We have a large modern fleet which includes many different types of cranes.
All-terrain cranes excel in their three-fold strengths; strong lifting, mobility and maneuverability. The fact that these cranes combine these three capabilities is exactly what makes them so suitable for all terrains and conditions. The hydraulic suspension AT cranes use enables them to be quickly adjusted between being road or job-site ready. The cranes all-wheel drive gives it unrivalled maneuverability on tricky terrains. These cranes also perform exceptionally well on the road when compared to other types of crane, reaching speeds of 55mph. This means that AT cranes can quickly and efficiently transport themselves from one job-site to another, dramatically increasing the efficiency of their work.
AT cranes are typically suitable for all manner of jobs, utilising the maneuverability of rough terrain cranes while retaining efficient mobility between sites, and boast lifting capacities of up to 1,200 metric tonnes. Due to their suitability for a large range of terrains, AT cranes are especially strong when it comes to crane work needed in remote, difficult to access terrains, or indeed for tackling awkward crane loads. They also boast two man full width carrier cabs and utilise between multiple axles to ensure utmost safety and balance.
City cranes boast many of the advantages of all-terrain cranes. They are highly mobile, have great maneuverability with an all-wheel drive and steer system as well as the ability to pick and carry. What separates these cranes, however, is their compact size. City cranes typically use telescopic booms of around 31 metres with a jib of 13 metres providing a radius of 28 metres. The compact nature of these cranes means that they are ideal for in city work, as well as well inside existing buildings. However, despite their compact size, these cranes are still capable of lifting up to 70 tonnes while the weight of these cranes themselves is typically 32 tonnes.
The city crane is, therefore, ideal for in-city jobs which require cranes with high maneuverability that can work within tight, difficult to access spaces.
Low Headroom Cranes
Low headroom cranes are the best cranes on the market if you’re looking for a crane hire solution to lifting heavy items in industrial buildings. Industrial buildings often have a very low ceiling height due to the fact that space must be made for air conditioning and heating systems, meaning that other designs of crane would prove unsuitable. Low headroom cranes typically have a bridge design, and are positioned above the area where lifting is required. They are capable of lifting objects weighing from 1 ton through to 32 tonnes and are perfectly suited to operating in industrial premises as they keep noise levels to a minimum, are easy operable, and are relatively low maintenance. If you need a crane to assist in lifting and transferring heavy loads on an industrial premises then our range of low headroom cranes are ideal for your needs
Our fleet of crawler cranes are heavy duty machines that find themselves in their element on large scale construction sites. These cranes are based on metal tracks, across which the weight of the loads they hoist is spread, allowing the crane to lift huge weights, much higher than those a crane with rubber tyres is capable of. They are available with telescopic or lattice booms, with lattice booms allowing the crane to lift higher weights. Crawler cranes can be expected to lift loads up to 1,500 tonnes, though the most powerful crawler crane in the world has lifted an astonishing 3371 tonnes.
Crawler cranes are also highly desirable because of their ability to be very mobile on site, including when carrying a load. The boom of a crawler crane can be expected to reach hundreds of feet into the sky, part of the reason the crane is specially suited to working on huge construction projects. These cranes typically use large counterweights at their back end to ensure complete safety and stability while maneuvering the extremely heavy loads they specialise in.
Heavy lifting cranes are often used in offshore procedures, often for loading and unloading cargo from ships. Crawler cranes, towers cranes, and mobile tower cranes are all heavy lifting cranes and as the name suggests, they are capable of moving exceptionally heavy loads of up to 1200 tonnes. Again, another feature similar across all heavy lifting cranes is that they are huge structures, ranging from 160 ft 100 ft in height. When you hire a heavy lifting crane from cranehireuk it is guaranteed to be fully Certified, and fully compatible with all safety regulations, ensuring it to be a crane you can rely on.
Self Erecting Mobile Tower Cranes
Self erecting mobile towers cranes are ideal for using space efficiently on a work site. This is because they operate from a static location and use a reduced standing area when compared with other cranes. They are also easy to mobilise, and can be working within 1 hour of being moved to a job site. The cranes also benefit from ease of operation as they can be operated remotely from the ground. Another benefit of using one of our self erection mobile tower cranes is that they are environmentally friendly, reducing noise pollution due to their quiet operation.
Mini cranes are advantageous as, as their names suggest, their smaller size means they are suitable for operating in areas whether it would not be possible for other larger cranes to do so. They can also be powered through a variety of sources, from gas and diesel to electricity, for a more environmentally friendly approach. Their small size also contributes to their excellent performance in terms of maneuverability and their ease of transportation. These cranes can also be operated by remote control, which means they can be sent onto terrain it may otherwise have been impossible to reach.
You can also hire spider cranes from us, which are a slightly modified mini crane capable of lifting up to 10 tonnes despite its small size. Spider cranes have multiple outriggers, and typically have a maximum lifting height of around 6 metres despite the fact that they can be less than a metre in width. The spider crane is particularly ideal if you are looking for a crane to complete in-between floor lifting jobs. It is also easily mobile in these scenarios as it can easily fit through door frames and into lifts.
Pick and Carry Cranes
Pick and carry cranes do not utilise outriggers and, therefore, are able to move around work sites within a certain radius while carrying a load. They are designed in such a way that they can be driven on roads, so as to minimise downtime that would otherwise be spent assembling and disassembling a crane before moving it between work sites. These cranes can typically lift loads of between 10 and 20 tonnes, and so are suited to smaller scale construction jobs. The immediacy with which they can begin working on sites they arrive at has meant that hiring pick and carry cranes is now seen as a more viable alternative to hiring smaller scale truck cranes, which take much longer to set up before they can be used.
Mobile tower cranes
Quite the most flexible of the heavy cranes, the Spierings 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 axle units are able to manage heavy loads at a height of up to 64 metres with a jib reach of up to 60 metres. Further luffing of the horizontal jib can further increase the lifting height. These cranes have major advantages over their traditional tower crane and self erect tower crane competitors by being able to be erected in under 20 minutes and disassembled in a further 20 minutes thus allowing the crane to take up another site position, being ready to carry on working in less than an hour.
The speed of crane erection is also an advantage over traditional telescopic jib cranes. As mentioned earlier, erection times are measured in minutes rather than hours with traffic management issues being minimised due to the crane being positioned close to the point of lifting.