5 Common Questions to Ask When Renting a Crane

10th January 2017

Hiring a crane significantly increases the productivity and ability of your project. While it can sometimes be an expensive arrangement, its usefulness always pays back in the end.

Before hiring a crane there are some important questions to ask. Let’s explore a few of those now:

What Experience Does the Company Have?

One of the first things you have to know when hiring a crane is the experience and reputation of the crane hire company. The more experience a crane company has, the more equipped they will be to serve your needs. Don’t just look at their years in the industry, either. Find out if they have been able to help people across a wide range of projects. A great way to initially research the reputation and experience of a crane hire company is to read their reviews.

What Equipment Do They Have and What Equipment Do You Need? 

Here are two questions for the price of one. First, you need to ask yourself what you need and then you need to ask the supplier if they have it.

There are many different types, sizes, and functions of cranes. Knowing which crane is perfectly suited to your project is the first hurdle to your success. Some jobs are more suitable to mobile cranes while others need more permanent fixed models. Take the time to examine the nature of your job and your worksite to determine what crane is right for you.

A crane hire company with good experience will have a large and varied fleet. This means you don’t have to worry about being talked into hiring a crane that can only do half of the job. If you’re not sure what you need, a provider with a large fleet is more likely to be able to help you. Rely on their expertise to find the perfect crane.

What Insurance Do You Offer?

It takes more than the right crane to ensure that your project runs smoothly. You also need to make sure that your crane is insured and safe to use.

A proven crane company like Surf City Cranes strictly adheres to all safety guidelines for care and maintenance. We also ensure that the cranes themselves are fully insured for any loss or damage while on site.

This gives you extra peace of mind without having to worry about extra costs.

Conditions of Your Site

The conditions of your specific site are important to consider when hiring a crane. For instance, the soil conditions of your site may decide which type of mobility crane you’ll require. Very rocky soil structures with escarpments may require a “Rough Terrain Crane“. Alternatively, an “All-Terrain Crane” with its versatility to travel on public roads may be more suitable.

If you’re unsure what crane is perfect for your site, simply take note of onsite conditions and talk to the professionals. They will be able to match you to the perfect crane for your ground, clearance and other needs.

For the widest range of crane hire solutions in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region, look to Surf City Crane’s extensive fleet. Alternatively, you can contact Surf City Cranes for professional advice about your crane buying/hiring options.