About Us

Karl Daniel is born and bred in Tauranga. As our founder and operator of Access Mini Cranes, Karl has a rich background in engineering and a deep understanding of the crane industry, having worked with cranes throughout his professional life.

Karl’s experience as a metal fabrication engineer provided him with a deep understanding of how to design and operate machinery, which he used to create a mini crane on a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser. He soon saw another opening in the market and expanded his fleet with a Hiab.

Access Mini Cranes offers 4×4 Mini Crane solutions across the residential, farming/agricultural, and industrial sectors to access places that others can’t. Whether you require building supplies shifted to the site or your new spa safely lifted onto the deck, Access Mini Cranes can offer professional lift and shift services for all situations. Our crane offers a lift of 2.55 tonnes at a 1.6m reach, and 500kg at a maximum reach (6.8m).

Karl holds several NZQA training certificates to ensure he is up-to-date on the latest safety and operation techniques. Access Mini Cranes is committed to safety, providing top-quality equipment and skilled operators to handle a wide range of lifting and transport needs.

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In addition to his extensive experience in the crane industry, Karl has a rich background as a metal fabricator. Karl’s expertise and work ethic led him to be invited to work on projects across the globe, from Antarctica and South America to Australia.

Karl’s international experience as a metal fabricator has given him a broad perspective and an exceptional set of skills that he brings to his work at Access Mini Cranes. His attention to detail, commitment to quality, and expertise in the field ensure that every project he works on is completed to the highest standard.

Trusted Experts For Over 20 Years

We have full, comprehensive insurance, so your property and surroundings are protected in the unlikely event of any damages.  Based in Tauranga we service the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and the Central North Island. 

Health & Safety

We work hard to follow all health & safety guidelines and our equipment is certified and regularly maintained. Safety and professionalism are at the forefront of what we do. 

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Our compact lifting solutions are designed to make your lift and transport experience as hassle-free as possible. With our mini crane rental services, you can easily manoeuvre through tight spaces and navigate around obstacles, making it ideal for outdoor projects or small construction sites.
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Why Choose Us?

Don’t compromise on safety or quality, choose Access Mini Cranes. Our mini cranes are designed to handle even the most challenging lifts, with the ability to navigate through tight spaces.

Choosing Access Mini Cranes means choosing a trusted partner that is committed to providing exceptional service and top-quality equipment.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next lift and transport project in Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland and the wider central North Island.

Karl Daniel
Operating Director
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Trusted Mini Crane Hire

You can expect top-quality equipment and a skilled operator who has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of lifting and transport needs.

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Lift and Transport Solutions

We offer a range of crane options to meet your lifting needs. Our crane transport services will simplify your next lifting project and will ensure a smooth and safe transport process.

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Focus On Health & Safety

At Access Mini Cranes, we prioritise safety, and we take all necessary precautions to ensure that your load is transported safely and securely.

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