Why Sims


Founded in 1959, Sims Crane & Equipment Co. has led the crane and rigging industry in Florida over 65 years with innovative safety practices and education, sophisticated technology and financial stability. Our clients can attest to the professionalism that is Sims Crane & Equipment.

Since Thomas H. Sims, founder, bought his first H-5 mobile crane in 1961, our customer service principles have been built around family values and nurturing client relationships. As a third-generation family-owned-and-operated business, those core values, along with knowledge, expertise and dedication separate Sims Crane from the competition.

We want you to get a Sims Crane, not just any crane from Sims.

Specialized Rigging & Machinery Moving

Sims HD Moving Solutions offers specialized rigging and machinery moving services for most industrial applications. Our certified Master Riggers and team of highly trained rigging professionals have the skills and expertise to place the heaviest industrial generators, MRI machines, boilers and much more within the tolerances of the project specifications.

Our specialized rigging crew has experience moving industrial grade manufacturing robotics, injection mold machines and medical lab equipment of all shapes and sizes. We specialize in moving equipment in and around confined spaces, with capabilities in excess of 1.2 million pounds. Whatever the application, Sims HD is up for the challenge.
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3D Lift Planning

Our specialized project planners map out complicated critical lift plans and rigging jobs using specialized 3D modeling software. This allows our Sims Crane operators and riggers to prepare for the job and provides you with a visual layout of the project. Better communication of project related information results in smoother workflow and a safer workplace for your employees and valuable assets.

Our expert crane and rigging critical lift planners have won the A1A Software Lift Plan of the Year Award. As NCCCO certified crane operators, our 3D lift planning team brings a special skill, expertise and knowledge to each and every Sims Crane lift plan and critical lifts. Contact us today and find out why more Florida contractors trust Sims with the most specialized lifting projects and critical lift planning.

Heavy Hauling

A fleet of new modernized tractors supports our equipment fleet and provides short trip hauling services within the state of Florida. For more specialized transportation, Sims employs reputable local transportation experts, capable of keeping you on the move, anytime and anywhere.

Our partnerships throughout the state with reputable and experienced heavy haul contractors allow Sims Crane to provide the most hassle-free, point-to-point machinery and equipment moving services available in our market. We are committed to providing site-to-site, full service, turn-key crane, rigging and hauling services backed by a reliable professional team of experts.

Movement of Traffic

At Sims Crane, we want to assist with full service planning. That’s why we offer Yodock barricade rentals, road closure permitting and movement of traffic (MoT) services upon request. Additional fees may apply.

Through our partnerships with local providers, we can facilitate setup and removal of large quantities of barrier equipment in just a few days. Contact us for a free site evaluation.

Buying from Sims

Throughout Florida, Sims Crane is on the job. At Sims Crane & Equipment, you don’t just purchase equipment, you get over 60 years of experience and knowledge. Our factory-trained service technicians provide the after sale support and expertise to perform necessary repairs and warranty maintenance to keep you moving and building, and it’s all backed by an extensive parts inventory and supply network. Experience the pride of owning the right equipment from our top brands.
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Our Affiliates

For years Sims has been involved with leading safety and regulatory committees and organizations. Providing exceptional service to customers with the safety and performance they desire. Sims Crane & Equipment is proud to be associated with these affiliations.

Our customer stories

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  • “Professional, safe , and experienced crane operators. Some of the best I’ve had the pleasure to work with in 40 years of building power lines. On time service, and they go above and beyond to make sure they take care of the customer’s needs from cranes to hauling logistics. Really a pleasure to work with.” 

    - Jim
  • “Sims Crane Atlanta is the best in the business. I have worked with this group for the last 10 years and have always had tremendous success using them. They are highly knowledgeable, top tier equipment, professionalism, pricing, communication, etc. I would highly recommend using them with your next project!” 

    - Brandon
  • “It is always a pleasure working with Sims! Some of the best operators in the business, as well as a very in touch sales team! Highly recommend using them for any crane needs.” 

    - Dylan
  • “The efforts were led with consistent feedback, planning and precise execution day by day, making a difficult task painless and smooth. The install team was very professional, well trained and knowledgeable. They answered any questions we had and ensured a safe and swift installation, faster than anticipated. They were accommodating for last minute field decisions and provided assistance wherever needed. All of the Sims team members have proven to be true construction professionals and thus I will continue to reach out on future projects.” 

    - Landon
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