Crane Strain! is a magazine story.
Cranky is loading James' trucks, but the trucks have other ideas and roll off the track. Harvey arrives to put them back on, but Cranky says that he is the king of the cranes. So Harvey attempts to lift a crate to prove Cranky wrong, but he topples over. Cranky lifts him back onto the rails, but has to work so late to make up time that his crane operator misses his bus home. Harvey takes him home because that is one lift he can manage.