About SOHKI – Australia’s go-to crane dry hire company

Established in 1989, SOHKI LTD. has over 30 years of experience as one of Japan’s premier crane hire providers.

Now, Sohki has brought its stellar international reputation for meeting clients’ exact needs to Australia. Doing business as SOHKI LTD. Australia, we specialise in providing construction companies, crane companies, and other industries with cost-effective, efficient crane solutions wherever they are across the country.

What we Do

If your company needs to dry hire specialised lifting equipment across Australia, the SOHKI LTD team has you covered. We have over 150 cranes available for use in Japan, which some of them can be sold in Australia.
Our range of lifting equipment available for dry hire include:

  • ​City Cranes
  • Rough Terrain Cranes

In addition to our selection of cranes for dry hire, we also offer cranes for sale, handle consignment sales on behalf of our clients, and import and export cranes to and from our Japan-based stock.

For long-term projects we even purchase a brand-new crane with your company colours and signage, just for you.
If you need specialised lifting equipment for your next project, we have just the crane to get it done right. Learn more about what we can offer today!


  • With over 30 years of experience in the national and international crane markets, we can provide the best solution for all our customers.

  • We offer cranes for dry hire from the best brands in the world, straight from the source.

  • Our expert team is always up to date on the latest market trends to help you make the best decision.

  • Our extensive crane fleet and support services means no matter the size of your project, we can support it from start to finish.
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Our Vision and Mission

At SOHKI LTD, we seek to develop our specialised crane trading and rental business all over the world. We don’t just want to sell cranes, we want to support projects with them. This means joining with domestic crane companies and suppliers to give them the best customer service and the most comprehensive crane dry hire options. This means joining with you.

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Superior Cranes, Superior Customer Service

SOHKI LTD. Australia starts every business relationship with trust. We back our superior quality lifting equipment with service beyond the rest. Our cranes for dry hire pass rigorous maintenance and safety checks, ensuring their top performance from start to finish.

With readily available cranes for dry hire and sale, we can get you started on your next project without delay. Tell us what kind of project you are undertaking, and our expert staff will find you the right crane for hire to get the job done right.

Our extensive selection allows us to offer flexible pricing on our crane dry hire options. Never worry about staying on budget – we’ll find you a crane that will suit your budgetary needs. With SOHKI LTD, it’s a win-win customer relationship.

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Reliable Crane Hire Across Australia

The SOHKI LTD. team stands at the ready to provide you with all the lifting equipment you need to complete your project successfully, wherever it is across Australia.

Our broad international experience in crane dry hire services ensures that your company will get the most value out of every dollar you spend on hiring lifting equipment with SOHKI LTD. We dedicate ourselves to providing a premier crane hire experience that goes above and beyond your expectations, including offering our cranes for dry hire across Australia. Our travel radius includes:
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • The Northern Territory

Don’t settle for less when you can have the best crane to hire for your project. Find the perfect crane for your next job today.


Start Your Next Project Out Right With a SOHKI Crane

Ready to start a new project? Whether it’s a civil or commercial project, our broad range of cranes for hire or sale is sure to have what you need – and at a competitive price.

As a member of the prestigious Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of safety, quality, and equipment maintenance. Don’t trust your project to anyone else. Contact us today for your quote!

Get a free quote by filling out the online form below or speak with a member of our team now by calling (07) 3113 9121.

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