Crane & General - About Us

Your Safety and Customer Care

We are one of the longest running crane companies in the country, supplying cranes for over 70 years over the North West, including Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield, Northwich, Stoke and Sandbach. Ideally situated next to Junction 17 of the M6 this enables us to meet the cranage and transport needs of your business.

You can count on Crane & General as a reliable partner for all your transport needs, including Hiab hire. Right from the planning stage we work with you to ensure complete satisfaction with our service. We provide an exceptional service at an agreed price to ensure the whole process has no hidden surprises.


At Crane Hire Direct Ltd safety is at the forefront. All of our operatives are trained to the Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) standard, which are recognised by all major companies in the industry as the required standard.

We employ Appointed Persons who are available to plan and supervise lifting operations as required  under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998. We can also provide a full Contract Lifting service, which relieves you of the responsibility of preparing a Method Statement, Risk Assessment and of managing and supervising the lift, thus ensuring that the lifting operation is fully compliant with BS7121 (Code of Practice for the safe use of cranes).

As an employer, Crane & General will undertake all necessary steps to ensure and safeguard the safety of our employees and that of all other people affected by our operations.


Any Enquiries?

Call On : 01477 500334

All-Terrains up to 90 tonnes.

Truck Cranes.



HIAB Vehicles.

Office Hours

0800-1630 Mon - Thur

0800-1530 Friday

Calls diverted outside of these hours and bank holidays

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