Construction projects can be incredibly complicated projects to oversee due to the numerous pieces of equipment that can be required to complete these projects. For example, construction cranes are a requirement for multistory projects, but there are many companies that may not own a crane. Luckily, this does not have to cause them to forgo these types of projects because it is possible to use a crane rental service. However, many new contractors may not be accurately informed about what to expect from these rentals, and having a couple prevalent myths dispelled will help you to better evaluate this option for your construction company.
Myth: Rental Cranes Always Come With An Operator
In order to operate a construction crane, it is a requirement of both government regulations and insurance regulations for these cranes to only be operated by licensed individuals. This should not be surprising given that tremendous damage can occur if mistakes with these cranes are made. However, your company may have an employee that is licensed to use a crane, and you may want to save money by avoiding needing to pay for a licensed operator from the company.
Luckily, it is possible to rent cranes without an operator, and this can provide your company with substantial savings. However, you will need to provide the rental company with proof that you have a licensed employee for the crane.
Myth: Maintenance Is Difficult For A Bare Rental Crane
There is a common misbelief that bare crane rentals will require the renter to perform any maintenance that is required for the unit while it is in their possession. However, this is not actually the case. Many of these companies can provide regular maintenance for companies needing extended rentals. Under these plans, a technician will visit the project site to inspect the crane and perform any work needed to keep it safely running. To minimize the risk of disruptions to your workers, you can schedule this type of maintenance to occur during off hours.
Renting a crane can be an essential step for your construction company completing large scale projects. Unfortunately, if you have only recently started your contracting company, you might not be aware of some of the common misconceptions that are believed about these rentals. By realizing that you can rent a crane without an operator and that the rental company will handle the maintenance of a bare crane rental, it might be easier for you to decide if this is a viable option for meeting your construction company's needs.Share
22 February 2016
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