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What Is A City Crane?

City Crane

Do you need to lift and move large loads between varying heights? Ever considered hiring a city crane?

Whilst there are various types of cranes available to hire – each suited to specific tasks within the construction industry – city cranes are (by far) the best option for projects in urbanised areas, where access is often restricted.

Let’s find out more about city cranes – including what they’re used for and why you should consider hiring one from Bryn Thomas Cranes.


What is a city crane?

City cranes have been used for decades throughout the world, offering a convenient lifting solution for construction sites with limited access.

Boasting a compact footprint, these cranes can perform lifts without compromising on lift height or weight capacity. They also have an adjustable turning circle and telescopic boom – making them easy to navigate through narrow streets – and can reach great heights when set up on-site.


What are city cranes used for?

Thanks to their compact design and versatility, city cranes can be used across various applications and projects within the domestic and commercial sectors.

Whilst city cranes are frequently used on construction sites to empty containers, transfer goods from one area to the next and load materials in bulk, they are particularly useful for lifts where access is restricted (i.e. lifting objects between buildings or in enclosed spaces).


What are the benefits of hiring a city crane?

Despite the vast range of cranes available to hire, city cranes remain one of the most popular choices for construction teams the world over – and it’s with good reason.

City cranes come in various sizes and lifting capacities, meaning you should have no problem finding something suitable for the task at hand.

They are also the most manoeuvrable and can travel with a load securely attached on the hook or be fitted with a runner in environments where headroom is limited.

Given their compact nature, city cranes can negotiate  crowded construction sites and will take up little space when set up. In other words, they won’t impede your business operations or skimp on safety.

Another advantage of these cranes is that they facilitate quick setup, allowing projects to be completed on time and within budget.

40t Terex AC40 City Crane in action

Hire a city crane from Bryn Thomas Cranes

Hiring a city crane gives you the flexibility to choose the ideal size and weight capacity for every lift, as opposed to buying one outright and having to use it for all jobs.

By hiring one of these cranes from a reputable crane hire company, like us at Bryn Thomas Cranes, you won’t need to worry about maintenance and storage costs or expensive repairs. We will take care of it all on your behalf – ensuring you benefit from a crane that’s properly maintained, tested and certified.

What’s more, all our city cranes are supplied with a competent operator, whether you opt for CPA crane hire or contract lifting. And we pride ourselves on offering some of the most competitive rates around, providing a cost-effective lifting solution for everyone.

To find out more about our city cranes, or to hire one for your new project, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01352 733 984.


What Is A City Crane FAQs

City cranes are ideal for lifting large, cumbersome loads in restricted or built-up areas.

Thanks to their compact size and all-wheel steering, they offer excellent manoeuvrability – making them perfect for various construction and demolition projects.

Most city cranes have an adjustable turning circle and a long boom that can extend up to several hundred feet. The boom is used to lift heavy materials between varying heights, reducing the need for manual lifting and, therefore, eliminating the risk of accidents and injuries.

Hiring a city crane will allow you to complete complex projects on time, without any holdups.

To discuss your project requirements in more detail with our team, give us a call on 01352 733 984 today.

City crane hire is likely to cost you hundreds of pounds, depending on your location and the distance our fleet drivers have to travel.

We operate throughout the UK, but the closer you are to one of our depots, the cheaper it will be. This is because it won’t take us much time (or fuel) to reach your site.

As with most things, you’ll pay more to hire a larger crane or one with a greater lifting capacity or additional features, but you’ll be able to lift and move more materials with ease.

Another factor that can influence the cost of city crane hire includes when you need the equipment to be on your site. For example, hiring one of our city cranes on a bank holiday, in the evening or at the weekend will be more expensive. And if you require our machinery for several days or weeks (as opposed to a few hours), you’ll be charged extra.

For a clear idea of how much city crane hire will cost you, talk to the team.

We’ll discuss your project requirements in further detail and consider your budget before offering a fair yet competitive quote.

Here at Bryn Thomas Cranes, we pride ourselves on supplying only the best fleet of cranes, including city models from Liebherr, Terex, and Jones.

As well as providing reliable lifting equipment, we also offer a flexible solution for all clients and will tailor our city crane hire services to suit your exact requirements.

Before we deliver a city crane to your work site, you’ll need to decide whether you’d like to opt for a CPA crane hire agreement or arrange a contract lift.

A contract lift is perfect for customers who have little to no crane hire experience, as we’ll take care of every aspect for you. You’ll simply need to provide details of the ground conditions and the load you’ll be moving.

However, if you’ve hired cranes countless times before, a CPA hire will allow you to manage and oversee everything yourself. We’ll simply provide a certified crane and an operator.

On the day of CPA hire, you’ll need to make sure that you have the risk assessment and method statement drawn up, along with the relevant insurance cover in place.

To find out more about our city crane hire services and how we can help, please call 01352 733 984 or complete our online enquiry form.

Hiring a city crane from Bryn Thomas Cranes couldn’t be simpler.

If you already know which city crane you require, let us know when you'd like it to be delivered and how long you’ll need it to be kept on your site. This will allow us to check we have availability and pencil you in the diary.

If you’re unsure which city crane is best for the job and need an expert opinion, you can rely on our specialists to offer advice and guidance. We’ll take into account your project requirements to determine a suitable lifting capacity.

To get the ball rolling and benefit from our city crane hire, you can book over the phone or email your requirements to office@brynthomascranes.com and we'll be in touch with a free, no-obligation quote.

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