Mini Cranes at Vacuum & Crane

Compact cranes available for lifting materials and equipment...

Mini Cranes at Vacuum & Crane

Compact cranes available for lifting materials and equipment...

Mini Crane Hire: An Introduction

We have a great range of compact cranes available for lifting materials and equipment. When you have minimal room to use a traditional crane, mini cranes are the answer. These cranes are slim enough to fit through a standard door, deliver up to 4.0 tons of lifting power and retain excellent maneuverability.

With its unique pentagonal boom and super slim profile this mini crane range is the most flexible range of cranes on the market. Motor options include diesel and electric versions. Used in conjunction with vacuum lifting equipment, they offer safe and speedy methods of installation.

Our mini cranes are extremely compact yet can provide the capacity and reach of much larger machines, lifting loads up to 6 tonnes. They are the perfect solution in areas with restricted access or limited working space.

The mini crane range includes 4 cranes ranging from the ultra compact MC285 to the advanced MC405, each providing an excellent balance of design, workability & maneuverability. Whether you need a simple self-operated hire, or an entirely planned contract lift service – we are here to help. Our fleet of mini cranes is continually expanding to deliver solutions to lifting difficulties to our customers.

Need assistance operating a mini crane?

Find out about our contract lift service. We also offer onsite familiarisation if you haven’t used these machines before and are unsure how to operate them.

LC785 Mini Crawler Crane

The LC785 is a large mini crawler with the advantage of pick and carry duties. Operating on tracks rather than outriggers, this crane can work within restricted areas as it has a width of only 2.4m. With the pick and carry duty not only can you lift your load but you can move with it! This crane features a maximum boom length of 15.63m and huge 4.9tons of lifting capacity. With a maximum working height of 16.3m and optional fly jib to 20.3m. With a comfy cab and minimal tail swing this is the ultimate crane for tight areas requiring large lifting capacities and is a class leader in safety on site.

Its extremely compact design (2.36 m wide / 2.80 m high) allows the crane to operate in extremely tight spaces. This means that this mini crawler crane can be used for work in tunnels and subway passages. The compact LC785 is the best in its class when it comes to safety on the construction site with its minimum rear overhang.

Features

Its extremely compact design (2.36 m wide / 2.80 m high) allows the crane to operate in extremely tight spaces. This means that this mini crawler crane can be used for work in tunnels and subway passages. The compact LC785 is the best in its class when it comes to safety on the construction site with its minimum rear overhang.

  • Diesel engine (EPA compliant)
  • Pick and carry capability
  • Fully enclosed air conditioned cab
  • Two-speed functions
  • Fly Jib option
  • 360° swing & near zero tail swing
  • Steel tracks (optional rubber pads)
  • Blade attachment (standard)
  • Diesel engine (EPA compliant)
  • Pick and carry capability
  • Moment Limiter (standard)
Technical Sheet
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Model

LC-785

Crane capacity

4.9t x 2.0m

Max. working radius

14.52m x 200kg

Max. hook height

Approx. 16.3m ( 20.3m with fly jib )

Boom

5-section hydraulically telescoping boom of pentagonal box construction

Boom length

4.63m – 15.63 m

Slewing system

360 continuous, by a hydraulic motor

Traction system

Hydraulic motor driven, stepless speed changer

Traveling System

Hydrostatic transmission

Dimensions

2840 x 2360 x 2795 mm ( with boom flat 5020 x 2360 x 2795 )

Weight

10250 kg

Standard equipment

Steel tracks, air conditioning, heater, tilt alarm and blade

Optional equipment

fly jib, radio control

MC285 Mini Crane

The MC285 boxes way above its weight with a massive 2.82 ton lifting capacity while measuring just 750mm wide when stowed. Its slim body can fit through most doorways allowing access to areas previously inaccessible to standard cranes. With an impressive 2.82t lift capacity and optional 850kg searcher hook, this mini crane is perfect for glazing projects.

This Mini Crane has proven to be one of the most popular models of mini crane and is used in many varied applications. The latest version of the MC285 model features improved safety features, a 4/2 fall hook block as standard and is faster and easier to operate than ever before.

Features
  • Programmable Moment Limiter
  • Tilt Sensor/Alarm
  • Rubber Tracks
  • Remote Control
  • Will go through single doorway
  • Load Ground Pressure
  • Optional 850kg Searcher hook
Technical Sheet
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Model

MC-285C

Crane capacity

2.82t x 1.4 m

Max. working radius

8.205 m

Max. lifting height

Approx 8.7 m

Hook speed

9.3m / min. (4 falls, 4th layer)

Wire rope

IWRC 6 x Fi (29) Ø7mm x 48 m

Telescopic system (boom length)

2.535 m – 8.575 m

Telescopic system (telescoping speed)

6.04 m / 22 sec

Telescopic system (boomtype)

Fully automatic 5 section pentagonal telescopic boom

Slewing angle / speed

360º continuous / 1.0 rpm

Outrigger

1st stage with flexible stay damper, 2nd stage manual pullout, hydraulic cylinder direct acting type

Traction system (drive)

Hydrostatic type, stepless forward and reverse

Traction system (travel speed)

0-2.2 km / h

Traction system (gradability)

20º

Traction system (crawler ground length)

975 mm

Traction system (ground pressure)

0.497 kgf / cm² (0.537 kgf / cm² CRME)

Traction system (crawler width)

200 mm

Engine (Model)

Yanmar 2TNV70-NMBA

Engine (Max. output)

7.4 kW / 2500 rpm

Engine (starting method)

Electric starting

Engine (fuel)

Diesel

Engine (fuel tank capacity)

12L

Overall length x overall width x overall height

2750 mm x 750 mm x 1470 mm

Machine weight

1960 kg

Standard Equipment

Overwind protection, hour meter, digital feedback remote control, black rubber tracks, hydraulic safety valves, level, tilt alarm, EMO switch, moment limiter, working status lamp, data logger, outrigger interlock system, 4-fall / 2-fall hook block

Optional equipment

White rubber tracks, Single fall hook, 300kg / 850kg searcher hook, Radio remote control, Slew restrictor, Engine heater, Hydraulic heater, Spark arrestor, 900kg Auxiliary winch

MC305 Mini Crane

The MC305 is the first “ride on” Maeda Mini Cranes and is extremely powerful for its small stature. Up to 2.98 tons of lifting power from a machine only 1280mm wide. The superior quality and engineering of the Maeda product line gives longevity of use and higher return on rental investments are enjoyed by end users across the board.

The Maeda MC305 mini crane is a key machine in the Hird mini crane hire fleet. It can be combined with a range of mini crane attachments to carry out a wide range of tasks that require materials lifting and handling.
With a lifting capacity of just under 3 tonnes and a 12.5m boom that lifts 790kg using the full extension, it’s an extremely practical and versatile mini crane. As the MC305 is small and powerful, it’s perfect for lifting under canopy structures or areas with low headroom, the crane also has a useful removable searcher hook attachment too.

This mini crane also has a fully functional remote control, which displays the load that is being lifted and lets the operator know what they can lift.

Features
  • Sheaves Protected Inside Boom
  • Variable (Hi/Lo) Travel Speeds
  • Programmable Moment Limiter
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Centralized Controls
  • 4 Fall / 2 Fall Hook Block
  • Automatic Hook Stowage System
  • Tilt Sensor/Alarm
  • Powerful Two Speed Winch
  • Hydraulic Disc Brake
  • Remote Control
  • Outrigger Interlock System
Technical Sheet
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Model

MC-305C

Crane capacity

2.98t x 2.50m

Max. working radius

12.16m x 260kg

Max. hook height

Approx. 12.52m

Boom

Fully automatic 5 section pentagonal telescopic boom

Boom length

3.695 – 12.485 m

Slewing system

360º continuous / 2.4 rpm

Traction system

Hydraulic motor driven, stepless speed changer

Traveling speed

0 – 2.8 km/h

Gradability

23º

Fuel/fuel tank capacity

Diesel / 40L

Engine

Yanmar 3TNV76

Dimensions

4285mm x 1280mm x 1695mm

Weight

3900 kg

Standard equipment

Overwind protection, hydraulic safety valves, level, tilt alarm, EMO switch, travel lock lever, outrigger interlock system, moment limiter, working status lamp, hour-meter, 4-fall / 2-fall hook block, black rubber tracks, digital feedback remote control, data logger

Optional equipment

Radio remote control, White rubber tracks, Single fall hook, 300 / 850kg searcher hook, Slew restrictor, Engine heater, Hydraulic heater, Spark arrestor, Plastic machine cover

 

MC405 Mini Crane

The MC405 is a very powerful mini crane with an outstanding 3.83 tons of lifting capacity. With a 16.8m max working height and optional fly jib with 20.7m height capability this large mini crane has an impressive working range. Plus, at only 1400mm wide, it will still fit through standard double doors! It also has the useful feature of being able to run on both electric or diesel.

With the option of a searcher hook, which is useful for lifting under overhead canopies or beneath low roofs and pick and carry duties up to 500 kg, this feature packed crane makes light of work of even the toughest jobs. The MC405 is the largest and most powerful mini crane to hire in the Maeda range with many unique features to set it apart from the rest.

Features
  • 500kg Pick & Carry Duty
  • Sheaves Protected Inside Boom
  • Programmable Moment Limiter
  • 4 Fall / 2 Fall Hook Block
  • Automatic Hook Stowage System
  • Tilt Sensor/Alarm
  • Powerful Two Speed Winch
  • Hydraulic Disc Brake
  • Remote Control
  • Outrigger Interlock System
  • 500kg Searcher Hook
Technical Sheet
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Model

MC-405C

Crane capacity

3.83 t x 2.7m

Max. working radius

16.0m x 210kg

Max. hook height

Approx. 16.8m ( 20.7m with fly jib )

Boom

5-section hydraulically telescoping boom of pentagonal box construction

Boom length

4.735m – 16.475m

Slewing system

360 continuous, by a hydraulic motor

Travelling system

Hydrostatic transmission

Traveling speed

Dual & variable. 0 – 2.2km/h, 0-3.0km/h

Control system

Levers and either cable type or wireless radio type remote controller

Engine

Yanmar 3TNV88-BPMB

Dimensions

4980mm x 1380mm x 1980mm

Weight

5750 kg

Standard equipment

Cable type remote controller (R)

Optional equipment

White rubber tracks, 500 kg searcher hook, fly jib, radio control

Options

Moment limiter (M) (CE:standard), electric motor(E), one touch couplers for hydraulic hoses(K)

 

Benefits of using Mini Cranes:

  • Ability to perform in smaller areas – Because of the small size, mini cranes are perfect for small working areas where larger cranes can’t be used.
  • Easy relocation – Because mini cranes are easy to install and dismantle, they can be easily moved from one location to another. The crane can be transported by a small vehicle and does not require human power.
  • Cheaper alternative – Because mini cranes are so versatile, they are a more cost-effective alternative to larger, more expensive cranes.
  • Multiple power options – This means that you can operate them with gas, diesel or electricity. This is a great benefit and makes them applicable in different situations. If you do not want to buy gas or diesel and have all that messy work done, changing oil, cleaning them etc., you can simply plug them in an electric outlet and operate them.

Need help with the technical side?

We provide technical support by phone, or through a site visit. Whether you have a technical question, or need help to assess a lifting task, we provide advice to help find the best solution.

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