Why You Will Need a Crane for Land Clearing

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The Big Build: How to Use Heavy Construction Equipment

My name is Jerry, and I run a small construction company in Perth. My team normally completes relatively small jobs such as plastering walls, repairing electrical systems and constructing patios. However, one day a big client got in touch to say they wanted me to help them construct a large apartment building. I have never taken on such a big job before, but I thought it was a good chance to grow my business and gain some new skills. A friend who has completed large scale jobs before advised me on how I should hire the people and heavy construction equipment needed for the job. I learnt a lot from him, and my company has since completed several more big construction jobs. I have decided to start this blog to advise others how to hire and maintain heavy equipment.

Why You Will Need a Crane for Land Clearing

27 August 2021
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Many property owners choose to clear land on their own. This may be due to cost, but it also may be due to the scope of the project. What you may not realize when you first take on this type of project is how much crane work is necessary. Before you visit your local crane hire, there are a few things you will need to let them know. One of the main things you will need to convey to the crane hire is the type of work you will be doing.

Here are a few of the tasks that require a crane for land clearing and what you need to know about each. 

Tree Removal

Various cranes can help with tree removal. Remember, this does not just deal with the removal of deadfall and larger branches. The tree removal and clearing process may deal with the removal of stumps as well as the removal of larger trees. Cranes can help with this by being powerful enough to remove the stumps and larger trees. This means that you may be able to avoid burning out stumps that can take days instead of just one working day with the crane.

Stone Removal

Stones and large rocks are items you may not see at first glance. You may find many of the larger stones and deep-rooted rocks do not begin to show until other debris is removed from the area. In this case, having a crane will help greatly. The crane can help to unearth the larger rocks and move them to a pile or other location for removal. In fact, if you find a large area of rocks and debris, the crane can reach down and pull up these items for removal.

Transfer Debris

Many people that handle their own land clearing will start by removing the stones and trees to one location. This location may not be the final stop for that debris. Once the job is completed, the debris needs to be removed to be hauled off. If this is how you are operating your land clearing project, you will need significant assistance moving the debris to the final haul off spot. This means using a crane. The crane can help you lift, move, and deposit the debris in whatever manner you need for having it hauled off. 

When you are ready to visit the local crane and equipment hire, make sure to note the type of land clearing you will be doing. This will help the company ensure you are getting the right crane for the job. Remember, to ensure you are asking operation questions as well. If you do not have the right operator licenses, the company may be able to offer an option for you.