Pole barn homes can be an affordable solution to building your home. They come in kits and can easily be erected in a short amount of time. If you are planning to put yours together yourself, you will need a few things to speed up the process such as power tools, concrete mixers and even a bare crane to set heavy pieces like trusses in place. Here are some of the machines you will need to put your pole barn home together:
1. Power Tools And Equipment To Put The Barn Together
There are going to be some power tools and equipment that you need to put your barn together. If you do not have power, you will need to have a generator and compressor to operate tools like nail guns and drills. If you do not have concrete service available, you may also want to consider renting a small concrete mixer to mix concrete onsite. You may also want to rent a small dumper machine to move these materials around the job site.
2. All-Terrain Forklift To Get Heavy Materials To High Parts Of The Barn
An all-terrain forklift can be another great machine to have for your project. These can give you the ability to lift heavy materials and complete work around your barn. They can also be used to set beams and structural pieces in place. When building large buildings like pole barn homes, a telescoping forklift can make moving materials around easier, saving you time and money when building your home.
3. Heavy Duty Cranes For Setting Structural Beams And Trusses In Place
Setting trusses for a pole barn will require cranes that have a larger reach than a forklift and that can handle more weight. Bare cranes can give you what you need to set entire bundles of trusses in place to save time. A crane will be able to reach the top of the roof, as well as set heavy structural elements in areas that have obstacles in the way. When setting trusses in place with a crane, you will want to be careful not to overload the structure by setting all the trusses in one place. Instead, set the trusses in smaller sections according to where they need to go.
Contact a bare rental crane service to discuss their rental options. They can provide you with the crane you need to set trusses in place quickly.