Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

3 Reasons to Hire a Crawler Crane

by Clifton Barnes

Choosing the right type of crane to hire for a construction site isn't always easy. You have to factor in the jobs that the crane needs to do and the conditions on your site. While static cranes work well on some sites, a crawler crane is sometimes a more effective option.

These cranes are actually vehicles that run on crawler tracks. The crane is built into the vehicle. What are the benefits of hiring a crawler crane for your site?

1. Landscape Versatility

The tracks on crawler cranes make them more of an all-terrain vehicle. They don't need to operate on flat surfaces but have the ability to work in uneven and bumpy sites.

If the best way to describe the condition of your site is rugged, then this kind of crane may be your best bet. You won't have to even out the site to make a safe space for the crane to sit.

2. Set-up Ease

When you hire a regular crane, you have to set it up. This can take some time. From a safety perspective, you need to make sure that the crane is stable. You can't have it toppling over when you use it. This can be difficult if your site is a bit bumpy in the areas where the crane will work.

Crawler cranes don't need to be set up. You simply drive the crane where it needs to go. It's then ready to start work. Its crawler tracks also improve stability, so you don't have as many safety worries.

Also, you can move a crawler crane around your site very easily. You just drive it from place to place whenever you need to use it.

3. Load Transporting

The fact that a crawler crane is actually a vehicle also adds to its useful features. Regular static cranes have to load up, move the load and then release it. You have to then deal with the load if it needs to be moved.

With a crawler crane, the crane picks up the load and can then be driven to where the load needs to go. It then drops the load off.

If you think a crawler crane will work on your site, talk to your crane hire service. They can give you more information on what these cranes can do. They can also talk to you about different models and which one will be most suitable for your site and jobs.  


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!