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Crane hire is essential for any construction project that requires building materials to be lifted into position. There are many different cranes in the market depending on factors such as load capacity, mobility, and the type of terrain on the worksite.

There are a couple of common cranes used on worksites:

  • The Tower Crane - This piece of machinery is a familiar sight on construction projects. The crane is a specialised piece of equipment used to lift massive steel girders and slabs of concrete, generators, wooden beams, and other building materials. It allows materials and other equipment to be lifted into position easily. The articulated boom on a tower crane can be operated at various angles, making it simple to work in tight spaces.
  • The Kangaroo Crane - This crane has many advantages as it is operated as a stable tower crane that grows as the building rises around it. It is an Australian invention and has been used on construction sites since the 1960s.

However, before considering to commence work at heights, other services will need to be engaged to make sure the worksite is both safe and compliant.

Earthmoving will need to be done to even out the terrain and provide a stable construction site. To do this, have a look into getting quotes on bobcat hire, mini excavator hire, or dingo hire. For large jobs, excavator hire will be required to dig deeper foundations and shift heavy loads of soil. It might also be an idea to source a quote for a compactor hire for any landscaping works after the construction has been completed.

For most construction projects you will need heavy trucks to shift materials in and out of the construction site. iseekplant’s quality providers can assist with a truck hire or tipper truck hire. Tipper trucks provide value on building sites as materials can be unloaded rapidly.

How much weight can a crane pick up?

Although cranes can lift many tonnes, several factors need to be taken into account to lift safely. The capacity of a crane depends on its specifications. The closer the load is to the mast that rises above the cabin, the higher the crane’s capacity is. This is also influenced by the positioning of the crane. If the crane’s mast swings out at an angle during operation, the machine’s load capacity will be reduced.

The height at which a crane is required will also impact its carrying capacity. You can increase the potential capacity of a crane by securing it to the building that is under construction. However, technical advice should be sought after to ensure this is done correctly and meets all legal and safety requirements for working safely. For any crane hire, there will be load and limit switches to ensure the operator does not overload the machine. As a precaution, all cranes have counter-weights to avoid the risk of them tipping.

For a lighter, vertical lifts consider a scissor lift hire. These machines come in different sizes and can handle a variety of load types. A scissor lift can be driven into position and re-located as the project progresses. This type of machinery comes in both engine-powered and electric mechanisms.

Additionally, a cherry picker hire is useful to move people up to various levels of a worksite. This machine boasts a hydraulic crane featuring a highly manoeuvrable telescopic arm. It provides maximum flexibility for getting people safely into position.

There are many options for hiring a crane and support can be provided by an expert when seeking out quotes. iseekplant’s online marketplace makes it easy to select the appropriate crane hire for your building project.

How to pick the best crane hire service?

For planning, consider the type of work that is required and what crane will best suit it to get the job done. You will also need to be mindful of inclement or windy weather as this may delay or extend the time you will need to hire a crane.

To access iseekplant’s online marketplace and get direct access to a long list of crane hire services, enter your project location on our marketplace to search out local providers in the area. Following this, click on the ‘Quote’ button and service experts will be in contact with you to discuss more your job and to finalise your quote. On our marketplace, a crane can be hired ‘With Operator’ or ‘Without Operator’. To ensure you have the most highly skilled and qualified crane operator available, ask if they have a High-Risk Work (HRW) certificate as this will be required to operate specialised machinery.

When searching for a reputable crane hire service, it is important to seek out reliable companies. iseekplant holds a reliable and professional reputation for connecting contractors with those requiring specialist services and vice versa. If you are interested in connecting with a local supplier, get in touch with our customer service team to learn more about our marketplace and how it can assist you when seeking a quality crane hire service.

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