Suppliers of Pedestrian Operated Self-erecting Tower & City Cranes

About Us

Remote Control Founded in 2004, Ladybird Cranes is a leading UK hirer of tower cranes and lifting equipment.
Potain Logo Specialising in pedestrian operated, radio remote operated, tower cranes we run a fleet of over 80 Potain cranes. We are also the UK dealer for Potain GMA cranes, a brand with a global reputation for market leading quality and innovation.

GAPO on low loader transport Based near Birmingham in the centre of the country we operate from a new, purpose built yard. With a dedicated team of 20 staff, we hire and service cranes across the UK mainland.

Ladybird Cranes have a reputation in the industry for quality and innovation. We introduced the first IGO50 into the UK in 2004 and have purchased the first new generation of Hup32-27s and Hup40-30s cranes in 2016. We added a GAPO towing unit to the hire fleet in 2008 to improve the safety and efficiency of our work.
Ladybird Cranes Yard In 2016 we moved into our new purpose built yard in Brockhill, Worcestershire. The 6 acre site includes a new parts warehouse, maintenance building, office complex and CPCS training centre.

The additional space allows us to keep more stock cranes available for customers to buy and also to store cranes for other crane owners. On the site of a former prison, we are surrounded by an impressive fence and have excellent site security.


We are members of the CPA and the Tower Crane Interest Group within the CPA. This group works across the industry to improve the safety and working practices of all companies.

We have also achieved the following accreditations:

Ladybird Crane Hire - A Division of Ladybird Cranes Limited
Registered in England No. 1320772
Registered Office : Ladybird House, Brockhill Yard, Hewell Lane, Redditch, B97 6QT

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Industry Report

The Crane Hire Market

There are a large number of crane hire companies in the UK mostly supplying traditional cab manned tower cranes.  Most crane hire companies are relatively small with a few cranes that they hire over a limited area.  With over 70 self erecting and tower cranes available, Ladybird Crane Hire can deliver to and support sites throughout the UK.
We have engineers based in the Birmingham, Leeds, South West and London areas and we are able to respond quickly to your needs.

Ladybird Crane Hire is very different to most crane hire companies in the UK.  We specialise in the supply of pedestrian operated self erecting cranes and "city class" tower cranes.  Our cranes are a new type of jib crane recently introduced to the UK.

Most builders will only seek to hire a "tower crane", "jib crane", "heavy lifting appliance", or "crane and lifting equipment" when they have a job large enough to justify the cost.  Builders are often unaware of the cost saving opportunities available from hiring a pedestrian operated crane

Builders traditionally discover new suppliers through personal recommendation, although the use of the internet in finding suppliers is becoming more popular.  Builders will usually be searching the internet for a jib crane, tower crane,  or lifting equipment hire company.  These searches made by builders will hopefully come accross this website and then these builders will realise that in future they can search for "self erecting crane" or "city crane" or "city/tower crane" or "pedestrian operated crane".

Ladybird Crane Hire

Ladybird Crane Hire has been operating its hire fleet since 2003. We have built a reputation in the crane hire industry for product excellence and for efficient service.

The majority of our crane hire fleet is less than five years old and still under warranty. We only source the best brands in the industry for both cranes and lifting equipment accessories.

As the largest provider of pedestrian operated cranes in the UK crane hire market we are able to offer some of the best prices for weekly hire rates, transport and erection.

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