Cranes can be quite expensive, and there’s no doubt they’ve got a lot of demand, but it’s not easy to make a profit.
So what can we do to keep them going?
“I think the key is the market, because the demand is so high,” says Mr Wills.
“It’s going to be a lot harder to get back into a bubble with prices going up, as people are going to have to go up with them.” “
So how do we make the most of this boom? “
It’s going to be a lot harder to get back into a bubble with prices going up, as people are going to have to go up with them.”
So how do we make the most of this boom?
There are a number of options for making money on a crane, but the most popular are: buying crane parts online, buying the crane from an established crane operator, and renting a crane for use.
Mr Will says there are also companies that can do the crane work for you, but you have to be prepared to pay a lot more.
“You need to understand the difference between buying the parts, and actually renting the crane,” he says.
Check out our guide to buying a crane from a crane operator for more details. “
So it’s really important that you understand what you’re getting into before you make that purchase.”
Check out our guide to buying a crane from a crane operator for more details.
A crane operator is a small business, with a range of crane parts and equipment, including: crane poles, trailers, crane lifts, lift cars and cranes. “
There’s always going to come a time when that crane will cost more than what we’ve got, and we’re going at that price to try and get the best price.”
A crane operator is a small business, with a range of crane parts and equipment, including: crane poles, trailers, crane lifts, lift cars and cranes.
These can be purchased online from crane rental sites, or can be bought from a number the operator owns themselves.
Mr Kellar says many crane operators have a minimum of one or two years of experience and he recommends a crane that’s been used for more than a few years.
“For the price we’re looking for, the crane will work well for the amount of time we’re using it,” he explains.
“And that’s going be a good price for us.”
Renting a crane means you’re paying for the crane, and that’s another important factor when choosing a crane.
“The key is knowing how long it’s been in the shop, and then how much maintenance is going on,” says Ms Kellar.
“If you’re renting a trailer or crane for more then a year, then you’re really paying for that, and if you’re leasing a crane the cost is going up.
It’s the price of the crane that you’re going after.”
Renters also need to be aware of their own maintenance needs.
“A lot of times, a crane needs to be inspected regularly to make certain it’s safe to use, and the crane should also have been inspected by a crane mechanic before it went into service,” says Dr Wills, who adds that a good crane will need to have a “certificate of fit” to demonstrate the crane has met a set of industry standards.
The crane will also need the same kind of inspection before it can go into service.
“With crane rentals, it’s a bit like renting a car,” says Peter Kellar, a senior crane operator.
Once they get home they’ll get a certificate of fit from the crane manufacturer and then you can take it out to the crane operator and they can inspect it and make sure it’s up to standard.”