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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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Where McClain And Company Operates In The US

At McCain & Co., Inc. we are quite proud of our corporate office in beautiful Culpeper, Virginia. It has been our home since we began the company back in 1998 and continues to serve us well. However, over the years as we’ve grown and expanded, we have also managed to build a network of regional […]

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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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What Makes McClain So Unique? An Employees POV

Companies, like people, are complex and multi-faceted. And no two are exactly alike. McClain & Co., Inc. known publicly for its long-standing tradition of delivering superb customer service, its high standards when it comes to equipment and safety, and the collective expertise, knowledge, and experience of its employees. But McClain and Company, along with owner […]

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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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A Brief Guide to Under Bridge Inspections

There were more than 617,000 bridges in the United States as of 2019. Out of these, close to 260,000 of them – or 42 percent – are at least 50 years old. In addition, it’s been reported that 46,154, or almost eight percent of our nation’s bridges, are considered structurally deficient (SD). These statistics come […]

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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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