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About crane hire

Any lift, anywhere, anytime

With almost 100 cranes in our fleet, Smith Cranes is the largest crane hire company in New Zealand offering a diverse range of cranes and associated equipment.

Our mobile crane fleet ranges in capacity from 1 tonne to the country's largest crane of 550 tonnes, whilst our crawler cranes range from 2.9 tonnes to 600 tonnes. Our tower crane fleet includes New Zealand's largest, that being the 40-tonne Liebherr Hammerhead.

Through our sister company Universal Cranes in Australia we have the ability to supply additional lifting solutions.

Crane equipment and services we provide:

  • Mobile cranes
  • Crawler cranes
  • Tower cranes
  • Barge-mounted cranes
  • Construction hoists
  • Telehandlers
  • Lift engineering and consulting
  • Lifting equipment design, fabrication and hire
  • Taxi hire to long-term hire
  • Full or dry hire options available
  • 24-hour service

The company is a team dedicated to finding innovative solutions and smarter ways of operating. We take pride in our work and we continually strive to proactively meet the needs of our clients. Our unique experienced personnel, equipment, technology and strong commitment to service are all professionally integrated to provide reliability and satisfaction to our clients.

Our head office is based in Christchurch, with depots in Auckland, Invercargill & Queenstown. We have the ability to mobilise to any part of New Zealand within a short period of time to undertake your lifting requirements at competitive pricing.