October 23, 2018

What Size Crane Do I Need to Lift My Pick?

If you need crane and rigging services in New York City, one of the first questions you may have is, “What size crane do I need?” Though it may seem like a straight forward question, it’s really not. If you’re lifting a 49-ton load, a 50-ton crane may or may not be the appropriate choice. Here’s why:

It’s Not All About Weight

The weight of the pick is important, but it’s not the only factor that impacts crane selection. There are other factors to consider, including how high the pick needs to be lifted, the distance between the crane and the pick, and the location.

Transit Authority Rules

The Transit Authority limits where cranes can be used within NYC boundaries. Consequently, this can impact crane selection. A larger-capacity crane may be required to lift the pick from a greater distance if a crane can not be positioned in the ideal spot for the lift. Therefore, cranes must be of sufficient height and capacity to lift picks safely over any obstacle.

Transport Costs in NYC

Additionally, there’s the question of getting the crane to and from the pick site. New York City presents some logistical challenges. One-way streets, constant road work, and traffic rules can limit how cranes can be moved through the city. Every project has a budget, and crane transport costs can be a factor that makes one piece of equipment more appropriate than another for a pick.

L&M Crane: There From Start to Finish

L&M Crane and Rigging Services is a full-service company. That means we’ll help you select the right size crane for your pick, provide the qualified, licensed operator, master rigger, and personnel you’ll need for the job, take care of the necessary drawings & permits, and more. At L&M Crane, we are known for prompt, reliable service. We’re are truly committed to keeping your projects on time and budget.

If you have questions or need NYC crane and rigging services right away, give us a call. We’re here to help: (516) 546-3725

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