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Safe, reliable, and sustainable mobile crane hire & contract lifting

Mobile crane hire & lift management solutions
crane door showing renewable HVO fuel sticker

We’re powered by 100% renewable HVO biofuel

We became the first mobile crane hire company in the UK to transition 100% of our cranes to operate on renewable HVO in 2021, a green alternative to diesel with significantly less emissions.

Since then, we’ve switched all operational vehicles to HVO, including vans and support vehicles too, reducing our scope 1&2 CO2 emissions by over 95%.

Trusted by the countries leading businesses

Why work with Cadman Cranes?

We are proud to be an official supplier for mobile crane hire and contract lifting to a wide range of leading businesses across the UK.

  • Established for over 50 years
  • Diverse fleet of mobile cranes & specialist equipment for every type of lifting project
  • Commitment to sustainability – all our cranes run on 100% renewable HVO biofuel. We want to be net-zero for our own operations by 2025
  • Known for our reliability, expertise, and dedication to safety



A recommended provider of crane hire solutions

“A short while ago we contacted you to conduct a Contract Lift to lift in some concrete plinths on a restricted, awkward site at short notice.

Other crane firms we had approached let us down constantly. Your workforce engaged with us from day one to find solutions to the problems. It has been an outstanding effort from all your workforce.

Thank you for a successful outcome. Your company has been a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone.”

Craig Edwards​​​​

Civil Project Manager, Ethical Power

A collection of yellow mobile cranes work at an Anglia Water site installing pipework

Need to hire a mobile crane?

We’ve provided fully managed contract lifting & 24/7 crane hire to the East of England and across the UK for over 50 years.

For crane hire in Essex or wherever you are, contact our friendly team or call us on 01206 986610.

If you require a crane on an emergency basis out of hours, view our emergency contact details.

Net-zero by 2025

Our aim is to be the most sustainable mobile crane hire business in the UK.

Since 2018, we’ve reduced our CO2 output by over 70%. But this is only the beginning.

We have pledged to become net-zero for our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025, twenty-five years ahead of government targets, and are currently developing our Scope 3 plans.

Yellow mobile crane lifts acoustic enclosure from transport lorry using specialist lifting beams

Safe contract lifting solutions and leading mobile crane hire in Essex, East Anglia and across the UK in a collaborative, considerate & sustainable way.

We’re the leading mobile crane hire company in Essex & East Anglia with over 50 years’ experience & a reputation for quality, reliability, & safety. Working from depots across Essex, we offer round-the-clock lifting solutions to Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, & London.


Contract Lifting Expertise

Our diverse fleet includes a wide range of modern mobile cranes and a unique selection of mini cranes, compact crawler cranes, truck mounted Böcker cranes, HIAB truck cranes and specialist lifting equipment.

Whether you require just a one-off mobile crane hire or a complete lift management package, you can expect an unparalleled service.


Mobile Cranes, Crawler Cranes and Hiab Hire

Through our crane hire services, we create positive, collaborative environments with our customers, suppliers, and colleagues and treat everyone with integrity, fairness, and compassion.

We are committed to maintaining a culture that is enjoyable to work in where our people feel valued, protected, and have opportunities for growth


Our People

If you require additional manpower with the cranes you hire, our contract lifting solutions are for you.

In accordance with CPA and BS2171, contract lifting provides you with an ‘appointed person’ and ‘slingers’ on the ground to help you lift material, additional planning, and the necessary insurance and protections. Learn the difference between our Crane Hire and Contract Lifting services.


Manpower & Heavy Lifting Solutions

Case Studies

Need a mobile crane hire partner in the UK that goes beyond just equipment? Discover how we’ve achieved outstanding results for clients across various industries, all while upholding the highest standards in safety, sustainability, and efficiency.

Our case studies showcase our expertise in tackling complex lifting challenges, even in tight urban environments.

Latest news


What Is An Appointed Person?

What Is An Appointed Person?


Not All HVO Fuels Are Equal & Why It Matters

Not All HVO Fuels Are Equal & Why It Matters


Big things take flight at Norwich Airport for Bond Helicopters

Big things take flight at Norwich Airport for Bond Helicopters

Thank you so much to Cadman Cranes who came to our rescue today when we had a real emergency. A quick and professional response, genuinely willing to help a small business in our hour of need! So grateful, and thanks to the helpful driver. Highly recommend this company.

~ Mel Overton

Speak to an expert

We’re here to help. For more information, to discuss a project or to hire a crane, contact us directly or request a free site survey.

Emergency contacts

(Out of hours)

Matt Waddingham:

Nick Leather: