You’ve got a bridge project that’s going to require some specialized bridge access equipment and renting a bucket lift truck is at the top of your list right now. So, where do you go?
McClain & Co., Inc. – The Right Place for Utility Truck Rental and Bucket Lift Truck Rental
Unless you’re working in an area you’re unfamiliar with, or have never rented an underbridge inspection unit before, you are quite unlikely to Google, “Bucket truck rental near me.” or “Where can I rent a bucket truck near me?”.
On the other hand, if you’re reading this article, then you may well have. And that’s good news for you since McClain and Company is one of the largest underbridge access equipment suppliers in North America.
Operating as McClain & Co., Inc., we rent specialized equipment that allows inspectors safe and reliable access to all parts of any highway bridge in North America. When you rent from us you will discover that our primary goal is to provide you with the highest quality underbridge equipment selection in the industry, so you can complete your job safely.
McClain and Company Specializes in Underbridge Bucket Lift Truck Rental
When it comes to underbridge bucket truck rentals, the specific type of equipment you choose depends largely on the location and height of the bridge your project is located at. And, if you’ve been doing this a while, you already know that the choice often comes down to two types.
For bridges that span solid ground and preferably not a high-traffic roadway, a typical solution is to use a bucket lift truck with an articulated or telescoping boom. If the underbridge work area is less than 60 feet over the ground, and the truck can be positioned safely underneath. Using a bucket truck can be a cost-effective and efficient approach.
For those bridges that are much higher above the ground or that span a body of water or a busy roadway, ground-based equipment usually will not work. That’s when an underbridge platform track- or trailer-mounted vehicle that places workers over railings, down the side of the bridge, and then underneath the bridge deck, is needed.
These come in various configurations and styles, as well.
At McClain & Co., Inc. we have Paxton-Mitchell Bucket SNOOPER™ Trucks that can provide underbridge horizontal reach from 40 feet up to 60 feet, depending on the model. Other available equipment includes a smaller, 24.1′ Trailer-Mounted Underbridge Inspection Unit (UBIU) that can place a 23.1 foot platform directly underneath a bridge deck.
On the other end of the spectrum of our broad selection of UBIUs, we have a massive vehicle that has a four-section articulated boom with the capacity to place a three-man bucket up to 75 feet underneath a bridge deck.
The addition of a 180-degree rotating platform makes maneuvering into hard-to-reach or more convenient working positions easier, making bridge inspection tasks significantly safer and increases the productivity and efficiency of the bridge inspection crew.
For Those Smaller Projects, We Also Offer Utility Truck Rental Options
With our breadth of experience, we understand that not every project involves highway or railroad bridges. In fact, we recognize that there is a significant need for reliable utility truck rental, and we are well equipped in that arena, as well.
In addition, we offer aerial work platforms that can be utilized as sign trucks, as well as simply vehicles for placing large platforms up at hard-to-reach areas on your job site. Plus, when the need arises, we can outfit you with track-mounted digger derricks and backyard diggers when your project needs one.
Why Contractors Love McClain: Construction Services Are Our Specialty, Too
Along with underbridge and utility access equipment from McClain, construction needs for bridge and highway work are also part of our scope of expertise. As we’ve said here already, McClain & Co., Inc. works hard to ensure that you successfully complete your project. One of the ways that we do this is by maintaining a staff of highly skilled and certified personnel who share a broad range of experience.
McClain and Company has the expertise and equipment to meet your construction project needs, whether that’s underbridge utilities, highway lighting, rehabilitation of existing structures, or simply road signage.
For bridge and highway construction projects, we have experience supporting a variety of work, including:
- Highway Signing Installation
- Traffic Control Management
- Bridge Maintenance
- Bridge Washing
- Bridge Rehabilitation
- Underbridge Utilities
McClain and Company Means Knowledgeable and Reliable Bucket Truck Rental
We like to say that customer service is our #1 priority, and we mean it. Our primary goal in all that we do is to help you successfully complete your project.
If you have questions regarding equipment sales or rentals, or just want to find out more about bucket truck rental in the Culpeper, Virginia area, you can reach out to McClain & Co., Inc., by calling us at 1-888-889-1284, or email us at [email protected].