Hiring a local crane service in 2018 can be difficult. There is a lot of information online that can be misleading. Whatever industry you’re in, H Brown has the cranes you’ll need for the job. We supply cranes for construction, utilities, road work, oil and gas, and more. We help you organize your crane rental and keep costs down.
Here are some questions you should ask before hiring a crane service and how would H Brown answer.
1. How experienced are the employees?
H. Brown has served the Gulf South Region since 1938. We have employees with many years of experience. Our NCCCO certified operators receive extensive training to ensure your project is executed in a safe, professional manner.
2. What sort of cranes do they offer?
H Brown has mobile cranes, large cranes, smaller cranes, and ranging from 10 to 500 tons in capacity, enables us to tackle projects of practically any type and size.
3. Can they save me money?
Are prices fair and can they perform the work in a reasonable amount of time? H Brown has experience with projects large and small.
4. Is insurance provided?
Insurance is something we provide. If you were to rent a piece of equipment, then the responsibility would be yours. Since we are a service, not a rental company, we take care of all insurance requirements.
5. What information do I need to have in hand when hiring a crane service?
In order to estimate the cost of your project and ensure the right equipment is used, we need to gather the following information:
The weight and physical dimension of the item(s) being lifted. That helps us determine the rigging specifications and size of crane needed.
Any obstructions the item will be lifted over such as trees, buildings, power lines, etc.
The distance (or “radius”) from the crane the item is being lifted or placed.
Lift and set elevations. We need to know the elevations the object will be lifted from and of the surface upon which it will be placed. For example, an object may be lifted from an 18-wheeler trailer bed and set on top of a four-story building, or vice-versa.
Access restrictions. If, for instance, the lift site is in a construction area, we need to know whether matting will be installed to enable our rigs to get to it, or for the crane itself to sit on.
Project location. Since permitting is required based on the distance we have to travel, it is necessary to know the project location.
Load value. While we carry enough insurance to fulfill the requirements of most projects, in some cases the item’s value exceeds that amount. Therefore, in order to be properly insured, we need to know the cost.
The more information you have when hiring a crane service, the more successful your lift project will be. Give us a call at 1-800-256-2348 to discuss your next project. If you prefer, you may also contact us online.