If you are planning a project that involves constructing tall structures, you may have already concluded that you will need to rent a crane to help with the movement of materials and equipment. However, since there are several different types of hydraulic cranes, you may be uncertain as to which one you will need. If so, consider the following before you make your choice on which crane you should rent.
1. Types of Equipment and Materials the Crane Will Be Handling
One of the first things that you will need to consider is the types of equipment and materials that the crane will be lifting and handling. Along with this consideration, you also need to have a basic idea of how high the loads will have to be lifted up into the air to reach their destination.
When selecting a crane, you want to make sure that it will have a large enough weight capacity to handle your largest piece of equipment or load of materials. If not, you run the risk of having the crane break and even having it turn over.
Also, knowing how high the loads will travel is important for the type of lift and anchoring that will be needed. Depending on the height of the structure, you may also need to have the rental company send an operator with the crane who can manage high lifts with extreme heights.
2. Overall Conditions of the Terrain for Your Construction Site
Another consideration that you will need to think about before choosing a crane is the overall conditions of your construction site. If the site is relatively flat with solid ground, the basic tracks will most likely be all that is needed.
However, if the terrain is rough or hilly, special tracks that can stabilize in adverse conditions will be required. The rental company may also need to attach special anchors for the machine so that it does not slide when placed on an incline while you or your operator is using it.
After considering the equipment and materials the crane will be handling as well as the terrain conditions of the construction site, you will have a good foundation for making the decision as to what type of crane you will need. Contact a heavy construction equipment company that offers hydraulic crane rentals to discuss your needs so that they can give you personalized assistance with choosing one.