When you need to move some large equipment, lift heavy loads to elevated positions, or unload a truck coming to your job site with a heavy or oversize load, you may need to consider a crane rental to make the job more manageable. Cranes are available in many different sizes and styles, so finding one that can make the lift you need is often just a phone call away and can save you a lot of time and frustration when moving large items.
Cranes And Operators
When you call a crane service to make a heavy lift for you, you need to be able to tell the service how high the lift will be, what the weight of the items they will be lifting is, and if the operator is going to have any obstacles to work around during the lift. Since the crane rental includes the operator, you will not need to operate the machine yourself. Still, it is vital that you pass the information on to the operator about the property so they can safely move the crane in, make the lift, and get out without damaging the machine or the property.
Making the lift is the easiest part of the job for a seasoned crane operator, but setting up the machine, clearing out any obstacles, and preparing the load for the lift is all crucial before any load is attached to the crane. The crane rental service can turn down the job if they feel the lift is dangerous or if you are not prepared to make the lift when they arrive.
Because the operator is responsible for anything that happens while there is a load on the crane, the crane service has the final word about any operation and if it moves forward once the crane is on-site. Talk with the crane rental service about any challenges on the site so they can check it out before moving a crane to the job site.
Many times, determining the crane size and type for the job falls to the crane rental service. You can describe the job to them, or they can tour the job site to see what they will be dealing with when you call to rent a crane. Often, the best person to decide what type of crane is required and the unit's load capacity is the crane operator, not the person renting the crane.
Because the crane operator knows how the machine will react to the load and how they will need to move it to get the load where you need it, they should be allowed to decide what kind of crane to use and the best place to put it to ensure that it has a full range of motion and can safely move on the site. Talk to the crane operator if you have concerns, and they can go over the details with you before lifting anything on your work site.
For more information, contact a company that provides crane rentals.