SPYDERCRANE Mini-crawler cranes are the latest innovation in the glazing, steel erection, and construction industries. Manufactured by Japan’s Furukawa UNIC Corporation and distributed by Phoenix based Smiley Lifting Solutions, SPYDERCRANES are engineered to offer versatility, maneuverability, and lifting capacity in a compact design that allows the operator maximum flexibility in confined areas. The smaller units can travel through a standard width door in their stowed position, while other models can fit through a standard double door.

From our headquarters in Phoenix Arizona, Smiley Lifting Solutions-Spydercrane is able to command a network that allows for nationwide SPYDERCRANE sales, rentals and service. Our parts department is fully stocked and able to ship parts to anywhere in North America as quickly as the same day the order is placed. With our in-house assembly area and machine shop, we can customize a SPYDERCRANE to your exact specifications with a wide range of accessories and engine types.

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  • Erecting steel in a construction setting can be a grueling process. It can be quite difficult to navigate a traditional crane in such areas. Situations such as these are perfect for a SPYDERCRANE, as it can easily maneuver in tight areas. When compacted, our SPYDERCRANE mini-crawlers are able to travel through an entry as narrow as a standard doorway, yet expand to provide a lifting capability of up to 13,200 pounds. ​VIEW ALL SPYDERCRANES

  • The SPYDERCRANE lineup of Mini-Crawler mini cranes is an ideal solution for performing aviation maintenance tasks. Our SPYDERCRANEs are used regularly in many aviation facilities for the assembly and maintenance of planes and helicopters. ​VIEW ALL SPYDERCRANES

  • The mechanical industry can create some of the smallest and tightest work areas. Areas that are so tight, no ordinary crane can reach them. The SPYDERCRANE is engineered to fit into small areas, allowing you to work more efficiently. When compacted, our mini-crawlers mini cranes are able to travel through an entry as narrow as a standard doorway, yet expand to provide a lifting capability of up to 13,200 pounds. ​VIEW ALL SPYDERCRANES

  • Whether it’s a commercial project or a large-scale construction job, the glazing industry is synonymous with lifting large and heavy panes of glass. In recent years, the glazing industry has discovered how versatile and useful a SPYDERCRANE can be. Our SPYDERWEB Glass Handler has the capability of lifting up to 1,300 lbs using vacuum power and can place a piece of glass into any position. Our SPYDERCRANE URW295 and URW376 mini-crawler mini cranes have won Glass Magazine Awards for Most Innovative Equipment in 2012 and 2013​VIEW ALL SPYDERCRANES


No matter how you spell it, "Spider Crane," "Spyder Crane," "Spidercrane," or the proper "SPYDERCRANE," this mini crane can get the job done in tight spaces. With advance features that have lifted it above the competition, the popularity of the SPYDERCRANE has made it a staple in the Construction, Steel Erection, and Glazing Industries.