3 Tips For Buying A New Crane

Construction & Contractors Blog

A construction crane is one of the most common types of equipment. When you have a construction crane, you also have the ability to lift tons of debris. Buying a crane means you not only need to decide which is best, but also get a crane inspection. These tips will help. 

1. Decide which cranes will be the best

Tower rigs, mobile cranes, and overhead cranes are some of the common types that you might use during a construction project. They all do the same basic work, but some are better than others when you have a need for a construction crane. Using mobile cranes can be helpful if you need to pick up and go, or if you handle different construction work in different parts of town. It gives you flexibility, and also saves space and lets you get set up more quickly.

A tower crane is usually used if you have some really heavy things to lift, or if you are going to be working in the same location for long periods of time.

2. Hire a team to do the crane inspection

You might know what type of crane you want to buy, but your job isn't finished until you get a crane inspection. This helps you out similar to how you would inspect a house or a car before deciding to purchase them.

The inspection costs $75-$100 per hour. Getting the inspection means that you will catch a problem ahead of time. When you catch the problem, you can decide whether or not you still want to buy the crane or if you'd like to get another one instead.

3. Buy the crane that is best for you and learn how to use all of the crane features

After you have information on the crane in front of you, then you can buy the one that is best. The features are often a deciding factor since they can help you stay organized, lift more at once, or protect the crane. If certain crane features are more important to you than others, be sure that you write them down and compare them.

Getting the best use of crane features will help you also make the best use of your construction time. Time is precious, and buying the right crane makes you more productive.

After you use these tips, you will know exactly which crane is useful to you.


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Construction Needs in Times of Disaster

I live in the middle of the desert, so I never thought that flooding would be a problem. However, a few months ago my town was hit with a huge storm. These freak storms are called "Hundred Year Storm" because the chances of them happening are once in a hundred years. Needless to say, no one was prepared for the aftermath--especially not the city sewage system. All this extra water had no where to go, and suddenly, I found my basement flooded. It wasn't a fun experience, but we dealt with it the best we could. Since then, I have spent a lot of time looking into different options for sewage, water lines, and other related things. We're now even looking into building a new house. This blog is the result of my ongoing research.