ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIAB TRUCKS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIAB TRUCKS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’re working on a large construction project and need help with lots of heavy lifting or moving bricks and materials, it’s probably time to hire HIAB transport in Auckland.

HIAB transport in Auckland normally comes with hydraulic cranes or boom arms, and are highly versatile, making them ideal for a construction site or project. However, not all HIAB transport in Auckland is built the same and choosing the right one for your job can be difficult – especially if you haven’t had to use one before.

Below is a step-by-step guide to hiring the right HIAB transport in Auckland.

1. KNOW YOUR PROJECT

This may sound obvious, but you need to know your project inside out before you start hiring equipment.

Work out what materials you need to transport, their dimensions, and how heavy they are. Know what things will need moving, lifting, etc. What kind of site are you working at—will your hire equipment need to handle hills or mud?

2. PICK THE CORRECT HIAB VEHICLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS 

HIAB vehicles come in different models and each one is designed for specific purposes in mind. Many are very adept at certain jobs but may be an ill fit for other work.

When renting HIAB transport in Auckland, remember to consider things like manoeuvrability, load capacity, boom arm/crane reach, the dimensions of the materials you plan to move, and the environment you’re working in.  Compare hire companies for pricing, reputation and what vehicles they have to offer.

3. CLARIFY YOU’RE INSURED 

When renting HIAB transport in Auckland, as with when you rent any vehicle, it’s really important to check the insurance coverage offered by the rental company.

Construction is hazardous work and there is never a guarantee that rented equipment won’t get damaged. Having the correct insurance that covers both the vehicle and any boom or crane that comes with it is essential for protecting you against any expenses and can give you peace of mind.

4. READ RENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY 

As with anything, understanding the terms and conditions and reading all the small print before you sign your contract is always best practice.

Take particular notice of rental duration, delivery options and any possible hidden fees.

5. CHECK MAINTENANCE RECORDS AND SERVICING OPTIONS

Many reputable companies will explain to you how often their vehicles are checked for problems and when they were last inspected for maintenance issues. If they don’t offer this information, it’s a good idea to ask.

Check whether the company offers a 24/7 repair service and how long you may have to wait if you call them out.

6. ASK WHAT OPERATOR SUPPORT AND TRAINING A COMPANY OFFERS

When you hire HIAB transport in Auckland it’s important that your staff know how to correctly use this specialist piece of equipment. Does the hire company provide operators or can they train your own staff to use it?

7. RESERVE IN ADVANCE

HIAB transport in Auckland is in high demand and if you want to ensure you have the right vehicle at the right time, it’s wise to reserve it early to avoid disappointment.

If you’re looking to hire HIAB transport in Auckland then please get in touch. We are a reputable rental company that can help to ensure your building project is a success.

 

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