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Why Do Construction Companies Prefer Mobile Cranes?

a mobile crane at a construction site

With advancements in crane technology, more and more construction companies are opting for mobile cranes instead of fixed cranes. Mobile cranes offer some incredible benefits that allow site managers to lower costs, enhance safety, and maximize the efficiency of operations.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits offered by mobile cranes and some tips on ensuring safe use.

1. They can carry heavy loads

Modern mobile cranes have powerful lifting capacities due to their heavy base and rotational capacity. The main advantage is that they move loads both horizontally and vertically with ease. The large lift radius means that they’re ideal for moving heavy loads across long distances.

2. They help reduce costs

Many construction companies have started to rent cranes for each project instead of opting to keep them on hand. This reduces overheads and helps construction firms manage demand fluctuations more efficiently.

Additionally, many crane rental companies also hire experienced crane operators for the job. This means you don’t have to keep a trained operator on payroll throughout the year.

3. They are easy to set up

Mobile cranes require minimal setup and can be used immediately after inspection. They are compact, which means they can be easily deployed on less-than-ideal job sites, such as busy urban areas and remote locations.

4. They can be used for transportation

Mobile cranes can also be used to transport heavy items across multiple job sites and are used for both commercial and domestic lifts. For more complex jobs, the all-terrain mobile crane is highly effective as it offers resilience in extreme environmental conditions and a lifting capacity of up to 1000 tons.

Ensure the safety of your mobile crane operations

Mobile cranes have some incredible benefits—but that doesn’t mean they are accident-proof. Crane safety equipment can help you maximize the safety of your mobile cranes and prevent accidents that result in injuries and costly damages.

With over two decades of experience in the crane safety business, Crane Warning Systems Atlanta has helped many businesses enhance the safety of their crane operations. Products such as anti-two-block systems, crane LMI system & crane load indicator system, and portable camera systems enable construction managers to meet on-site safety and performance targets with ease.

Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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