Welcome to Q Crane & Plant Hire

We have a wide range of Lattice and Telescopic Boom Crawler Cranes that can support your projects across the UK. We also have a Specialist Plant fleet of Excavators & General Plant for hire across the North West Region on either an Operated or Self-Drive basis.

Based in the North West, Q Crane & Plant Hire have over 45 year’s experience in supplying our customers with Plant and Crawler Cranes to support a variety of projects across many sectors including, but not limited to, Construction, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure, Utilities and Industrial.

Our depot is ideally situated to quickly access the M60 & M62 motorways allowing suitable access to the North West, Yorkshire, Midlands and the rest of the UK.

We are also able to offer Operated Plant with all our equipment meaning we can provide CITB/ CPCS qualified operators across the UK when you need a helping hand to complete your project on time and safely.

In addition to being able to operate the equipment, we also have our own dedicated Transport that’s able to move our equipment to and from your site as well as support customers with general transport requirements across the UK.

Our Services


Good Quality

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Q Crane & Plant Hire provide good quality, well maintained crawler cranes, plant and equipment backed by an efficient and reliable service management team. Whilst providing added value through competitive pricing, for both short and long term hires, they have supported us on a number of projects with both individual and multiple crawler cranes and plant requirements. Q Crane & Plant Hires’ hands on approach and constant support from their management and hire desk staff reassures our sites of a close working relationship.

Ian White
General Manager - Volker Brooks

Reliable Equipment

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I work with Q Crane & Plant Hire because they provide good quality and reliable equipment, delivered on-time. They are quick to respond to any call outs or other enquiries that we may need support with. Their customer service and support is great and their staff are approachable, helpful and professional. I’ve been using Q Crane & Plant Hire for over six years on sites all over the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands and would recommend their services.

Dave Anderson
Director - LK Group

Extensive Range

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We have a strong relationship with Q Crane & Plant Hire and have worked closely with them due to their extensive range of crawler cranes and excavators that comply with all of the latest safety standards that we require. The support and level of service is excellent and they are on hand to resolve any problems when you need them. We work with the Hire Desk team well and we have found the knowledge and experience useful throughout the hire process.

We have recently worked with Q Crane & Plant Hire on a complex project that required an 80T and 110T crawler crane in West Yorkshire as well an excavator in Wellingborough demonstrating they will support our projects without limitation.

Oliver Tolputt
Director - CT Construction Limited

Fantastic Service

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I have had the pleasure of working with Q Crane & Plant Hire for the last 3 and a half years on one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, the Mersey Gateway. The service we have received has been fantastic and there are no problems, only solutions from the team. From the initial phone call right through to the delivery and rigging of the crawler crane, they are always very professional. The Service team are the best I’ve ever worked with and having a contact 24/7 is a major benefit when the site is running on that basis. The crawler crane maintenance and service inspections are carried out regularly and the documentation provided is the best I’ve seen.

The operators are all fully trained, very experienced and highly skilled which combined with being reliable, has been a winning combination. Competitive pricing and excellent service makes Q Crane & Plant Hire a major force to be considered across the UK.

Thanks to everyone for all of your help over the years and I look forward to working with you all again on the next project.

Allan Eardley
Appointed Person - Mersey Gateway Project