Questions To Answer Before Renting a Crane
Here are four categories of questions to ask before settling on a crane rental service.
1) What is the nature of your project?
Are you building a neighborhood? Are you building an industrial park? Are you constructing an apartment complex or office building? The nature of your project will help determine what type of crane you need. There are five types of mobile cranes, including:
- Crawler Cranes that can lift up to about 2,500 tons.
- Rough Terrain cranes that can handle challenging surfaces while lifting about 165 tons.
- Truck mounted cranes that lift up to about 150 tons.
- All-Terrain cranes that have the capacity to lift about 1,200 tons.
- Carry Deck cranes that have a bit more mobility and the ability to hoist about 10 tons.
Just like any job, you need the right tool to do it effectively. Before you can rent a crane, you need to know what kind of work you will be doing with it.
2) What is the terrain?
Are you working with flat, level ground? Is your project taking place in the foothills, sandhills, Piedmont, or mountains? In one part of our area, you might be developing a building on sand. On the other side of the region, you might be carving a road through a deep gorge. The terrain in which your project takes place will be a significant factor in choosing the right crane.
3) What is the weight and size of the objects you will be lifting?
The size, shape, and weight of the objects you will be lifting matter significantly to what you will need from your crane. Here are a few tips for determining your load weight:
- The object's weight may be listed somewhere on the load or its packaging.
- The weight can often be found on the bill of sale or shipping label.
- In some cases, you can determine the weight with an industrial scale.
- You can likely get the information by using a dynamometer.
- If you have no other means of determining the weight of your load, you may have to calculate it manually.
The more information you can give your crane rental company about the size and weight of your load, the better they will be able to help you choose the right machine for the job.
4) What do you expect from your crane rental company?
Crane rental service is about more than simply supplying a crane for a job site. Cranes are complicated and potentially dangerous if they are not operated correctly. You should expect your crane rental service to help you make the most of the experience. Here are some expectations you should have of your crane rental service:
- You should expect a commitment to safety.
- You should expect certified crane operators, flaggers, and other trained personnel.
- You should expect high-quality quality crane products.
- You should expect a company with the knowledge and experience to answer all of your questions.
- You should expect a commitment to customer service.
Here is what comes with your rental from Parker's Crane Service:
- Well-maintained, meticulously selected equipment to suit your project.
- CCO Operators, Riggers, and Signal Persons to help ensure safety on your job site.
- Free On-Site Quotes and evaluations of your project's needs.
- 24 Hour Emergency Service.
- OSHA and MSHA Compliant
- Crane Erection and Dismantling Crews
Our commitment is to make sure you have everything you need for your crane rental. That is what you should expect from any crane rental service.
Once you have answered these questions and determined what you want from a crane rental service, it is time to pick up the phone and call the best in the business. Parker's Crane Service has five decades of experience in the Charlotte area. We are committed to a high-quality customer experience. We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to accidents. Our impeccable safety record speaks for itself. Contact the team at Parker's Crane Service today.