What to Know About Phoenix Crane Leasing
Leasing equipment is an option you may consider when you need a crane. Instead of paying the enormous upfront cost of purchasing a crane, you can simply pay a fixed affordable monthly fee as long as you need it. Another reason to lease a crane is if your existing machine is out of commission or getting too old to operate safely. Here are important points to remember for Phoenix crane leasing.
Know Your Rigging Needs
Prior to making your decision on Phoenix crane leasing, you should explore your options, based on your budget, the length of time you need the crane, and other factors. For some contractors that do occasional unique projects, renting makes more sense than leasing. You will have more flexibility with leasing. Essentially it's wise before risking capital to know how the equipment works and how it will be used, otherwise training should be part of the planning.
Proper planning should include considering the materials you need to move and the type of crane that can handle the intended loads. You should also take into account your working area and the type of crane that can fit through existing passages.
Avoid Cheap Cranes
Cranes are expensive machines, but on the low end are versions that may be unreliable and prone to more frequent malfunctioning. Your top priorities should be safety and efficiency. In order to ensure your work schedule goes smoothly without maintenance disruptions, the crane must be in top operating condition.
Cranes with any issues that involve safety should be immediately put out of commission. Following OSHA workplace safety guidelines is critical for liability reasons and protecting employees.
Regardless of whether you buy, rent or lease rigging equipment, it will need maintenance at some point. You should already plan to do your own inspections prior to operating a crane each time it's used. It's never a good idea to operate a crane when there is a problem with any of the lifting components such as the boom. Not only can people get injured, it can cause damage to the machine.
The key to limiting the amount of maintenance required to function properly on a regular basis is to operate the crane exactly as stated in the manufacturer's manual. Most crane problems are the result of operators using the crane in ways unintended by the manufacturer, such as trying to lift loads heavier than the crane's capacity.
Southwest Industrial Rigging allows you to lease cranes that fit your rigging needs. We've been in business for over three decades and have the expertise to answer your questions about Phoenix crane leasing. Call us at (602) 256-7161 to discuss your projects and the appropriate crane type for your business.