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What are Mobile Cranes Used For?

Mobile Cranes | May 9 / 19

Mobile cranes are among the most useful types of equipment for heavy industrial or construction projects. Mobile cranes are used for a variety of hoisting operations in all kinds of industries. At Eagle West Crane and Rigging, we are a provider of mobile crane rentals and services throughout BC and Western Alberta and we have experience supplying cranes to clients from all kinds of trades.

Uses for Mobile Cranes

Mobile cranes can be used for anything that requires large, heavy materials to be hoisted, transported, or placed. At Eagle West Crane and Rigging, we have a massive fleet of mobile cranes that are used for everything from simple pick-up and delivery to large-scale, long-term hoisting operations. Some of the fields that commonly require the services of rental mobile cranes include:

Construction, Tilt-Up Construction, and Roofing

Whether the mobile crane is being used for equipment and material transportation or for hoisting building materials to heights for installation, rental cranes are instrumental to the building industry. By renting a mobile crane, tilt-up construction jobs can be completed quickly and efficiently, and any roofing task can expect to see a substantial improvement in efficiency.

Power Transmission

Safety and proper material management is incredibly important when it comes to power transmission and, with the right mobile crane rental company backing an operation, mobile cranes can be used to complete any power-related task safely and efficiently. Whether the job requires an all-terrain mobile crane to hoist heavy components or a smaller crane with a man-basket attachment to do repairs at heights, mobile cranes have value to offer in this industry.


HVAC units can be incredibly heavy and difficult to transport, but mobile cranes can be used to effectively perform installations and conveyances. Some HVAC projects require extensive planning and hoisting, so it is important to speak with experienced hoisting professionals before renting a crane. By using a mobile crane rental for HVAC, a series of rooftop units can be unloaded and lifted to be installed efficiently.

Wind Energy

The large turbines used in wind energy operations can be hard to assemble and the installation sites can be hard to reach without proper mobile crane equipment. Mobile cranes are useful in wind energy installations because many types of these cranes can easily traverse even the roughest terrain and they are capable of hoisting heavy turbines and other components to great heights.

To find out more answers to the question “What are mobile cranes used for?” or if you are interested in one of our products, rentals, or services, please contact Eagle West Crane and Rigging at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.