Mobile cranes have many applications, from simply offloading cargo to facilitating the construction of prefabricated concrete, renovations, demolition and many more.
But when it comes time to hire a mobile crane, what should you consider? Here are some points to bear in mind:
Tonnage and boom capacity
There are many mobile cranes manufactured by well-known brands. Obviously, the load to be carried / lifted / moved will determine the size of crane; specifically, the boom length, as typically booms range from around 10 to 33 metres. Crane truck capacities can range from 1 tonne to 20 tonnes, and are mounted on different types of trucks, trailers and tractor trucks, which are adapted to the needs of each operation customers need to perform, depending on space limitations, dimensions and load weights to handle, work radius, etc.
The right equipment
Many suppliers of mobile crane hire in Hull and other areas also provide specialised equipment for the movement of heavy machinery in industrial areas, for example. Together with mechanical means (tanks, hydraulic jacks, see-saws, mini-cranes, gantries, etc.) experienced crane hire experts are able to solve any operational problems, or provide solutions for applications that requires great precision in the handling of heavy loads in small or inaccessible spaces.
Different models of crane trucks available for hire along with specialised equipment and accessories allow you to meet any objective, and make it possible to choose exactly the right equipment for your particular project. This means that you will be able to carry out your lifting / moving operations in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
You might want to do something, but doubt if there is a crane suitable for it. However, crane hire specialists can provide equipment and service for an incredibly broad range of works, doing shuttering and moulding, stacking materials and transporting materials. Other applications can be the concreting of pillars and walls, etc. Some crane models have the capacity to introduce goods at a horizontal distance of 9 metres from the crane. If in doubt – ask! There is a crane, or similar equipment for almost any application you could possibly imagine.
Some models have ADC Systems, which allow you to increase the maximum power capacity of the crane by 10% in limited situations, increasing the load capacity and reducing the movement speed of the crane, for example, for certain delicate jobs.
In addition, many latest models of crane for hire are fully equipped with the latest technology; for example, radio control with Bluetooth, which avoids interference between the transmitter and receiver of the radio control when working in situations with inhibitors of nearby frequencies (official agencies, police stations, etc.).
Seek expert advice before hiring a crane for your project to ensure you get the best equipment available to enable you to complete your project in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.