What are cranes?
Before we go into discussing a good and quality crane service, let's first know about the definition of a crane itself.
According to wikipwdia a crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire rope or chain, and sheaves, which can be used both to lift and lower material and to move it horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy items and transporting them to other places. The device uses one or more simple machines to create a mechanical advantage and thereby move loads beyond the normal capabilities of humans. Cranes are commonly used in transportation for loading and unloading of goods, in construction for the movement of materials, and in manufacturing for the assembly of heavy equipment.
The first known crane was the shadouf, a water-lifting device invented in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and later appearing in ancient Egyptian technology. Construction cranes later appeared in ancient Greece, where they were powered by humans or animals (such as donkeys), and were used for building construction. Larger cranes were later developed in the Roman Empire, using human tread wheels, enabling the lifting of heavier loads. In the High Middle Ages, harbor cranes were introduced to load and unload ships and aid in their construction—some built into stone towers for extra strength and stability. The earliest cranes were built of wood, but cast iron, iron and steel took over with the advent of the Industrial Revolution.
After we know about cranes, of course we want to use the best crane services so we don't regret using the services we choose.
Here are some crane services that we highly recommend for readers of this blog.
1. Preston hire
Preston Hire has a proud and dynamic history that demonstrates our desire to continually thrive and ensure innovation is at the heart of what we do. Originally founded in 1969, Preston is a small mobile crane and scaffolding equipment rental business owned and managed by the Preston family. 50 years later, Preston Hire boasts a nationwide multi-branch network across Australia with an impressive fleet of specialty rental equipment.
With a commitment to innovation and a desire to provide the market with new products that would provide both safety and efficiency, the 1990s Preston Hire revived and completely changed the construction industry with the invention of the SuperDeck® Retractable Loading Platform system. Recognizing that loading platforms can be key to increasing productivity and security on a construction site, the SuperDeck® Retractable Loading Platform system is designed to be stacked vertically and rolled in and out as needed, as opposed to traditional fixed or staggered platforms which have to be staggered throughout the building. This approach simplifies material handling by allowing the crane unimpeded access to platforms above or below. SuperDeck was a game changer, both in Australia and globally, making the Preston Hire name synonymous with the construction industry.
2. Freo group
Freo Group is the leading provider of crane hire services and material logistics management in Australia.
We provide a complete range of crane hire, heavy lifting, logistics management, oversize transport, materials handling, warehousing and storage services from our many locations across Australia.
At Freo Group, we are committed to offering our services in a manner that promotes strong community participation, health & safety excellence, and environmental responsibility.
We provide services to some of Australia's leading 'Blue Chip' clients, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Woodside, Fortescue Metals Group, BP, Chevron, Apache Corporation, Newcrest Mining Limited, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, Wesfarmers, Tronox, Karara Mining , in addition to various utility companies.
In early 2012, Marmon Crane Services Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, acquired Freo Group Limited. Marmon Crane Services Inc. is one of 11 business sectors within the Marmon Group, which is an international association of more than 125 manufacturing and service businesses with a collective revenue of approximately US $7 billion.
The McKay United Group. consisting of Williamston Crane Hire and East Side Crane Hire. has held a strong presence in the mobile crane industry for over 30 years. Starting in 1987. we have strived to achieve a long-standing reputation as one of the most modern and diverse crane hire companies in the state. Our experienced team specializes in all aspects of mobile crane hire and are able to cater to any project. large or small. We pride ourselves on our business ethics and our commitment to customer service and satisfaction.