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Crane Hire

Frank Barnes offers an unrivalled service throughout the North West area for crane hire, which includes a full range of mobile cranes including low access iron fairy's, which all come with accredited helpful operators.

Constant investment in new equipment ensures clients of the most modern and comprehensive fleet of all-terrain and truck-mounted telescopic cranes available.

Please make use of our Free site survey service, which ensures correct crane application. We can also offer a contract lift service, which could include transporting equipment to site, off loading and placing the equipment into position as required.

Machine Removal

Utilising our crane hire and fork lift fleet along with our heavy haulage vehicles, we can offer a service for the removal and installation of any type of plant and equipment.

Irrespective of size, shape or fragility of your plant, tailor-made packages are available on a national basis for every eventuality.

  • Machinery removals
  • Plant installations
  • Thermic Lancing

Fork Lift Trucks

Fork lift truck hire, in conjunction with our Crane Hire and Machinery Removal division.

We can offer FLT hire from 1 to14 tonne machines, these include gas,diesel and electric.

These machines include - low mast compact space saver hysters.

Also for hire we have a full range of jibs, forks ext.


The transport division of the Frank Barnes Group is fully equipped to transport throughout the UK all types of plant and equipment using hiabs up to 44 T metre capacity, low loaders, stepframes, special and abnormal haulage including full planning and routing of loads, working in conjunction with the police, bridge masters and highways agency’s special conditions and requirements.

Skip Hire

From its licensed waste transfer operation, Frank Barnes offers a full range of over 400 skips & containers etc,sizes range from 8 cu yard builder skips to 52 cu yard giant roll-on /off containers for light industrial waste, also compactors & site safes.

  • If the skip is likely to be heavy with soil or hardcore the maximum size is 8 Cubic Yds.
  • We do offer much larger containers to commerce
  • Waste type is important for a variety of reasons when ordering. Please remember that legislation does not allow us to carry asbestos, oils, paint, or car batteries unless we know ahead.

Scrap Metal

Frank Barnes scrap provides a service from the scrap metal processing arm of the group that is second to none.

They operate a modern fleet of radio controlled vehicles, specifically for the collection of scrap materials.we operate our own crane hire fleet to faciltate the removal of scrap machinery and structures which we can also dismantle.

All materials are weighed using our weighbridge which is also a licensed public weighbridge. We also offer prompt payments for all material collected. we offer the latest state of the art on site testing equipment for the instant analysis of all metalics.

Waste Disposal

When it comes to moving YOUR waste, YOU don't want the hassle. That's why, when you're on those difficult jobs, it pays to call in Frank Barnes Skip Hire Experts to take away that load off your mind.... with NO Problems.

We specialise in factory contract work with collection throughout the area. One off builder's skips are available to the public (see skip hire) and small building companies, to large redevelopment sites with over 10 or more skips onsite at any one time.

Waste Disposal Licence No 231 Waste carriers Licence No lan / 490454

Recycling Aggregates

Frank Barnes (Darwen) Ltd offers recycled aggregates for bulders - civil engineers - construction companies - road builders etc:

  • 70 mm clean
  • 30 mm down to dust
  • sand and grit dust
  • immediate loading of your transport
  • we deliver to site

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