Reasons Why Building Construction Contractors Should Use Truck-Mounted Cranes

Cranes are heavy lifting machines used in a wide range of industrial applications. These machines use levers and pulleys to lift materials or objects that human beings would typically not be able to lift manually. One of the most popular types of cranes used in the building construction industry is a mobile crane. A mobile crane is basically a heavy lifting system used while attached to a mobile platform, like a truck. When a truck is used as the mobile platform for the lifting system, the resultant type of crane is referred to as a truck-mounted crane or simply a truck crane. If you are a new entrant in the building construction industry, investing in truck cranes would be a good move for your business. Here's why.

Safe operation

Safety is the most important aspect of any project that involves the lifting of heavy loads. This is because the movement of weighty items poses a safety hazard for those present onsite. As long as the work site has been thoroughly pre-inspected to identify and manage safety hazards, and equipment operators understand and know how to avoid the safety hazards associated with the job at hand, truck crane operations can be carried out smoothly and safely.

Once it is established that the ground on which truck cranes will be operated is stable enough and the right outriggers are used, up to several tons of weight can be safely lifted, depending on the weight capacity of that particular piece of equipment. Outriggers are used to stabilise the crane by lifting the truck's wheels off the ground during hoisting. 

Negligible setup time

Heavy construction machinery can take up several hours or even days to properly assemble. In the construction industry, this may mean that crucial building materials are not being moved, stalling some activities at the work site, for example. Therefore, it is important that construction equipment be set up quickly so that actual work can begin as soon as possible.

One of the most acclaimed advantages associated with using a truck crane is that it requires a short to no time to be up and running. This type of crane does not have to be assembled from the ground up, a job that take a considerable amount of the budgeted project time to complete. Investing in a truck crane is a step that can save your business labour time and costs associated with equipment assembly.