At Stoddart Crane Hire we know what it takes to get the job done. Our experienced team can advise you on the best crane hire solution for your project.

CPA Contract LIFT

Our contract lift service gives clients the full benefit of our logistical support services, personnel and experience, ensuring a professional service.

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cpa crane hire

Our lifting equipment hire service is ideal for individuals and organisations who already have the personnel and expertise to carry out safe lifting operations.



Sharing The Load

Stoddart Crane Hire’s Grove GMK5250L and GMK 5150L unloading a 50-tonne Froydykk vessel in Aberdeen.


Stoddart Crane Hire operates the largest and most modern fleet of specialist lifting equipment throughout Scotland. We also offer full operational and logistical support to ensure that all necessary pre-lift preparation, including load calculations, are conducted to ensure maximum site safety and fantastic service.

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  Mobile & Crawler Cranes     

Mobile and crawler cranes with capacity ranging from 5Te up to 250Te. Find out more about Stoddart Crane Hire's crane fleet.

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Mobile & Crawler Cranes 


Stoddart Crane Hire's expansive range of specialised support and haulage vehicles ensure total project support from start to finish. Learn about our haulage fleet.

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High-capacity trailers mean there's a haulage solution no matter the load. Discover Stoddart Crane Hire's trailers.

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Additional Equipment

No matter the job, Stoddart Crane Hire has the specialised tools and capacity to deliver. Find out about the specialised additional equipment we use.

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Additional Equipment

About Stoddart Crane Hire — Expert Crane Hire In Scotland

Stoddart Crane Hire is the leading local supplier of lifting and crane hire in the North of Scotland. Our Inverness-based plant hire company provides both CPA contract hire and CPA crane hire services throughout the Highlands, Islands and the UK nationwide.

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Over 30 Years Of Industry Experience.

As a family-run business with over 30 years of experience in the industry, We take pride in the quality of specialist service that we offer and the personal attention given to each one of our clients. Our recognisable yellow vehicles all carry the Stoddart name, which reflects our commitment to provide the highest levels of service, safety and expertise possible.READ OUR FULL STORY

Operating A Specialised And Wide-Ranging Fleet.

Our lifting equipment specification ranges from 5Te to 250Te, with projects being supported by a growing and highly competent team of operators, each of them skilled at negotiating the challenging terrain we are often faced with across the Highland & Islands. In addition, we operate a fleet of specialised heavy haulage, support and escort vehicles, enabling Stoddart Crane Hire to provide a seamless, comprehensive service to our clients, whatever the project.VIEW OUR FULL FLEET

Words From Our Clients

“I have used Stoddart Crane Hire for a number of complex lifting operations and have always found them to be competent in the work undertaken, flexible in their approach and undertake the work to a very high standard. A recent operation involved very complicated logistical planning, which had to change with short notice, they then worked extended hours to ensure the lift took place during the available weather window. Always friendly in their communication and during delivery and the lifting plans and risk assessments are to a high quality. Will be using them again.”

– Colin McKenzie

Words From Our Clients

“Can you pass on our thanks to your team. We are very grateful for the quick response and the professional job that was carried out.”

– Whyte & MacKay Distillery

Words From Our Clients

“I had David and his guys on site doing a lift for me last week and they went above and beyond the call of duty to help out. Top notch service.”

– Leith’s Group

Words From Our Clients

“SSE Hydro Maintenance has used Stoddart Crane Hire for both routine and challenging operations over the years and has in all cases received a very professional service where their extensive experience, safety awareness and attention to detail have always ensured that the jobs have been completed efficiently and safely.”

– SSE Hydro Maintenance

Words From Our Clients

“I feel well-placed to state that Stoddart Crane Hire are exceptional within their field, having worked with various crane hire companies during my carer but let me tell you what separates them from their competitors – they have highly skilled and dedicated personnel who harbour a wealth of knowledge and experience making it an easy choice to keep working with them at every opportunity. As a family run business, I can honestly say that Stoddart’s will go that extra mile for you every time. Stoddart’s have supported MGL in many major projects during my tenure, and I have had nothing but exceptionally positive experiences on every occasion, and will absolutely continue to use Stoddart’s going forward.”


Words From Our Clients

“In my experience working closely with  Stoddart Crane Hire over the last 12 years – they have been excellent. It is not just about hiring cranes with Stoddart Crane Hire – They will go the extra mile to make sure your job is completed safely & on time, a very good and competent family run company.”

– Kenny Ross

Words From Our Clients

“Many thanks for your help and planning of our job. Full marks to the team you sent to do the job. A couple of great guys that know exactly what they are doing.”


Words From Our Clients

“The guys put in a great shift last week, a pleasure to work with. All the planned lifts were completed ahead of schedule with a few extras carried out due to the efficiency of both teams. All lifts were completed safely, as per lift plan”

– John MacKay

Words From Our Clients

“Thanks for all your help and we wouldn’t of got to this stage without your expertise and customer focus. A first-class crane hire service from a first-class local Highland Company.”

– Alex Smith