I would look into a variable frequency drive to power your cranes. As it was brought up in other post there are farms that have three phase but a lot have only single phase. Twenty years ago on the bigger ones with only single phase you would see rotary phase converters, but in the last 15 years we have went to vfd drives to run vacuum pumps,milk pumps water pumps etc. You have to derate the drive for single phase, that means if you have a 5 hp motor you would install a 10 hp drive the drive makes a true 3 phase and has all the protection circuits built into it they are also quiet. Your electrican should be able to find out all the information that you need, for me i only use or recommend only ABB drives as they are the most user friendly