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Can Mobile Cranes be Used for Wind Farms?

Mobile Cranes | Jan 13 / 22

Wind farm projects require powerful and reliable equipment to install turbines, handle heavy materials, and perform other demanding tasks. If you are looking for a versatile and high-performance option for your wind farm project, a mobile crane rental may be the perfect solution for your needs. As leading providers of mobile crane rentals for various industries, the team at Stampede Crane & Rigging knows how effectively mobile cranes can be used for wind farms. That is why we have compiled some information to demonstrate how they can be used for wind farm projects of any size and the benefits they offer.

How are Mobile Cranes Used on Wind Farms in Southern Alberta?

When it comes to wind farm projects, mobile cranes offer several performance, mobility, and safety benefits over other types of material handling equipment. Not only are mobile crane rentals ideal for wind energy installations, they can be used for several purposes on wind farm projects including, but not limited to:

Transporting Materials, Products, and Equipment

Getting materials and products to a wind farm project can be difficult due to the size and weight of the materials being transported. This is especially true for turbine components and materials. For most projects, mobile cranes are used to load and unload the materials used in wind turbines. In some situations, certain types of mobile cranes can even be used to transport heavy vehicles to areas they would be unable to reach on their own. These versatile handling capabilities make mobile cranes one of the best choices on the market for transporting items around your project site.

Installing Equipment

Mobile cranes offer exceptional lift heights. These capabilities are typically required to reach the heights at which wind turbines are assembled. Many wind farm project sites also feature difficult terrain like mud, loose dirt, or steep slopes, severely impeding certain types of equipment. Mobile cranes are available in rough terrain configurations, allowing operators to confidently navigate any type of surface and perform high lifts safely.

Equipment Maintenance

An often-overlooked component of wind farms is their frequent maintenance requirements. As weather conditions can have a major effect on how long components of wind turbines last, they must be inspected, maintained, and repaired often. Mobile cranes are the perfect solution for these tasks as they can quickly lift required materials and replacement components to the desired location, allowing personnel to quickly perform repairs and get the wind farm equipment up and running as soon as possible.

To learn more about our selection of mobile crane rentals or for assistance choosing the perfect unit for your project, get in touch with the team at Stampede Crane & Rigging. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to assist you.