Mobile Cranes for HVAC System Installations

12 Nov 2020 Mobile Cranes

HVAC systems are typically extremely heavy and need to be installed on rooftops. For this reason, it is almost always necessary to enlist the services of a mobile crane company like Eagle West Crane & Rigging for HVAC unit installations. There are many types of mobile cranes that can be used for HVAC system installations, and the type of crane that will be required will depend on a variety of factors.

What Type of Mobile Crane Should be Used for HVAC Installations?

There are a couple of factors that influence the best type of crane to be used for an HVAC unit installation. To ensure safety and the success of the operation, a mobile crane rental company will examine the following factors when selecting which crane to use to install an HVAC system:

Height of the Building

The height to which the HVAC unit will need to be hoisted will make a big difference in what kind of crane will be needed to install the unit. Different cranes have different boom lengths, meaning that not every mobile crane is able to reach the top of some of Vancouver’s or Richmond’s taller buildings.

Placement of the HVAC Unit

In some cases, an HVAC unit needs to be placed farther back on a roof than a crane with a straight boom can manage. In these cases, knuckle boom cranes can sometimes be employed to extend the cranes reach over the edge of the building’s roof.

The Size and Weight of the Unit

There are many different sizes of HVAC units, and the size and weight of the unit will make a big difference in what kind of mobile crane is used to install it. The weight of a unit will make a difference in how far away from the crane’s boom radius it can be hoisted, so heavier duty cranes with larger boom radii will be needed for larger HVAC units.

Whether the Unit Needs to be Transported

If the HVAC system needs to be transported to the site, a crane with a built in cargo bed will often be used in order to cut down on the amount of equipment needed to complete the installation.

If you would like to find out more information about the types of mobile cranes used for HVAC installations, or if you have any other questions for the team at Eagle West Crane & Rigging, please feel free to contact us and we can help you find the answers you need to get your job done right.