Euro 6 Lorry Conversion in Buckinghamshire | Interesting Facts About Cranes

Here at South East Cranes, we know that hydraulic lorry loaders are key to a successful project. Did you know, however, that cranes can also be quite interesting? The first choice for LOLER testing, Euro 6 lorry conversions and a range of crane services, our team knows all about truck-mounted cranes. If you’re looking for a PM crane dealer or HMF crane dealer that can also perform on-site repairs in Buckinghamshire, then look no further than South East Cranes.

Below, we look at some facts about cranes that you might not know. If you need spare parts, LOLER testing or Euro 6 lorry conversions at a competitive price, please get in touch with our reliable HMF crane dealers.

They Share Their Name – Have you ever looked for ‘cranes’ in a search engine? If so, you’ll likely have noticed many of the results focus on the long-necked bird. This is because the crane, as used in construction, is actually inspired by the shape of the bird. With a long, slender neck that can move back and forth, it’s not hard to see the resemblance.

Remember, all machines in Buckinghamshire need servicing and maintenance on occasion. Speak to us for LOLER testing, or an annual crane service at an affordable cost.

They Date Back Thousands of Years – Although truck-mounted cranes are relatively new, cranes themselves go back many centuries. The Ancient Greeks created the humble crane to lift and move heavy materials. This process allowed them to construct some of the most imposing buildings, of which a handful remain today.

Modern cranes make light work of tough construction projects and allow the safe transportation of vehicles and materials alike. Call us for Euro 6 lorry conversions, LOLER testing or a crane service from the experienced PM crane dealers.

They Can Be Truly Massive – If you need large range cranes, our HMF crane dealers can provide them. That said, there exist truly imposing cranes that dwarf those seen in the Buckinghamshire area. This includes ‘Big Carl’, which stands over 250 feet tall and remains the world’s largest crane. Another fun fact: this crane has 96 wheels and demands more than 250 trucks worth of power when it’s time to move.

The largest gantry crane is the Taisun, located in Shandong Province in China. To this day, the Taisun holds the world record for the heaviest weight ever lifted by a crane – 20,133 metric tonnes.

They Need Maintenance – Less fun but more fact, it’s true that any truck-mounted crane needs regular maintenance to stay in working condition. If your crane in Buckinghamshire could use professional care, you can rely on us to perform crane service and repairs, as well as Euro 6 lorry conversions. As your PM crane dealer and honest HMF crane dealers, our team takes steps to support your business fully.

When you bring your Buckinghamshire truck-mounted crane to us for repairs, we provide you with a courtesy lorry. More than just a PM crane dealer, we carry out LOLER testing, Euro 6 lorry conversions, MOT preparation and all maintenance work.

Call South East Cranes on 01932 245161 (choose option 3) for Euro 6 lorry conversion work or to arrange a crane service. We also perform on-site repairs across Buckinghamshire.


T: 01932 245161 (Option 3)

Dometo House
Molesey Road
Walton on Thames
KT12 3PW