Smaller is better!

There is a time and a place for every crane out there.

Not every job needs
the biggest bad boy in town.

Spider crane swim spa into backyard

Mini Crane – BG Lift & SPYDERCRANE

How many crane jobs out there have you heard people say: “The crane won’t fit there!” or “That is too far for the crane to reach.”

Mini cranes open new doors to the craning community. The further the distance the less the crane can lift, the bigger the crane needs to be to make that lift. Well what if the crane could move closer? All of a sudden, the crane does not need to be as big to make the exact same lift. Mini cranes have the ability to get closer and go where no crane has gone before. These cranes are excellent for working down tight city laneways or going all terrain, squeezing between houses.

Spider crane driving down a house laneway to get to the backyard.
Mini crane driving down a house laneway in Toronto to get to the backyard.
Spider crane driving under an arch in a driveway.
Mini cranes, driving where other cranes can’t.
Mini crane lifting hot tub from one backyard to another in Toronto where deploying a large crane on the street was not an option.
Spider crane lifting a 1900 pound backup generator into a backyard.
Mini cranes can get closer to lift things that would normally require a 90 ton or greater crane at a much cheaper price point.
On this job, size definitely mattered. Only a small spider crane would work on this particular work site.
On this move, size definitely mattered. Only a small spider crane would work on this particular site.

BG Lift M400

Lifting large counter tops onto a 3rd floor balcony of a house. Crane parked on a ramp to an underground parking lot where traditional cranes could not go. Cannot use regular cranes on the street without closing the street down and spending a small fortune on street permits and pay duty officers.

What can this crane lift: 900 pounds straight out at 40 feet away. Or 2500 pounds at 20 feet.


BG Lift CWE315

Lifting a 2500 pound HVAC unit onto the roof of a 3 story building in downtown Toronto in a back laneway where regular city crane trucks could not get too.

What can this crane lift: 850 pounds straight out at 75 feet away. 1350 pounds at 60 feet. Or 3400 pounds at 30 feet.


Spydercrane

Spydercrane HVAC unit
Spydercrane HVAC unit onto the back of a building.

Using a spider crane to lift a swimming pool in a backyard.
SPYDERCRANE crane lifting a swimming pool in a backyard.
Using a mini crane in backyard to lift a hot tub onto a third floor balcony.
A mini crane lifting a China unit onto a condo balcony that is over a parking garage. Regular crane is too heavy for parking garage, spider crane is not.
Lifting steel beams for new home construction and renovations.
Mini crane lifting swim spa in tight backyard under some trees.
Using crane to lift large china unit onto condo balcony.
Lifting a swim spa over a neighbors fence into a backyard.
Using a BG Lift crane to lift a large water feature into place inside a building.
Lifting a large glass pane window with a mini crane.
Spider crane in a tight alleyway between buildings, lifting an air conditioning unit up onto a roof.
Mini crane in a tight alleyway between buildings, lifting an air conditioning unit up onto a roof.
BG Lift crane lift glass pane on window renovation.
Mini crane lifting a swim spa behind a cottage.
SPYDERCRANE Lifting an HVAC unit in a downtown back laneway.
Holding a large glass window in place with BG Lift crane for installer.
Spider crane offloading an open top container.
Mini crane offloading an open top container.
For this customer, it was all about saving his nice mature trees in his backyard by using a mini crane. As you can tell, it was a very tight fit.
BG Lift mini crane, lifting pipes and materials into place under a balcony.
BG Lift mini crane, lifting pipes and materials into place under a balcony. It is a lot easier to install, if you do not have to hold the weight as you attach it to the building.
Using a mini crane to lift items up onto a balcony in downtown Toronto.  Using a mini crane on this job site allowed our customer to save money by not closing he street and having to get permits to do so.
Using a mini crane to lift items up onto this balcony in downtown Toronto. This mini crane allowed our customer to save a lot of money by not closing down the street and having to get permits to do so. Keeping all his neighbours much happier with them.

As you can tell, bigger is not always better. These mini cranes have the ability to easily hope fences, garages and other landscaping obstacles. They can also reach up a couple of floors to get those items of furniture that won’t fit up your stairs of your home.

Want to learn more?

Call our crane department at 416-900-0969 to talk to one of our crane specialists to see which crane might be right for you.

Or complete our webform to get a quote on renting it: Crane quote.