If you want a mini crane with great lifting power that is compact enough to be used in confined spaces and taken across rough terrain, spider crane hire from Hird is the option to consider.
Spider cranes are “little” marvels – bearing in mind they are available in different sizes – and are extremely popular machines in the Hird mini crane rental fleet.
Hird offer a range of UNIC tracked spider cranes for hire and all do an excellent job when it comes to maximum safe working load relative to their size.
The machines get their name from the extendable legs, or stabilisers, deployed to create a firm platform for the mini crane during lift operations.
Spider cranes travel to lift sites on rubber tracks – allowing them to cover difficult outdoor terrain. The legs are then extended, allowing spider cranes to handle impressive loads.
For example, the UNIC URW-094, one of the spider cranes available for hire from Hird, has a safe working load of 995kg, just 5kg under its own gross weight of 1,000 tonnes.
UNIC describe it as the world’s smallest and lightest spider crawler crane – making it perfect for construction sites, for example operating across multiple floors on a build site.
It is so narrow – 595mm with stabilised retracted – that it will go through a single doorway and can be carried on a goods lift or construction lift.
As tracked mini cranes, these UNIC machines are also ideal for use in landscaped areas such as parks – for example installing works of art – and cemeteries. Our spider crane hire fleet also in demand from facilities management (FM) companies, for factory installation and machinery moving.
The UNIC URW-094 spider crane is petrol powered – with an LPG dual option – has a maximum working height of 5.6 metres and a maximum working radius of 5.17 metres.
At the top end of the Hird spider crane hire fleet is the UNIC URW-706 spider crane, with has a gross weight of 7920kg and a maximum safe working load of 6 tonnes.
Innovative technology, such as a system that automatically levels the spider crane ready for lifting and overload alerts, make these spider cranes quick and safe to use, in the hands of a qualified mini crane operator.
Spider crane hire from Hird is an ideal option for a range of lifting applications, including building maintenance, rail maintenance and repair and glass and materials handling when fitted with attachments, such as glass vacuum lifters.
For more information about UNIC spider crane hire through our national mini crane rental service, contact us via one of our three regional depots or use our online request form here.
We would be happy to go through our competitive spider mini crane hire rates with you – and give you expert advice on the best spider crane lifting option for you.
We also deliver spider crane operator training courses and a range of mini crane hire packages that including supplying fully-qualified and experienced spider crane operators.
Northern – 01482 227333
Central – 01302 341659
Southern – 0203 174 0658