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How much does crane hire cost?

Heard good things about crane hire? Using a crane can make light work of difficult tasks – especially in busy cities like Liverpool and Manchester – but how much do they cost and is it really worth it?

Five factors that determine the cost of crane hire:

  1. Type of crane

There are many different types of cranes out there – suitable for all kinds of jobs. Some cranes are ideal for small to moderate construction projects, whilst others are tall and better-suited to large-scale projects, perhaps in the bustling city with tight roads and high-rise buildings to negotiate.

The type of crane you require will affect the price, with the larger and more specialist cranes understandably being more expensive. It’s important to choice the right crane for the job though and, here at Bryn Thomas Cranes, we have an extensive fleet at our disposal, meaning we can offer you choice AND competitive pricing.

  1. Size of crane

For smaller projects, a crane that can lift up to 20 tons is ideal. As a general rule of thumb, larger projects will need one of our heavy-duty cranes that can lift 100-500 tons reliably. Although our larger cranes cost more than the smaller ones, they are an excellent choice if you need to move heavy, cumbersome loads. Opting for a smaller, cheaper crane could cost more in the long run as you’ll have to split loads, which in turn takes more rental time.

  1. Rental period

How long you need to hire a crane for can also impact on the cost of crane hire in Manchester or Liverpool. Most construction companies hire cranes for a few days or a week. Large-scale projects, however, are likely to take longer to accomplish – meaning you might need to rent the crane for several months, costing you more.

The Bryn Thomas Cranes team is always on hand to help – ensuring you get the most out of crane hire in Liverpool or Manchester. We can also tailor crane rental around what works best for you.

  1. Operator costs

The construction industry is expensive, and not without risk. The larger the crane, the more dangerous it can be to operate, but you can minimise this risk by opting for a qualified operator for CPA crane hire.

Whilst paying for the operator, you’re buying the peace of mind that everything is being looked after, is fully covered and properly managed. If you’re familiar with crane hire, CPA crane hire is an excellent choice, and here at BTC, we give you the flexibility and choice.

  1. Insurance

Full insurance needs to be taken out for the duration of your project for both CPA hire and contract lifting – the only difference is that we’ll arrange cover for contact lifts, providing you with the peace of mind that every aspect is taken care of.

The cost of insurance will depend on the type of crane and the appointed person. If you opt for crane hire and use your own operator, you’ll need to take out a full insurance policy to ensure legal formalities. If you hire an operator, you’ll only need a limited policy.

Hiring a crane from Bryn Thomas Cranes

Bryn Thomas Cranes specialise in crane hire in Manchester and Liverpool and ensure safety and productivity from start to finish. Before hiring one of our cranes, we’ll send a consultant to your site to assess the conditions and to consider the work that needs doing. Always be clear about the task in hand then we can advise you on which crane best suits your project and draw up a contract – detailing the costs involved and ensuring your expenses are kept to a minimum.

For more detailed information about how much our crane hire services cost, please get in touch. We are always on hand to help and will happily share our expertise. Call our northwest office on 0161 777 8765 or send an email to manchester@brynthomascranes.com.

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