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Top Questions To Ask Before Renting Out A Crane

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Whether you are looking to start out a new construction project, or you need to lift a range of items and supplies that are too heavy for regular machines, chances are that you will need a crane. Cranes are ideal if you are looking to do some heavy lifting. Without a crane, you won't be able to move around heavy items and materials. 

Whether you need your crane for short or long term use, chances are that you will be looking to rent one rather than purchasing your own, especially if this is a one-off project. 

You will find a myriad of companies around Malta and Gozo that can present you with stellar crane solutions, however, there are a couple of questions that you need to ask before renting out a crane from a specific company. 

Here are the top questions to ask before renting out a crane. 

1. Do you provide crane operators? 

Cranes are dangerous to operate if you have little to no experience in hand. This means that you will also be needing a certified crane operator to operate the machinery for you. It is best to ask the company beforehand if they will present you with a certified crane operator. There are many different types of cranes around, so it is best to get an operator from the same crane rental company itself. This will avoid any confusion or lateness when it comes to your project, as you will have a professional at hand that can work the crane model that you have without any difficulties. 

2. How does your delivery and pickup policy work? 

This is an important one. You need to make sure that you will not be in charge of transporting the crane back and forth to the rental company's premises. It is best to ask beforehand what their delivery and pickup policies are. This way you can rest assured that the crane will be returned safely and securely after use. 

3. What is the maximum weight?

Cranes come in a variety of sizes and weight capacities. You need to get a crane that is best for the tasks that you are looking for. You can discuss this with the rental company – estimate the weight of items which you need to lift or take photos of them along with sizing, to inform the rental company. This will present you with the right crane for you. By doing this, you will also avoid overspending on the rental services. 

4. How often do you inspect your cranes? 

As it was already stated, cranes are not easy to operate. You need to make sure that whoever you are renting your crane from presents the equipment with regular checks and maintenance services. This will give you peace of mind in terms of safety. It is ideal to go for a company that inspects the cranes before and after they are rented out, along with regular maintenance checks. 

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