Dealing With A Problematic Crane & Temporarily Renting One

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Dealing With A Problematic Crane & Temporarily Renting One

26 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


A crane is the type of equipment that is commonly needed when working at a construction site. If you have been out of business as a construction contractor for a while because the boom on your crane has stopped function, resolving the problem might not be as complicated as you think it is. It is possible that the boom can be repaired, as the hydraulic system might be the reason why it has stopped working. Take a look at this article to gain more insight about keeping your construction business going while dealing with a problematic crane boom.

How Can a Hydraulic System Affect a Crane Boom?

The hydraulic system is one of the most important parts of a crane. The boom is unable to move when the hydraulic system is in bad shape. In some cases, the boom will still move, but not to the fullest extent that it is able to. Basically, the hydraulic system provides the pressure that is required for the boom to move. The problem with your crane might stem from the hydraulic system being low on fluid, which should be an easy problem to resolve with assistance from a professional.

Is it Possible to Rent a Crane?

If you want to get back to work before your crane has been repaired, it is possible for you to rent a crane. Don't worry about not being able to find the model of crane that you need for the type of construction work that you do. It is likely that the rental company will have numerous models of cranes available for you to choose between. However, keep in mind that the model of crane that you need might be rented out. Call the crane services rental company in advance to find out if the crane will be immediately available on the day that you need it.

How Long Can a Crane Be Rented Before Being Returned?

There is not usually a time limit in which a crane can be rented, but it will depend on where it is rented from. Basically, you will simply have to pay a fee for the number of days that you need the crane in your possession. It is wise to rent the crane for longer than you think you will need it. The reason why is because when your rental time is up, it might be difficult to get an extension of time if someone else has already reserved the crane for a specific date.