FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
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For each crane a minimum time block per day is charged varying between 6 hours and 8 hours depending on the type and size of the crane. Transportation of the crane to the construction site is included in this minimum time block. Each consecutive working day shall be charged as a full working day of 8 hours regardless of the type of crane.
As a customer you can determine the start time of the lifting operations. In view of the increasingly busy traffic, we like to leave as early as possible and usually start at 7 a.m. Should you prefer to start later, than we will gladly adapt our planning. Note: Our cranes that are heavier than 60 tonnes are subject to curfew. Currently the only crane of our vehicle fleet subject to this rule is the mobile AT6 tower crane of 60 metres for which travelling is forbidden between 7 and 9 a.m. and between 4 and 6 p.m. Therefore, we kindly request your understanding.
Our cranes shall always be operated by our own personnel. They have received the necessary education and training. This way, you can rest assured that your material will be hoisted safely and carefully.
Setting up a mobile tower crane takes 30 minutes. Here you can see how this process is being carried out: https://anthonycranes.be/en/demonstratie-opbouw-mobiele-kraan/
Setting up a mobile telescopic crane only takes 15 minutes if we do not have to bring extra ballast. The installation of the bigger telescopic cranes requires more work. They are accompanied by an extra lorry to help loading the ballast allowing us to also hoist very heavy loads.
The transportation of the crane to and from the construction site shall be charged on the basis of a fixed price agreed upon before, depending on the distance. If the crane shall be installed upon your construction site for a period of multiple consecutive days, the crane shall arrive on the first day and leave on the last day. The travelling expenses of our operator shall also be charged at a fixed rate.
Our rates include:
- Standard set of lifting equipment
- Crane operator
- All PPE for our crane operators are included in the standard equipment
- Site visits at request for preparation purposes
Lifting operations are wind sensitive. The assembly and disassembly of the mobile tower crane is impossible at wind speeds of over 18 m/s. Certain operations such as the installation of windowpanes are more difficult under windy conditions. The pouring of concrete is far less wind sensitive. We follow the weather forecast every day. If we have doubts about the impact of the weather on the safety, we will contact you in advance allowing you to postpose the works free of charge. If the crane does leave but cannot work because of the wind, the works shall be charged. Rain does not cause any delays when working with cranes. Your operator sits high and dry.
- Work platform
- Big 5m sloop
- Pallet forks
- Lifting beam
- Dumping bucket
- Chain hoists
- Wheel clamps
- Glass vacuum lifter
We can provide you with other accessories or refer you to a good supplier.
We like to finish our schedule in time. You can cancel until 2 p.m. on the working day preceding the scheduled works. Late cancellations shall be charged at 50 % of the minimum time block.
To be able to propose the appropriate crane, we need the following specifications:
- Place of installation: on a public road or a construction site / the type of installation surface / the amount free space / are there potholes?
- The height of the building
- weight of the load
- Reach: how far do we have to reach?
At your request, we will gladly come and have a look at your works on site. In case of doubt, we shall propose this ourselves. Our site visits are free of charge and entirely optional.
When a crane is installed it has a minimum width of 7m. For this reason, it is not sufficient to only apply for a parking prohibition in case of crane operations on a public road. As soon as the crane is installed on a public road, we need a permit from the competent services. We can apply for this permit for you so that you do not have to worry about the execution of your works.
A mobile crane weighs 12 tonnes per axle. It is therefore certainly not recommended to install a crane on the sidewalk or your driveway without extra protection. To reduce the ground bearing pressure, red ironwood beams can be supplied. In order to make certain areas accessible, road plates can be supplied. We can provide both services for you.