McClain & Co., Inc. - 65ft Underbridge Inspection Unit

Turn to McClain for Bridge Inspection Equipment You Can Trust

Routine bridge inspections are often anything but “routine.” For most people, engineers included, there is nothing routine about being suspended 175 feet above a green, valley floor. And this in a metal basket attached to the end of a thin, steel boom that’s been lowered from the relative safety of a bridge deck! When you’re […]

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McClain & Co., Inc. - 55ft Bucket Truck Rental

What is a Bucket Truck?

Depending on the industry you’re in, the term “bucket truck” might bring to mind different things. For many people, the sight of a utility company boom truck, hoisting a one-man bucket up to the top of a power pole is quite familiar. But a bucket truck is a far more versatile and varied piece of […]

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McClain & Co., Inc. - 40ft Underbridge Inspection Unit Bucket Snooper Truck

What Bridge Inspection Crews Can Find Using a Snooper™ Truck

Routine bridge inspections are, more often than not, exactly that: routine. Most of the time, on most highway and railway bridges, there is little or nothing out of the ordinary that comes up. Except when there is. A vivid example of what bridge inspection crews can find while using a Snooper™ truck or other under […]

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McClain Under Bridge Maintenance Hero

McClain is a Top Ally for Bridge Maintenance Companies

America’s highway and railway bridges must be continually inspected, repaired, and maintained. And it’s not a small task! As most of those in the industry know, the United States has more than 617,000 bridges and, of these, almost 260,000 of them are 50 years old or more. That’s 42 percent of our bridges, by the […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Bucket Truck Rental

Unlike some larger, more complex aerial lift equipment such as under bridge inspection units with four articulated booms, a typical bucket truck rental is relatively straightforward and simple. Yet, the process of renting and operating any type of aerial access equipment is not really simple nor typical. You’ve determined that you need a reliable bucket […]

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At McClain & Co., Inc. Quality Matters And We Make Quality A Priority

“Work implies not only that somebody is supposed to do the job, but also accountability, a deadline and, finally, the measurement of results – that is, feedback from results on the work and on the planning process itself.” – Peter Drucker in Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices Every company talks about quality, safety, service, and great […]

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McClain & Co., Inc. - 40ft Underbridge Inspection Unit Bucket Snooper Truck

How a Snooper™ Truck Makes Bridge Inspection Projects Easier

The venerable Snooper™ truck has been around for almost five decades now, the very first model being sold back in 1964. And they have been associated with bridge inspection and repair from the start. As we noted in an earlier article, the original equipment was designed to “inspect, repair, sandblast, paint” underneath bridge decks. And […]

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McClain and Company Bucket Truck

Common Projects That Require Bucket Truck Rental

In addition to bridge inspections and maintenance, both highway and railroad bridges, there are several common work projects that involve high reach. For a long term project, of course, one might prefer to make use of scaffolding to access an elevated and hard to reach area. But if your job is only going to take […]

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McClain & Co., Inc. - 40ft Underbridge Inspection Unit Bucket Snooper Truck

The Uses Of A SNOOPER™ Truck

For many of our customers, the first and foremost use for a SNOOPER™ truck is for under bridge applications. This could be, as an original SNOOPER™ put it, to “…inspect, repair, sandblast, paint” underneath a bridge deck. In fact, authentic Snooper™ under bridge inspection and maintenance trucks have been widely used for these purposes since […]

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McClain and Co., Inc Under Bridge Inspection Equipment Options

Equipment Used for Under Bridge Inspections

At McClain and Company, providing top-of-the-line bridge access equipment and under bridge inspection units is our specialty. Our selection of under bridge bucket and platform equipment is made up of a wide variety of vehicles from bucket trucks, vans, and aerial work platforms to heavy-duty truck-mounted units with under bridge access of over 70 feet. […]

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