordinating with other workers on site, operators ensure that their cranes do not hinder, endanger, or immobilize anyone in their vicinity. Operators become masters of planning and checklists—sometimes devoting over an hour of their day to systematics, electronics, and computers. As the years have passed, safety regulations in construction have steadily increased. Today, in 2017, your average crane operator is likely to boast a number of certifications. Training and certifications often depend on the job site and the project in question. Some of these qualifications include: OHSA, NCCO certification, CDL license, etc.

Keeping Atop the Tech

Technology evolves more rapidly than most of us realize. Crane operators grasp this simple truth in their day-to-day. Advancements in technology have coincided with dramatic rises in mechanical accuracy and operational efficiency. Newer cranes now feature HUDs and tools for easier lifting and rigging. Whether deployed in DE PA, or NJ, operators need to stay familiar with the latest cranes on the market. Thankfully for operators, the more advanced a crane, the more intuitive it’s likely to be.

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Thackray Crane Rental Slated to Host 10th Annual Safety Meeting

Here at Thackray Crane Rental, we do much more than provide high-quality cranes, trucking and transportation, warehouse with climate-controlled storage options, and rigging in DE, PA, and NJ. In fact, we are excited to announce that we are slated to host our 10th Annual Safety Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. This year, our event will take place at the Ironworkers Local 401 Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

We are honored to welcome keynote speaker David D. Teater to present “Distracted Driving – A Traffic Safety Epidemic.” Not only is Mr. Teater a corporate consultant from FocusDriven, but he’s also a nationally recognized traffic safety advocate.

Mr. Teater served as CEO for several private companies, including two decades with an automotive supplier. He became a member of the National Safety Council in 2009 when it called for a national ban on cell phone use while driving. Eventually, with his help, the Council was able to reduce fatalities and injuries due to distracted driving.

Mr. Teater’s presentation will cover such topics as:

  • The threat of vehicle crashes and their effects on business and society
  • The science of driving distracted and how mobile device use while driving impairs the driver’s conduct
  • Common misperceptions about cell phone distractions
  • Why cell phone distraction is the most common cause of distraction
  • Why distraction-caused crashes are underreported as the reason
  • Why corporations should prohibit employee cell phone use while driving
  • Public opinion of cell phone driving bans
  • Potential technological solutions

We are inviting all of our employees, as well as their teenage children who just started driving, or will be driving in the near future. At Thackray Crane Rental, we recognize that accidents caused by distracted driving are happening more and more frequently—and yet, these accidents are entirely avoidable. Therefore, our goal is to encourage parents and their children to speak openly and honestly about the subject and hopefully, prevent distracted driving from occurring.

The company will also review the Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, which was enacted to improve roadway safety overall. An ELD employs technology to strengthen commercial drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations to prevent fatigue so as to prevent accidents and safe lives. Operations Safety Direcor Mark W. Thackray will also share about the overall safety year in review, to keep employees aware of the latest industry standards.

Thackray Crane Rental is proud to serve as the premier provider of cranes in NJ, PA, and DE. To find out more about our services or Mr. Teater’s presentation, please give us a call at 1-844-99-CRANE. To learn more about FocusDriven, please also feel free to call (616) 296-0870.

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Tips For Protecting and Storing Your Rebar

A reinforcing bar, commonly known as rebar, provides strength and stability to concrete structures. While concrete is extremely strong, it can lose its integrity under tension stresses and lead to cracking and spalling, which occurs when the material starts flaking and breaking away. Rebar helps prevent concrete structures from premature cracking and flaking by absorbing and distributing the stress. However, common rebar is manufactured from unfinished tempered steel and is susceptible to rusting.

Using rusted rebar isn’t allowed when constructing a concrete structure and would result in your company’s work being turned down by the building inspector, unless the rust is removed. This is an obvious problem for anyone working with rebar, so it is paramount that your materials remain clean and rust free.

Rebar manufacturers produce various grades of rebar for use in different environments. For instance, in areas with highly corrosive atmospheres, such as the coastal areas we serve, a manufacturer can supply Type 2205 stainless steel rebar, which has a higher resistance to corrosion. Uncoated, corrosion-resistant, epoxy coated and galvanized rebars may also be employed in these situations.

No matter the type of rebar you choose to invest in for your projects, storing it properly is still essential, and we have compiled the following tips to help you do just that.

• Put the rebar on top of a raised non-metallic platform, such as wooden pallets. Both the ground and concrete areas absorb moisture and can lead to rusting.
• Cover the rebar with a thick protective tarp and secure it with cinder blocks (or something similarly heavy) at the corners and edges. You want to minimize the rebar’s exposure to the elements.
• If using galvanized rebar, avoid contact with uncoated rebar and excessive exposure to wooden materials, which can stain its surface. We recommend using another type of non-metallic platform.
• If using stainless steel rebar, avoid contact with carbon steel rebar or other ferrous (iron) materials. If this is unavoidable, make sure the stainless steel rebar is placed on the top of the other materials.

When it’s time to call it a day and head home, the best way to prevent corrosion is to take the rebar indoors. While we know that this is often easier said than done, it will ensure that your materials are ready for use and that extra time will not be needed to clean it and remove any accumulated rust. Remember that structural building materials not kept in good shape, such as rusted rebar, may not be approved by the building inspector. Furthermore, keep in mind that areas with high humidity and increased chances of rain or snow, such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, increase your risks of rust.

If you’re looking for indoor storage solutions, call us at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. We offer warehouse storage facilities with tractor trailer and railcar accessibility. Our indoor, climate-controlled warehouses are located conveniently throughout our service areas and provide security, video surveillance and 24-hour convenient access. Making the decision even easier for you, we have over 60 years of experience with logistics and transport support services that specialize in delivery synchronization. We will ensure that your materials make it to your job site when you need them, in the condition you need them to be in.

Whether you need storage assistance in MD, PA, NJ or DE, we can help. With our extensive experience and dedication, we can fulfill your needs and keep your materials safe and clean. We also have heavy-industrial outdoor storage yards to store your heavy machinery and semi-trailers. Trust Thackray and you won’t be disappointed!

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Giving Back to the Community During Holiday Season

We are a proud company that offers clients quality equipment and crane rentals throughout the Tri-State area. During the holiday season, we like to give back to the community and help those less fortunate find some joy through the season. That’s exactly what was accomplished this past December.

We thank all of those who participated in our donation drive to help benefit the infants and children at St. Francis – St. Joseph – St. Vincent Homes for Children, a Catholic Social Services Agency in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

As the year continues, we have adopted the charity to help support the mission of St. Francis – St. Joseph – St. Vincent Homes for Children. Throughout this past holiday season, all of our employees graciously took part in the donation drive to provide these children with diapers, toys, clothes, money, and other essentials after following a wish list. The wish list was provided by Melissa Bossert Prushen, M.Ed., the agency’s Title One Coordinator.

We are a tight-knit, family run company, and the holidays brought us together as one family. Our employees will donate throughout the year to this great cause, and any contributions you may have as our clients, we encourage you to think of those less fortunate and provide them with the warmth and love they deserve. Look for news of our upcoming donation drives, and take part in helping this family run team of dedicated and compassionate employees care for children at risk and in need.

Through giving back to the community, Thackray Crane Rental will continue to serve our clients with the highest quality/capacity products and operating equipment so your projects run smoothly. As you rent our cranes, boom trucks, forklifts, and other equipment in our fleet, it would make our year if you could donate some much needed items for the children at St. Francis – St. Joseph – St. Vincent Homes for Children that we have taken under our wing.

We remain proud and committed to you and our community.

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A Look at Over 65 Years of Service

It’s been a remarkable 65+ years for all of us here at Thackray Crane Rental. We have seen steady advancements in our equipment and have developed into a full-service company, never straying from our family owned roots.

It started in 1947 when Walter and Anna Cassalia Thackray opened up shop with just a TL20 Lorrain crane to handle all the heavy lifting our initial clients needed. Since day one, we’ve held a vision and have stayed committed to focusing on customer satisfaction. Our motto is and always will be, “Faith, Family, and Country.” All of us, from management to our valued staff members, work together to present you with the best possible customer service experience.

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Thanks to your trust, we have become a company that offers much more than equipment rentals in the greater Philadelphia area. From that single TL20 Lorrain, we have grown to become a company that now operates more than 120 cranes with various capabilities and capacities. You can trust our ability to handle complex projects with:

·     Hydraulic Truck Cranes

·     Heavy Haul Tractors

·     Forklifts

·     Rough Terrain Lulls

·     Boom Trucks

·     Rigging Support

·     Logistics

With our equipment and advanced training methods, we have a thorough and distinct approach to safety measures. It’s with great pleasure that our Safety Committee has received certification and was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Since our inception, we have been tasked with many projects that require certified operators and safe service for a crane rental in MD, PA, NJ, or DE. Some of the projects in which we are most proud include:

·     Architecture of the Society Hill Towers

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·     Lifting and transporting items for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

·     Construction of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, including the implementation of over 11,000 solar panels.

·     Working with Temple University to expand their construction and improve their facility

·     Constructing and installing new infrastructure in the new high rise facilities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

·     And many more unique projects that have helped us become one of the Top 50 crane rental companies in North America.

With 65 years of growth, we are looking forward to the future as we stay up to date and increase our capabilities in order to serve you for many more years. Thanks to the invaluable work ethic of our staff and the trust of our clients, we couldn’t have reached and celebrated this notable mark without you!

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