During business trip to Japan in 1996 Roger Bassetti and Warren Wagoner first saw a Unic Mini Crawler Crane. They immediately knew that they needed to bring the mini crane technology to the North American market. Because Warren thought the crane’s outriggers looked like spider legs, it was only natural to the name the mini crane a Spidercrane. That being said, Spidercrane didn’t quite look right to the men. On the plane ride home, Warren suggested changing the “i” in spidercrane to a “y,” and the SPYDERCRANE brand was born.
In 2006, with the help of Tony Smiley, of Smiley Lifting Solutions, they made that dream of bringing the SPYDERCRANE to the US market a reality. Problem was, they didn’t feel the SPYDERCRANE Mini Crawler Crane had been perfected yet. Wanting to offer the SPYDERCRANE with numerous engine options and design upgrades specific to the market, Smiley Lifting Solutions got to work.
In 2013, Smiley Lifting Solutions began a continental expansion that has grown the SPYDERCRANE product family to include 45 varieties of SPYDERCRANES offered at nine factory stores. As the exclusive North American UNIC SPYDERCRANE distributor, Smiley Lifting Solutions offers Rentals, Sales, Service, Parts and Support of SPYDERCRANE products.