Purchasing Quality Cranes

According to the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), there are several things to keep in mind when purchasing cranes:

– Quality
– Safety
– Value Specifications

Let’s take a look at all three of these factors in-depth so you can be sure that you’re making the right choice when you buy a new crane.


Who manufactured the crane? How much can it carry? How long will it last? These are all important questions to consider before you spend thousands of dollars on construction equipment. Look up the CMAA’s “Crane Inquiry Data Sheet” to learn more.


There are several “classifications” of cranes depending on how you intend to use them. For example, Class As are for infrequent or standby use, Class Cs are for moderate use and Class Fs are for severe and constant use. Make sure you’re buying the right classification for your needs to avoid accidents and injuries.

Value Specifications

This area will depend entirely on you as a buyer. You may have budgetary restrictions; you may need a crane of a specific speed to meet your project demands. Make a list of what you require from your construction equipment. Then buy something that meets all of your needs.

These are just a few considerations when buying a crane. It doesn’t matter if you need them for simple contracting work or heavy-duty industrial building: You’ll only want to purchase the best on the market. click here to learn more about finding the right crane for you.