The Best Cranes for the Alberta Oil Industry

17 Dec 2020 Mobile Cranes

If you work in the oil industry in Alberta, it can be helpful to know what the best mobile cranes are for use in the different jobs that you might perform. There are many different types of mobile cranes and each is designed to be ideally suited for different purposes and environments. The team at TNT Crane & Rigging has a history of working in all kinds of industries throughout Alberta, and our experience in the oil and gas industry has equipped us to help our clients in that sector to find the best hoisting and rigging solutions possible for their unique needs.

Cranes for Jobs in Alberta Oil

The best crane to be used for any particular job will depend on a wide variety of factors. There are many different types of cranes that are used in the oil industry throughout Alberta on a weekly basis, and the best option for your particular jobsite and task will depend largely on the following criteria:

  • The type of ground being worked on
  • The size and weight of the load being moved
  • The location of the task and accessibility to the project
  • The height and distance that the crane will need to reach
  • Any site restrictions that might be in place

Some of the different types of cranes that are commonly seen on oil and gas project jobsites in Alberta include:

Crawler Cranes

Crawler cranes are able to traverse nearly any type of terrain due to their strong treads. Most crawler cranes are also able to lift incredibly large loads, making them exceptionally useful in the oil fields; however, crawler cranes typically need to be delivered to jobsites, making them a bit more challenging to use for jobs with limited accessibility.

Boom Trucks

Boom trucks are straightforward cranes that are often used for all kinds of oil and gas operations throughout Alberta. Their ability to move quickly over main roadways makes them ideal for delivering materials and supplies to jobsites and moving supplies around in the oil industry.

All-Terrain Cranes

Large load capacities, long boom lengths, and the ability to get to most jobsites with ease makes all-terrain cranes one of the most commonly used mobile cranes for Alberta oil projects.

Rough Terrain Cranes

These cranes are extremely maneuverable and reasonably compact, making them ideal for jobs in areas with limited accessibility. Rough terrain cranes come in a variety of sizes and their large tires enable them to navigate uneven ground more easily than most cranes, making them perfect for jobs around oil rigs.

If you would like to learn more about the best cranes for the Alberta oil industry, or if you are curious about any of our services and crane rentals, please reach out to the team at TNT Crane & Rigging so that we can help you to find the solutions you need.