Posted September 24, 2018 09:37:00A tattoo on a crane is nothing new for Maxim crane works.
It started in the 1970s, when a new generation of crane operators started making the crane’s work easier and more comfortable, said Hirokazu Yoshida, vice president of marketing for Maxim.
The crane tattoo is a sign of respect for the crane operator who works on it.
It’s also a symbol of respect to the crane that’s been here since the beginning, Yoshida said.
A crane tattoo doesn’t always mean the crane is being serviced, he said.
Sometimes it means the crane will be brought into the office.
For example, if a crane has an abnormal vibration and needs repairs, the tattoo may say something like “The crane is defective.”
“The tattoo doesn.t necessarily indicate if the crane has been serviced or not,” he said, adding that if the tattoo is changed to “We do,” the crane owner will be aware.
“If you want to do the work with someone who is a better worker, it’s not always clear to them if they should be serviced.
But if you do it right, it will give you a sense of respect,” Yoshida added.
Maxim also sells its crane tattoo in Japan.