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Lifting & HIAB Hire

What is a HIAB?

A Hiab is more than just a manufacturer of cranes that operates on the back of a vehicle. HIAB has become a generic term for any form of lifting equipment fitted onboard a vehicle involved in transportation. Also known as heavy hiabs, truck mounted cranes, flat bed lorries with lifting arms, or just HIAB crane, HIAB lorries with mounted cranes are capable of transporting the heaviest and largest loads around.

Hiab has also lent its name to all forms of "Hiab "Hire" services; transport services that involve goods being self loaded and offloaded.

Whether your load consists of valuable machine tools, plant or pallets of parts, D B Plant & Lifting is equipped with a modern fleet of heavy haulage vehicles which enable us to transport your loads trouble free. We operate a variety of vehicles ranging from small rigids to "wagon & drags" with a selection of trailers to suit all requirements see transport & haulage  section.

All operators are fully qualified holding CPCS qualifications, for cranes and slinger signaller. We understand the importance of planning, preparation and safety and we are fully health and safety compliant. Every vehicle comes fully equipped with a range of lifting equipment,

Our Hiab hire services allow us to pick up virtually any type of load from any location and take it where and when you want.

With specialist lifting equipment on every vehicle we can perform:

  • machinery transport
  • long load transport
  • generators transport
  • palletised plant transport
  • rail equipment movement
  • porta cabin transport
  • mobile home transport
  • container transport
  • factory relocation
  • heavy loads
  • abnormal loads
  • printing machine transport
  • concrete piling rig transport
  • plant movement

If you have an abnormal, awkward or difficult load then no problem. We will plan your route and liaise with the various authorities along the way. We will endeavour to make sure that your goods arrive on time and with the minimum of disruption.

D B Plant & Lifting have been in the HIAB lorry hire, crane and transportation business for over 10 years and have successfully completed numerous lifts and transport requests with a variety of items ranging from offices, cabins, quarry stones, plant to construction materials.

Whatever you need to move and wherever you are, we will be able to provide a professional service everytime. Our HIAB lorry mounted cranes are suitable for almost any job, small or large.