Why Crane Leasing Makes Sense
There are many reasons why leasing a crane makes more sense than purchasing one. You may need a crane for a major construction project you are managing, an urgent repair, or when installing rooftop air conditioning units. While we could probably fill detailed pages explaining the many benefits of crane leasing, we will give you a basic overview of the most important benefits:
1. Maximized Safety Levels
When your crane lease contract includes the services of an experienced crane operator, you minimize the possibility of damaging the building, crane, or other property. Having someone with experience also minimizes the probability of personal injuries or fatalities occurring, which saves lives as well as avoids lawsuits.
When you lease a crane, it is easier to afford the best equipment. This means safer equipment that is fully suited to the tasks to be performed, which means both safety and efficiency are enhanced.
2. Cost Savings
The most obvious benefit of crane leasing it saves money. Buying a crane would be a burdensome investment due to the initial down payment, installment payments, and ongoing maintenance costs.
Especially when you consider that many people who lease cranes have no use for them after one or two projects are completed (or constantly need different types of cranes for different projects), it makes no sense to buy when you can lease.
3. Faster Job Completion
Renting a crane and accompanying crew will not only make your job site safer and save you money — it will also save you valuable time, which in the business world is just as valuable as money.
You have deadlines to meet and can't afford to waste time with second-tier equipment or anything but a well seasoned crane crew. Crane leasing will result in quicker site set up day by day, faster transport of workers to their work stations, and the ability to make heavy, bulky lifts in a single piece instead of "piecemeal." It all adds up to significant time savings by project's end.
4. No Maintenance Required
When you rent a crane, the crane company will normally take care of all maintenance concerns for you. This relieves you of a significant burden and ensures the maintenance is done by those with the greatest expertise.
When you don't have to worry about maintenance, you are freed up to focus on other things and have little to no downtime based on crane maintenance needs.
5. Greater Versatility
Crane leasing means you can select the best crane for each project and several cranes for each project.
You may need all-terrain, hydraulic truck, rough terrain, or crawler cranes for specific parts of your project. You may even have use for a boom truck. All you need to do is lease what you need for as long as you need it.
Crane leasing will make your job site safer, save you time and money, eliminate maintenance tasks, and increase your versatility in optimally responding to each need as it arises. For the vast majority of construction situations, crane leasing just "makes more sense" than any other option.
To learn more or for a free crane leasing quote, contact Southwest Industrial Rigging today by calling 602-278-6281. SWIR is a full-serve crane rental company accessible 24/7 by phone, including for fast response to emergency situations.