What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Crane Service?

Crane operator adjusting liftSure, you could own your own crane. But then you have to spend money to maintain it yourself, and store it and a whole host of other responsibilities. What about hiring a crane service? When you have a construction project anywhere in New England, you could hire a crane service like Astro Crane– it’s advantageous for many reasons. 

Reduced Initial Investment

Purchasing a crane involves a hefty upfront cost. This includes not just the price of the crane but also the expenses related to storage, maintenance, and repairs. By hiring a crane service, you can eliminate these initial costs and pay only for the time you need the crane, making it a much more economical option. What’s more, cranes require regular maintenance to ensure they are in optimal working condition and to extend their lifespan. When you hire a crane service, the responsibility for maintenance lies with the rental company. This means you don’t have to worry about the additional expenses and logistics involved in maintaining the equipment.

Access to a Variety of Cranes

Different projects require different types of cranes. When you hire a crane service, you have access to a wide range of cranes tailored to specific needs, such as tower cranes, mobile cranes, and crawler cranes. This versatility ensures you have the right equipment for the job, enhancing efficiency and safety.

Crane rental companies often update their fleets with the latest models and technology. This means you can benefit from advanced features and capabilities that you might not have access to if you owned an older model. Newer cranes often come with enhanced safety features, improved performance, and greater reliability.


Safety is paramount, right? When you hire a crane service, you’re going to get the benefit of professional people and equipment. Not only are the crane operators well-trained in crane operation(s), but they’re also familiar with the specific cranes they’ll use on your project. Meanwhile, their cranes are inspected for any problems and fixed before they get to your place. Safety matters, and crane companies make sure their equipment is working properly because otherwise they wouldn’t be in business very long.

Experience and Expertise

How about experience? That certainly matters, especially with crane operations. You don’t want to work with someone who barely knows cranes. You want to work with someone or a team with years of experience as well as knowledge, right? Hiring a crane service means getting their “years of experience.” With experience comes efficiency– a bonus. You’ve got a timeframe to complete the job and professionals don’t mess around– they get the job done in a timely and efficient manner without incident. 

Project Management Support

Hydraulic crane on construction siteMany crane rental companies offer additional services such as site evaluation, lift planning, and project management support. This holistic approach can streamline your project, ensuring that the crane operations integrate seamlessly with other aspects of the job, saving time and reducing the potential for delays.

Short-Term and Long-Term Rentals

Whether you need a crane for a single day or several months, crane rental services offer flexible rental periods to suit your project timeline. This flexibility allows you to scale up or down based on your requirements without being tied down by long-term commitments.

Logistical Ease

Transporting a crane to and from a job site can be a logistical nightmare. Crane rental companies handle the delivery and pick-up of the equipment, ensuring that it arrives on-site when needed and is removed promptly once the job is completed. This convenience allows you to focus on the core aspects of your project.

Rather than owning your own crane, utilizing a crane service means you can save money. The crane company worries about where to store it when it’s not being used. They deal with certifying operators and workers. They also deal with maintenance and the costs associated with fixing/maintaining cranes. Plus, if/when you rent a crane, they take care of the logistics and they also take on liability should something go wrong. 

Thinking of utilizing a crane service? In New England, Astro Crane offers the use of their hydraulic cranes ranging from 6 to 600 tons. Find out more about their fleet and well-trained, experienced crane operators by calling 978-429-8666