Hiab / Lorry Loader

Sussex, Surrey, London and the South East Hiab Hire

Hiab Truck Hire & Transport

At Sussex Transport, we offer a comprehensive range of lorry-mounted crane vehicles that excel in lifting, positioning, and transporting goods with the utmost precision and safety.

Whether you’re involved in construction or entertainment or have unique transport requirements, our skilled team and modern fleet are here to meet your needs.

What is a Hiab?

A Hiab, derived from the Swedish brand name “Hydrauliska Industri AB,” is a type of lorry loader crane widely used in the UK.

These cranes are also known as ‘lorry loader cranes’. They are characterised by their ability to lift, load, and position heavy goods.

The term “Hiab” has become synonymous with this type of equipment, which consists of a crane mounted on a truck, utilising the lorry’s engine to power the crane’s operations. In the realm of transportation and logistics,

Hiabs play a crucial role in efficiently handling various tasks, from construction projects and plant moves to specialised operations such as machine relocations and factory lifts.

At Sussex Transport, our Hiab trucks stand as a symbol of reliability, versatility, and safety, making them the ideal choice for a wide range of lifting and transport needs.

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What Can Hiab Trucks Be Used For?

Hiab trucks are versatile vehicles and can be used across various industries.

For example, they excel in efficiently lifting and transporting heavy materials in construction projects.

These trucks also ensure seamless logistics and equipment-handling for entertainment and corporate events.

And in the realm of portable accommodation and containers, Hiabs provide precision in transport and placement. Their capabilities extend to plant moves, offering a safe and reliable solution for relocating industrial machinery.

Additionally, Hiab trucks are well-suited for specialised projects, showcasing adaptability in tasks such as machine moves and factory relocations.

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Let's discuss your Lifting requirement

If you have a dedicated enquiry and would like a quote based on your requirements, please fill in our short quote request form or contact us.

Why us for Hiab Hire?

At Sussex Transport, we are committed to providing reliable and cost-effective lifting services.

We are proud to boast a skilled team that operates nationwide with expertise across different industries.
Our team are all ALLMI/CPCS trained and accredited, holding CSCS cards for access to construction sites.
Sussex Transport ensures safety with full PPE for the Hiab team, constant certification of Hiab vehicles, and drivers equipped with photographic ID.
Contract lift an option with all RAMS and lift plans
Full team of slingers, signallers, lift supervisors and appointed persons
Modern fleet - continuous improvement and upgrade programmes
Competitive logistics rates
With Sussex Transport, you can be assured our experienced, qualified team can get the job done right on time, every time.

Health & Safety, Training & Contract Lifts

We know all too well the dangers of working on, around, or operating plant and machinery on site or in pedestrian zones.

The need for accreditations, training and safety planning is ever-increasing.

That is why we also offer industry approved training and an end-to-end contract lift service for those needing an extra level of support. Including site visits, planning, method statements and risk assessments (RAMS).

Coupling our compliance and lifting team (complete with appointed persons, lift supervisors, slingers & signallers) with a superbly versatile fleet, including the aforementioned low loaders, plant movers and lorry loader cranes, enables us to lift and transport almost any plant and equipment, construction related components, cabins, welfare units, site offices and more.

Our drivers are expertly trained by our in-house ALLMI-approved trainer and are hugely experienced in the field.


Our team is always available to answer your questions and provide customized solutions that meet your unique logistics requirements.

If you would like to chat to our team about a project, a transport planner about your construction logistics movements, or our appointed person about a more technical lift then call us today on 0800 915 23 23 and speak to our experts.

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