What is Crane Taxiing?

Apr 23, 2020 | Resources

Working on a big project? Then you need all the help you can get. Chances are you don’t have a crane lying around, so you’re going to need to call for help. Thankfully, there are a few different crane taxiing solutions to get your project up and running.


Think of crane taxiing just as you would if you were to call an Uber. Order an Uber, and a driver shows up and takes you where you want to go. Call up Landwehr Construction Inc., and we will transport the crane and a crew of experts to you to get your project completed efficiently and to your precise expectations.


There are also all-terrain cranes available with a compact design that are ready to travel all across the United States. They don’t need to be loaded onto any equipment. They are configured to travel to the jobsite themselves, without the assistance of transportation equipment (including counterweight and jibs). This is an extremely efficient way to complete minor projects. The crane taxi can complete numerous jobs in one day. Due to their compact design, they can easily navigate a jobsite and quickly perform lifts.


The upfront costs for a crane can be off-putting for a business that only plans to use it once. A normal crane may only cost between $15,000 and $20,000, but specialty cranes can cost upwards of $500,000. If you aren’t using the crane frequently, you will be losing money. It is far more advantageous to rent a crane for your one-time use, along with a crew that will complete the project. Additionally, you may require a specialty crane that few companies possess. This makes crane taxiing a better option than buying or leasing. Renting a crane and having it taxied to you allows you to focus more of your time and resources on the project at hand, rather than how much money you could be losing by purchasing a crane.


At Landwehr Construction, we offer a variety of crane and rigging solutions, from 30 to 400 tons. Contact us to learn more.