Hiring a crane is more convenient than owning one and this fact is commonly agreed by all construction company owners. Given the cost of purchasing and maintaining the cranes, going for a crane hire in Perth would be a wise decision if you want to keep low operational costs while enjoying efficiency. With the various types of cranes that are available today, you might get confused when it comes to selecting the right crane for your project.

To eliminate your confusion, here is a brief list of cranes that can help you perform construction tasks with great efficiency.

1. All terrain cranes- One of the most popular misconceptions is that any type of crane can work in any environment. This is absolutely wrong! Cranes are specifically designed to work in particular environment; for instance- there are cranes that work best on smooth roads, there are cranes that are suitable for rough land surfaces while other types are perfect for wetlands. If you are unable to hire the required crane, go for an all-terrain crane to be on the safe side. Also known as ‘truck-mounted cranes’, this type of crane work well in all kinds of land surfaces, smooth or rough. As the name suggests and since they are great for all kinds of land locations, they are mainly used to pick up heavy loads and carry them to other places.

2. Overhead cranes– Commonly called ‘suspended cranes’ , these cranes actually suspend the load from a great height. The main feature of an overhead crane is that it is unidirectional-that is, it moves in one direction. So you can transport materials and heavy loads in a systematic and organized way. These cranes are usually needed for maintenance and application. They are popularly used for refinement of steel and other metals and also in the paper mills to remove heavy press rolls and other tools.

3. Mobile cranes- The main feature of this type of crane is that it has a telescopic boom that is suspended by wires. These cranes are the most dynamic ones when compared to others. One main advantage of hiring this crane is that it can easily assemble because of its superb design. Moreover, they are ‘mobile’ or ‘portable’ and hence are perfect for construction projects that demand the use of a crane in various location. Mobile cranes are ideal if you are looking for cranes to smoothen your building maintenance, working on highway towers or laying of pipelines.

4. Tower cranes- If your search is for the tallest crane in the market, hire a tower crane. These are specially designed to be used in locations with skyscrapers or high buildings. It is designed to balance its own weight while carrying its counterweight that it carries. Go for this crane if you need to lift heavy weights to a great height. Tower cranes have a maximum supported height of 80 meters and can reach a height of 70 meters maximum while lifting 19.8 tonnes of weight.

Conclusion- Invention of cranes has definitely made our works simpler and less problematic. These are some of the basic crane types that you can hire for the smooth execution of your constructional operation. You can contact your trusted crane hiring company to find out more about the various types of cranes to satisfy your lifting requirements.

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