Why Hire Crane Mats
There are several reasons why you might want to hire crane mats rather than purchase them.
The most obvious reason to hire is when you don’t usually use crane mats in your projects and just need them as a one off, or only use them very occasionally. It could then work out more cost effective for you to hire them rather than buy outright.
Projects that require thicker crane mats or different sizes
There are other reasons that you might consider hiring over buying too. For instance if you are dealing with a project that requires thicker crane mats than you usually use then you could hire crane mats that are suitable for that particular project without a long term commitment. Similarly you might be using heavier plant and machinery than normal and so need to use crane mats that are able to handle the excess weight safely.
Projects in unusual conditions
You may also be taking on a project that has different conditions than those of your usual projects. For instance if a site is particularly sandy, muddy or waterlogged then you might consider hiring crane mats that are more suited to these conditions.
Hiring crane mats is also an excellent solution when you take on a project that is larger than what your business usually deals with. In this case you probably won’t want to invest in additional crane mats for this one project if it’s unlikely you’ll need as many again, so hiring offers you the option of expanding your supply of crane mats temporarily for the duration of the project. This removes the expense of buying the additional crane mats as well as the hassle of having to store them afterwards.
Hiring allows you to be more flexible in the type of projects you take on, as you can always supplement your existing supply of crane mats with additional or other sizes and thicknesses of mats as they are required by different projects.
Hire, purchase or buy back crane mats?
It can sometimes be difficult to know whether you are better off hiring or purchasing crane mats. Birkett also offers a buy back option which gives you a further alternative for when you don’t want to commit long term. If you are unsure about which option is best for you, please give us a call. We have dedicated Account Managers who are fully informed and experts in the industry, so they will be able to help you decide what is best for your individual requirements. Whether you hire or purchase we are always committed to giving you the best possible solution at the best possible price.
Why not contact us today to discuss your project requirements? Whether you call us on +44 (0)1946 863021 to speak to us, or contact us by filling out our enquiry form, we will ensure that you get the advice you need regarding crane mat hire or purchase in order to make the right decision. We look forward to hearing from you.
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