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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.

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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 Director of the Company. She is in charge of the Office and anything admin. Marg helps to keep the balance with all the guys and keeps them on the right track when they sometimes stray. She loves the beach, and likes to scuba dive with Paul, Keeping fit is a must and she likes to be able to keep up with the Grandchildren. She is secretly the Big Boss but don’t tell the others that!


…has recently taken on the role of 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. He also likes to chill out with a ride on his Harley…


…has been with us just on 12 months. In that short time he has proven to be an invaluable team member and is stepping into the Management sector, being able to relieve Ché from the very demanding job of Allocator. He has a very strong sense of attention to detail and is a whizz on the computer. Jas is a very family orientated man with a big family and a lovely wife.              He also shares a love of Harley Motorbikes with his wife…


…has been with the team for over 1 year now. He is a very experienced Operator with a variety of experience and many years operating a variety of Machines, he can drive just about anything, He is a man of few words and has an easygoing nature, he gets along with everyone. He is also another one of the team that likes to ride Motorbikes. Dave also likes a quiet life and is always keen to take Holidays with his wife and visit exotic locations, he also takes great photos of these exotic places…

Equipment to get the Job Done

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.