Making sure our construction company is competitive

Even small construction companies can get in on bidding for jobs and competing with other companies hungry for work. You sometimes have to be clever about the way that you compete for tenders and you have to make sure we have the right equipment and materials to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible; we can to keep clients coming back. This can mean using a construction broker to make sure you get the right combo of new equipment and secondhand equipment to help the business succeed. This blog is about finding and choosing heavy construction equipment for your small scale construction company.

The Upsides of Truck Mounted Cranes in Your Construction Site


Cranes are key components of your construction project, as they will help you hoist and move heavy equipment and materials within the site. Are you in a dilemma on whether you should go for a traditional crane carrier or a truck-mounted carrier? There are some important things you must keep in mind before making a decision on the type of carrier that you should have on your site. This includes the amount of time that you have the to set the crane, the cost of additional accessories in its set up and how much money you'll need to transport it from one place to another. In light of such considerations, here are some of the upsides of going for a truck-mounted crane:

Reduced Setup Costs

One of the significant benefits of going for a truck-mounted crane is lesser costs in terms of setting up the crane. Most of the traditionally mounted cranes have to be set up from the ground up, which may require some major modifications to the site. Such setup hustles can be conveniently avoided by going for truck-mounted crane because they are ready for use upon arrival on the site. They help you cut costs while saving you lots of precious time for other project activities.

Ease of Mobility

How fast and easily can you move your crane from one place to another within the site or to another site? The trucks used to hold up your crane are very mobile, unlike their traditional mounting counterparts.  For instance, a telescopic crane typically mounted on a truck has a boom arm with several tubes fitted successively into each other. When in use, the mechanism extends outwards to facilitate the hoisting of the load depending on the length set by the operator. When you need to move the crane to another location, the mechanism is simply retracted closer to the truck before being moved. Basically, tedious dismantling and fitting of the crane onto a trailer for transportation isn't needed. This saves you the money you would have otherwise used for labour (to dismantle the crane) and hiring alternative means of transport for traditionally mounted cranes.   

Wide Range of Powering Mechanisms

Most truck-mounted cranes allow you to use a range of powering alternatives. You can use batteries, electricity, gas, fuel or a combination of different energy sources depending on the preferred technical set-up. Without a doubt, this makes truck-mounted cranes ideal for projects in remote locations where power issues can take long before they are addressed, leading to project completion delays.

Contact a crane hire service for more information.


27 September 2016