How To Hire A Crane

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In many cases, purchasing a crane is not a feasible option. Fortunately, you can hire a crane from a professional crane company instead. This will save you time and money as all you need to do is choose the right crane hire company and they will take care of everything else.

However, in order to choose the right crane hire company you will need a basic understanding of what type of crane is suitable for the job. You will also need to take into consideration your budget, availability, and whether you need dry hire or wet hire.

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What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Crane

Types Of Cranes

There are three main types of mobile cranes available: Franna cranes, all terrain cranes, and rough terrain cranes.

Franna Cranes

Due to their compact size and manoeuvrability, Franna cranes are ideal for performing lifts on crowded Brisbane job sites, as well as in residential situations. As a pick-and-carry crane, Franna cranes can be used to not only lift large and cumbersome objects, but also to transport them short distances across a job site.

Additionally, Franna cranes can travel on public roads at high speeds for quick arrival to site, and require minimal setup to ensure that each lift is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

All Terrain Cranes

All terrain cranes are the all-rounder mobile cranes, with the ability to travel both on public roads as well as on uneven and rough terrain. Built with off-road tyres and an all wheel drive suspension, the all terrain crane is built to reach even the toughest of job sites.

Our all terrain crane is also equipped with both front and rear outriggers to ensure a stable lift even on sloped or uneven surfaces.

Rough Terrain Cranes

Rough terrain cranes are built for reliable off-road performance, with front and rear stabilisers, and the ability to shift between 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.

Whether your lift site is on rough terrain or in an area with no road access, our 22-ton Kato rough terrain crane will get the job done.


Finding a crane hire company with flexible availability to suit the needs of your project is an essential step in ensuring that your job is completed on time and within budget. If your job may require after hours lifts, you don’t want a crane hire company that only operates from 9 to 5.

Mighty Cranes offers 24/7 crane hire availability and emergency crane hire with highly skilled and experienced crane operators on call 24/7.

Wet Hire or Dry Hire

Another important consideration when hiring a crane is whether you need wet or dry hire. Dry hire is when you hire the crane itself without an operator, whereas wet hire includes both the equipment and an experienced operator.

In most cases, wet hire is the best option that will save you time, money and hassle. This is because all you will need to do is hire the crane and your crane hire company will take care of the rest. From conducting a site safety and hazard check, to creating a comprehensive lift plan and completing a safe and efficient lift, Mighty Cranes wet hire has got you covered.

Conversely, with dry hire, you will need to hire a crane as well as organise for a licensed and insured crane operator to be on site to operate it. In addition, you will be responsible for any damage caused to the crane while it is used by the third party operator.

Choosing wet hire will ensure that the job is completed safely and efficiently as the crane operator will be highly experienced in operating the crane as it is their full-time job, as opposed to someone who may not operate a crane on a regular basis.

Reliable Crane Hire Brisbane

If you’re looking for reliable crane hire in Brisbane, look no further than Mighty Cranes. We offer quality crane hire services for both domestic and commercial jobs at an affordable price. Our crane operators are on call 24/7 to ensure that your next project is completed on time and within budget. Call us today on 0477 000 976 for a free quote and comprehensive lift plan.

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