It’s not uncommon to see cranes being propped up regularly if you live in any major city, and as the demand for buildings increases, so does the workload and income for construction workers. With cranes being such a staple for large scale building, you may be wondering if you should rent a crane or buy. In this article, we’ll share the advantages of crane rentals, and why you might want to rent a crane instead.
An obvious benefit of renting a crane is avoiding the huge upfront cost of buying a crane. It may be worth it for companies that have the capital and frequently require cranes, however for those without, crane rental is extremely cost effective.
Let’s address the elephant in the room – cranes are huge. It’s not something the average person has the space for – hence why you don’t see cranes in your tradie neighbour’s tool shed. To keep them out of anyone’s way, and ensure that they won’t damage property or injure anyone if left unsupervised, you would need to invest in or rent a large enough yard to keep them secure overnight – which becomes an extra monthly cost.
With crane rental, you’ll only need to pay for the crane when it is on site and in use.
Without blowing our own horn, we’re experts with cranes. Having been specialists in construction equipment rental for well over 40 years, Preston Rentals offers an exceptional level of expertise and knowledge born of working closely with countless clients, many leading names in construction whether on small or large projects.
As a result, we can offer you trustworthy advice on the best cranes to use on your job site, ensuring they adhere to all site safety standards as well as producing well-planned and individualised solutions for difficult job sites. We can resolve any material handling issues on site, as well as provide comprehensive solutions from project start to completion. Check out our services.
Most construction sites will have a variety of jobs and will require a range of different cranes. Owning just one crane will limit the types of jobs you can take on, or in some cases can lead to the crane being used for projects which it’s not designed for which can be highly dangerous.
With renting a crane, you get the versatility on renting a crane based on the job type, meaning maximum efficiency as you’re using the right equipment for the job.
It’s worth noting as a final point that owning a crane may be more of a liability than if you were to simply rent one, due to insurance, finances, training, transportation etc. Even if you frequently use cranes on your job sites, crane rental may still be an economic and worthwhile option.
Check out our cranes today, or give us a call on 888 399 DECK (3325). We’d love to answer any questions you may have about renting a crane.