Crane Hire services

Cadman Cranes is the leading crane rental company in the East of England, providing crane hire across London, Essex, East Anglia, and all over the UK. With cranes available 24/7, 365 days a year, we are well positioned to keep your operations moving.

With over 50 years’ experience, we’re known for our commitment to sustainability, safety, and our exceptional level of service. Our fleet of state-of-the-art cranes and team of highly skilled operators ensure safe, efficient, and reliable solutions for your construction, maintenance, and industrial projects.

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Mobile Crane Hire Services
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“I can not recommend Cadman Cranes highly enough. Service is faultless throughout the company. From the site meet to discuss the required cranes to the professionalism of the operators, slingers and signalers. Cadman are and always will be my first point of contact for any lift requirements.”

Sam Hayden

Logistics Manager, Weston Logistics


“Incredibly impressed by their service and flexibility. Cadman were fantastic with offloading our BESS site equipment and were very helpful with accommodating our flexible program. Couldn’t recommend enough. Thanks guys”

Jacob Turner

Electrical Project Engineer, Powersystems UK

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“Best crane company around! Always available when you need them and the service they provide is amazing, very detailed and take a lot of time to take care of you. Special thanks to Phil!”

Chelsea Drew

Contract Support Manager, Brogan Group

Why hire from Cadman Cranes?

We are proud to be an official trusted supplier of crane hire solutions to a wide range of leading businesses across the UK, and we’re committed to 3 core driving forces to help you succeed.

Safety – The safety of our people and those at your sites are our biggest priority. Our industry-leading safety accreditations are testament to our commitment.

Sustainability – Our aim is to be the most sustainable mobile crane hire business in the UK. We’re on track to become net-zero for our own operations by 2025.

Efficiency – We understand the timely importance of your operations and can offer solutions across the country to keep your wheels turning, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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The perfect crane for your project

We offer a wide range of cranes for projects of all sizes, from compact mini cranes for tight spaces to heavy-duty cranes capable of lifting massive loads.

Our fleet is well-maintained and equipped with the latest technology, and crane operators come with years of experience in the industry. They are trained to handle complex lifts and ensure the safety of your project from start to finish.

Our mobile crane fleet is perfect for a variety of tasks, from setting up steel structures to moving heavy machinery. These cranes are agile and versatile, making them ideal for urban construction sites. Where your project demands heavy lifting on soil and weaker grounds, our all-terrain crane, the compact crawler, is more than capable of handling the job.

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Supporting Your Operations 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year

Operating from two bases located in the East of England, we are well positioned to offer our round-the-clock 24/7 crane hire services to Essex and local areas such as; Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree, Norwich, Ipswich, Brentwood, Harlow, Rayleigh, Southend and Tilbury as well as lifting solutions throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Greater London, Kent and beyond.

Crane Hire FAQs

Whether you need to lift heavy machinery, transport oversized cargo, or assist with construction projects, our mobile crane hire service can provide the perfect solution.

This section addresses some frequently asked questions to help you understand our options, what to expect during the rental process, and how we can ensure a successful lift for your project.

  • We offer a wide range of mobile cranes to suit various lifting needs. This includes compact crawler cranes for off-road projects, all-terrain cranes for maximum versatility, truck cranes for efficient road travel, and city cranes for tight lifting spaces. Let us know your project requirements, and we’ll recommend the most suitable crane for the job.

  • To give you an accurate quote, we’ll need details about the lifting project, such as the weight and size of the load, the lifting height and radius, and the location of the lift. Any specific requirements for the crane, like boom length or capacity, would also be helpful.

  • Absolutely. All our mobile cranes include a qualified and experienced crane operator. Our operators are certified and up-to-date on the latest safety regulations, ensuring the safe and efficient execution of your lifting project.

  • The minimum hire period for our mobile cranes can vary depending on the specific crane and your project requirements. In general, we offer cranes on a daily basis. For shorter duration lifts, we may have a minimum charge that covers mobilisation and setup costs. We’ll discuss the most cost-effective option for your project during the quotation process.

  • It’s best to book your mobile crane hire as early as possible, especially for high-demand periods or projects requiring specific crane types. This allows us to ensure availability and plan accordingly. However, we’ll try our best to accommodate last-minute requests whenever possible.

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.

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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.

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