Crane Company

As a crane company, South West Crane Hire (2010) Ltd has over 35 years experience, providing a comprehensive and professional crane hire, hiab hire and machinery moving service. 

Operating from six strategic locations in the South West, Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstaple, Taunton, Yeovil and Bristol, all your lifting requirements can be dealt with quickly, efficiently, safely and competitively.

Crane Hire Company

The Crane Company that is the specialist in it's field - with
over 35 years experience in crane hire, professional staff and a crane for every job. 

Crane Fleet

South West Crane Hire has the largest and most up to date fleet of cranes in the South West.  Mobile struts have been replaced with truck mounted cranes and over the years these have evolved, through a program of continuous upgrade and investment, into the familiar All Terrain, all wheel steer, compact cranes that comprise the majority of today's fleet.

 Lorry Mounted Cranes

We run thirty seven cranes ranging from 8-ton to 200 ton capacity machines, three hiab lorries and two artic units, not to mention a range of trailers for different needs. We operate an in house machinery moving and installation division.

Head office

All administration is dealt with at the Exeter Head Office, so there is a continuous link from one department to another, ensuring that information does not go 'adrift' and our aim is to provide the best back up service possible to our customers needs and the cranes performance.

Crane Hire services

Services we provide include:-

  • method statements, 
  • site visits,
  • general crane consultation
  • and risk assessments.

Our Team

Many customers leave the whole Lift to us, from planning stage through to lift completion, relying on our dedicated team of on site Managers, Operators, Slinger/Banksmen, Appointed Persons and Crane Supervisors. 

All of our operators are HGV drivers with the necessary CPCS qualifications. (These are an amalgamation of the old CITB and CTA qualifications, but all under the one banner of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme).

Health and Safety

Safety is our priority; all staff attend regular Health & Safety updates and are conversant with the needs for On Site Safety. The emphasis that we place on safety involves a lot of investment in our staff and machines and we take pride in our unblemished safety record.

Behind the scenes, the administration staff is always on hand to help or if they cannot, to find someone who can.

We are not infallible but we do strive to be as professional as possible and are dedicated to providing a safe Crane Hire service second to none.

South West Crane Hire Ltd is currently in administration (from 1st March 2011) and the business and assets have been bought by South West Crane Hire (2010) Ltd which is trading as South West Crane Hire.

Quick Contact


South West Crane Hire, Tan Lane, EXETER, Devon EX2 8EG, Tel: 0800 294 3381,
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