Cranes come in all shapes and sizes. For example truck cranes can travel on highways, eliminating the need to transport special equipment with a separate vehicle. All terrain cranes can handle pick and carry jobs in most locations, temperatures, and/or climates. Rough terrain cranes can transverse and lift on a variety of rugged off-road locations. They also have the ability to maneuver in tight quarters.
Cranes are bulky pieces are machines, expensive too. So wouldn’t it make sense to rent equipment as needed, rather than buying each type of crane “just in case”? Purchasing a specific crane because there is one project that needs it may not render the need to use it ever again. Rentals are the safest route to take for any budget when multiple projects require different crane needs. Always choose the “all-rounder” crane service like the all terrain crane rentals for anywhere you want to go.
Renting a crane isn’t like renting a car from the airport. Safety concerns should be a priority of renters, on top of budgetary concerns. A good indication that a crane rental company is concerned with safety is they will be members of safety organizations. Simply put, ask them if they are members. However, hopefully they will advertise it with a plaque or have memberships framed somewhere inside.
Be smart about renting. The reason you are renting is to save money in the long-term. That being said shop around. Investigate a few different competitors in the area. A few common questions to consider are:
• Do you rent equipment for long-term projects?
• Can I extend a rental if a project is going longer than planned?
• What type of cranes is available?
• Do you check/inspect cranes, for safety reasons, in between each renter?
The obvious questions or statement is to discuss prices. No matter the industry, every consumer wants a great quote for their money. Well before needing a rental or beginning a project, request a quote from competitors and see where that takes you, amongst the above questions. Weigh it with the budget and go from there.
After you’ve determined the winner, production can get started. Remember to stay safe on the job, too. All construction workers should be safety trained; all hazardous objects in the work place should be removed or solved before production begins. Know your rights as an American employee.
Common hazards to address are:
• Working on ladders or slippery and cluttered work areas
• Lifting, bending and reaching
• Falling materials, tools, and equipment
• Wood dust or concrete dust (wear a mask in this situation)
• Faulty equipment or exposed power lines
While you may only need a crane for rent, there are so many factors to take into consideration. Price is a big one and so is safety, the safety of the equipment and workers.