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The benefits of mobile crane hire

Mobile cranes are a versatile and valuable piece of equipment for a wide variety of construction and industrial projects. Mobile cranes and the option to hire them offers a number of benefits, including providing versatility, mobility, and a cost-effective solution for lifting operations.

Several of the following features of mobile cranes help to explain exactly why so many businesses would opt to use them as part of their industrial operations. 

Transportation of mobile cranes 

Mobile cranes can be easily transported to and from job sites, making them ideal for projects that require frequent relocation.

For construction businesses that move between sites, hiring a mobile crane or multiple mobile cranes is often far more practical, in this sense, than buying different types of cranes and having to move these between various locations and projects. 


Mobile cranes can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including lifting, transporting, and setting materials. They can also be used to reach high places and access areas that are difficult to reach with other types of cranes.

This makes them an extremely ideal solution for operators and site managers working within the construction industry on a wide range of different construction projects. 


Mobile cranes can be set up and operated quickly, which can save time and money on big construction projects. This is particularly useful on sites where time deadlines must be met. 


Mobile cranes are equipped with a number of safety features, such as overload protection and outrigger systems, to help prevent accidents, adhering to the health and safety regulations of construction sites. Helping to keep both operators and other construction workers safe from harm. 

Specific benefits of mobile crane hire:

  • Cost-effective: Renting a mobile crane is often more cost-effective than purchasing one, especially for projects that only require a crane for a short period of time.
  • Access to specialised equipment: When you hire a mobile crane, you gain access to a wide variety of specialised equipment, such as booms, jibs, and attachments, that can be customised to meet the specific needs of your project.
  • Experienced operators: Mobile crane rental companies typically employ experienced operators who are trained to operate the cranes safely and efficiently.
  • Reduced maintenance costs: When you hire a mobile crane, you don’t have to worry about the maintenance and upkeep of the crane. The rental company will take care of all of that for you.
  • Increased productivity: Mobile cranes can help to increase productivity on construction projects by lifting and transporting materials quickly and efficiently.

Types of mobile cranes for hire 

When it comes to hiring mobile cranes, one size doesn’t fit all. In fact, depending on the requirements of the project and the size of the workload, each type of mobile crane will offer slightly different benefits. 

For example, a mobile crane known as a crawler crane or crawling crane, is not designed with wheels, rather treads. These treads are best suited for environments where the ground may be particularly uneven, soft or wet. Which would pose a challenge to a crane of the standard design. 

Whereas truck-mounted cranes are designed by mounting a crane to a truck. Offering an incredibly versatile and agile type of crane that can be swifty transported between job sites. 

Other types of mobile cranes for hire include:

  • Rough terrain cranes
  • All-terrain cranes
  • Floating cranes 
  • Telescopic cranes 


Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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