Big Rhino Crane Hire

About Big Rhino

Family owned and operated. Serving Brisbane and surrounding areas.
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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. 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.

They created 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…

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

Big Rhino Crane Hire team

She is the CEO of Big Rhino and is across everything that is happening within the business. Marg is passionate about Driving Big Rhino into the Future. Margs passions are the beach, travelling walking and staying fit. She loves travelling and enjoying Scuba diving with Paul at the tropical places around the world. Keeping fit is a must as she likes to be able to keep up with the grandchildren and it relieves any stress that comes with running a Business.

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Ryan is another of the Founding directors and is the Manager at Big Rhino. He had a break from the company for a few years and pursued other avenues, he has been back since November and together with Marg their foresight for the company is to Drive it into the Future. His Interests are fast cars, motorbikes, and staying extremely fit, you might call him addicted to the gym. Of course his 3 Children are a very important part of his life. He thrives on Adrenalin and certainly handles the pressures and stress of the job and takes everything in his stride. He is also Marg & Paul’s eldest of 3 children.

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Jamie has been with Big Rhino for about 18 Months , and he has just joined the Management Team as the Operations Manager. He has vast experience across all sectors of cranes. Before his promotion he was the operator of Big Rhino New Sany 60T Sany “White Rhino”. He has a very easy-going nature and has been a real asset to the company since he came on board, we look forward to him bringing his knowledge experience and expertise into the management area of the Business. His hobbies are boating, golfing and caravaning with his partner, whilst a day on the boat with the Family is always enjoyable.


Juanita our Office Lady, her nickname is Scully as she can find out just about anything about anything. Her duties cover the everyday Office requirement, answering the phone, all admin duties and many numerous other jobs directed at her during the day. Her knowledge across this area is vast and covers so many sectors which is invaluable to Big Rhino. She is also very good at keeping everyone on their toes and enabling the office to run smoothly. She has 2 lovely children, that keep her busy. Her first love is motorbike riding, (sorry Steve) behind her partner or on her own bike. She also likes to spend the weekends or holidays camping with her partner and kids at remote places, enjoying peace and quiet round a fire.

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Aaron is our all round Operator/ Rigger, he can operate and drive everything in our fleet, and is a very experienced Rigger. He is the main operator of the “White Rhino” and protects it like his child. His experience is vast and wide and he is an excellent trainer for the up coming Dogman. He is dedicated to Big Rhino growing and expanding. He is passionate about family and his daughter is the apple of his eye. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter. He also like to wrestle things, and belongs to a Mixed Marshall Arts club, and sometimes gets the rough end of an elbow or knee and will have some bruises for his efforts. He is always willing to go the extra mile and will always do anything you ask always with a smile

Working With Big Rhino

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