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How to Choose a Crane for Tilt-Up Concrete Applications

Tilt-up concrete is the preferred method for many construction projects due to the faster build times and cost savings it can provide. Whether you are constructing an office building or a warehouse, the right handling equipment must be selected to ensure that the job is completed safely and on schedule. To ensure proper handling of all concrete panels and other components, it is crucial to know how to choose a crane for tilt-up concrete applications. That is why the mobile crane experts at TNT Crane & Rigging have compiled some information on three important factors to consider before choosing a crane.

Learn about some important hoisting and rigging considerations for every project.

3 Elements to Consider When Selecting a Crane for Tilt-Up Concrete

When it comes to tilt-up construction, it is crucial to select the right crane for the job. While many different types of mobile cranes can be effectively used to handle tilt-up concrete panels, several elements must be considered before choosing a unit. To ensure optimal safety, performance, and efficiency, it is crucial to consider the following elements when selecting a crane for tilt-up concrete:

1. Project Site Elements

From the terrain you will be operating on to the number of overhead obstructions, there are several project site elements that will need to be considered before you rent a mobile crane. For example, if your project site features an abundance of loose soil or uneven gravel, you will likely require a rough-terrain crane or crawler crane to ensure optimal stability for each lift. Alternatively, if your site features solid and level terrain but numerous obstacles, you may need a truck-mounted crane for enhanced mobility and the ability to perform lifts in areas with reduced space.

2. The Size and Weight of the Concrete Panels

After examining your project site, you will need to consider the concrete panels and other components you will be lifting as this will help you determine how much power/lift capacity you need for the job. To ensure optimal safety and performance, you will need to select a unit that offers more lift capacity than you need while ensuring that it can lift the panel to the required height.

3. Your Project Schedule and Deadlines

If your project is on a tight schedule, it is crucial to select a mobile crane that will be available to help you get the job done before your deadline arrives. Since some mobile cranes are in higher demand than others, you will need to work with an experienced crane rental provider to determine if they can deliver a solution that meets your project requirements while adhering to your schedule. While some crane providers can provide fast solutions, most will require more notice to ensure that you are getting the perfect solution. For the best possible solution, be sure to plan ahead as far as possible.

To learn more about our selection of mobile crane rentals or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the experts at Stampede Crane & Rigging. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our rentals or services.