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Encore Travels to Ft. Chipewyan
Encore Travels to Ft. Chipewyan

This is our story of our placement of a unit in Fort Chip started in the summer of 2015 when we were attempting to deliver some construction material to the new swimming pool in Fort Chip. The only route is via the barge. When we contacted Guy Thacker of Fort Chip Marine; he was very […]

Loading, Hauling & Installing
Loading, Hauling & Installing

One of the advantages of Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd‘s picker fleet is our ability to both load and transport. Often our customers need a commodity to be picked up in one location and offloaded or installed at another. Encore Trucking can do everything, eliminating the need for a third party tractor and trailer. Shack or […]

Double Girder Crane Installation Pt.2
Double Girder Crane Installation Pt.2

In addition to a recent outdoor girder crane installation in Nisku, we did a second tandem lift in the indoor portion of the facility as well. Again, we used our 50 ton knuckle picker and a 45 ton picker to get this girder crane installed. You can check out the first part on the blog […]

Stiff Boom Work
Stiff Boom Work

Our 50 ton straight boom picker has been hard at work throughout the city. Whether he is installing rooftop units, lifting light poles on the Anthony Henday or doing man-basket work, our operator Chris always has something on the go. With 155 ft of stick and 195 ft with the jib, this picker reaches where most trucks […]

Double Girder Crane Installation
Double Girder Crane Installation

We recently installed a huge double girder crane in Nisku. The total end weight on this thing was around 79,000 lbs and required our 50 ton knuckle picker and one of our 45 ton knuckle picker trucks to install all the pieces. Check out some photos from the job below. These tandem lift jobs are […]

Recent Mini Crane Lifts
Recent Mini Crane Lifts

Our mini cranes have been hard at work as usual. Below are some pictures of various jobs that Wes has completed over the last couple of months. These 3 ton Spydercranes (as they are often called) are some of the most versatile equipment you will ever see! With multiple leg positions, good boom length & […]

6 Ton Picker Work
6 Ton Picker Work

Encore Trucking has been busy using our 6 ton picker trucks for various projects around the province (and even as far as the NWT!). These small pickers are very versatile units and have a 12′ deck which allows them to carry all types of commodities. When a larger picker cannot get access to a site, […]

Engine Block Swap
Engine Block Swap

Here is another great example of what our Reverse Knuckle & Specialty Jib attachments can do. This is Fred swapping out a 7042 engine block. This engine weighs 5,500 lbs and one of our 30 ton picker trucks with the reverse knuckle attachment was able to move it through a set of double man doors […]

Reverse Knuckle Girder Crane Installation
Reverse Knuckle Girder Crane Installation

Some of the trickiest picker work that we do involves our reverse knuckles. On this project, Fred used one of our 30 ton knuckle booms to install a 30′, 3100 lbs single girder crane. He lifted the crane through a 12′ door and up into place. Often, Encore Trucking is the only company that can […]

Limited Headroom Crane Installation
Limited Headroom Crane Installation

Wes & Alex were the go-to operators for this overhead crane installation. The overall space and headroom were so tight that we used one of our mini cranes and a custom jib to get this little overhead crane installed. If you have any issues with headroom, Encore Trucking can help you out with our wide […]

Overhead Crane Installation
Overhead Crane Installation

Here is Gary yet again operating our 50 ton knuckle boom to install a 6o ft, 35,000 lbs overhead crane. If you have any similar projects, do not hesitate to give Encore Trucking a call!  

Calgary Airport Renovation
Calgary Airport Renovation

Fred has been working away in Calgary on a Lafarge Precast job for the last few weeks. He is using one of our 30 ton knuckle pickers to install 6,000 lbs concrete panels at the Calgary International Airport. This is a challenging job as the headroom is very limited in some areas. Luckily, our dead […]