all about heavy construction equipment

all about heavy construction equipment

Choosing A Crane Rental Company Like A Pro

by Dan Adams

When renting a crane, the rental company you decide to pair with is often just as critical as the actual type of crane you select. Make a poor choice in either area and you'll be less than productive. If you're looking to rent a crane, here are just some of the key points to keep in mind while you're on your search for a rental company.  


There are some crane rental companies that only offer transportation for their larger cranes. However, smaller cranes are sometimes the responsibility of the customer to transport to and from the rental facility. For other companies, transportation is an option no matter the size of the crane.

Make certain you're thinking about which option is best for you. If you know that transporting the crane is going to be an issue, a company that offers this service is the way to go. Transporting a crane requires extra safety and special equipment so make sure you're taking this into consideration.

Industry Knowledge

Try to pair with a company who has some level of knowledge with the industry within you operate. This knowledge is critical for several different reasons. However, most importantly, this experience can increase the likelihood that you're choosing the right type of crane for your rental such as choosing between a bridge and overhead crane.

Many of these professionals will be able to listen to your plans and tell you which options are going to be best suited to meet your needs. For example, you can let one of the rental professionals know the size of the loads you need to move and they can help you determine which crane is best.

Set Up

It's also a good idea to think about setup. Again, there is no standard when it comes to whether this service is offered. However, the ideal choice, whether you've rented a crane before or not, is to choose a company that will set up the crane for you on site.

This is important first because it can absolve you of liability in the event the crane is not set up correctly and gets damaged consequently. If you didn't do it, you can't be found liable. For instance, if the crane isn't setup on a level surface, it can tilt and even drop the load it's carrying. Look for rental companies that perform setup.

If you want to get the most out of your crane rental, make sure you're choosing a rental company wisely. 

For more information, you will want to contact a company such as A C Jones Trucking Inc.


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all about heavy construction equipment

My 8-year old son absolutely loves everything about heavy construction equipment. As a school project, he was assigned to create a blog that includes as much information about heavy construction equipment as he could "dig up". We had such a great time working together that we decided to continue working on the blog to fill it with even more information about all sorts of heavy construction equipment. We have answered many questions about these machines and have provided a lot of useful information about how they run, what they can do and so much more about all of the different machines used in construction.