Morlais ‘Mol’ /'Mo' Davies 1962 – 2021

We have received the tragic news that veteran UK/New Zealand based crane operator Morlais ‘Mol’ 'Davies has died following a road accident on October 11th. He was only just 59.

A well known and widely respected operator in both the UK and New Zealand, he began driving cranes in 1984, initially with Davies Crane Hire in his native Wales, later moving to Hewdens and Baldwins Heavy Crane division. He moved to New Zealand in 2005 where he found work with Waikato & Auckland Cranes before he moved to Pollock Cranes.
Morlais Davies at the controls

He leaves behind wife Debbie, five children and two grandchildren. His funeral will take place this morning in New Zealand. For those in the UK that knew him, a memorial service will be held on November 13th at 14:00 at St Barnabas Church, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5YA. All those who knew him are welcome to attend this celebration of his life.

In a notice to its members, the New Zealand Crane Association said: “He is remembered as a legend in the crane industry, who was always willing to share his knowledge and experience. The association extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and workmates.”

We will update this tribute as we receive more information.


One of the finest men I ever had the pleasure of working with, an absolute gentleman and a temperament that made everyone who worked with him like and respect him. Condolences to Debbie, his children and kin

Oct 24, 2021

I was truly shocked to hear this news, anyone who had the pleasure to have crossed paths with Mo, would have found him to be friendly with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the Crane industry. The industry has lost a legend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time. R.I.P. Morlais

Oct 22, 2021
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