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Crane Rental in Philadelphia, New Jersey & MD

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 – 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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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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Importance of Safety for Crane Operators

At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., there’s nothing more important than the safety of our operators and our customers! We ensure safety by consistently training our certified crane operators and implementing a company policy with safety regimes and seminars. This summer, we held our 7th annual safety meeting with over 85 of our employees in attendance. The high attendance number indicates our employees’ eager willingness to become informed of the latest news and developments in industry safety.

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Our safety meeting involved an engaging agenda with a variety of speakers, notably including SportsRadio 94WIP’s Big Daddy Graham. Evening topics covered a range of safety initiatives. Thackray Crane Rental’s Operations Safety Director Mark W. Thackray offered a welcoming introduction of additional guest speakers, who provided commentary on the following safety topics:

• Dan Kane, Director of Safety Services at Diamond Tool, who elaborated on fall protection equipment, specifically safety harnesses.
• Deane Smith, Founder of Safety at South Jersey, who discussed wind load evaluations.
• Joe Doerr and John Schoppert, Risk Manager and Loss Control Manager at NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), who summarized new mobile equipment training that will launch this fall for our certified operators.

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As a renowned radio and television personality, comedian and writer, Graham delivered a number of inevitable jokes, but also offered motivating words of wisdom for the meeting’s attendees. Recalling his successful battle with throat cancer, he felt fortunate to have caught it early on and encouraged everyone to always trust one’s instinct when it comes to personal health and well-being. Both his lighthearted humor and sage advice were very well received by the entire audience.

Mark W. Thackray remarked positively about the company’s measurable improvement in safety statistics in the last year, which is a testament to the collaboration between employees and our company’s safety team. He also suggested tips on driver safety, recommended guidelines for spiral roll cages, and reviewed ladder basics.

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In regard to safety, when it comes to each unique job site, our crane operators must review a checklist of job conditions and assess equipment to effectively operate their crane. Important considerations include ground and weather conditions, as well as potential hazards to avoid. Through experience and training, Thackray’s operators are instructed on how to identify critical factors to best avoid issues.

When renting through Thackray Crane Rental, you can rest assured that your construction project will be completed safely without a glitch. Establishing trust with you is just as important as our safety, and the two go hand in hand. For any job, we take safety seriously, and you can rely on Thackray Crane Rental to provide the best service for your satisfaction!

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Tough Jobs Made Easier With Crane Rentals

Are you beginning to plan a big construction project? Chances are, your project will involve a lot of labor, heavy lifting, rigging, possible hauling of materials and warehouse storage – a task that requires more than just manpower. You will require an impressive piece of machinery to lift all of that equipment and supplies for your project. A crane can handle all of the material and complete the project most efficiently. Construction and building professionals understand that hiring reliable contractors is important. Hiring the appropriate crane rental is just as critical!

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It is more cost effective and safer to rent from a reputable company. When deciding to rent a crane, many factors should be considered, including:

  • Hiring a licensed crane operator. Thackray Crane operators are nationally certified and adhere to the safest operating procedures. Proof of our commitment to safety is a company policy that mandates a strict training regimen for all employees.
  • Crane maintenance. Thackray Crane Rental’s equipment is regularly inspected and maintained to ensure the equipment is in perfect working condition.
  • Versatility. Thackray specializes in construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications, road construction, bridge building, or just about any industry that requires expertise in the planning, lifting, handling and placing of equipment and materials.
  • 24/7 Availability. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Whether you require a bare crane rental, a manned crane with a licensed operator, a short term daily rental or long term rental, we can accommodate your needs. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week should an emergency arise.

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By choosing Thackray Crane Rental, you can enjoy such advantages as:

  • A project manager who can assess your project, determine your needs, and project a timeframe and estimated costs. Our technology includes computerized fleet management, 3D lift planning software, and wireless permits.
  • An array of all terrain cranes, rough terrain cranes, truck cranes, telescoping forklifts, boom trucks, crawler cranes, carry decks, heavy duty tractors and other specialized trailers and equipment that is certified and maintained through daily inspections.  Professional operators who use computerized controls always ensure safety first.
  • A talented team of operators, oilers, riggers, and haulers who can handle your project from start to finish.
  • Secured warehouse and storage facilities, should you need temporary space for your materials or equipment. Work space and logistics support are also available for sub-assembly and component fabrication, so that final assembly can be completed closer to the job site.
  • The satisfaction of hiring a company who is committed and dedicated to your service!

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Call anytime to learn more about why companies should rent a crane through Thackray Crane Rental and learn about all the additional services we have to offer. You can always rely on Thackray Crane to provide the best lifting and transportation equipment for any job, big or small.

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