Allegheny Crane Rental’s company culture is strongly formed around our can-do attitude. A key part of our brand and what sets us apart from the competition is our eagerness to figure out the correct solution to a problem. The owner, Kyrk Pyros, has trained his employees to consider every possible option.
Since day one, Allegheny Crane has put in the extra work to create a strong lift plan. When other companies back out because a lift starts to look impossible, we apply the time and expertise needed to make sure we know every scenario.
Inside the building, people attached ropes to the unit and slowly pulled it in. Because this lift was in a central part of town and the building was so tall, safety was even more of a concern than usual. But the crew managed to hoist the unit inside and reattach the windows without a hitch.
In March of this last year, a plane from the Butler airport suffered a messy landing and ended up in a ditch. The only passenger at the time was the pilot who thankfully, was not hurt. The airport needed a crane to lift the plane to safety. This was an especially delicate lift because of how malleable the aluminum that makes up a plane is. Allegheny Crane found the safest and most efficient way to lift the plane to safety. Kyrk Pyros was even in the field that day, guiding the operator. The plane was a mess after the crash, but Allegheny Crane was able to complete the lift without any further damage to the aircraft.
A few months ago, we were called by a tree removal company here in Pittsburgh. They had been hired by the homeowner to take out a tree that posed a potential danger to the house. After arriving at the job site, we realized how steep the driveway we planned to set up on was. It was a gravel driveway with deep trenches where our outriggers needed to rest.
After talking with the owner of the tree service, we learned that Allegheny Crane wasn’t their first call. The owner had started with one of our competitors. After their estimator came out to look at the job site he decided there was no way they could get one of their cranes to set up on the rough terrain.
It was a grim job site, but our estimators don’t quit very easily. We came up with a lift plan and accompanied the operator the next day to make sure everything went over well. We used half outriggers on one side of the crane and full on the other. We had to even out the steep hill with our angled mats, and after about an hour of setup time, we were ready to go. The lift went over without a hitch and we were out of there in a few hours.
A major part of why our customers come to us instead of the competition is that we put in the time before a lift happens. We consider every option and make sure there is nothing that could potentially go wrong. Clients come to us all the time with lifts that other companies have turned down. This can be because there are too many obstacles or there simply isn’t enough room for the crane. But we here at Allegheny Crane won’t accept that until we look at every single safe possibility.