Cranes are an invaluable tool for any construction project, providing tons of lifting power and reaching heights outside the capacity of many other machines. If you require a crane for your project, you have two options: to buy or rent.
For some businesses, buying a crane is an option for consideration, but there are often as many, if not more, reasons to rent a crane.
Here are five advantages of renting a crane over buying one for your project.
1. Cost and time savings
Buying a crane can be a serious financial investment. In addition to the upfront cost of purchasing the machine, there are also ongoing maintenance, inspection, repairs, fuel, and storage costs. Renting a crane is an extremely cost-effective option as you only pay for the duration of time that you need to use it and are not out of pocket for the many additional fees that come with owning a crane.
When you work with a company like Preston Rentals for your crane rental needs, not only will you avoid regular maintenance and storage fees, but you can also be certain that your rented crane has been regularly inspected and serviced to ensure it is in peak working condition. As the required maintenance is performed by Preston Rentals, you can avoid timely delays to operations due to equipment downtime. Renting a crane means that you can concentrate more of your time and money on your current and future projects.
2. Wider selection of cranes to choose from
Cranes are available in different sizes and shapes to suit specific purposes and working conditions. As buying a crane can be a significant investment, it is generally not feasible to purchase more than one type of crane. Consequently, this can limit the kinds of jobs you are able to take on. Renting a crane instead means that you can choose an appropriate model to match the requirements of every project you undertake.
As is true in most industries, the technology that underpins construction equipment is always changing, and by renting construction equipment your business will always have access to the very latest in technology and innovation.
Another benefit of renting is that a crane rental provider like Preston Rentals can deliver your crane directly to your jobsite. This saves you time and energy that would otherwise be used trying to organize transporting your crane to the required location. At Preston Rentals, we also offer on-site familiarization. From educating your staff on the general running of your rented crane, to highlighting safety features, our team are more than happy to provide instruction on how to operate your rental crane safely and correctly.
4. Greater safety on your jobsite
Renting a crane that is specialized to your individual project requirements increases jobsite safety. This is because using an ill-suited crane can pose a safety risk on site. In addition, as all rental crane equipment from Preston Rentals is meticulously maintained there is also less risk of hazardous machine malfunctions.
5. Expert service
When you rent a crane from Preston Rentals, you are not only accessing your required machinery but also a team of specialists that can provide you with expert services. With decades of industry experience, Preston Rentals has a team of crane specialists able to provide expert guidance on choosing an appropriate model for your project. Our solutions-oriented approach means we can also help alleviate any site or project issue with ease. We can also liaise with engineering partners to meet any specific project requirements you might have.
Looking to rent a crane?
Preston Rentals is a leading heavy equipment rental company with a fleet of state-of-the-art cranes manufactured by leading global brands, Maeda and UNIC. At Preston Rentals, we have a thorough understanding of crane requirements in construction and a team of highly skilled staff able to assist you with your project requirements. To learn more about our SuperCrane™ fleet, contact us today on 888 399 DECK (3325) or enquire today.