Wednesday, June 30, 2010
What Do You Do
What do you do when you get a new truck that needs a new crane mounted, and the new crane weights more than the shop chain hoist can handle? Welp, you use another of the multitude of truck mounted knuckle boom cranes to set it on it's new home. Two of my coworkers are getting new trucks - theirs are getting well over 400k - and that seems to be when we "renew."
That used to be a quarter million dollar investment, but that was back before steel went way up. I don't know what the cranes go for these days - the lighter duty one I use was $60k six years ago. This one is far heavier and has more goodies. Glad I'm not paying the bills.