Five Tips to save you money when hiring a crane service.
Item #1 will help save you from paying for more crane & time than you need!
1. Before you call, know the weight of the item being lifted. Measure (use a tape and measure to the nearest foot) the distance from where the crane will set up to the final resting place of the item being lifted. Note any obstructions, trees, wires, or building height that the load will have to get up & over to reach its destination.
(See our easy to use "Lift Evaluation Form")
Saving time on the job site is a key to cutting your cost.
2. Before the crane arrives, be prepared. Have all vehicles & obstacles moved that may be in or around the crane set up area.
3. Try to schedule your lift before or after peak traffic times (to save you travel time cost).
4. Stage the item being lifted in a space that is not obstructed overhead. The crane can only pick an item that is accessible from above. Bring the unit out from under trees, wires, or from inside of buildings before crane arrives.
Some items (ex. hot tubs) need to be elevated on blocks in order to get the lifting slings under the unit to hoist it.
5. It is OK to ask the crane operator if they need assistance. For example: controlling traffic entering and exiting the job site, guiding the crane around obstacles, backing up to a structure, or retrieving rigging (slings & shackles) when the lift is completed. This saves you time and money.
Contact us today, to help with your next lift!