How to Choose The Right Crane
If you’re looking into crane hire, you need to know that each one is designed to perform a specific task. Granted, there are a number of tasks that can be done by any crane but there are times when you need a precise lift, may have limited access or have an off-road job to deal with. But choosing the right crane, or even the right crane contractors, can mean the difference between completing a job on time or not. Armquest Industrial Services Ltd, who offer crane hire services in Manchester and surrounding areas, have suggested considering the below factors when looking into crane hire.
Maximum load and height
One of the obvious things to consider when choosing crane hire is the maximum load and the height. These both need to be considered together as the load that a crane can bear is reduced as the height of the lift increases. To be on the safe side, it’s best to get advice from an experienced crane hire company. With over three decades of experience serving the Manchester area as well as the wider UK, Armquest Industrial Services Ltd can help you calculate the load capacity and height requirements of the crane you will need to get the job done.
It’s important to consider potential obstacles by looking at your surroundings. There are several things that could pose as a hazard when trying to get a crane on site. This could be your own building, nearby buildings, workmen or a power line. Any identified obstacles should be relayed to the crane contractors so they can suggest the right crane hire to execute the job.
Access and ground condition
Ground conditions and how the crane will get on to your site should be factored in during the crane hire decision-making process. Depending on whether your job site is on a concrete floor or if the ground is grassy, dirty or uneven, you will need to get the correct crane. There are cranes that can deal with all terrains including rough ones and then there are terrains that will require a specific crane to do the job. In the same way, if you have no road access, you will need to hire a crane that can deal with all terrains so it can reach the site without the help of an additional vehicle.
Route to the job site
This one may not initially come to mind but it is a good plan to look into how the crane will reach your premises. You may want to consider the route the crane will take to avoid any low bridges. Some cranes also won’t able to travel on roads and will need additional transport. And if you have a time-sensitive job, you will need to factor in any additional time it will take to get the crane to the job site.
Crane contractors Armquest Industrial Services possess a wide range of heavy-duty lifting cranes capable of handling any construction or heavy industry job that you can imagine. If you need industrial services from a company you can rely on look no further than Armquest Industrial Services. Give us a call today on 0161 727 8575 to see how we can help. Alternatively email on firstname.lastname@example.org