What Is Dry Hire?
With construction equipment rentals, there are often two options for the rental, wet or dry hire. Crane dry hire is when you get the crane delivered on site, and your team must supply an operator. Wet hire means that for a higher fee, your crane is supplied with one of our highly trained and experienced team members for the duration of the crane rental job. The reasons to choose wet or dry hire often come down to budget, job difficulty, or simply whether your team includes an experienced crane operator.
Benefits of Crane Dry Hire
Like most decisions made on a work site, choosing a wet or dry hire often is a matter of balancing the positives and negatives against your budget, your team, and your risk management.
Firstly, it is much cheaper to rent a dry hire crane. This is because you are paying only for the equipment, and the staff hours associated with pre-rental checks and delivery to site. You might choose dry hire for a number of reasons. Possibly you know a skilled free-lance operator you can sub-contract for the job, or perhaps you have a site member who is qualified and experienced at crane operating hired for other duties.
If you do go for wet hire, you will have to pay the rates of the operator on top of the equipment costs, including the time spent on site waiting for work to be prepared.
This is often the sticking point for most wet or dry hire decisions. Do you want the skill and expertise associated with using the same machine regularly? Wet hire comes with the advantage of intimate knowledge of the crane, avoiding issues and user-caused on site breakdowns. Your jobs will likely be completed quicker, safer and with more confidence.
Choosing your own employee can save significant costs, and there will be time savings on briefing the operator because your team have been working on the project and know exactly what is needed and expected. You know the operator, and they will likely be able to predict issues before they arise.
If you are looking for the most professional crane team to complete your lifting job, or want to support a locally owned and operated crane company in Sydney, call Dixons Crane Service today. Our fully trained and experienced teams are ready to provide you with the first-class service, skilled lifting and efficient workmanship that we have built our reputation on.