Construction, manufacturing, transportation & shipping – Almost every other industry requires cranes for one task or the other. Without going into complicated details, it is safe to say that a crane is essential for lifting, lowering, and moving goods and heavy shipments. It can be also used for demolition, to transport materials, and other tasks. If your business requires cranes for different tasks, one of the overwhelming decisions is to choose between renting a crane and buying one. Finding a large crane dealer doesn’t have to be tough, but before you decide on an option, here is a look at various factors, pros and cons.
All about renting cranes
From having the choice to rent modern cranes, to getting assistance for everything, including transportation, maintenance, and repairs (if any), rental services have many benefits. You can choose between a wide range of cranes, and in case there is a fault or issue with the crane, the parent company will take care of replacement, repairs, and everything else. You don’t have to worry about depreciation either, and there are no storage costs. In case you are renting a crane for the longer term, storage is still cheaper.
On the flip side, renting modern cranes can get expensive at times, especially if you have long-term requirements and need to use a particular type of model consistently. Not all companies have good rental contracts, so it is important to review things in detail.
All about buying cranes
If you have sparring use of cranes, or need it only for a specific season, period of work, renting may seem better. However, for extensive work or big construction projects, it is often economically viable to buy one. Keep in mind that buying a crane is not just about upfront costs though. The bigger challenge is maintenance, repairs, and selling it off at some point. Also, you need to train people for operating the crane, pay for their insurance, all of which can add to the costs.
Taking the final call
Renting cranes may seem like a better choice, but we recommend that you consider your requirements, cost of rentals, and other factors like usage, types of cranes needed, and term of rental, before taking the final call. There is nothing like having a rental service that’s reliable and known and can handle your requirements smoothly, especially if you don’t have the budget to buy a new one.