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What is the Difference between Overhead Crane and Hoist?

Even though overhead crane and hoists are used for lifting heavy weights on construction sites, they both are pretty different from each other. People confuse these two in the area because of their similar functions, yet the distinct differences between their designs and processes cannot be denied.

It would help if you kept in mind that […]

By |July 6th, 2022|Rent A Crane News|Comments Off on What is the Difference between Overhead Crane and Hoist?

SWaM Certification

We are pleased to announce that this morning we received our SWaM Certification from the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE). SWaM Certification allows us to compete with larger companies when bidding on VDOT jobs and other Virginia government contracts. For more information about SWaM and the DMBE, visit their web site at […]

By |June 27th, 2014|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Cell Tower

Hoisting a man cage to work on a cell tower in Haymarket, VA on May 1st using a 70-ton Grove.


By |May 9th, 2014|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Dulles Jet Bridge

Lifting a Jet Bridge at Dulles Airport
On Wednesday May 7th, a crew traveled to Dulles Airport for the removal of a 58,000 lb. passenger jet bridge. Using a 110-ton Grove TMS9000E, the 60-foot long bridge was easily removed from the terminal and placed on our Trail King double drop deck stretch trailer.
The rain held […]

By |May 9th, 2014|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Happy 56th Birthday RAC


By |April 24th, 2014|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Long, Lost Blog

Long time, no post. This picture was taken at our annual company picnic in 2009. Since that time, we have lost many of those who were and still are near and dear to us. Paul Devine was the first to leave us after we saw him at our 2011 picnic. Barnes passed away in December […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Howard Barnes FitzGerald

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long-time boss, coworker, family member and friend, Howard Barnes FitzGerald. Barnes, as he was known to friends, family and coworkers, was one of the three founding FitzGerald brothers who made their start as steel workers with Arlington Iron Works. In 1957, he headed […]

By |December 7th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Communication Tower

On Friday November 9, our 110-ton crane was sent to a cell tower site in Stafford, VA. This tower was deemed to be 4 feet too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration because of it’s proximity to the nearby Stafford Regional Airport. As a result, the tower owner decided to cut the tower and reduce […]

By |November 15th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Helicopter Crane

On Saturday November 8, we helped one of our customers, Colonial Webb, to stage their air conditioning units for a helicopter lift. When a lift is too large to complete with a mobile crane, a helicopter crane may be your best option. One example of this type of lift involves replacing an air conditioning unit […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Crane Rentals, Rent A Crane News|0 Comments

Hurricane Sandy

Rent-A-Crane, Inc. will be closed Monday afternoon at 3:00 pm due to Hurricane Sandy, and we will not reopen until Wednesday morning at 5:00 am. Please call Wednesday to schedule any lifting needs. The NCCCO Rigger I and Signal Person exams that were scheduled for October 30th have been rescheduled for Wednesday November 7th.

By |October 29th, 2012|Rent A Crane News|0 Comments