Advantages of Boom Truck Rental
Boom trucks are useful for small projects, as many contractors rent them when they need them instead of purchasing them long term. Industries that commonly rent boom trucks include electric utilities, roofing, and forestry. Here are key advantages to boom truck rental over purchasing a crane.
Access to Quality Equipment
One of the primary benefits of boom truck rental is that you will get to use top industry brands such as Tadano. It will allow you to test out equipment and determine whether or not it's worth purchasing in the future. The boom truck you'll be renting will also be in top shape, so you won't have to worry about maintenance issues that might slow down your project. In the event the crane needs repair, it can be swapped for another to avoid downtime.
Small Fast Jobs
Boom trucks work well for moving in and out of small areas and getting work done quickly. They don't require assembly at the job site, which helps speed up the job. It's more efficient than a forklift for heavy loads. Essentially, a boom truck is similar to a regular truck, but more like a cab with a boom on its bed. It comes with outriggers to ensure vehicle stability while lifting heavy cargo. Not only can a boom truck lift several tons, it is more versatile than a typical crane. It's a convenient method for lifting workers in a loading bucket for aerial jobs.
A boom lift is supported by a hydraulic arm that can move around objects. The two different types of boom lifts are articulating boom lifts with bending arms and telescopic boom lifts with straight arms. Some boom trucks are hybrids that incorporate both articulating and telescopic booms. If usage of these types of trucks doesn't dominate your schedule throughout the year, then the more economical choice will be boom truck rental.
There are many different accessories that go with boom trucks, as customization has become a main concern among users of these machines. Due to the growing number of applications for truck-mounted cranes for specialized jobs, boom truck operators have many more choices. Since no one truck is appropriate for all types of jobs, you may need different types of add-ons for different jobs, which is another reason why boom truck rental is more convenient.
By renting, you won't have to worry about purchasing every part necessary to serve all of your clients. A tree-trimming job, for example, requires different accessories than what a utility company needs. A contractor that does a variety of work is best suited for renting different types of cranes, unless they can afford to purchase a fleet of cranes. Here are some considerations for custom solutions:
- weight capacity
- boom length
- outrigger configurations
- storage for accessories
- waste disposal solutions
- worker platforms
- remote controls
Renting a boom truck may be the more convenient and economical choice for your specialized rigging needs. For more information on boom truck rental, contact Southwest Industrial Rigging at 602.278.6281.