Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

The United States is certainly not the oldest nation in the world and there are few structures still standing here that are more than 400 years old, which is incredibly recent by European standards and those of other parts of the globe. A bridge in Greece, for example, is purported to be the oldest bridge […]

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The Advantages Of Using Hi-Rail Bucket Trucks

As noted in a previous article, the United States boasts a network of railways that carry almost 30 percent of U.S. freight movement by ton-miles, which is the length and weight of freight travel. These privately owned tracks add up to about 140,000 route miles and are found in every state except for Hawaii. In […]

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SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

Bridges, like people, require maintenance as they get older. And the United States has plenty of aging highway bridges. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), there are more than 617,000 bridges across the United States. However, more than 42 percent of those bridges are […]

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Why You Should Rent Your Hi-Rail Equipment From McClain and Co.

Why You Should Rent Your Hi-Rail Equipment From McClain and Co.

The trucking industry has estimated that close to 12 billion tons of freight were moved by truck over America’s highways. And according to the American Trucking Association, trucks move roughly 72.5 percent of the nation’s freight by weight. And all those trucks regularly traversed many of the almost 620,000 highway bridges across the nation. But […]

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Types Of Jobs Do You Use A Track Mounted Bucket For

What Types Of Jobs Do You Use A Track Mounted Bucket For?

Bucket trucks have a long and interesting history. Over the years since their inception, bucket trucks have been referred to by many names, including cherry pickers, aerial lifts, man-lifts, and boom trucks. In addition, they’ve been called elevated work platforms, aerial work platforms, and basket cranes. In the heavy equipment industry, the larger capability telescopic […]

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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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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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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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3 Reasons to Rent Your Equipment from McClain & Co., Inc.

If your work involves bridge inspections, whether that’s highway bridges or railroad structures, you need the best tools and equipment you can gain access to. No one has to tell you what is at stake in under bridge work, nor the need for reliable and versatile equipment to carry out that work. All of which […]

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