Who is Overhead Crane Consulting?

Overhead Crane Consults, LLC is a overhead crane consulting company. We do NOT build cranes and have NO affiliation with ANY crane builders. Our experience includes;

  • Overhead Bridge Cranes

  • Gantry Cranes

  • Jib Cranes

  • Hoists

  • Monorails

  • Crane Runway Systems

What we do have, is 35+ years of overhead crane experience with which we can help level the playing field between an inexperienced buyer and a very experienced seller.

                    35+ Years of Overhead Crane Experience


PART 1: Good Specs are Essential to Getting the Right Crane

The most important issue is to first get the right crane for the application. Inexperienced buyer think that the capacity and physical dimensions are all you need to know. You can buy the top of the line Toro lawn mower at Home Depot and it will do a beautiful job of cutting your lawn but it wouldn't last a month cutting the grass at Augusta National. Cranes are no different. Without the right crane, a killer price means nothing.


There are four essentials to getting the right crane for the best price;

  1. Crane knowledge
  2. Accurate knowledge of the application to be serviced by the crane
  3. Creation of an "air tight" bid specification
  4. A short list of reliable and segment appropriate crane vendors


PART 2: Crane Safety Consulting

In the past, operator safety may have been the morally right thing to do, but today, with OSHA, skyrocketing health insurance, Workman's Comp issues and potential wrongful death suits, crane operator safety has become the economic right thing to do also. Overhead Crane Consults, LLC can provide assistance to implementing a program for any one of all of the following;

The three facets of crane safety;

  1. Operator Training Programs
  2. Crane Inspection Compliance Programs
  3. Corporate Crane Safety Manual 

PART 3: Forensic Expert Witness Services

With over 35 years of experience designing, hands on building, hands on installation and selling of overhead cranes, monorails, hoists and crane runway systems, I've spent my entire adult life in the crane business. I'm a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Harvard Graduate School of Business with experience in public speaking to engineering and trade associations as well and published articles about overhead cranes. I sat on the committee of the AIST (formerly AISE) that writes the overhead crane specification for the US steel industry.