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Tips For Transport When Renting A Crane

by Ian Howard

If you're going to be renting a crane, you will need to have the crane transported to where you're going to be using it. You might need to have it brought to your facility or a construction site where you will be working, for example. You might already have other things figured out, like which crane you're going to rent, who is going to operate the crane, and what you're going to do with it. What you could be worried about, though, is the transport process of the crane rental. These tips will help you with having the crane transported.

Understand Why You Should Let the Company Do It

You might have been told that the crane rental company will help you with transport, but you might be thinking about doing it yourself. However, letting the rental company handle the transport for you is probably your best bet for all of these reasons:

  • It streamlines things, so you might be able to get the rental more quickly
  • The rental company might not allow you to handle transport yourself
  • You won't be held responsible if the crane is damaged during transport
  • Delivery might be available for free or at a low rate as a perk for renting from the company

Focus on Proper Scheduling

Make sure you determine when you need to have the crane dropped off, and pick a good time for delivery. Make sure that scheduling works with when the crane operator is going to be available.

Make Sure You're Properly Prepared

It's important to be sure you're ready for the crane to be dropped off at your work site or facility. Determine where you want the crane to be set up, and make sure the site is ready on delivery day.

Be Ready for Pickup

Of course, not only will you need to have the rented crane transported to wherever you're going to be using it, but you will also need to make sure that you have it picked up. Make sure you're aware of when the rental company will be picking up the crane. Make sure you clean it up and have it ready for pickup on the right day. If you find that you are going to need the crane for longer than you originally anticipated, make sure you contact the rental company to find out about additional charges and to change the date when the crane will be picked up.

To learn more, contact a crane rental service in your area such as Sentry Steel Service Company.