5 Forms of Crane Equipment You Should Consider Before Hire
If you have recently started a construction company, chances are you will want to keep your operational costs low, yet efficient. One way to accomplish this is by renting a crane hire rather than purchasing your own crane equipment. With the amount of options available, you may be overwhelmed by what would suit the individual projects you are working on. The following guide should help you decide what type of crane equipment would be best depending on the individual construction needs of the project:
All Terrain Cranes
A misconception some have is that any type of crane will work well in any given environment. In reality, some cranes are designed for smooth roads, while others have better use in undeveloped construction sites. If you want to be on the safe side, it is a good idea to rent an all terrain crane. They are also commonly referred to as truck-mounted cranes. As you may expect, they work well on off road sites and are typically used to for applications that require loads to be picked up and carried off to a different location.
Although not one of the most common machines you will find on a construction site, gantry cranes can be highly convenient if you need to carry heavy loads over a short distance. The crane is hoisted on a trolley. When in use, the crane will run along the trolley’s rails to transfer materials from point A to B. Gantry cranes are also a great option if you need to approach the construction building as closely as possible since they do not have a telescopic boom attached to them. Gantry cranes are typically found in shipyards and other industrial capacities.
These cranes are also known as suspended cranes and appear similar to gantry cranes since they are both secured in place with beams. The main difference between the two is their directional mobility. Unlike gantry cranes, overhead cranes are unidirectional. Therefore, they would be ideal if you would like your crane to act as if on an assembly line during the transportation of materials on site.
These types of cranes are characterized with a telescopic boom that is suspended by wires. Mobile cranes are one of the most versatile types of machinery you can choose to hire, as they are designed to be easily assembled. Since they are portable, they are ideal for construction projects that would require the use of a crane at different locations on the site. Mobile cranes would be especially beneficial to you if you are engaging in building maintenance, laying of pipelines, or if you are working on highway towers.
As the name implies, tower cranes are one of the tallest options on the market. They are used in urban centers which are characterized by high-rise buildings. Since the tower crane is typically used for extremely tall buildings, it is designed to easily balance its own weight with the counter-weight it carries. If your construction project requires you to lift heavy materials to a considerable height, then the tower crane would be suited for your needs.
The above are just a few examples of the different types of cranes equipment you can hire. If you are still unsure of what would be best for your needs, contact us at Southwest Industrial Rigging for a more extensive list of options that would be suited to your construction project.