Multiplex fined for crane-related death at the University of Canberra Hospital worksite

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Construction company Multiplex has been fined $150,000 over the death of a construction worker on one of its building sites five years ago. Herman Holtz, 62, was killed when a mobile crane trying to move a 10-tonne generator toppled on the University of Canberra Hospital worksite in 2016. The crane’s driver, Michael Watts, 49, pleaded guilty … Read more

Six Kalmar Stacking Cranes for Victoria International Container Terminal

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received a large repeat order of six Kalmar Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASCs) from Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). The new Kalmar ASCs will enable VICT to expand its current capacity at the Port of Melbourne located at Webb Dock East. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q3 order intake, … Read more

Verton Appoint Dal-Lago As GCC & India Distributor

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Australian remote-controlled lifting beam manufacturer Verton has appointed Dal-Lago as its distributor for the Gulf states and India. Dal-Lago is a leading precast concrete company, owned by Italy’s DLC Consulting, with offices in Milan, Dubai and Hyderabad, India. Liyakat Ali Syed, Dal-Lago head of international market operations for Australia, India and the GCC, said: “This … Read more

LEEA forms Australia and New Zealand regional council

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The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has formed a regional council for Australia and New Zealand in order to ‘take greater local control and ownership over local decisions’. The association has said the council is the first step towards a ‘hub and spoke’ model with similar regional councils planned for the Middle East and South-East … Read more

LCR takes delivery of Demag AC 1000-9 all-terrain crane

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The team at Tadano Oceania was looking forward to July 27, 2021, with great anticipation, as that was the day that we would celebrate that a Demag AC 1000-9 would tread Australian ground for the first time ever. “We’re tremendously proud of being able to hand over our biggest all-terrain crane, the AC 1000-9, to … Read more

The Men from Marr’s Removed Top Section Of former TCN-9 TX Transmission Tower

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Australian crane company, Marr Contracting (The Men From Marr’s), in partnership with Mirvac, has successfully removed the top section of one of Sydney’s highest and most recognisable structures, the former TCN-9 TX transmission tower at Willoughby. Built in 1965, the lattice ‘Eiffel Tower’ was Sydney’s first television tower and one of three towers known as … Read more

The Men From Marr’s wins East Rockingham WTE project

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Australian-based heavy lifting tower crane specialists, Marr Contracting Pty Ltd (The Men From Marr’s) has been awarded the contract to deliver specialised heavy lifting crane services on the construction of the East Rockingham Waste-to-Energy (WtE) project in Western Australia. The AU$511 million project is located in the Kwinana Industrial Area, 40 km south of Perth … Read more

Preston Hire with first duo electric Maeda crane in Australia

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Australian based rental company Preston Hire has taken delivery of the first two all electric Maeda MC285CB-3 spider cranes to arrive in the country. Supplied by local distributor Pace Cranes, the Maeda MC285CB-3 offers a 2.8 tonne maximum lift capacity and a five section 8.7 metre main boom. They weigh 1,995kg and offer an overall … Read more

Marr installs two heavy lift luffers for sydney metro

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Australia-based heavy lift tower crane specialist Marr Contracting (The Men from Marr’s) has installed two M2480D Heavy Lift Luffers (HLL) after being awarded the heavy lift contract for construction of the new Sydney Metro Crows Nest Station. Marr was commissioned by construction partner, A.W Edwards, after working with Sydney Metro during the front-end design of … Read more

First Potain MCH 175A in Melbourne

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The Potain MCH 175A topless luffing jib crane is the first in Australia and was immediately set to work on a new residential development in the fashionable Melbourne district of Prahan. Several of the crane’s unique features made it a perfect choice for this congested urban job site. The fashionable Melbourne suburb of Prahan is … Read more

Grove to the Australian Antarctic Program

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The Australia Government has deployed a Grove RT540E rough-terrain crane to work at Davis station, one of the four research stations in the Australian Antarctic Program. The Grove RT540E join five other Grove rough-terrain cranes already at the site and will be used for loading and unloading cargo for resupply at the stations, as well … Read more

Australia mine uses Link-Belt Telescopic

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Australian crane hire, heavy haulage, and special projects provider Tutt-Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift are engaged in lifting structural steel at the South Flank iron ore deposit in Western Australia. Tutt-Bryant is using its 127-tonne capacity Link-Belt TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane to build mining infrastructure for BHP, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company … Read more

Potain Igo T 85 A works on the extension at Mona Museum in Tasmania

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Contractor Fairbrother selected the Potain self-erecting crane for its work in the Australian state of Tasmania. The contractor benefited from the crane’s easy setup and compact size. Australian contractor Fairbrother chose a Potain Igo T 85 A self-erecting tower crane to help expand the Museum of New and Old Art (Mona) at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. … Read more

RAR Group puts new Grove GMK6400 on wind farm job

Australian company RAR Group says the all-terrain crane has the best lifting capacity of any six-axle crane. The Grove GMK6400 is the biggest crane in RAR Group’s fleet. Since receiving the crane in January 2019, the company has deployed it on a wide range of projects. Australian crane specialist RAR Group has put a new … Read more

Kobelco ends partnership with Australian Crane & Machinery

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Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (or KCM), of Tokyo, Japan and Australian Crane & Machinery Pty., Ltd. (or ACM), of Melbourne in Australia have mutually agreed to terminate their dealership agreement covering Kobelco-branded cranes in the Oceania region as of December 31, 2019. At this time, Kobelco is preparing to appoint a new dealer in … Read more

Australian government backs Verton

Australia-based lifting and rotation management specialist Verton Australia said it has gained financial and strategic support from the Australian government for the development of a load orientating device for wind turbine blades. The company won the backing of the Australian government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop the technology for its Windmaster project. The aim … Read more

Dynamic Rigging Hire load tested two Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes

Australian lifting and rigging equipment rental firm Dynamic Rigging Hire load tested two 90.7 tonne capacity Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes in Melbourne prior to them going into service. The cranes, which will be used to lift pre-cast T-beams at a manufacturing facility, had to be tested to comply with Australian standards and will be subjected … Read more

First Potain MCT 325 Units sold to Active Crane Hire in Australia

Australian company Active Crane Hire purchased two Potain MCT 325 topless cranes during its launch in August. Both cranes will be delivered at the end of 2019 and will be mainly used for residential and commercial projects within Australia.  “We chose the MCT 325 for its versatility and to support the increasing preference for precast … Read more

Flat top tower crane snapped in Sydney

The top of a flat top tower crane – jib, cab, counter jib – broke free from its tower at a site at Smeaton Grange near Campbelltown on the southwest side of Sydney, Australia on Sunday. It may be mistaken in the initial assumption that the Terex Comedil CTT 561 has collapsed during its erection, … Read more

Mobile Crane overturned in Melbourne

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A five-axle all-terrain crane overturned on 25th Sep 2019 while working alongside an electrical substation in Melbourne, Australia. Although there weren’t many details of how the accident happened, it seems that the crane did not have its outriggers fully extended while having its full counterweight hooked on and the boom was raised to maximum elevation. … Read more

Strictly Cranes sells new Raimondi cranes to various clients across Sydney

Strictly Cranes of Australia, official Raimondi agent based in New South Wales, has sold four new Raimondi models to various fleet rental companies and developers. In addition, two new cranes have been ordered by Strictly Cranes to add to their existing fleet. [quads id=1] “The six new cranes, four 10-tonne MRT152s, and two 10-tonne MRT159s, … Read more

Manitowoc appoints WATM as dealer for South Australia

Manitowoc has increased its support to customers in South Australia (SA) with the appointment of WATM Crane Sales & Service as its exclusive dealer for the region. WATM has over 40 years of construction equipment experience — 18 as Manitowoc’s dealer in Western Australia (WA). The company will be responsible for the sales and support … Read more

Skylift buys Grove GMK4100L-1

Melbourne, Australia-based crane hire firm Skylift Crane Services has purchased a Grove GMK4100L-1 all terrain crane from equipment manufacturer Manitowoc. According to Skylift, it was looking to replace an older, five-axle Grove GMK5130-1 crane with a more compact machine that could better cope with the congested sites of downtown Melbourne. – KHL [quads id=1] The … Read more

Tadano GT-600EX Truck Crane designed for the Australian market

While Tadano has held their reputation for their range of truck cranes in the Australian market, they have once again launched a brand new Aussie-spec 60 tonne truck crane, GT600EX, hoping to further strengthen their foothold for truck crane segment in Australia. The GT600EX is manufactured in Japan and one of the main features is … Read more