Frequently Asked Questions
Do you Sell New and Used cranes?
Yes, We sell bothe new mobile cranes and Used Mobile Cranes.
New cranes purchases often have lengthy waiting times due to the Global demand for cranes. We are often able to assist with rental cranes while your new mobile crane is being built and transported. If your 50 ton all terrain crane is being shipped, you can rent a 50 ton crane from us while you wait.
For more information on the availability and pricing of New and Used cranes, contact us.
Do you Service and Maintain cranes?
Yes, we service and maintain mobile cranes all over Africa. Our services include on-site servicing and maintenance, including the fitting of spare parts like bearings, gears and hydralic cylinders.
Mobile crane spare parts are available for our partner cranes Terex, Tadano, Faun and other brands.
It is best to send us an email with the services, parts required and a technician will help.
What size crane do I need?
The size of the crane needed is determined by the weight of the item being lifted, the reach of the boom to the center of the item being lifted and the height it is being lifted. Each of our mobile cranes shown on tyhis website have a set of Load charts to help you determine the size crane you need.
Other factors may include the terrain, access for a truck/crane and the type of item being lifted. It is best to send your inquiry indicating the location of the itesm, the weight and reach required so that the rigger who receives the inquiry has a good idea before he/she makes contact with you.
Do you do site inspections?
Yes we do site inspections where practical for no cost.
If the distance or requirement is beyond our ability to do it free, we will notify you before conducting any survey where a cost is incurred.
How much does it cost to hire a crane?
weight of the item that needs to be lifted
Duration of the hire
Please contact us to help determine whiat crane is suitable for your hire requirements.
Do you Service other African Countries?
Yes, we service a number of Countries within Africa. For assistance in any other country within Africa, please contact us.
These countries may change from time to time due to Governement issues and/or after risk asessment.
The item to be lifted is on soft ground, can a crane still be used?
For the most part, a stable and hard terrain is required. In most cases a combination of support mats, outriggers and pads can be used to stabilise the crane before lifting but a site survey should be done if there is any doubt and before a crane is sent.
Does the price include fuel and skilled personnel to operate the crane?
Mobile cranes used on single lifts or short periods less than a week are usually supplied including the cost of diesel. Longer term rentals are often hired without diesel on a “dry rate” basis. All cranes are rented including slings and riggersd where required. In very exceptional circumstances our partners may allow a certified operator from your company to operate the crane but this is of course problematic from an insurance perspective and not recommended.
Does the hire rate include insurance?
Please be sure to read the quotation carefully and to ask the question regarding insurance oif it is not clear in the quotation. Generally, the company hiring out the crane will provide insurance at the cost of 20% of the daily hire rate.
When do I start paying for the crane?
If the distance to the site is extremely far (cross border or another province) an establishment cost will be quoted seperately to get the crane to site. If this is not specifically specified, the hire will start at the time the crane leaves the yard en-route to your site.
What are the operators normal working hours?
Our cranes can operate 24 hour shifts with additional operators which should be arranged at the time of requesting a quote.