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Selecting a Self Erecting Tower Crane

Self erecting tower cranes, due to their mobility, fast erection and dismantle times and small footprint, are often suited to construction projects where space is limited. There are many different manufacturers of self erectors, offering a variety of models suited to different height and capacity requirements. In addition, there are many crane-hire companies to choose from so how do you make the right decision?

Here are some tips to follow when hiring a self erecting tower crane:

Assess your project needs

Evaluate the scope of the project, the duration of the build, the type of materials to be lifted, and the lifting height required. This will determine the selection of suitable self erectors based on capacity and features.

Check the crane specifications

Gather information on the different crane options that would be suitable for your build. Look at maximum lifting capacity, jib length, height under hook and working radius.

Research crane rental companies

Look for reputable crane hire companies in your area. Consider their experience, expertise, customer reviews, reputation, and the variety of cranes they offer. Choose a crane hire company that regularly replenishes their fleet of cranes.

Gather crane rental quotes

Contact several crane hire companies and request detailed price quotations. Quotes should include the crane hire cost and should itemise transport, set up, and dismantling costs along with detailing any crane accessories required.

Enquire about crane maintenance

Find out about the crane hire company’s standards of crane maintenance and their policy on routine servicing throughout the crane hire period.

Request a site visit

Schedule a site visit with a Technical Sales Rep where they can assess the site access, ground conditions, and determine the best position for the self erector.

Check crane availability and make a reservation

Once the decision is made on the crane to hire, reserve the self erecting tower crane model well in advance to ensure availability.

Coordinate logistics for delivery, set up and dismantling

Work with the crane rental company to coordinate the crane delivery, set up and dismantling. Confirm what is required to ensure that the site is ready for the erection of the crane.

When deciding on a self erecting tower crane to hire for your build, it is important to analyse the project’s needs and select a crane that matches these needs. Contacting several crane hire companies will give you valuable insights and assistance in selecting the most appropriate self erector for your build.

Mantis Cranes are a leading crane hire company, and supply self-erecting tower cranes, tower cranes, luffing tower cranes, and construction hoists. We are established throughout the UK and Ireland. For information on hiring or buying cranes and crane attachments, email us on info@mantiscranes.co.uk or info@mantiscranes.ie  or visit  www.mantiscranesgroup.com

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