30.01
2019

Project Logistics for Heavy Loads & More

For projects big and small, you can you can trust the professionals at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. to provide your business with unmatched project logistics management and customer service. For over 70 years, contractors and various other industries have trusted Thackray’s experience for all their project needs.

What Thackray Can Offer

Eliminate the need to make multiple arrangements with numerous vendors and carriers. All project logistics are custom tailored to the individual needs of the client and the project. Our team of expert estimators can plan out every detail in advance, ensuring successful day-of-delivery logistics, less job-site congestion, and a guaranteed streamlined install. We own many sizeable outdoor storage facilities and also an indoor warehouse to store your equipment such as HVAC chillers, power generators, electrical transformers, and other heavy industrial equipment that often requires timed delivery coordination.

Our experts proudly offer a variety of project logistics such as:

  • Road Permit Acquisition
  • Oversize Transport
  • Warehousing
  • Crane Pre-lift Planning
  • Fabrication & Assembly Areas
  • Full-Service Project Management.

In addition to providing a complete line of crane rentals, Thackray Logistics offers a synchronized service that can save significant time, labor, and costs. Thackray Logistics combines everything needed for your project’s success, from planning to heavy-haul trucking and manned rentals such as lull telescopic handlers, boom trucks, and all-terrain, rough terrain, and crawler cranes.

Business owners can even request transport, rigging, rent storage, and cranes for every size project in a variety of industries including construction, HVAC, power generation, petrochemical, communications, and road construction.

Depend On The Professionals At Thackray!

Here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we pride ourselves on offering full-service planning support. We are regarded as an industry-leading, one-stop shop because we assist customers with covering all bases. Thackray is the region’s only family-owned and operated trucking company that serves New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. We provide project logistics to some of the most recognized names in the area and lift some of the most massive equipment onto the tallest buildings.

If you’re a business owner looking to outsource logistics services for your next project, call the professionals at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. today at 844-99-CRANE!

16.11
2018

3 Reasons to Use Climate-Controlled Storage for Your Building Materials

As contractors, we all understand what it’s like to work on a long-term construction project. One of the most common problems we hear from construction companies is the difficulties they have when storing and accessing their building materials and other necessary equipment during these projects, especially during winter.

At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., the premier providers of crane rentals in NJ, PA, and DE, we can help you address these problems. From our high-tech and effective storage options to our safe and secure storage yards, we can provide you and your company with everything you need to store your materials and successfully complete your job, task, or project, regardless of what it is.

With low temperatures and corrosive moisture in the air, this time of year can wreak havoc on your building materials. Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why you should choose climate-controlled storage for your project’s materials and equipment this winter season.

  1. Sophisticated Technology

At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we use sophisticated and state-of-the-art storage solutions for your project’s materials because we know how valuable they are to you. We don’t take any chances, which is why we feature climate-controlled warehouses, a high-tech surveillance system, and an on-site security team, all dedicated to keeping your equipment and materials safe from the elements, theft, and any other dangers.

  1. Reliable Customer Service

When it comes to keeping your rebars, transformers, steel beams, and other materials safe, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is the company you can depend on. We have warehousing and storage options strategically placed all over PA and NJ, with each one offering an unsurpassed level of customer service to our clients. We even offer assistance loading and unloading your materials and machinery.

  1. Industrial-Grade Protection

With solutions from Thackray Crane Rentals, Inc., you get industrial-grade protection for your materials through our heavy-duty and durable storage warehouses. Our units are insulated against extreme temperatures, safeguarded from moisture in the atmosphere, and offer protection from theft, all to give you the confidence that your crucial building materials and equipment are there when you need them.

Whether you’re looking for reliable crane rentals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware, or a climate-controlled facility to store your materials and gear, Thackray has you covered. For more information on our warehouse storage solutions, or any of our other services, call us at 1-844-99-CRANE.

11.10
2018

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!

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.

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!

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.

22.09
2018

When We Say Cranes, We Mean All Kinds of Cranes

When we say we provide cranes for projects of any and every size, we mean it. That’s why we wanted to take a moment and highlight the versatile machinery we have in stock for our full-service crane rentals and construction support services. When you need a crane for your construction or industrial project, you can trust that we have the exact piece of equipment you’re looking for:

All Terrain Cranes – Mobile cranes with the flexibility to maneuver on public roads as well as on rough terrain at the job site. These vehicles are equipped with all-wheel drive and crab steering, and are designed for lifting up to 1,200 metric tons. Our fleet features cranes from Terex and Grove, and we offer one of the region’s only Liebherr 500-ton All Terrain Hydraulic Truck Cranes, which has a maximum hook height of 425 feet, extendable and retractable counterweight positions and an advanced super-lift system.

Hydraulic Lift Cranes – This piece of heavy-duty equipment uses an internal fluid-filled hydraulic system that allows it to lift heavier loads than smaller cranes. All hydraulic lift cranes have an enclosed operator’s cab on a steel base, and all of the selections in our fleet are mobile, with lift capacities varying from 30 to 80 tons.

Rough Terrain Cranes – Mobile cranes that are mounted on an undercarriage with four rubber tires. These vehicles are designed for off-road operations and, as their name suggest, rough terrain applications. In order to level and stabilize the crane for hoisting, outriggers extend vertically and horizontally. In addition, this type of crane features a single engine that powers both the undercarriage and the crane. Whether you need a lift capacity of 14 tons or 90, we have the selection for you.

Crawler Cranes – Mobile cranes that do not require outriggers since they have a set of tracks instead of tires that provide for stability and mobility. These machines are mounted on an undercarriage and can move around a site with little risk of getting stuck in soft ground, but they usually have to be disassembled and transported by trucks, rail cars or ships between locations. Our fleet includes models that have lift capacities ranging from 50 to 440 tons.

Carry Deck Cranes – Smaller mobile machines with 360-degree rotating booms capable of moving smaller loads over short distances in confined spaces. Our selection features manufacturers like Grove, Broderson and Terex and are capable of reaching as high as 67 feet and lifting 8 to 15 tons.

Much, Much More – At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we feature equipment of all sizes and types to help you get any job you need done, and done right. Our full line of industrial and construction equipment includes more than just an impressive array of cranes, we can also provide Telescopic Handlers (also known as telescoping forklifts and telehandlers), Boom Trucks, Heavy-Haul Tractor Trailers, Flatbeds and Lowboys, Double Drops, Custom Crane Attachments and Rigging Hardware throughout NJ, PA, DE, MD and the northeast.

To learn more about our short-term and long-term rentals that are available for radio dispatch 24 hours a day, our Thackray certified and experienced operators or our reliable and honest service, check through our website and view our inventory today. Once we’ve impressed you, give us a call or Request a Quote online.

01.08
2018

Back for Another Season: Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. and the Eagles Radio Network

Everyone across the nation knows that fans of the Philadelphia Eagles are among the most passionate and loyal fans in sports. Our crew here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. are no exception, and as a company, we take our Eagles fandom to the next level.

For the second consecutive season in a row, we are proud to partner with SportsRadio 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network, which helps bring every game to Eagles fans across the radio waves. At every home game throughout the season, Thackray Crane Rental Inc. represents at the 94WIP Tailgate Zone at Xfinity Live across from Lincoln Financial Field. The event commences three hours prior to kick off and includes special guest hosts WIP Midday Guys Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie, CBS 3’s Tori Woodill and Meisha Johnson and WIP’s Brian Sludge Haddad.

The fun-filled day also includes:

  • CTO Grand Central – The Official Tailgate Zone Band
  • The latest in X1 Entertainment from Xfinity
  • Prizes, coupons, team merchandise and more from ACME Markets
  • Tailgate snacks, recipes and more
  • Spin wheel, prizes, station apparel and more
  • Pictures and Autographs with WIP’s Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie in the KYW Popup Studio Photobooth

To commemorate our Eagles winning their first Super Bowl in franchise history, and Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. being Eagles Radio Network partners for the second year, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the 2017/18 championship season.

  1. Jake Elliot’s 61-Yard Game Winning Field Goal – In what seemed like an improbable, last-second attempt to beat the rival NY Giants, Jake Elliot’s 61-yard field goal became the catalyst to the Eagles miracle run during the 2017/18 season. Not only did Elliot win the Eagles the game, he now holds the record for the longest field goal in Eagles history.
  2. Wentz Throws 4 TDs vs. Best Defense – If you remember from the middle of last season, experts were saying the Denver Broncos had the best defense and could stop the blazing hot Eagles. This proved to be untrue, as Wentz threw for four touchdowns on the day and improved the Eagles winning streak to seven
  3. Underdogs at Home – No city embraces the underdog mentality more than Philadelphia. With the Eagles atop the NFC after a dominant regular season, doubt cast over the team for the playoffs with the loss of QB Carson Wentz. The strong Eagles defense wreaked havoc all night and when it mattered most, prevented the Falcons from getting in the end zone.
  4. Flea-Flickers and Foles Chants – With a ticket to the Super Bowl on the line, the Eagles certainly did not play cautiously. After falling behind 7-0, the birds would score 38 unanswered points against the Vikings. Nick Foles completed an incredible flea-flicker pass while fans in the stands replaced the Vikings “Skol” chant with “Foles.”
  5. Philly Special – What may be considered one of the greatest calls in Super Bowl history, the Philly Special was the turning point for the Eagles to win their first Lombardi Trophy. The trick play, which is now just as synonymous with Philadelphia as Rocky Balboa, saw QB Nick Foles catch a touchdown on 4th-and-goal from tight-end Trey Burton.

As the leading crane rental company serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, we are proud to have helped lift the structural steel used to fabricate the home of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Be sure to contact us if you need a crane rental in DE as we proudly transport equipment daily!

Thackray Crane Rental Inc. and the Philadelphia Eagles… proud to be our hometown’s teams!
For more information about the 94WIP Tailgate Zone at Xfinity, please click the following link: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/tailgatezone/.

04.12
2017

Planning Out Your Construction Rentals and Logistics with the Professionals

If you’re in the construction industry, you can rely on Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. for far more than the industry’s sturdiest, and most powerful hydraulic cranes, boom trucks, tractors, and lulls.

At our family-owned company, we’re more than cranes and boom truck rentals in Philadelphia. We’re your industry leaders in logistics, warehouse storage, fabrication—any service you could want from us. It’s our extensive fleet of vehicles, tools, equipment, and skilled drivers that make us the ideal friend on your construction site or workplace.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. and Drivers

Though you may not think about it much, you definitely can’t underestimate the skill required to drive, maintain, and operate a heavy duty tractor, rig, or industrial crane. When you partner with us, you gain access our trained crews—capable of moving and erecting virtually everything they see.

Down to the size of their shackles, lifting beams, and synthetic slings, we can tailor our vehicles to meet your industry needs. Our array of cranes and boom trucks come fully stocked with every range and type of material handler. We’ll match the rig, and the driver to the work that you need done, utilizing all the resources and the personnel of our loyal NJ, and PA trucking company.

Logistical Coordination and Assistance

Because of our familiarity and experience with heavy duty vehicles and equipment, we can take care of transportation and logistics, all the way from our Philly headquarters, and warehouses to you and your contractors. Piloting our vehicles, savvy Thackray drivers navigate the tightest and most challenging of construction sites with ease and confidence.

Don’t worry about all the routing, bridge crossings, and road permits. Our Thackray experts see that bridges and overpasses do not affect our transportation of vehicles and equipment. Thanks to our knowledge of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey regions, we plan with obstacles in mind, arriving to you precisely when you need us.

Safe and Secure Industry-Grade Storage

Should your construction be paused or extended into the coldest months of the fall and winter, our warehouses are always at your service—securely storing your construction materials, and machines.

Our industrial-grade outdoor storage units can fit everything from reactors, HVAC chillers, glass, steel beams, and specialized medical equipment. Surveilled, and insulated, our warehouses can preserve, and protects your construction projects, all at an affordable rate.

To learn more about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

06.10
2017

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.

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.

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.

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!

05.08
2017

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!

01.06
2017

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!

19.03
2017

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.