Transporting goods and hoisting building materials are industrial activities that may require the use of a rental crane. Determine if a manned or unmanned crane rental will be sufficient for an upcoming project. Select a crane that can adequately handle your workload.
Unmanned Or Manned
Some cranes are designed for outside applications and some crane models are designed for indoor and outdoor use. Any type of crane will require a trained operator, staging crew, and transport workers. If there are people at your place of business who have been formally trained to set up, operate, and tear down crane equipment, seeking a manned crane rental won't be necessary.
An unmanned crane rental will be less expensive but will also require more prep work on your part. Unmanned rentals will require that you have a permit to perform hoisting projects. If time constraints or understaffing are going to interfere with your ability to use an unmanned crane rental, seeking a rental that comes fully equipped with an operator and other crew members will be essential. A full-service rental business may offer rental cranes that have been fully serviced and are ready for use.
Various crew members will be provided to you with your rental, which will allow you to fully execute a job without needing to worry about not being within compliance. This type of permit may be provided through a manned rental. Additionally, you may be able to acquire a project manager through a manned rental. A manager can oversee your upcoming project and ensure that it is executed safely and efficiently.
Tower cranes, hydraulic cranes, crawler cranes, carry deck cranes, and rough terrain cranes may be available to rent. Each crane will feature a unique boom and attachment setup. Some cranes contain a stabilizing base, which will prevent a crane from tipping over while it is being operated
Because there are various crane configurations available, you should research each crane type that is for rent. It wouldn't be cost effective to rent a crane that contains a boom arm that reaches further than you will need it to. A rental business will likely price rentals based upon the size of the crane and the number of functions that can be performed with it. If you are going to be using a crane to complete some targeted work, you may be better off renting a smaller crane model that performs a limited number of job tasks.