When you have a job that requires you to lift heavy things and then move them, you can’t just use your back and your legs, or you could seriously injure yourself. You’re no superhero, BUT we might just have the super cranes you need.
For businesses that need to lift and move heavy objects, you may want to consider hiring a spider crane or mini crane. They can be a valuable way to work more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Spider cranes and mini cranes are mobile overhead cranes, and one of our construction equipment hire options.
What are spider cranes/mini cranes? Spider cranes, sometimes called mini cranes, are among the most versatile cranes in many industries. The name “spider” came from its resemblance to a spider’s thin legs when it’s all set up and ready to go.
They’re great for moving things around in tight spaces. They have arms that can extend outward from the centre and then retract when they’re done with their work. This makes them ideal for moving things around in warehouses or even on building sites if they need to get up high enough to reach something like an air conditioner unit on a roof. They are also common in shipyards, where they are used to load and unload ships with heavy cargo or containers.
When should you hire a mini crane? While big cranes are undeniably impressive, they’re also expensive and tend to get in the way of foot traffic. That’s why you may want to consider hiring smaller equipment like spider cranes. Here are some of the things they can do for you and instances when renting them is the better option:
If you need something small for heavy loads
The primary benefit of using a spider crane is that despite its size, it can handle heavy loads. The wheel is made of sturdy material and is attached to a cable or wire rope. It is connected to a hoisting device to move horizontally and vertically. They are ideal for lifting materials like steel beams, pipes, and other heavy objects.
If you want to transport materials quickly and easily
Spider cranes are the best option to move a large object from one place to another quickly and easily. This machine will make sure that all your materials reach their destination safely without any problems or damage taking place at all during transit time.
If you need to move objects up high
If your project requires that you move something over 100 feet high (or more), then it would be best to have a spider crane on hand. This type of crane is designed specifically for high lifts, and they can reach heights that other cranes cannot.
If you’re working in tight spaces
Spider cranes are the best option if you’re working on sites with limited space and height restrictions. It has a compact design, making it suitable for working in confined spaces. The compact design means that the crane can be used on sites with limited workspace or height restrictions, such as bridges or buildings with low ceilings.
If you have a budget to follow and looking for a cost-effective option
Spider cranes are cost-effective because they can be rented out instead of purchasing. When you opt for a spider crane hire, you only have to pay the rental fee when you need to use it. There is no maintenance, downtime, or loss of value when hiring a spider crane. When you plan your project, you can hire only for the time you need, saving you a lot of money.
Need a reliable mini crane rental?
Spider cranes are the best choice for various projects, and choosing the one that’s right for you can mean the difference between one job completed and two jobs unfinished. So, whether you need to move a delicate piece of machinery, relocate a vessel or install solar panels on your roof, we can help.
As a specialist construction equipment hire, we take pride in our people and the high-quality rental services that we offer to grow your business. We have over 40 years of experience under our belt, so you can rest easy knowing that our company gets the job done – and done well!
Check out our range of spider cranes here. We provide cost-effective spider crane rental all around New Zealand, with offices in Auckland and Christchurch. Our team of experts can advise you on the best model for your needs, and we have a fleet of super cranes ready to take on any job, big or small.
If you’re looking for spider crane hire, contact us here.
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