Great Lakes Lifting Blog

Spydercrane & SmartLift® News, Info, and How To’s

Welcome to the Great Lakes Lifting Solutions Blog - the place to learn the ins and outs of Spydercrane mini crawler cranes and SmartLift® glass lifting machines.

Here on the Great Lakes Lifting Solution Blog we post articles, case studies & frequently asked questions to help everyone who uses these incredible machines. These articles highlight the multitude of uses for Spydercranes and Smartlift® lifting machines.

This blog is also the place to get the latest updates and information regarding sales, rentals, financing options & specials. Keep checking back to see when we might be having our next sale, and remember, our Spydercranes and SmartLift® machines often come with free delivery for most long term rentals.

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Recent Articles

Benefits of Renting a SmartLift

Over the past four years, we have traveled the country talking to customers in the glazing industry about different glazing equipment. Often times customers ask if it would be better for them to own a machine or to rent a machine. Here are our top reason for choosing to rent a SmartLift.

SPYDERCRANE + SmartLift = The Perfect Lifting Machine Combo

If your construction project calls for lifting, you need SPYDERCRANE and SmartLift in your fleet. The industry standards, both the SPYDERCRANE and SmartLift lifting machines offer the versatility, maneuverability, and safety that most jobs require.


As we welcome in a New Year the Great Lakes Lifting team is excited as ever to build with you. At GLLS a new year means new equipment for our rental fleet. GLLS INTRODUCES NEW SPYDERCRANE URW095 The URW095 is modeled off the most popular spydercrane the URW295. The URW095 has 52 unique outrigger postions to help set up in tight areas and is only 24 inches wide so it fits through any door and has 31ft of reach. MAX LIFTING CAPCITY - 1990 LBS ( DO NOT REQUIRE LICENSED OPERATOR)

Great Lakes Lifting Adds Woods Power Grip Line

Great Lakes Lifting Solutions has recently added on the Woods Power Grip (WPG) Line of Glass Lifters to our available product offering for SALE AND RENT.

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