Heavy Lifting Kit


We believe Osprey has the UK’s foremost heavy lifting team, and the equipment to overcome any heavy lifting challenge, anywhere.

We know how to use our fleet of cranes to provide complex, fully-engineered heavy lifting and installation solutions. There’s no such thing as a standard approach to heavy lifts, although many projects benefit from tried-and-tested solutions. These are just some of the in-house resources we can tap into for your next heavy-lifting task…

LG1750 – 750te Lattice Boom Truck Mounted Crane

LG1750 – 750te Lattice Boom Truck Mounted Crane
The LG1750 lattice boom mobile crane has all the strength of a 750t crawler crane combined with the mobility of a mobile crane. It’s one of the largest mobile cranes in the UK, coping with heavy loads not only at close radius but also at reach. With several jib and ballast configurations (up to 147m main boom and 400te of super lift), and rigging advantages over comparable machines, the LG1750 is flexible despite its size.

LTM1800 – 800te Telescopic Mobile Crane

Our LTM1800 is a mobile telescopic crane with a main boom length of 60 metres. We can fit up to 160te in counterweights to the superstructure, and up to 91 metres of luffing fly jib. With a ‘quick release’ slew ring, we can also remove the upper works and transport everything to site by low loader – bringing axle loadings down to a class leading minimum. That makes the LTM1800 ideal for projects that have challenging access, or for projects that need us to transport lifting capacity by ferry to the smaller islands around the UK.

LTM1800D – 1,000te Telescopic Mobile Crane

By fitting the derrick and super lift attachment to the LTM1800, we can raise its lifting capacity to 1000te. The derrick (or back mast) can be fitted alone to provide a strengthened telescopic boom, or in combination with 200te of super lift counter weight to further increase the lifting capacity.

LG1550 – 550te Lattice Boom Truck Mounted Crane

The LG1550 operates on an identical chassis to the LTM1800 chassis. It may have a lower capacity than the LTM1800D, but it can lift more at given radius due to the extra strength of the strut jib. We can also configure the jib many different ways, from 98m of main boom to a combination of 77m of main boom and 84m of luffing fly jib. Ballast configurations can take us up to 160te in counterweights with 250te of super lift.


Our fleet of 120 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) provides an unlimited range of lifting options: different modules with multiple axle lines. The deck height can be adjusted hydraulically to lift and lower the load, and each SPMT can be fitted with its own engine and steering system.

We can connect our SPMT modules – side-by-side or end-to-end – or we can operate them in synchronised mini-fleets. With this flexibility, our team can deploy the right combination of SPMTs to lift and move virtually any heavy load.

Hydraulic jacks, lifts, and skates

If we can’t use a mobile crane easily, then we have to think laterally. For many installations, or even in fabrication projects, hydraulic gantries are a safe and efficient alternative – letting us move heavy loads precisely, synchronising the move at more than one lifting point. We own our own units and can use the gantries with or without rail systems: we can also make use of them to get an accurate measurement of a load’s gross weight – before transporting it by other means.

Our in-house skating system is a connected series of skid-shoes that’s powered by hydraulic push-pull cylinders. Our engineers have the experience to make skates work in the most challenging circumstances, travelling slowly and safely over a pre-constructed track.

We can also incorporate turntables into the track layout for rotating loads as needed. Skate systems are often a go-to solution for complex installations, on unusual sites, or inside buildings that present a challenge, such as sub stations.

Recent Projects

Delivering Subsea Infrastructure

Award-winning multi-modal transport

Our client needed several towheads shipped out to a new oil field –on a demanding schedule, with (award-winning) challenges to overcome.

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Supporting UK Ship Building

Innovative solutions for everyday challenges

If existing transport can’t ship our heavy lift cranes (our LTM1800 and LG1550), then our team will still find a way to get them to site…

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Upgrading UK Rail

Multi-modal transport for heavy industry

With the track gauge itself preventing ‘on line’ movement of these locomotives to the UK, we created a multi-modal solution that ensured seamless – on time – delivery.

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Supporting National Grid

The best route from A to B is sometimes via sea

There’s more to specialist logistics than equipment and engineers. Our teams have the experience to recommend innovative solutions, and the partnerships to make them possible…

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When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. A great, British, logistics provider with the people and the partners to deliver heavy lifting and abnormal transport services of all kinds, onshore and off.

We deliver better results. We get involved earlier and use our experience to cut costs (without cutting corners). Talk to us about your next project…

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