Multiple projects can come your way when you have a fleet of heavy machines and equipment to work with. You may worry that bigger jobs are passing you by if your company is still small and you don't have as many machines as you'd like. Rentals fill in equipment gaps for you; you can compete with larger companies sooner than you imagined by using rental services.  However, to maintain your work schedules and balance sheet, approach renting with these guidelines.

Know Extra Fees

Base rental prices should be just a starting point when calculating how much rentals will actually cost your business. Different companies have their own price structures, but damage to the machine, keeping it longer than originally thought, and other issues could run up even more fees. In fact, inquiring about a fee list to look at and remain aware of could be wise.

Use Correct Size

In your first rental, you might "wing it" with a certain crane size you're not really sure about. Even if that works for a while, ultimately you could be paying more than needed or doing more work than necessary because you're guessing about sizes rather than knowing. If your skill or experience isn't extensive enough to select machines, ask for help. Rental staff may survey or quickly assess areas and recommend specific equipment.

Prepare Site

Prepping the site is your workers' responsibility, not rental staff. Big bushes, tree stumps, overhead cables, and other things which could impede drop off or operation must get cleared.

Ask About Drivers

Expecting the staffers who unload the machine to be the same people operating it could be problematic. Rental companies aren't obligated to field or staff drivers/operators for the crane. Many don't. Discussions about operators need to happen early; a rental company can connect you with industrial temp agencies or freelancers if they don't employ them.

Devise Schedule

Cranes work with the trucks and other machines that power you through days on construction sites. If a semi-truck delivery is late or someone hasn't excavated an area on time, the crane may not have much work to do. Don't waste time or company money by having inefficient schedules that aren't maximizing crane time. Your schedule should be as tight and accurate as possible.

Your efforts to begin incorporating work cranes into your various jobs and projects will slowly pay off. Knowing these details about renting keeps your mind where it should be for a seamless, simple experience. Contact a company like Agin Crane Service for more information.