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Generator Transport

Small or large generator transport, Domestic or Industrial.

Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town

Collect, Transport, Offload and Rig into position.

What We Offer

Crane Trucks

From 5 ton to 40 ton crane trucks, rear or cab mount crane trucks.

4x4 Crane trucks

Need a generator transported to a lodge in a Game reserve on top of a mountain? We have you covered.


Full Service

Highly experienced staff are on hand to ensure that your generator is safely delivered and rigged into position.

Generator lift & Transport

Crane Hire SA offer a complete generator collection and delivery service, including lifting, transporting and offloading the generator.

We have the capacity to lift and transport all domestic and industrial size generators up to 36 Tons. If you are not sure how heavy your generator is, consult the manufacturers plate on the engine. This will give you the weight in kg or lb. An example would be a 250KVA Cummins Generator weighs between 3.4 and 4 Tons depending on wether or not is has oil and fuel in it.

We understand the critical importance of fast delivery to avoid furthert power interruptions. We are often able to provide our generator transport service the same day through our extensive fleet of crane trucks.


Certified Operator/Rigger


Certified Slings


Wet or dry rates


Equipment Insurance


Public Liability Insurance

Using a crane truck to move a generator

In most cases a crane truck is the most effective and best value for money when moving and positioning a generator. Crane trucks are able to lift, transport and offload the generator making it very cost effective for single generator moves.

Rear Mount Crane Trucks

It is dependent on the site as to the use of a cab mount or rear mount crane truck. For example, if the truck needs to offload in a narrow driveway to offload, a rear mount would be best suited, where the crane sits at the rear of the truck.

Cab mounted crane trucks

Cab mounted crane trucks are the most common type with the crane mounted behind the cab. This configuration gives greater support from the carry deck when lifting.

It is very important to be specific about the loading and offloading terrain and accessibility for the truck.


Multiple generators or abnormal loads

If there are multiple generators, it is likely more cost effective to load a lowbed truck with the generators and then use a crane truck to offload them at each location, offloading the first from the crane truck.

Service limitation

Crane Hire SA are not electricians and do not provide a generator commissioning service. Our service is limited to the collection, transport, delivery and positioning of the generator.

If your generator requires a concrete plinth, please ensure that the plinth is dried and ready to take the weight of the generator.

Our operations teams are happy to liaise with the electricians, manufacturers, or commissioning company to ensure a smooth job. It is often a good idea to have the electricians on site at the time of delivery for any positioning issues which may not be apparent to the rigging team.

Quote Request

+27 10 300 0270

+27 76 422 5456 (Whatsapp)

    8 ton crane trucks for hire