PART 1: Good Specs are Essential to Getting the Right Crane

The most important issue is to first get the right crane for the application. Inexperienced buyer think that the capacity and physical dimensions are all you need to know. You can buy the top of the line Toro lawn mower at Home Depot and it will do a beautiful job of cutting your lawn but it wouldn't last a month cutting the grass at Augusta National. Cranes are no different. Without the right crane, a killer price means nothing.


There are four essentials to getting the right crane for the best price;

  1. Crane knowledge
  2. Accurate knowledge of the application to be serviced by the crane
  3. Creation of an "air tight" bid specification
  4. A short list of reliable and segment appropriate crane vendors