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January 2023

How to Reduce the Cost of a Crane Hire

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When it comes to lifting and moving large, heavy loads on construction sites and residential projects, cranes are the perfect tool to get the job done quickly and cost-effectively. To ensure you get the best value for your money, it is important to put in the research when selecting a crane hire company or choosing a particular crane. Additionally, having a comprehensive lift plan and factoring in crane transportation costs can help you save even more on your project.

Here are three helpful tips we have complied to help you reduce the cost of a crane hire:

1) Take Some Time to Choose the Right Crane Hire Company for Your Project  

When choosing the right crane hire company for your project, it's important to be mindful of how much you'll be spending. The cost of crane hires can quickly add up and depending on the size of the project and the type of cranes required, this cost can become prohibitively expensive. That’s why it’s important to select a crane hire company that offers the right combination of quality, support and price.   

It's also important to select a reliable and experienced provider that understands your requirements and can help you find solutions for the most cost-effective outcome. A good crane hire company will have a wide range of equipment available and knowledgeable staff who can advise you on the best crane for your needs. When it comes to finding the right crane for your project, you have to consider a few factors. Think about the largest load that needs lifting, any space or ground constraints and all other relevant details. If you're unsure of which type of crane will get the job done best, reach out to Scope Cranes for some expert advice. For example, here at Scope Cranes, we have a range of crane trucks, franna cranes and all-terrain cranes that have been used on civil, commercial and residential projects from Tweed Heads to Gympie.  


2) Plan Ahead  

When you rent a crane, it's important to remember that time is money. Making sure the crane's time on site is kept to a minimum requires detailed lift planning. This includes conducting risk assessments, spotting potential hazards and impediments, acquiring any necessary permits or clearances (e.g., when a crane needs to be positioned on a public road), as well as prepping the site and objects to be hoisted. Doing this in advance will save time and money, as the Hire Crane company will need to delay services until any potential hazards are removed in abiding by Safe Work Australia and following the General Guide for Cranes to ensure they are practising safe work procedures - so consider thorough lift planning before committing to hiring a crane!  


3) Consider Transport Costs  

When it comes to hiring a crane, there are various costs to consider, including transport. To keep the overall cost of your hire down, you need to think about how much the crane will be transported and what your chosen crane hire company charges for that service.   

Some companies may charge a flat rate for transport, which can work in your favour if the job site is far from their crane fleet. However, if it's nearby, you may end up paying more. Alternatively, some companies may charge an hourly rate for transport – in this case, you can save money by having your crane delivered outside of peak traffic times.   

Lastly, make sure to factor in any extra fees that might be incurred if the crane needs to be transported using a transporter vehicle, as opposed to being driven on roads.  


4) Affordable and Professional Crane Hire  

If you require an affordable crane hire? Scope Cranes & Logistics provide a range of crane services across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and beyond. We specialise in lifting and installing heavy items as well as transporting them to where they need to be. Items we have experience lifting and shifting include concrete tanks and pits, transformers, cable drums, generators, pumps, structural steel and pipes, shipping containers, signs, switchboards and shade structures as well as long-reach items such as air conditioning and ducting on rooftops.   

For a free quote on our Franna hire services for your next project contact us today by giving us a call or filling out our online form.  

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