RS French Hiabs

Small Hiab Hire

Small HIAB Hire

With over 40 years of experience, RS French’s fully-qualified HIAB crane operators can help to take a load off. Get in touch with us today and we’ll advise you on the most suitable type of HIAB truck for your load. Big or small, we’ve the equipment, experience and the expertise to help with your job. 

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How much can a small HIAB lift?

Small HIAB cranes are used for every day lifting and transportation jobs. They are especially useful when access to your construction site is limited. Small lorry loaders are more compact and maneuverable than our larger vehicles, and are a great choice for simple unloading tasks. 

But how much can a HIAB lift? Our range of small HIAB cranes can be used to transport a variety of loads, including: 

  • Containers.
  • Portable buildings.
  • Building materials.
  • Steelwork.

Need something else? Explore our range of large HIAB and long-reach HIAB cranes.


What is the lift limit for a small HIAB crane?

Just how far your HIAB crane can reach will depend on the size of your lorry, as well as the weight of your load. 

To find out what kind of HIAB is right for you, explore your available options on the graph below.


Small HIABs graph

To find out whether a small HIAB crane is right for the job, get in touch today.

When to choose a small HIAB crane?


Simple unloading tasks

When your load is fairly straightforward – for instance, building materials, steelwork or small to medium containers – a small HIAB truck should do the trick. 


Site access is limited

Small HIAB trucks are more maneuverable which makes them the ideal choice for city-based construction sites or other locations where space is limited. 


Short transportation distances

It stands to reason that the further away your load has to be lifted, the larger your HIAB should be. For shorter transportation distances – those that are no more than between 3-12 metres a small HIAB crane should suffice. 


Lighter loads

The lighter your load, the further the crane can extend. So, if your load weighs less than 3,000 kg, it can be lifted as high as 12.35 metres. For help with estimating the weight of your goods, RS French can provide a full evaluation, helping you to decide which HIAB crane is right for you. 


Why hire a small HIAB crane from RS French? 

Operating throughout Kent and the surrounding counties, RS French is ready and equipped to assist with your next job. Whether you need to transport goods via the M2, M20, A299, A28 or any of the major or minor routes nearby, we can help. 

We’ve a fleet of lorry-mounted cranes, large and small, each offering a range of features to streamline operations, including rear steer, air suspension and 360-degree lifting capabilities. 

For some free advice, get in touch with us today to chat over your requirements.