After weighing out your options for a heavy load that you need to move or a project that you're working on, you might have come to the conclusion that renting a crane will be a good idea. You will need to make all of the necessary arrangements to make this happen, of course, and you'll need to check into a few important things along the way. These are some of the top things you'll need to check into when you're arranging for a crane rental, no matter what type of project you might be planning on using the crane for.
Is it the Best Type of Crane for My Project?
First of all, you might want to check into the different types of cranes that your chosen crane rental service offers. You'll need to decide if a tower crane, rough terrain crane, crawler crane, boom truck, or other types of equipment is the most suitable for your project. If you're having a hard time making this decision — such as if you have very limited knowledge about cranes, as might be the case if it's your first time renting a crane — then you should not hesitate to do some online research and ask someone from the equipment rental service for advice.
Does it Offer the Right Lifting Ability?
Not only are there different types of cranes, but there are varying lift abilities and weight limits for different cranes, too. Not all rough terrain cranes can handle the same amount of weight, for example. Therefore, you'll need to ask about whether or not the crane you have picked out will be able to handle the weights that you'll need it to lift.
Is it Available When and Where I Need It?
If your schedule is a bit flexible, you hopefully will not have a hard time finding a crane rental that will work for you. However, if you are on a strict timeline or need to use a crane on a specific day, you'll obviously need to plan in advance and call to make sure the crane is available when you need it. Additionally, you should make sure that the rental service will deliver and pick up the crane from the area where you are going to be working.
Am I Prepared for the Rental?
The crane rental service should do their part to provide the crane when you need it, handle delivery and set-up, and more. However, you'll need to make sure you do your part to ensure you're ready for the crane rental, too. For example, you may need to make room for the crane to be set up. Check into preparations that are expected of you so you can be ready when the crane is delivered.
Reach out to a crane rental supplier to learn more.