Saddle Jib Tower Crane Hire

Saddle jib tower cranes have a fixed jib and are generally cheaper to hire than a luffing tower crane equivelant. Saddle jib tower cranes also benefit from quicker operation lower power and ease of erection and dismantling.

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Although saddle jib tower cranes are generally cheaper and easier to erect and dismantle, saddle jib tower cranes can over sail neighbouring properties and need to rotate with the wind when not in service. This often requires permission from those involved - if not granted, then this could lead to expensive claims against your company. Synergy Lifting are able to supply the most suitable crane to fit your requirements and advise on whether over sailing is going to be an issue or not.

Saddle jib tower cranes are generally cheaper than luffing jib tower cranes.

Luffing Jib Tower Crane Hire

Luffing jib tower cranes are most often used in cities and congested areas where over sailing of adjacent properties can be an issue and allows for multiple tower cranes to be erected on site.

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Although luffing jib tower cranes are generally more expensive to hire, they can be parked at a reduced radius when not in service which can avoid the need to obtain costly licences associated with over sailing. Overall project productivity can be increased as multiple luffing jib tower cranes can be erected on a single site. Get in touch with Synergy Lifting, to let us determine the most suitable tower crane for your site.

Luffing tower cranes are well suited to cities and congested areas.

Self-Erecting Tower Crane Hire

Self-erecting tower cranes are often a more cost effective hire solution when space on site is restricted and a larger crane is simply not needed.

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Self-erecting tower cranes are useful because minimum ground preparation is required, they can be delivered and erected within a few hours, and they can save on more costly mobile crane visits over the duration of the project. Self-erecting tower cranes can be simply towed onto site or, if there are restrictions, lifted into place with a mobile crane. We are able to provide a range of suitable self-erecting tower cranes for hire with an operator on a fully insured contract lift basis.

Self-erecting tower cranes can be slotted onto almost any site.

Do I need crane hire or a contract lift?

The table below outlines the key differences between a crane hire and a contract lift. The main difference is that if you do not have an Appointed Person to plan the lifting activities for you, you will probably need a contract lift. If you are not sure which one is best for you, we can talk you through this on the phone or via our website live chat.

QuestionCrane HireContract Lift
Is a crane with operator supplied?YesYes
Who is responsible for selecting a suitable crane?CustomerCrane Firm
Who plans the lift?Customer's AP*Crane Firm's AP*
Who arranges slinging and signalling duties?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for supervising the lift?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for all loss or damage to the crane?CustomerCrane Firm
Who takes on legal liability in the event of injury or damage?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for insuring the plant and goods under hook?CustomerCrane Firm
* AP (Appointed Person) is a person qualified to plan lifting operations.

How much does crane hire cost?What size crane do I need?Crane hire or contract lift: what is the difference?