Cranes are large, heavy machines, typically used in construction projects where there are heavy objects, materials and parts that need to be lifted. Comprised of a number of smaller mechanisms to create one, large working machine, cranes are common on building sites across Australia and are some of the most recognisable pieces of machinery out there.

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22 tonne mobile crane
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22 tonne mobile crane

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Jib Cranes and Slewing Cranes
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Franna 2007   AT20
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Franna 2007 AT20

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Tadano 2011   TL300 Crane 30T
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Tadano 2011 TL300 Crane 30T

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2012 Terex / Franna AT-20 Pick & Carry Crane

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2ton Overhead Gantry Crane, Millsom Hoists. ASS73

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2008 Sany SCC-800 Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane
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2008 Sany SCC-800 Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane

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GANTRY CRANE 8 TON 40 METER DROP
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GANTRY CRANE 8 TON 40 METER DROP

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Franna Terex MAC25 pick and carry crane
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Franna Terex MAC25 pick and carry crane

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Ormig   16tm / 16tmE
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Ormig 16tm / 16tmE

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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX2800-2 - Crane
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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX2800-2 - Crane

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1999 LIEBHERR LTM 1060-2 ALL TERRAIN CRANE
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1999 LIEBHERR LTM 1060-2 ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $315,000 Ex GST

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2012 Terex / Franna AT-20 Pick & Carry Crane
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2012 Terex / Franna AT-20 Pick & Carry Crane

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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX900HD - Crane

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ALP-1 Automotive Lifting Garage Package Deal Includes 1T Engine Crane, 450kg Engine Stand, 2T Troll

New $650 Ex GST

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Liebherr 2003   LTM 1100 - 5.2
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Liebherr 2003 LTM 1100 - 5.2

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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX1500-2 Crane

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Ormig 45 Tm / 45tmE

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10t Gantry Crane

Used $135,000 Ex GST

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2011 DEMAG AC40L ALL TERRAIN CRANE
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2011 DEMAG AC40L ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $475,000 Ex GST

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2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane
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2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane

Used $620,000 Ex GST

QLD

2006 JDN Monocrane SGOH6TC Overhead Crane
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2006 JDN Monocrane SGOH6TC Overhead Crane

Used $25,000 Ex GST

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Maeda   5 Ton All Terrain Crane
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Maeda 5 Ton All Terrain Crane

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Zoomlion   QUY180 Crawler Crane
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Zoomlion QUY180 Crawler Crane

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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX550 - Crane
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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX550 - Crane

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Zoomlion   RT55
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Zoomlion RT55

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1993 FRANNA AT12 12T ARTICULATED MOBILE CRANE
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1993 FRANNA AT12 12T ARTICULATED MOBILE CRANE

Used $45,000 Ex GST

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1994 LIEBHERR LTM 1080N ALL TERRAIN CRANE
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1994 LIEBHERR LTM 1080N ALL TERRAIN CRANE

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Zoomlion QUY350 Crawler Crane

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Franna   4WD 12 Crane
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Franna 4WD 12 Crane

Used Priced From$49,000 Ex GST

NSW

Liebherr 1999   LTM 1035
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Liebherr 1999 LTM 1035

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Terex AT15 Franna All Terrain Crane
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Terex AT15 Franna All Terrain Crane

Used $49,000 Ex GST

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Mini Crane Crawler Lift Capacity massive 1.5tonne 1 metre wide only!!
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Mini Crane Crawler Lift Capacity massive 1.5tonne 1 metre wide only!!

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Liebherr 1986   LTM 1070
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Liebherr 1986 LTM 1070

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10ton BHB/Linmac , 2 stage , running rope , manual

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The most common type of crane is the mobile crane. There are a few different kinds of mobile crane such as truck mounted, rough-terrain, crawler and floating. Pick and Carry cranes, often called Franna cranes, are also very common around Australia. They are very similar to mobile cranes, but are designed to pick up a load and carry it to a new destination, rather than working in a stationary position.

Unlike more conventional cranes, mobile cranes generally have limited mobility when lifting and will usually only rotate 180 degrees. Some of the larger, more expensive mobile cranes are capable of rotating 360 degrees.

When mobility from site to site isn't necessary, many will opt for a tower crane. Tower cranes are large, fixed machines that can generally lift far more than a mobile crane can. These machines are mostly found on large construction sites and roadworks projects. Large concrete blocks are attached to the tail end of the lifting jib (the part of the machine that lifts the items) to help balance the crane and to increase the lift capacity.

All cranes come with a manufacturer lift standard, explaining the maximum weight the crane can lift safely. This is usually around 75% of what the crane can theoretically lift, as most States and Countries prefer the 'safer is better' approach.

Aside from roadworks and standard construction projects, cranes are also used for loading and unloading containers off ships, as well as bridge and port construction projects. In the latter case, you will generally find floating cranes are the machines of choice. As the name suggests, these cranes float on the water, either through pontoons or specialised barges. They are a great choice for loading or unloading heavy, awkward loads off a ship, or moving entire sections of a bridge in a construction project.

Picking the right crane will depend on the needs of your project and your budget. A small to mid-scale construction project will probably be fine with a mobile crane or two, while a large bridge or skyscraper might be better off with a tower crane. As always, check with the manufacturer for specifications and lifting capacity.