Along with other specialised pieces of lifting equipment. If you’re unsure what type of crane you require, contact our team or call us on (03) 9311 1499 to gain assistance on what type of crane you need.
What if the weather conditions are poor on the day of my scheduled crane hire?
Cranes can operate in most weather conditions with high wind speeds the only real limiting factors in completing the lift. Generally speaking, we can safely operate cranes in winds under 30km per hour. However, this may increase depending on the lifting requirement, the length of the telescopic jib used and the particular crane model itself. Learn more with our article about Using Mobile Cranes in Dangerous Weather.
What type of lifting equipment do I need?
All of our cranes carry the necessary chains, slings and shackles to lift your load. If you require specialist-lifting equipment, simply let us know in advance and we will bring this with our mobile crane hire. Additional charges will apply where the equipment requires delivery separately to the crane itself.
When do I start paying for the crane?
Crane hire begins once the crane leaves our depot until the time it returns. To ensure clarity around this we will agree to a set travel time in advance so you have confidence in our pricing.
How much notice do I need to give?
Depending on demand we strive to provide our customers cranes when they are needed on short notice. Generally speaking however, the wait time on a standard hire is 2 days and for more complex operations up to a 1 weeks notice.
What do I have to do before the crane arrives?
It is important to have site access clear prior to our arrival. Stable ground is also an essential requirement for using a crane. We recommend speaking to us about your requirements prior to our arrival if you are unsure of your options. Depending on the nature of the project, you may be required to arrange for traffic management or council permits, which we can handle if necessary.
Is overtime charged?
Anything that is outside our normal crane operation hours will be charged at overtime rates – These hours are 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.