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Which Type of Mobile Crane is Right for You?

Mobile Cranes | Oct 13 / 21

Mobile cranes are a popular choice for a variety of industries due to their unmatched versatility. With so many types of mobile cranes available, it can be difficult to determine which option is the best fit for your project. While it is important to understand the differences between each type of mobile crane, it is even more important to consider the unique elements of your project site. As leading providers of mobile crane rentals for all industries, the team at Stampede Crane & Rigging understands how difficult it can be to settle on a specific unit. That is why have provided a list of important site factors to consider to help you determine which type of mobile crane is right for you.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Crane

Considering the following elements of your project will help you determine the ideal mobile crane solution:

The Materials you are Handling

From large construction materials to heavy HVAC units, there are many materials and products that will need to be handled throughout the course of a project. Be sure to consider the weight and size of the materials you will need to lift as this will help you determine your capacity requirements.

Terrain and Operating Surfaces

The terrain you operate on will greatly influence the effectiveness and safety of a mobile crane. Some units are only designed to operate on hard and flat surfaces while others can perform lifts on nearly any type of terrain. If your site features an abundance of mud, loose gravel, or small hills, you will likely require a rough-terrain or crawler crane. In addition to the surfaces where lifts will be performed, it is worth considering how your terrain will affect the navigation and transportation of equipment.

Overhead Obstructions and Obstacles

Nearby buildings, tall trees, and other cranes are just some examples of overhead obstructions that can impede the operation of a mobile crane. If your project site features any of these obstructions, you will need to choose a unit that can perform a lift while avoiding them.

Transportation and Delivery Requirements

Some cranes are more difficult to transport and deliver to a project site than others. If your site is in a rural area that is difficult to access, you may have some restrictions on the types of cranes you can rent. This is also true for urban project sites as some units are simply too large to maneuver in confined spaces.

To learn more about our selection of mobile crane rentals, get in touch with the experts at Stampede Crane & Rigging. We can be reached through our online contact form and will work with you to determine the ideal mobile crane for your needs.