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.

Read More
Top Ads
Tadano 2011   TL300 Crane 30T
3
Tadano 2011 TL300 Crane 30T

Used $350,000 Ex GST

QLD

2009 20T Terex AT-20 Franna Crane
8
2009 20T Terex AT-20 Franna Crane

Used $185,000 Ex GST

QLD

2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane
12
2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane

Used $620,000 Ex GST

QLD

Quoted to Customer Spec
Jib Cranes and Slewing Cranes
7 1
Jib Cranes and Slewing Cranes

New Priced From$4,000 Ex GST

VIC - Delivers Nationally

New model
Combilift   Mobile Gantry
7
Combilift Mobile Gantry

New POA

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Terex Franna 15T Franna Crane
10
Terex Franna 15T Franna Crane

Used $75,000 Ex GST

NSW

Search Results
2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane
12
2012 Liebherr LTM1055 All Terain Crane

Used $620,000 Ex GST

QLD

2006 JDN Monocrane SGOH6TC Overhead Crane
3
2006 JDN Monocrane SGOH6TC Overhead Crane

Used $25,000 Ex GST

VIC

Maeda   5 Ton All Terrain Crane
4
Maeda 5 Ton All Terrain Crane

Used $185,000 Ex GST

QLD - Delivers Nationally

Quoted to Customer Spec
Zoomlion   QUY180 Crawler Crane
1
Zoomlion QUY180 Crawler Crane

New POA

VIC

Quoted to Customer Spec
Hitachi Sumitomo SCX550 - Crane
1
Hitachi Sumitomo SCX550 - Crane

New POA

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA - Delivers Nationally

Quoted to Customer Spec
Zoomlion   RT55
2
Zoomlion RT55

New POA

VIC

In Stock
1993 FRANNA AT12 12T ARTICULATED MOBILE CRANE
7
1993 FRANNA AT12 12T ARTICULATED MOBILE CRANE

Used $45,000 Ex GST

QLD

In Stock
1994 LIEBHERR LTM 1080N ALL TERRAIN CRANE
4
1994 LIEBHERR LTM 1080N ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $295,000 Ex GST

VIC

Quoted to Customer Spec
Zoomlion   QUY350 Crawler Crane
3
Zoomlion QUY350 Crawler Crane

New POA

VIC

Franna   4WD 12 Crane
19
Franna 4WD 12 Crane

Used Priced From$36,000 Ex GST

NSW

Liebherr 1999   LTM 1035
11
Liebherr 1999 LTM 1035

Used $210,000 Ex GST

VIC

In Stock
Terex AT15 Franna All Terrain Crane
14
Terex AT15 Franna All Terrain Crane

Used $49,000 Ex GST

NSW

Mini Crane Crawler Lift Capacity massive 1.5tonne 1 metre wide only!!
7 1
Mini Crane Crawler Lift Capacity massive 1.5tonne 1 metre wide only!!

Used $38,182 Ex GST

VIC

Best prices
Liebherr 1986   LTM 1070
14
Liebherr 1986 LTM 1070

Used $120,000 Ex GST

VIC

Negotiable
10ton BHB/Linmac , 2 stage , running rope , manual
9
10ton BHB/Linmac , 2 stage , running rope , manual

Used $28,000 Ex GST

VIC

In Stock
1990 Linmac AW2 12 12T Articulated Crane
18
1990 Linmac AW2 12 12T Articulated Crane

Used $40,000 Ex GST

QLD

Quoted to Customer Spec
4.9ton crawler crane , 13 mtr reach
20
4.9ton crawler crane , 13 mtr reach

Used $50,000 Ex GST

VIC

Quoted to Customer Spec
360 Degree manual or motorised slew
15
360 Degree manual or motorised slew

New Priced From$18,900 Ex GST

VIC, WA

Franna 2013 20T   (Ref N38-A5)
1
Franna 2013 20T (Ref N38-A5)

Used $300,000 Ex GST

QLD

Quoted to Customer Spec
Zoomlion   QUY130 Crawler Crane
3
Zoomlion QUY130 Crawler Crane

New POA

VIC

In Stock
AUSLION APC 25-2 PICK AND CARRY CRANE - NEW
9
AUSLION APC 25-2 PICK AND CARRY CRANE - NEW

New $320,000 Ex GST

VIC

2000 TEREX PPM 600 ATT ALL TERRAIN CRANE
5
2000 TEREX PPM 600 ATT ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $220,000 Ex GST

VIC

Franna 1999   MAC 14
8
Franna 1999 MAC 14

Used $48,000 Ex GST

VIC

Franna   CRANE 15 TON
8
Franna CRANE 15 TON

Used $105,000 Ex GST

QLD

Terex Franna   AT20
5
Terex Franna AT20

Used $230,000 Ex GST

QLD

In Stock
5TON / make an offer , priced to sell
1
5TON / make an offer , priced to sell

Used $5,000 Ex GST

VIC

Negotiable
10 ton asi / perry , auto , running rope , 3 stage
3
10 ton asi / perry , auto , running rope , 3 stage

Used $25,000 Ex GST

VIC

2004 LIEBHERR LTM 1055 ALL TERRAIN CRANE
5
2004 LIEBHERR LTM 1055 ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $410,000 Ex GST

VIC

Best prices
Zoomlion 2019   QY55V 532.1
2
Zoomlion 2019 QY55V 532.1

New $455,000 Ex GST

VIC

GANTRY SELF PROPELLED & STEERABLE
15
GANTRY SELF PROPELLED & STEERABLE

Used Negotiable$12,727 Ex GST

SA

Negotiable
James Crane WALL MOUNTED JIB CRANE
10
James Crane WALL MOUNTED JIB CRANE

New Priced From$10,000 Ex GST

VIC, WA

Franna 2010   MAC25
8
Franna 2010 MAC25

Used $255,000 Ex GST

VIC

In Stock
1988 PPM C1180 ALL TERRAIN CRANE
4
1988 PPM C1180 ALL TERRAIN CRANE

Used $220,000 Ex GST

VIC

Quoted to Customer Spec
Zoomlion   QUY260 Crawler Crane
2
Zoomlion QUY260 Crawler Crane

New POA

VIC

Quoted to Customer Spec
Hitachi Sumitomo SCX800HD - Crane
2
Hitachi Sumitomo SCX800HD - Crane

New POA

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA - Delivers Nationally

Liebherr   LTM1080/2
5
Liebherr LTM1080/2

Used $330,000 Ex GST

VIC

View More Results

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.