Mobile Cranes for Installing a Hot Tub!

So as life moves on you tend to buy different things, I for one enjoy a dip in a Hot Tub and decided that after much anticipation I would go ahead and get one, there was lots to consider, the size, where I would install it, what would my partner think? After all they are not cheap!


Hot Tub all rigged up! They lifted the tub using 2 x 3Tonne Webbing slings attached to another 2

The biggest issue was- how am I going to get it in to my back yard? The house is tall and there is no way of walking it round on trolleys. There was only one way, this also was not the cheapest, but we had no option and are glad to say everything went smoothly and swiftly.

Ainscough Crane Hire of Lancashire provided us with the most competitive price on the market for hire of a 35 Tonne crane with a lifting height of 44m, enough to get us over the house and in to the back yard, perfect. It was great to watch the crane do its thing as for being in the industry this was exciting for an engineering geek to see!

All plumed in and full up with water, it was time to add the chemicals and let it simmer, within 24 hours it was heated and ready for action, I had not seen myself so excited for years!

How To Hire A Cherry Picker

The human body was not created to reach the highest heights and we struggle every day to grab things that we just cannot reach. This calls for only one thing; a Cherry Picker.

Hiring a Cherry Picker can be a little bit of a concern for those who are not fluent in the Lifting Equipment world, there are a few things you will need to know before contacting a Cherry Picker Hire company such as:

  • The height that you will need to reach- usually measured in Meters
  • Type of Lift (you might be lifting a man, goods or other types of objects)
  • Weight of load to be lifted- measured in KG or Tonnes
  • Type of Cherry Picker (if known, if not known most companies will be able to guide you)
  • Outreach of Cherry Picker (measured from the arm of the Cherry Picker to the fingers of the average person stretching out from the extended boom).
  • Ground conditions- It is unsafe to use a Cherry Picker on unstable or wet/boggy ground without the correct support. You also do not want to use an unsuitable picker on a steep gradient or rough terrain. There are specialist pickers designed for this.

There are various different types of Cherry Picker available for hire such as trailer mounted, elevated working platforms and many more. Cherry Pickers are commonly referred to as; Boom Lifts, Man Lifts, Basket Cranes and Hydra-ladders.

Hire Cherry Pickers to perform tasks beyond your reach!

Hire Cherry Pickers to perform tasks beyond your reach!

Traditionally Cherry Pickers were designed for use in Orchards however you can hire one to reach pretty much anything (within reason as they don’t reach as high as the Empire State Building!!) such as cleaning windows, reaching high cables, picking fruit, exterior painting, reaching high shelves and more.

Can I operate the Cherry Picker myself to save money?

Cherry pickers can be driven by an operator or towed behind a car/van. Larger ones tend to require a driver and an operator to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Most pickers can be driven by the average person holding a full UK driving licence (providing the picker is under 7.5 Tonnes and you got your licence before 1994). It is strongly advised that if you are planning on hiring a Cherry Picker you should attend a short safety course to avoid any risks and misuse that could occur.

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