Renting Vs. Owning

A critical decision for project managers and decision-makers is choosing between renting or buying a tower crane. This choice significantly impacts your project’s budget, efficiency, and timeline. Bigfoot Crane Company, renowned for Legendary Service in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Thompson-Okanagan and Vancouver Island of B.C., provides this comprehensive guide to assist in making an informed decision. Our expertise in tower crane and self-erect rentals and sales is backed by our experience in projects ranging from warehouses to highrises and condominiums.

Renting Vs. Owning A Tower Crane

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Your Strategic First Step

At Bigfoot Crane Company, we understand that the decision to acquire a tower crane starts with a detailed cost-benefit analysis. Renting a tower crane offers cost-effectiveness for short-term projects, especially when budget constraints are a concern. This flexibility allows for scaling operations in line with project requirements, without the long-term commitments of maintenance and storage. Conversely, purchasing a crane is more economical for long-term use, offering benefits like depreciation claims, tax advantages, and the freedom of immediate availability. As leaders in both tower and self-erect crane rentals and sales, we ensure our clients make a choice that aligns with their financial strategies and project timelines.

Project Duration: Tailoring to Your Timeline

Whether your project spans a few months or several years, Bigfoot Crane Company offers solutions tailored to your timeline. For shorter projects in the Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, and Vancouver Island areas, our tower crane rentals provide the perfect combination of financial flexibility and access to the latest crane models. On the other hand, our tower and self-erect crane sales are ideal for longer-term projects, offering cost savings over time and the advantage of asset ownership. This strategic approach aids in planning for a series of projects, enhancing a construction firm’s capability to take on multiple ventures simultaneously.

Safety and Compliance: A Non-Negotiable Commitment

At Bigfoot Crane Company, safety and compliance are paramount. Our rental services include routine maintenance and inspections, ensuring that each crane operates safely and efficiently. For clients who purchase cranes, we provide guidance on maintenance schedules and safety inspections, upholding the highest standards in the industry. Moreover, as the oldest tower crane training academy in B.C., we are committed to operational excellence through comprehensive training and certification programs. Discover more about our commitment to safety and training excellence here.

Industry-Specific Solutions: Urban and Industrial Applications

Understanding the unique requirements of urban and industrial construction environments is our specialty. Our fleet includes self-erecting cranes and fast-erecting cranes, ideal for projects in confined urban spaces or expansive industrial sites. Whether you need a crane that maneuvers with precision in tight city landscapes or one that can handle heavy loads over large areas, Bigfoot Crane Company has the right solution for your project.

Choosing Bigfoot Crane Company: A Partnership in Excellence

Selecting the right crane rental or sales company is critical for project success. Bigfoot Crane Company offers more than equipment; we provide a partnership that includes expert advice, efficient delivery, and setup. Our transparent rental agreements and proactive maintenance policies ensure a hassle-free experience. By choosing us, you’re not just getting a crane; you’re gaining a partner committed to your project’s success. Read testimonials from our satisfied clients.

Embracing the Future of Crane Technology

At Bigfoot Crane Company, we proudly lead in crane technology innovation, especially with our recent acquisition of the latest Liebherr cranes. These advanced models are equipped with the latest safety features, including Zone Control & Anti-Collision Systems and Wind Safety technology, ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency on project sites. Our commitment to staying ahead in the industry is reflected in these state-of-the-art additions, ideal for tackling the varied weather conditions of the lower mainland of B.C., including Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver Island and more. By choosing Bigfoot Crane Company, you gain access to the most advanced and reliable crane solutions, perfect for all your industrial, commercial, or residential projects. Discover more about our cutting-edge crane technologies at

Conclusion: Making the Informed Choice with Bigfoot Crane Company

Choosing between renting and buying a tower or self-erect crane involves considering various factors, including financial implications, project duration, and safety standards. With Bigfoot Crane Company, you have a partner that guides you through each step, ensuring that you make the best decision for your construction needs. Visit our website at to explore our range of tower crane rentals, sales, and our renowned training programs, ensuring your project in the lower mainland of B.C. is equipped for success.

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