About us

Established in 1981, JT Cranes is a family firm based on the Beds/Cambs borders. Since 2006 we’ve been the local specialists in the remarkable and versatile new technology of mini cranes, offering crane hire, contract lifting and sales.

In the beginning, our core business was roadside repair and servicing, handled by our founder John Taylor. But in recent years we have expanded and now offer a full range of mini crane hire and sales, contract lifting, accident recovery, servicing, testing, and major repairs.

Mini Cranes

Our mini crane focus began in 2006 when John’s son Russ recognised the potential of these versatile little crawler cranes. Ranging from 600mm to 1600mm wide, our fleet of mini cranes offer an ideal solution to many lifting problems – not simply those where access is difficult.

With a maximum capacity of 6T these invaluable machines make lifting easy, and can be supplied with an operator or self operated to give you the ultimate flexibility.

In 2016 we were appointed to become sole dealer for the Jekko range of mini cranes in the UK.

Contract Lifting Services

JT Contract Lifting was set up in June 2013 following an increase in customers requesting a full CPA Contract Lift service. It achieved instant success and has an ever-growing customer base.

We carry out all work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER 1998, including the provision of a Competent Appointed Person who has the knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation.

Repairs and Servicing

We continue to offer a range of services from accident recovery to major repair or rebuild of mobile cranes that have been involved in road traffic incidents, set on fire, have bent booms or have fallen over – throughout the UK and abroad.

We turn repairs around quickly, to the highest standards, and pride ourselves on our commitment to technical research, customer research and product development.

Annual and 4 Year Tests, and Test Weight Hire

We offer annual and 4 yearly testing to British Standards, and hire out our test weights.

Meet the Team

Julie Marshall


Russ Taylor


Darren Lee

Operations Manager

Mark Weston

Technical Representative-appointed Person

Wayne Stoneman

Mini Crane Engineer

Jenny Portway

Administrative Assistant


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Call us on +44 (0)1767 677155

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