Construction Crane Load Testing Services

Serving Virginia
Hydro-Wates® provides proof load testing services and water bags to buy or rent to companies across the U.S. and throughout the world

Construction cranes of all types can be load tested using water bags.  Hydro-Wates has extensive experience load testing the following types of construction cranes:

  • Ringer Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Rough Terrain Cranes
  • Telescoping Boom Cranes
  • Tower Cranes


The use of Hydro-Wates water bags and certified load indicating equipment ensures compliance with regulatory and certifying authority requirements for periodic proof-load testing of these machines.  We can provide certification of proof-load test results to internationally recognized standards specified by Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and others.

Ringer Crane Water Bag Testing

ringer crane water bag testing
Proof Load Testing Barge Mounted Ringer Crane
to 375 tons Prior to Performing Critical Lift

The use of water bags for ringer crane load testing is recognized as a safe technique for slowly applying the test load.  This allows technical problems with the crane to be recognized and corrected prior reaching the full test load.  In addition, load water can be drained without having to lower the test weight.  This would be helpful in situations where the hoisting system or brakes were compromised in some way.

Hydro-Wates can also provide custom designed rigging arrangements using company-owned high capacity load cells, spreader beams, slings and shackles.  We stock this equipment in-house to enable rapid mobilization to your job-site.  Our load cells are re-calibrated annually to ensure the measured loading on your crane is reported accurately.  In addition, our load cells are sufficiently accurate to allow for calibration of your crane’s load indicating system.  This is normally performed by staging up the test load to several calibration points, thereby enhancing the accuracy of the measured load once the crane is returned to service.

Contact one of our sales representatives today
to inquire about a quote from Hydro-Wates®
or call us today at 877-643-9990