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Need A Crane? Why Renting May Be A Better Solution

For those in the construction industry, heavy equipment is just a part of the job. However, for construction companies that are still growing, some of that heavy equipment may not be within the budget just yet. Overhead cranes are one of those machines that can sometimes be harder for new companies to secure when finances are tight. Here's a look at some of the things you should know about the benefits of renting the cranes you need for your job instead of buying one outright.

Renting Eliminates Your Transport Worries

One of the challenges that comes with owning an overhead crane is needing the infrastructure in place to transport that crane from job site to job site. The trailers and towing equipment needed for this transportation can be costly and require ongoing maintenance. Not to mention, depending on the size, you may find that you need oversize load permits and escorts to move the crane from one job site to another.

You can eliminate all of those hassles, challenges, and costs by opting instead to rent your crane. When you rent a crane on a per-job basis, the rental company will be responsible for delivering and picking up the crane with their own equipment. That means you don't need to invest in anything to move the crane around, nor do you have to worry about the upkeep, maintenance, or permits.

Renting Saves You On Repair Costs

Another benefit to renting an overhead crane is the fact that it can save you significantly in the costs associated with equipment repair. Especially when you're dealing with hydraulic cranes and similar equipment, any malfunctions or damage can prove quite costly to address, and those issues can lead to downtime on the job site. This can put you behind schedule, which may ultimately cost you even more.

If you're renting your crane, you don't have to worry about those issues. If the crane malfunctions, you simply call the rental company and they will bring you out a functional one and remove the damaged one for repairs. That means your job site is only down for the time it takes the rental company to swap the equipment out.

Renting Often Comes With Trained Operators

Most companies that rent overhead cranes provide licensed operators as part of the crane rental agreement. This protects their investment because it eliminates the risk of a client putting an untrained operator in the crane, but it can also save your company the time and money associated with recruiting and employing a crane operator, no matter how briefly. 

Not to mention, many operators don't work on a per-project basis, so you'd have a hard time finding someone to work with your company on demand. Let the rental company supply you with a licensed operator and you won't have to deal with those logistics at all.

Talk with a crane rental company near you today for more help and information.

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