Can’t beat being self sufficient if the demand covers the expense!
I’ll eat my hat if you’d get change out of 60k for that.What about a crane you tow to site https://www.ggrgroup.com/products/special-trailer-cranes/starworker-1000-trailer-crane/
Nah I don’t know the cost but there’s bound to be a second hand option or a similar low cost version.I’m hedging my bets and have gone and got one out of a cracker
go on, how much?
For me, truck is the way to go, I know for a fact that trailer would be stolen if left at my yard! Plus I already get grief of vosa for towing my compressor behind my van, it’s a vosa magnet.
Cheap wagon with a decent crane, or a sprinter chassis cab with a crane would be even better, I would like a crane with a bit of reach
Nah I don’t know the cost but there’s bound to be a second hand option or a similar low cost version.
is it just solely for lifting tracks and idlers when out on site Coz it seems like a major expense and liability risk for a few days a month. Is hiring an option as and when the jobs come in?
get a decent s/h truck mounted crane for thatI don't reckon there's any such thing as a low cost trailer crane. Bloke on Arbtalk was punting his trailer crane for hire the other day. Looked like the bigger brother of that one, good for around 1.6t. Wouldn't give a day rate but said purchase price around £150k.
I can't see it being viable, you could have a well sorted service truck with hiab for the cost of a few dozen trailer crane hires- i bet that little trailer crane is £300 a day, plus the hassle of collecting and returning it, and what if a job overruns by a day? Easily done if the track pins are seized.
That Merc for £10k looks perfect. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114136612866 If you use it three times a month you've paid for it in a year, it's a total no brainer.