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Questions to Ask Before Renting a Crane

Questions to Ask Before Renting a Crane

Why do you need a crane? Are you constructing or renovating or building their retail spaces in which people will open their dream businesses? Are you building the roads residents drive to and from work and school? Are you developing the neighborhoods in which people will raise families and make memories? Whatever project you are on has the potential to change lives. You may never meet some of them, and they may not get the chance to thank you, but the work you are doing today will shape someone's future. 

Whatever project you have going in the Charlotte area, you may find yourself needing to rent a crane. Here are some key questions to ask before renting a crane.


Five Questions to Ask Before Renting a Crane

What Kind of Cranes Can I Rent?

There are a variety of cranes capable of serving different functions on job sites. You may already have a sense of the type of crane you are looking for, or you may need guidance figuring out the best fit for your situation. At Parker's Crane, we have versatile crane rentals for a variety of projects, including:

  • Cranes for lifting and installing heavy mechanical equipment. 
  • Cranes for lifting and placing glass windows and skylights.
  • Cranes for constructing cellular service towers. 
  • Cranes for moving oversized construction equipment and machinery. 
  • Cranes for moving and constructing modular buildings. 
  • Cranes for moving large culverts and road construction materials. 
  • Cranes for difficult terrain conditions.

When you are planning to rent a crane, find out what is available for your specific project's needs. 

Who Will Operate the Cranes?

Operating a crane is an exceptionally technical process. You need to make sure that the crane operators on your job site will have all the training and experience necessary to ensure safety and efficiency. With each crane rental, Parker's Crane provides a CCO-certified operator trained through the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators. We will also send signal operators and riggers to your job site. 

What Safety Measures Will You Have in Place?

At Parker's Crane, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to accidents. In other words, our first commitment is to safety. We have several safety-related certifications, including:

  • NCCCO Certified Operators
  • Certified/Qualified Riggers and Signal Persons
  • OSHA and MSHA Qualified Personnel
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • DOA HUB Certified
  • NC SBE Certified
  • SC&RA Member

When you rent a crane from us, we will perform a pre-lift safety assessment and continue to frequently analyze all safety-related aspects of the job site. 

How Much Experience Do You Have?

North and South Carolina are beautiful states, but they both have challenging terrain and changing weather conditions.  You want to rent from a crane company that has experience in our area. Parker's Crane has four decades of crane rental experience. We have seen it all in the Carolinas. There is nothing that surprises us at this point. Whether you have an unusually situated job site, have concerns about upcoming weather, or want an experienced crane company on your side, we have you covered. 

Do You Have Any Referrals? 

An experienced crane rental company is going to have made some friends along the way. It is vital to trust your crane rental to a company that has a great reputation. With a solid reputation comes referral partners. Ask your protection crane company for referrals. 

Before you make the call or settle on a crane operator, it would be helpful to get a sense of the answers to some of their questions:

  • What is the weight of the loads being lifted?
  • What are the sides and types of materials being lifted?
  • What are the terrain and ground conditions at your job site?
  • What is the site's proximity to buildings and congestion? 
  • What is the timeline for your project?

If you are searching for experienced crane operators with impeccable safety in the Charlotte area, Parker's Crane has you covered. We have decades of experience providing cranes for a variety of projects here in the Carolinas. With four decades of renting cranes to excellent builders and contractors in the area, we have developed an extensive list of referrals. Contact the team at Parker's Crane for more information about crane rentals in our area.