In most cases, when you hire a crane, you have plenty of time to plan ahead, and you can just book a crane in advance. In some cases, however, you may need to hire an emergency crane. This is a crane that comes to you as soon as possible. Depending on the hire company, that may be within the hour.
With an emergency crane, you may incur additional charges for the convenience compared to the cost of hiring a regular crane. To help you decide, here are several signs that you need an emergency crane.
1. Damage Is Going to Occur If You Don't Hire an Emergency Crane
Is there a branch the has broken off a tree and fallen onto your roof? Are you worried that if you don't remove it, more damage will occur to your roof? In cases like this, the extra costs associated with hiring the emergency crane are quickly outweighed by the money you save by averting extra damage to your home or other structures.
2. A Storm Is Coming and You Need to Trim a Tree Quickly
In other cases, you may need to hire an emergency crane as a proactive measure against damage. In particular, imagine that you have a tree that you believe is going to fall apart in the next storm and high winds are forecast for tomorrow. However, the tree is in a spot that you can't access with a people lifter or a cherry picker. In these cases, you may also want to hire an emergency crane.
You can basically park the crane in the front of the house and swing the boom to the tree in the back. Then, someone can climb the tree, cut the branches, and place the branches in sling attached to the crane. Then, the crane can swing the branches to the front and lower them to the ground. The next day when the storm blows in, you don't have to worry about damage to your home.
3. Your Project Will Face Delays Without the Crane
In other cases, you may need an emergency crane for a commercial project. To explain, imagine that you have a crane or two on site, but you have jobs that need to be done that require the presence of an additional crane or a larger crane.
If you wait until you can book a crane at standard rates, your project will fall behind. In this case, it also makes sense to hire an emergency option.
To decide if an emergency crane is worth the expense, add up the money you are saving by hiring the crane. Then, compare that to the extra costs associated with an emergency crane. If you come out ahead or if the convenience is worth it, contact the emergency crane company right away.
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