Factors to consider when choosing a crane rental company

Eugene Vargas

There are many different types of crane to choose from. The key is to choose one that is suited towards your exact needs. Perhaps you need to hire a couple of slew cranes or a franna crane for the project you are working on. For many smaller businesses, it is not cost effective to purchase their own crane. Therefore, the ideal option is to hire the crane. It can be an extremely complex process. When choosing a crane hire company to do business with, you need to keep in mind a few factors.


Always rent the latest models that are also well maintained. You can ask the renter for a record of servicing and maintenance for a specific crane. You should also take the age of the crane into account. The goal is to minimise the chance of an accident occurring when operating the crane. Never settle for a crane that meets anything less than your needs; there is always another company that can fulfil your needs. Just like you would test drive a car before purchasing, ensure that the crane is in full working condition before you take it to the construction site.


This should always be your number one concern when renting a crane. Ensure that any crane you rent is fully safe. That means checking that there are no structural faults and ensuring that it has passed all of the necessary safety standards. Check to see if the rental company has a previous track record of accidents that their cranes were involved in.


You should always look for rental companies that come highly recommended by family, friends or acquaintances. You choose a rental company that has direct experience supplying cranes for the type of work you will be doing. Look online at review sites and construction forums to get a feel for the type of service a specific rental company provides. Look for bad reviews and well as positive ones.


Reputable companies will normally offer you a fair price for the crane hire. Always knows the exact costs of the agreement and how much you are willing to spend. Sometimes projects can miss deadlines and you will need to rent the crane past the end date. Make sure that all fees and charges are included in the quote; you don't want to be surprised by some hidden fee down the line. Don't hesitate to negotiate with the rental companies either. You can get them to throw extra perks into the agreement such as a discount for returning the crane ahead of schedule.