Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company

Sammy Blackmore is currently a writer for Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire. She is an avid truck and engine fan and shows her passion through her writing. In this article, she talks about the key things a crane hire company should offer.

The construction industry is a constantly growing one. With newer advancements in mechanics and technology, companies are able to offer more robust and efficient service. Cranes are a favourite among contractors. This heavy duty equipment is used almost always as it focuses on transporting materials from one place to another. Humans can physically do the task themselves but it can be taxing and requires a longer turnaround time. Likewise, the materials are also at risk of wear and tear when handled by humans.

Crane hire companies are companies that offer the lease of cranes as their main service. This service realizes tons of benefits for the customer like customizable lease periods, adherence to construction legislation and the like. These are further detailed below.

Flexible and Stackable Lease

Need a crane for only a day? Go right ahead. Even if you find out later that you need it for an additional two days, the crane hire company will be more than happy to extend your lease. You can rent a crane anywhere from one day to several months. Likewise, if the need arises to two or more cranes, the company will also be able to accommodate.

No Legislation Worries

Just like purchasing your own vehicle, owning a crane also warrants several licenses and permits. Also, there may be times when you need to coordinate with the proper authorities when you are transporting things. This can be troublesome especially if you aren’t planning on using the crane regularly. If this is so, you should opt to rent instead as crane hire companies.

Different Cranes at your Disposal

Cranes have various attributes. If you don’t know exactly what you need, the company will be able to help. They have all sorts of cranes you can choose from. The length of the boom, the radius of rotation and the carrying capacity are all crucial in determining what type of lift you need. The company can also send you further information and crane specifications should you need them before availing of the service. This should help in the decision making process.

Safety

Crane hire companies are experienced in their field. Due to their regular exposure to workplace hazards, they have best practices in place to help you maximize the service without putting anybody at risk.

Competitive Pricing

There are tons of crane hire companies out there. Even if they are in a different part of the country, they will most likely service all regions on the same continent. Due to this, pricing is extremely competitive. What you want is a service that is priced justly and also offers decent customer support and timely delivery.

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Author: Sammy Blackmore

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21 comments on “Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company”

  • Thanks for sharing this advice on choosing the right crane rental company for your needs! I think it is so awesome that there are companies around that can help get you licensed as well. In my opinion, helping their clients through the entire rental process shows that they really care about their satisfaction. Plus, that also ensures that only licensed operators are on their machines which is good for everyone’s safety.

  • There is always a right crane to use and a wrong crane. For those of us that work in construction, it is important to have the right one for the job. You wouldn’t want to hire one crane to find out it cannot lift the objects you are needing to move. Also, there is more than just one type of crane. There are the ones pictures above, boom lifts, mini cranes, and a host of other ones.

  • Thanks for your post. I need to rent a crane for a construction project, but because I’ve never rented before I’m not sure what I’ll need. I should have known it before, but it is reassuring to know that I can get advice about what I need from the rental company without being embarrassed.

  • I liked that you mentioned the crane company can help choose which type of lifts are needed. This would definitely be beneficial in completing different types of projects. Typically, how many different types of cranes does a company have?

  • With cranes, they come in a variety of sizes. Each one has their purpose on the job site. The larger ones you have listed here would be used for constructing big buildings or sites that have heavy objects. Just be sure that with whatever crane you get, that it is the right one for the job at hand.

  • It’s nice to know that crane hiring has a somewhat fluid time frame that’s available. As you say, it’s possible to rent a crane anywhere from a day to several months. Having this flexibility helps me to be able to plan for the unexpected and make sure that the work that my construction business is doing won’t be put off because we don’t have the equipment to finish the work. I’ll definitely keep this in mind, so thank you for sharing!

  • I can see how a flexible lease on a crane hire could be a big help for any construction job. If the project is taking longer than expected, being able to extend the lease would be nice. I’ve seen a large variety of cranes working at construction sites around lately. I would think that having a large selection to choose from would also be helpful.

  • Thanks for sharing all of this advice on choosing a crane rental company. I really like that you can extend your lease of the crane if you realize that you need more time. That’s really nice, especially since a lot of construction firms could have trouble properly estimating the time it would take to complete a project. For example, if a firm finds asbestos in the middle of their project, then that could definitely affect how long the project would take.

  • The point that you made about having different cranes at my disposal was especially appealing to me. I am hoping to do a good sized remodel this summer and I’m thinking that a crane would help a lot in the process. I will be sure to find a crane company that meets the criteria that you shared in this post!

  • I am thinking that a crane might be a useful addition to my huge remodel that I am undertaking over the summer. You made a point about safety that really stood out to me. I would prefer to find a crane provider that is determined to put a focus on safety. I will keep researching my options so that I can make the right crane decision when the time comes!

  • It’s really reassuring that crane hire companies have the best practices to help maximize service without putting anybody at risk. I have seen too many online news articles about people getting injured in the construction industry, and it always worries me. If I ever need a crane, I will make sure that they have safety as a priority.

  • It was cool to learn about the benefits of hiring crane companies. I like how you explained that these types of services ensures the safety of you and others. I can imagine how helpful crane services can be when it comes to ensuring that professionals are working on your construction site.

  • I like what this article recommends about looking at a crane rental company with multiple types of cranes available. It makes sense that it could be good to choose a company with options because it would be easier to rent a different one if the situation requires it. This is definitely something to remember because going to multiple companies for different cranes could be a hassle that’s easily avoided.

  • A crane would be a great investment if you were going to have projects that would use it again and again. It would be more cost effective in the short term to rent a crane, but not in the long run. It would be really important to choose a crane that is the right size for the projects you will be working on.

  • I had no idea that I could rent a crane for as little as one day all the way up to several months. I’ve heard that rental companies will offer you a discount if you clean and maintain the crane. Is that true? I”ll have to keep this info in mind if I’m ever in need of a crane for any construction work.

  • I can definitely see how cranes would be a favorite among construction contractors since they are capable of so many different types of work. It would make sense to me to have a crane purchased if you know you will be working with them often. They are versatile enough though that I am sure some people could use them even if the don’t need them often enough to merit buying one. In that case, it would seem like hiring a crane would be the best route to go.

  • A friend of mine was telling me that he might need to get a crane for a project, and we were curious about how you would choose the right service for it. I really like that you say that you don’t have to get a permit if you only rent it. It would be nice to know that you will get it for the time that you actually need it, then return it.

  • Renting a crane for only the amount of time you need it is excellent advice. If you only have it when necessary, it could help you avoid having to store it and provide constant maintenance. When you rent a crane, you’d probably want to talk to the company about maintenance and where you should pick it up.

  • My wife and I have been considering buying a fiberglass pool for our backyard. We both love the idea of having a pre-fabricated pool that we can choose from. If we do buy a pool, we’re thinking we may need to hire a crane service. I like your point about how a crane company will be able to let you know what type of equipment and specifications would be needed. It was also interesting to read that they also are very aware of potential hazards and have the best practices to make sure no one is at risk.

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