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History & Mission

Founded in 1959, Sims has lead the crane and rigging industry in Florida over 60 years with innovative safety practices and education, sophisticated technology and financial stability. Our clients can attest to the professionalism that is Sims 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 from the competition.

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

  • Florida statewide coverage

  • We represent Tadano, Kobelco, Shuttlelift and JLG

  • Ranked 17th in ACT Top 100 in U.S., 45th among RER Top 100 Intl.

  • Cranes from 8 ton to 600 ton operated/bare rental

  • Over 250 operators (100% CCO-certified) including riggers and flagmen

  • 3D lift planning nationally recognized

  • Renowned safety program

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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.

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 Equipment 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 lift plan and critical lifts.

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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 Equipment 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 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.

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