What Type Of Mobile Crane Should I Hire?

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Every business is different, with an assortment of day-to-day requirements – from lifting goods to transporting them across the state.

So when it comes to hiring equipment for your business, particularly cranes, it is important to remember that there is no one-size fits all approach to follow.

Before you splash out to hire equipment you may not really need, it is worthwhile sitting down as a team to brainstorm how your workplace could benefit from hiring new equipment, such as a mobile crane.

All Terrain Services encourages businesses to take a look at what kind of work their workplace already undertakes, how a crane could be used efficiently, what type of conditions the crane will be used in and how much weight it will need to handle.

A little planning will go a long way to ensuring the crane you hire is best suited for your business’ day-to-day workload.

The Basics to Consider

SafeWork Australia suggest that when you are looking for the right crane for your business, you should first consider the following:

  • Are there safe access points, such as ladders and footholds?
  • How is the seat designed, is it comfortable and does it provide support?
  • What visibility does the crane provide? How are the mirror, windows and windscreen designed?
  • Does it come with environmental controls such as air conditioning to avoid heat exhaustion?

Popular Mobile Crane Choices in Western Australia

Mobile cranes can generally be categorised into three types: hydraulic boom cranes, lattice boom cranes and non-slewing boom cranes.

Hydraulic Boom Cranes

For companies that need a mobile crane with some oomph, a hydraulic crane may be your best choice!

Hydraulic cranes use an internal hydraulic system, rather than a standard diesel motor, which gives the crane more power to lift those heavy loads and smooth handling.

Lattice Boom Cranes

Thanks to their structure, these cranes have many configurations that can sustain long boom lengths. This makes lattice boom cranes a great choice for businesses needing to access new heights!

Lattice boom cranes incorporate crawler cranes and are self-propelled on tracks; they are generally transported to the site and set up on site to suit the project-specific needs.

Non-Slewing Cranes

The big difference between slewing and non-slewing cranes lies in the ability to rotate the boom or jib.

Non-slewing cranes have a fixed base and are sometimes referred to as a pick-and-carry cranes, as they can easily transport loads across your worksite.

Mini Crawler Crane Hire

To truly make the most of mobile crane hire for your business, it is worth considering the All Terrain Services range of mini crawler cranes.

What is a Mini Crawler Crane?

Don’t let the name fool you – mini crawler cranes provide bang for your buck.

Mini crawler cranes are designed to be totally manoeuvrable, providing the operator with greater flexibility to operate in tight or awkward spaces while maintaining a great level of stability.

Typically characterised by a narrow body and spider-like outriggers, these cranes come in a range of sizes and are ideal for warehouses, event set up at indoor venues and even underground work in tunnels!

The compact, yet reliable and strong Maeda MC285 is just 750mm wide, while the Sennebogen 613 E (15 Ton) comes in with an 18.8 metre main boom.

Spider crane hire in Perth is as easy as calling All Terrain Services – we stock an extensive range of mini cranes for hire to suit any of your upcoming projects.

What Type Of Jobs are Mini Crawlers Used For?

Mini crawler cranes are used across a variety of industries, with businesses making the most of their compact design and flexible configurations.

Many All Terrain Services clients are in the mining, construction and agricultural industries, where the operators often need to access confined spaces to get the job done. (Also Read: Benefits of Hiring Mini Crawler Crane)

Find a Mobile Crane at All Terrain Services

For spider crane hire or mini crawler crane, you can’t go past All Terrain Services.

All Terrain Services have been servicing companies throughout Western Australia for over 15 years with a range of mobile cranes, telehandlers, forklifts and more; ensuring businesses can keep to their deadlines and budgets with efficient, reliable machinery and service.

As a family business, we take great pride in our customer relationships and look forward to expanding our list of happy, highly satisfied clients throughout the mining, construction and agricultural industries.

Find out what makes us a cut above the rest – contact All Terrain Services today to find out how our extensive range of equipment can service your business.