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 on our Spydercranes and SmartLift® machines.

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Recent Articles

Lifts, Clamps, or Suction - Which One Works Smarter?

We are talking about ideas for lifting Stone material of course. Most stone materials are more than the average person can lift - about 75lbs on a regular basis, as long as protocols are followed, so an injury doesn't occur.

Have You Heard? Great Lakes Lifting Is In Texas!

They say everything is bigger in Texas—and we are sure that includes lifting. That's why we are excited to have our Texas location open and ready to receive you. Whether you're in the market for a SmartLift glazing machine, a SPYDERCRANE Mini Crawler, a Wood's POWR-Grip, or a Valla 19, you can find us at our Texas Division in Elm Mott, Texas.

Valla 19 Crane—No License Required

Looking for a compact crane that has the capacity to handle small tasks without a large team? We introduce to you, the Valla 19. With a maximum capacity of 1,990 lbs, this pick&carry crane doesn't require a licensed operator—making it perfect for those light duty jobs. And a great addition to any lifting fleet.

Bigger Glass = Smarter Lifting Solutions

Glass design keeps getting bigger and bigger. Great Lakes has the perfect solution—SmartLift + Wood's POWR-Grip®.

SmartLift—The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about SmartLift? We've answered some of our most frequently asked questions to help you in your decision making.

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