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

What Makes A Snooper™  Truck Ideal For Bridge Inspections?

Asking what it is about Snooper™ trucks that make them so ideal for bridge inspections might seem like a trick question to veteran bridge inspectors. For many DOTs, engineering firms, and highway contractors, a Snooper™ truck is the epitome of the ultimate bridge inspection vehicle. In fact, the legendary Snooper™ has become almost synonymous with […]

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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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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 & 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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We All Know The Venerable Snooper Truck, But What Is A ‘Snooper’ Truck?

Of course, we know that it is an underbridge inspection and maintenance truck. But what many people don’t realize is that not all underbridge trucks are SNOOPER™ underbridge vehicles.  While it is true that we’ve been referring to just about every articulated boom lift truck as “snoopers” for almost five decades now, the name “SNOOPER™” […]

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