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About Big Rhino

Family owned and operated. Serving Brisbane and surrounding areas.

The History Of Big Rhino

Big Rhino was formed after many discussions around the dinner table between Paul & Ryan Gravener. They were both working for another crane company at the time and were frustrated with the way things were run, and they could see a need in the market for a unique crane that was already in high demand. Pauls nickname was Biggen & Ryan’s was Rhino hence the discovery of Big Rhino Crane Hire, a Brisbane mobile crane company that covers the area from Northlakes in the North and Upper Coomera in the South, Ipswich in the West and Redland Bay in the East. We cover all areas in between including the large area of Logan, Logan Central and Kingston. We also travel to areas like Greenbank, & Jimboomba, waterside areas like Raby Bay, Sandgate, Victoria Point, crossing Cleveland, Capalaba, Tingalpa, and Wynnum areas. As our depot is in Coopers Plains, areas like Sunnybank, Rocklea & Mount Gravatt our literally on our door step, so as you can see we go everywhere in the Brisbane area, if in doubt give us a ring.

The crane that was in high demand was the 16T Kobleco Slew Crane, with a 6mtr foot print and a very long 25 mtr reach and with the fly on adds another 5 mtrs. This mobile crane can set up in a very small area and has a great reach, which is what the building industry was looking for as the building blocks & land get small and some of the access is steeper than ever. We operated with the single crane for over 2 years building our Brand and a growing clientele.

Then the next little Rhino arrived with our acquisition of a 12T Franna and versatile little crane that can pick up and travel with the load, not as unique as the 16t City Crane but in high demand for building sites. Pool lifts and other numerous quick lifting crane jobs.

After another 18 months or so Big Rhino doubled in size with the arrival of our 25T Tadano Truck mounted crane and a 20t Franna. These 2 really speak for themselves, obviously the 25T is a bigger Crane with a longer reach and the 20T Franna is just a bigger version of the 12T, but can carry a heavier load.

Our fleet had doubled in size and each Mobile Crane has its own job skills but also can be overlapped to do some of the other jobs as well.

Big Rhino Crane Hire is a fast growing Crane Hire Company with our Brand stamped firmly on the Brisbane & Gold Coast markets and we pride ourselves on our very capable, experienced and friendly staff.

Give us a call on 0434 243 151 to book a crane and…


Working With Big Rhino

When working with and hiring cranes, there are a few things you should know. Click the button here to read up on what to expect and what to prepare for.

A Great Team Means Great Service From A Great Company

We have a great team of easy going people , that get along with everyone, they go the extra mile if needed and nothing is too hard


…is one of the founding Directors of the Company, with over 40 years experience with cranes he is a wealth of knowledge and vast experience within the Company. He does Sales & PR for the Company and drives the crane whenever the need arises. His experience and knowledge are invaluable at times. He is a keen fisherman and loves being out in his boat, he also likes to scuba dive with His wife Marg, For a change of Pace he likes to take the Harley for a spin…


… is the other founding Member and the Director of the Company. She is the CEO of Big Rhino and keeps her finger on the pulse of whatever is happening within the business. Marg is passionate about Driving Big Rhino into the Future. She loves the beach and likes to scuba dive with Paul. She loves travelling and seeing different beaches of the world. Keeping fit is a must as she likes to be able to keep up with the grandchildren.


… is our Manager/Allocator. This is a very demanding job but with his easy going nature and his positive personality, it suits him perfectly. Ché has been in the Crane industry for over 20 years and brings vast experience in all aspects of the industry. He is married with 4 daughters which keep him very busy. Ché loves camping with his family and watching his girls play Netball. He too likes to chill out with a ride on his Harley…


…has been with us for about 2 years. In that time he has proven to be an invaluable team member and has stepped into the Management sector easily. He is Ché’s 2nd in charge and helps to share the load of a very demanding job with Ché. He has very strong attention to detail and is a whiz on the computer. Jas is a very family orientated man with a big family. He also shares a love of Harley Motorbikes with his wife Sonja.


… is our Admin person and a huge asset to the Team. She has been with Big Rhino just over a year and has really made a niche for herself  in the company. Her talents have no boundaries, including office work and being our local Tech lady. She has a love of mechanics and enjoys Motorbike riding with her husband Jason.


… has been with the team for just a few months and is an Operator/Dogman who also brings a huge amount of knowledge to the team. He brings a lot of experience to the HR field. As Big Rhino continues to grow we look forward to Moz stepping into the Management Sector. One of his favourite past times is to work with wood and be creative with it.


… is one of our main operators of the Slew Cranes, also a very capable Dogman. He likes a chat only when the job is finished. Ask him about his near-death experience, a man that does not get scared easily.


… is our Senior Dogman and has been with us for awhile. He is really driven and works hard at mapping out his future. His plan is to move into the operating of the Cranes in the near future, with his skill as a valuable Dogman this will make him a big Asset to the Team. He has a big smile and is always willing to go the extra mile with anything.


… is our main Franna Operator and also a Dogman. He is very particular about his work and has a load of experience in the crane industry that makes him well suited to his job with Big Rhino.

He loves to go away in his caravan with his wife and also enjoys his Harley.


… is our newest employee and can drive anything that we give him. His enthusiasm for the work is refreshing and he always has a big smile. He is very family orientated and loves the time he spends with his kids.


… is our retired Dogman and Mr Fix-it. He is a qualified Dogman and can fix almost anything. He is our go-to for fixing  & repairing. His passion is often away searching for gold or chasing racing cars.

Equipment to get the Job Done

We are in the Business of Providing Solutions for all of your Lifting Requirements. No lift is too big or small. Big Rhino Crane Hire has a solution for every lift and our Crane Consultation is a free service.