4 Tips to Save Money on Crane Maintenance


All crane parts fail at some point, and there’s nothing you can do to prevent that. However, if you’re not vigilant enough, these repairs can rack up hefty bills and affect your profits. Keep reading as we share four practical tips on how to save money on crane repair and maintenance.


Know where to look


The most valued assets of a crane are its:

  • Hydraulic systems

  • Control mechanisms

  • Wire rope

  • Monitoring devices


Inspecting these systems and components before staring a job will help reduce the risk of parts failures and keep expensive repairs at bay.


Manage a maintenance log

Whenever any maintenance is performed, or a part is replaced, it’s important to maintain a detailed record. This will help you in two ways:


  1. First, you’ll know when the next maintenance is due, and so you can get it done on time, and thus ensure that your crane parts remain fully functional.

  2. Second, if the part is in warranty and should it fail prematurely, you can contact the vendor to have it replaced with a new one free of cost.


Practice regular preventative maintenance   

Regular preventative maintenance will help keep your crane in good working condition. More importantly, it will prolong the service life of your crane parts and make your crane operations more efficient.


Now, we completely understand that you may find it inconvenient to call in maintenance work when your crane appears to be operating just fine, but this strategy will save you a lot of money in the long run.  


Invest in quality parts

Investing in high-quality parts will ensure that you won’t have to spend money on repairs as often. High-quality crane parts offer the best levels of performance and longevity.  Yes, they cost more, but they also serve you for years to come.

What are some of the things you focus on to save money on your crane maintenance bills? Let us know in the comments section below; we’d love to hear from you.    


Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is your one-stop-shop for crane safety instrumentation products. We specialize in rated capacity indicators, crane load monitor system, crane Wind Speed Indicator system, and anti-two block warning indicators. Visit our online store to learn more about our product range.  

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