Welcome to Crane Hire Source
Crane hire can be difficult to get right so a welcome source of companies who hire new and used cranes can be found at www.cranehiresource.co.uk.
Modern cranes can lift many hundreds of tons while smaller cranes are not only compact but can be highly manoeuvrable and capable of working in restricted areas with low headroom.
Dozens of different types of crane can be hired. Many can be seen at work everyday in towns and cities. Cranes can be mounted on fixed buildings, road vehicles, ships or floating pontoons.
Probably the most familiar will be tower-cranes that are literally used in the construction of tower blocks. Although less likely to come into contact with them many people will also have seen large floating cranes at work in the oil industry on rigs, used in the raising of sunken items from the seabed or from rivers, and to load and offload cargoes from ships in ports and dockyards.
At the other end of the scale are small jib cranes used in factories while high up two types of crane regularly in use are the gantry crane and the overhead crane. Running on rails the gantry crane is suspended under a beam between pillars while the overhead crane, although also suspended, tends to be fixed to a building rather than attached to uprights.
Many types of crane from a variety of different manufacturers can be hired along with attachments and other equipment, use our categories below to find the right choice for your crane hire needs.
Mobile Crane Hire, Mini Crane Hire, Electric Crane Hire, Overhead Crane Hire
Cranes are lifting machines, which that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It uses one or more simple machines in order to create a mechanical advantage which means that they can move loads beyond the normal capability of a human. This therefore enables those in industry to benefit from these labour saving devices. Cranes are commonly employed in the transport industry for the loading and unloading of freight, in the construction industry for the movement of materials and in the manufacturing industry for the assembling of heavy equipment. Cranes, like all machines, obey the principle of conservation of energy.
Cranes exist in an enormous variety of forms each of which is tailored for a specific use. Crane hire enables industries to have access to all of these cranes in different sizes ranging from the smallest jib cranes, used inside workshops, to the tallest overhead cranes, used for constructing high buildings, mobile cranes and electric cranes. Both used crane hire and new crane hire is available to business from a range of manufacturers.
Crane hire allows businesses to use cranes for one off or short term use without the expense of purchasing one.
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