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11-Jul-2017
Tandem lift at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Once again Southern Cranes were given the responsibility for the erection and dismantling of the centre-piece sculpture at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Lifting the top half of the main structure required a tandem lift using a Grove MK5250 and a Terex AC120. This year's sculpture celebrated the career of ex-F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone.
07-Jun-2017
Liebherr LTM1300 added to the fleet
Southern Cranes & Access have recently taken delivery of another addition to its fleet. The Liebherr LTM1300 is a 300-ton capacity, six-axle mobile crane and can operate with a 78-metre telescopic boom and up to 21 metres of luffing fly jib. It was recently one of the high profile machines on the Liebherr stand at the Vertikal Plant show.
29-Mar-2017
Liebherr LTM1070 added to the fleet
Another recent addition to our fleet is the new Liebherr LTM1070. This highly versatile 70-tonne, 4-axle crane has all-wheel steering and a 50-metre telescopic boom. It travels with all of its counterweight so is ready to set up immediately once on site.
29-Mar-2017
Liebherr LTM1350 on site
Our Liebherr LTM1350 was recently deployed to a site in Battersea to erect a tower crane. It was operating with 70 tonnes of counterweight and a fixed fly jib. It was accompanied by our Mercedes Arocs tractor unit and Nooteboom ballast trailer.
27-Mar-2017
Liebherr MK140 available now
Southern Cranes have recently taken delivery of their new and much anticipated fleet addition. The Liebherr MK140 mobile tower crane is only 16 metres long and runs on a 5-axle chassis which makes it the most compact mobile tower crane in its class.

It boasts a 37-metre vertical telescopic boom onto which a 65-metre luffing lattice jib attaches. This means it can operate to a height of almost 95 metres and a maximum radius of 65 metres.

For further information go to the mobile tower crane section of the website or call us on 01403 790874.
01-Jul-2016
Crane numbers raised with Liebherr
Southern Cranes has added 2 more LTM1060s to its fleet. We took delivery of our first Liebherr LTM1060 with Liebherr’s unique VarioBase system in October 2015.This crane is proving popular due to its compact 3-axle chassis and a number of other useful features. It has a strong 48-metre main boom and can travel with all 12.8 tonnes of counterweight and a double fly jib.

In addition to the new LTM 1060, we have also recently taken delivery of two Liebherr LTM1040s. On this compact 2-axle crane, both axles are driven and steerable to ensure excellent all-terrain capability and manoeuvrability even on confined building sites. Maximum capacities with full and partial ballast give this crane great operational flexibility and, with a maximum load capacity of 40 tonnes, the LTM 1040-2.1 offers outstanding load carrying performance over the entire operating area. A maximum lifting height of 44 m can be achieved with the 35 m long, continuously variable 4-section telescopic boom, which uses the hydro-mechanical telescoping system to extend to the required length quickly. The telescoping operation can also be performed under load. Other features include sensitive working by electronic crane control and LICCON2 control with mobile display unit BTT plus pneumatic disc brakes now fitted as standard, which means maintenance costs are lower and braking more efficient.

These new machines are available to hire now.
24-Jun-2016
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
The Festival of Speed offers enthusiasts an unrivalled opportunity to get close to the action and to meet the great champions who gather at Goodwood each summer. It has been running since 1993 on the same stretch of the March family's driveway. While the location has remained the same and Lord March continues to lead the creative direction, the main aspect that has evolved is the scale. With the enthusiasm and investment of the wider motoring and motorsport community, FOS has become an internationally celebrated, sell-out occasion.
11-Dec-2015
LTM 1060 for Southern Cranes & Access
The Liebherr LTM1060 will work alongside the many Liebherr cranes in its fleet. The crane comes with a 48-metre main boom, good capacities, mobility, comfort and safety systems as key features which makes it ideal for the demands of our customers.

The new crane is equipped with Liebherr's VarioBase system, which allows each outrigger to be extended to any length with the load chart for any configuration automatically calculated within the LICCON control system.

With the 16-metre bi-fold swingaway extension fitted, the crane has 66 metre top height and can lift to a maximum radius of 48 metres. In the UK, the LTM 1060-3.1 can travel with all 12.8 tonnes of counterweight along with the bi-fold extension.

Southern Cranes & Access director Kelvin Prince said: “We are very pleased to add the LTM 1060 to our fleet as its predecessor proved to be a strong and reliable crane. Also, being the first crane hirer in the UK to purchase a Liebherr machine with VarioBase - an LTM 1130 - we know this feature will be appreciated by our customers.”
17-Nov-2015
Getting out of deep water
A massive and very dramatic rescue lasting seven days to recover a lorry after it fell through a bridge in Funtley near Fareham was carried out by the Terex Explorer 5600. During the rescue, 90 homes and businesses had power restricted to their premises for five hours whilst specialists and a new crane worked closely to overhead high voltage power cables.

A total of 50 people worked on safely recovering the lorry despite the rain and wind lashing down from the early hours of the morning.

The Explorer 5600, laden with 40 tonnes of ballast, swung its boom across the River Meon 50 foot in the air with heavy duty strops in an attempt to free the trapped 17-tonne lorry. Later that evening the lorry was driven away on the back of a low loader to be checked for internal damage and repairs.

Watch the video following the delicate operation.
16-Jul-2015
Welcoming the new 90-tonner
Southern Cranes is proud to welcome the new Liebherr LTM1090 to its fleet of cranes.This new machine from one of the leading crane manufacturers is vastly improved on older models. It has an increased load capacity and working radius.

Southern Cranes is committed to continuously upgrading its fleet of cranes. This policy ensures we always have the best machinery available for our customers, no matter what their requirements are.
01-Jul-2015
Mazda at Festival of Speed
Southern Cranes was involved in the construction of the sculpture featured at this year's Festival of Speed. Watch the video describing the construction of this huge sculpture erected in front of Goodwood House.

Southern Cranes has been involved in this breath-taking project for many years. You can view videos on the construction of previous years' sculptures on our YouTube channel.
25-Jun-2015
Mercedes Arocs ready for work
Southern Cranes has purchased 2 Mercedes Arocs tractor units. The image shows one ready for her first job in Bristol.

The Arocs continues the 110 year old tradition of Mercedes-Benz construction industry vehicles and takes it into the future with innovative, future-oriented technology. Designed from the ground up, these tractor units provide a reliable, high-torque, flexible drive configuration to suit the construction industry.

These 2 machines will be well suited to the demands of heavy haulage.

Southern Cranes has a wide range of machinery available for hire. We can lift and move almost anything you need.
25-Mar-2015
SCA is now hiring 350-tonners
Southern Cranes now has a Liebherr LTM1350-6.1, fresh out of the paint shop at Weldex. This machine has a maximum lift capacity of 350 tonnes, making it a significant expansion to the Southern Cranes fleet.
03-Mar-2015
100-tonner with 15 plate
Southern Cranes is thrilled to announce the arrival of a brand new Liebherr LTM1095. This 5-axled crane has a maximum lift of 100 tonnes. Its exceptionally long main boom gives the crane a working radius of 58 metres.

Our ever-expanding fleet of machinery allows Southern Cranes to provide lifting solutions in all circumstances.
10-Feb-2015
Explorer joins the fleet
Southern Cranes added the new Terex Explorer 5600 to its fleet in February 2015.

The Explorer 5600 is easily configurable for all road regulations. It has an axle load less than 9.1 / 12 / 16.5 tonnes, axle pair space of 2.44 metres, a maximum front overhang of 1.4 metres, boom-off solution and dolly preparation. A total length of 14.3 metres and a carrier width of 2.75 metres makes the Explorer 5600 the most compact crane in its capacity class.

This machine utilises a one-engine concept with different performance set-up for operation lower and upper. This ensures an optimal power spectrum and minimised operational and maintenance costs.

The crane is sure to be a valuable addition to the wide range of lifting machinery available from Southern Cranes.
26-Jan-2015
Looking after lorry drivers
Southern Cranes has become a driver CPC centre.

Southern Cranes has recently successfully completed two courses for three members of staff.

All drivers who drive vehicles larger than 3.5 tonnes are required by law to achieve a minimum of 35 hours CPC training between September 2014 and September 2018.

Southern Cranes offers a range of modules split into 7-hour sessions, both for our staff and our customers.
15-Oct-2014
New compact telehandlers
Southern Cranes has added three new Manitou tele-handlers to their fleet of rough-terrain fork-lift trucks.

The Manitou MT1135 is equipped with stabilisers and can easily lift loads weighing 3.5 tonnes up to heights of 11 metres.

Should you require even more carrying capacity, the Manitou MT1440 is capable of lifting and carrying loads of 4 tonnes. This large-load-carrying capacity ensures you can safely move large items across any terrain.

The Manitou MLT625H is an ultra compact rough-terrain fork-lift, with a width of 1.82 metres and a height of 2 metres. This incredibly versatile machine has a turning circle of 3.2 metres, making it useful in the tightest of spaces, even in buildings.

Southern Cranes has a wide range of the modern access machinery for hire. No matter what your specific needs, we are able to supply the correct machine to complete your job quickly and safely.
03-Jul-2014
New Grove 80-tonne crane
Southern Cranes has added the Grove GMK4080 to its fleet of cranes. The 4-axled crane can lift up to 80 tonnes in weight and features the Megatrak suspension fitted on Grove cranes.
27-Jun-2014
Goodwood sculpture
Mercedes-Benz celebrated 120 years in motor sport in style with the huge sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014.

The massive sculpture soared over the house. The span carried 2 Silver Arrow racing cars from Mercedes, the winner of last year's Hungarian Grand Prix and the first Silver Arrow car from Mercedes made in 1934.

There were several cranes from Southern Cranes helping out with the construction, including the Grove GMK5220. There were also several access machines there.
12-Jun-2014
SCA accredited NVQ status
Southern Cranes was successful this week in its application to become a registered CSkills QCF (NVQ) award centre. This allows us to arrange and undertake the QCF awards level 2 -5 as required by the CPCS scheme.

The staff at Southern Cranes has a lot of experience delivering CPCS courses. We provide courses in a wide range of subjects.
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We have a wide range of access equipment, and can supply many more machines than are listed on this site. We have the ideal solution for your requirements.
Transport
Southern Cranes can provide a wide range of transport solutions including specialised low loaders and flat-bed lorries capable of delivering any access machine to your site.
Material handling
These vehicles are ideal for off road conditions and construction sites. They are able to lift without stabilisers in order to 'pick and carry' loads, making them incredibly versatile.
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We provide training and assessment for candidates who wish to obtain a recognized accreditation. We are a registered test centre for ALLMI, CPCS, IPAF, PASMA.