Starlifter mini crawler cranes are compact and tough, and suitable for all types of terrain. The low overall operating weight, compact dimensions and alternative power sources allow the cranes to access sites other cranes simply would not be suitable for.

The cranes low headroom allows them to be used indoors or even underground. The powerful rubber tracked CX-8T with 360 degrees slew and 4 stage telescopic boom, lifts 8 tonnes, yet occupies a footprint of only 3.48 x 3.48 metres.

The compact size allows easy transport by air, water, rail and road.

Compact and Tough
Suits all types of terrain
Highly manoeuvrable
Super Efficient
Ideal for restricted working areas
Low overall operating weight
Low ground pressure
Low headroom for internal and underground use
Electric, diesel or propane power sources
Quick dispatch by truck to site
Capacities upto 8 tonnes

Tight spots and rough terrain pose no problems for the CX-3T and CX-8T Starlifter's. With 360° slew and telescopic boom providing accurate and safe load positioning, the compact and tough Starlifters excel in industry, mining and tunneling, civil engineering, shipping and in military operations. Highly manoeuvrable, Starlifters provide unique lifting solutions, above or below ground... even afloat.

The Starlifter Cranes Head office is located in the UK. Dealers are currently located in North America, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

CX-3T Air-lifted onto sluice gate headings for Shuttering and Formwork duties at Cardiff Barrage

CX-8T Afloat on the River Avon, a Starlifter CX-8T works installing Interlocking sheet piling under the low bridge on the London to East Coast railway bridge

CX-8T Low Headroom operations

CX-8T Quick dispatch by truck

CX-8T Working Underground on the Heathrow Express project lifting 1 Tonne tunnel segments into position at a radius of 6.5m with boom at 10m, from adjacent rail position

CX-3T Two Starlifter's manoeuvre 3.5 tonne acrylic panels into position providing safe viewing windows for tourists visiting new aquaria in the basement at London’s old County Hall

Rough Terrain operations.

Low Headroom operations.


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Head Office
Starlifter Cranes
Ashmead Road, Keynsham
Bristol BS31 1SX UK

Tel: +44 (0) 117 937 6690
Fax: +44 (0) 117 937 6699
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Alatas Americas Inc
22015 South Frwy. Manvel
Texas 77578 USA

Tel: +1 281 431 0707
Fax: +1 281 431 0799
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Alatas UK Limited
Unit B, Olympic Park
Low Moor, Bradford
BD12 0LP U.K.

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Alatas Singapore Pte Ltd
1 Int'l Business Park
The Synergy, Singapore 609917

Tel: +65 6861 2336
Fax: +65 6861 6261
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