Rigging and Dogmen
Non Slewing Mobile Cranes
You might want to hire the biggest, the tallest, the strongest crane of our fleet – but is it really the best choice for the ground conditions your site is on, or the number of materials being moved, or without other items the crane might need for assistance?
Poor site planning for the crane type used on your site can result in costly or dangerous repercussions – including falling materials, operational failures, or even structural collapse.
Let’s run through just a few of the key considerations to keep in mind when going through the process of construction and site planning, and how they might influence choosing the right type of crane for your needs.
Crawler cranes are slower than other mobile cranes, but much more heavy-duty when it comes to intense loads, carrying up to 600 tonnes or more.
Fixed cranes take more time to construct and dismantle, but are ideal for long term usage or for frequent lifting.
Assessing the specific conditions of your site and ground is just as important for your construction equipment hire as what is being built on it. Poor logistics when it comes to ground, site, or environmental conditions can lead to severe project delays, and thus can put a hold on the project as a whole.
Uneven, soft, or varying earth types can impact the specific crane types that are best suited for your worksite. These types of terrain can require cranes with specific counterweights or adjustment plates to keep them from rolling over or collapsing from structural failings. A wide range of specific attachments – such as hooks, stabilisers, and lifting mechanics – might also be required to be hired alongside your crane if you know they’re needed for specific uses.
At the same time, there are other types of obstructions to look out for when considering crane hire on a site. Power lines or tree branches might require mobile cranes to fit into tighter locations, or cranes that have longer boom reach to properly manoeuvre around them.Environmental considerations, too, can be easy to overlook when it comes to construction planning. Specific environmental factors to consider include weather planning for periods of intense rain or wind that might adversely affect the operation of your crane.
Timeframes are also an essential part of planning, which can be vital to the service of your crane hire and how cranes might be best suited for different stretches of time allocated for different services.
Once you’re fully prepared and planned for your construction project, the last step is hire! Gravity Rigging & Machinery have the best range of crane hire for all uses, so get in touch with us today.
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