UNIC Cranes

UNIC Cranes is a leading manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment with a long history of innovation and quality customer service. The Furukawa UNIC Corporation was originally founded in 1946 as "Kyoei Kaihatsu Co Ltd."

The company started when the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry instructed Kyoei Kaihatsu to assist in the reconstruction of society following the devastation brought about by World War II by focusing on farmland development and disaster recovery. It was then that Kyoei Kaihatsu introduced the UNIC crane, the first truck-mounted crane in Japan.

Today, UNIC Cranes is one of the most trusted brands in the world. Their products are built to last and designed to make any crane job easier and safer. They have dealers and overseas subsidiaries located throughout North, South and Central America, Asia and Europe. The company serves customers around the globe with its range of high-quality products.

As one of the leading manufacturers of cranes, UNIC has been providing quality products for almost 80 years. The company is always improving their products to meet the changing needs of their users. This has led them to produce higher standards and to develop new technologies that have made them a leader in their field.

Each UNIC crane is safe and easy to use, yet packed with sheer power and capability.

UNIC Crane Hire

UNIC Cranes is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cranes. Even the name itself, "UNIC", is a combination of the words "universal" and "crane." It is also meant to make you think of the mythical animal "unicorn" to illustrate just how much of a legendary beast it is.

As such, if you're looking for a reliable and extraordinary crane hire for your project, you can trust that UNIC cranes are the solution you're looking for. They will make any job easier and faster.

And if you're looking for a trusted partner for your crane hire needs, we're here for you. Preston Hire is committed to building long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and transparency. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional customer service and support on every project we undertake.

Our UNIC crane hire offerings include truck-mounted cranes and mini crawler cranes.

UNIC Crane Usage

UNIC cranes are a great way to move heavy objects with ease. Their flexible design allows you to place the crane in any position and at any angle, making it ideal for jobs where traditional cranes can't fit.

They are a popular choice for many industrial applications and are available in a wide range of sizes, making them a flexible option for businesses with varying lifting needs. The versatility of UNIC cranes makes them suitable for use in various industries and for diverse applications. The following are examples of industries which frequently use UNIC cranes:

  • Construction industry
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas industry

UNIC Crane Range of Products


With 2.93t of lifting power, the SuperCrane™ 295 is narrow enough to fit through a standard single doorway.

The safety feature of not turning over is a benefit of its stability sensor system. Its outriggers allow independent multi-angle configurations to be put in the best place in a small space. They are also simple and quick to set up.

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With its 7-section hydraulic boom, the SuperCrane™ 547 has a maximum hook height of 18.2 metres. Its compact 7-section long hydraulic boom provides a large working radius of 17.83 metres and an excellent hook height of 18.2 metres. The long yet compact boom facilitates a vast array of lifting applications.

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The SuperCrane™ 706 is one of the most powerful models in the UNIC spider crane line. It can lift 6 tonnes at 3 metres and has a hook height of 19.5 metres. At 1600 millimetres wide, it is still narrow enough to fit through a standard double doorway and is great for heavy lifting in tight spaces. The SuperCrane™ 706 also has an optional 3.1-metre-long fly jib that can be put away and a searcher hook that can be added for more lifting options.

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