Should I hire a mobile crane or a tower crane?

Cranes are great for lifting large loads, but there are many different types, each with their own advantages for particular tasks. Selecting the right crane will have a huge impact on the work you’re undertaking and the first decision you’ll need to make is tower or mobile crane hire.

Take a look at the key benefits of tower cranes and mobile cranes to help you make the right choice:

Tower crane hire

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Tower cranes are the largest cranes in the world and tower crane hire is an excellent choice for jobs that require reach to extreme heights without sacrificing safety.

They surpass the lifting capabilities of any other crane on the market and are often used to construct high-rise buildings. Fixed into position, tower cranes provide excellent stability and can withstand the toughest conditions.

By opting for tower crane hire, you avoid the need to pay for expensive repairs and ongoing maintenance costs. It also means that you can rent a new model every time, ensuring that you are benefiting from the very latest lifting technology whilst still keeping your costs to an absolute minimum.

Mobile crane hire

Mobile cranes are spectacular pieces of machinery. One of the biggest benefits of mobile crane hire is that the equipment is portable. Cranes aren’t confined to one place and are easily moved from one location to the next.

Busy sites and cities with numerous obstructions usually benefit from mobile cranes as they are incredibly compact and can be manoeuvred into tight spaces – even on the smallest of sites. Their compact size doesn’t impact on their strength or versatility though – meaning lifts can still be completed safely.

A notable difference between mobile crane hire and tower crane hire is that mobile cranes are much quicker to set up – helping you to save time and complete your project sooner.

Mobile tower crane hire

Combining the best properties of a mobile crane and static tower crane, BJW Cranes offer mobile tower crane hire for customers throughout Scunthorpe, Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. They accommodate a range of industries, including petrochemical, aerospace and marine, major infrastructure and construction.

Mobile tower crane hire ensures goods are lifted and relocated quickly, affordably and in the safest way possible. No surprise it’s recommended for:

  • new-build factories
  • city buildings
  • sheeting and cladding
  • homes
  • trusses

Aside from choosing the right equipment for the task in hand, you also need to be confident that your lift is carried out safely. By using a reputable crane hire company, such as BJW Cranes, you have the peace of mind that you’re using the very best crane for the job and they can also supply a qualified crane operator, supervisor and any other safety equipment required.

For assistance finding the right crane for you, call BJW Cranes’ head office on 01724 289 501 or email They will do everything they can to help.