Crane Hire Darwin

If you’re based in Darwin and require crane hire for your business, Shorelands has everything you need. We take pride in providing a reputable and reliable service for all of our clients, so whether it’s your first time hiring a crane or you’re a seasoned rental crane user, trust Shorelands to provide the equipment your company requires.

Quality Cranes For Hire

Whatever you need to use a crane for, all of our cranes available for hire in Darwin are of an incredible standard. We perform regular, thorough safety checks to ensure that each crane conforms to local, national and industry-specific regulations.

This means that when you hire a crane from Shorelands, you can do so with complete confidence.

Our quality rental cranes exceed expectations every time by providing companies with a secure, sound method of transporting users and products around a site.

Our pick and carry cranes are sturdy and often multi-terrain, meaning you can navigate even the trickiest terrains with ease.

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Cranes parked next to each other

Range Of Fleet Capabilities

Whether you need a single, small crane for hire or a larger fleet with broader handling and height capacities, here at Shorelands, we have ample rental crane options for you to choose from. We have slew cranes and crawler cranes available, plus renowned Franna cranes.

The capacity for our cranes for hire ranges from 3T to 130T, depending on the model you choose.

If you’d like to learn more about the available capacity for each type of crane for hire through Shorelands, simply reach out to us today for a consultation. We’ll be happy to talk about your crane needs and recommend a suitable crane type and size that will fulfill your operational needs with ease.

Fully Qualified Expert Team

Every time you hire a crane for marine logistics or cargo management, you also employ the assistance of our amazing team of crane experts.

Each team member is fully qualified and trained in crane operations, meaning that you have comprehensive support from individuals based across a range of disciplines.

All of our team is experienced in handling not only cranes but also all of the equipment necessary to transport your newly hired crane to its destination. This means that you can trust us to deliver your rental crane in good time and in exemplary condition.

If you need your crane delivered within Darwin by a certain timeframe, we strive to meet this deadline.

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Container loading in a Cargo Freight

Complete Logistical Support

Here at Shorelands, we’re completely flexible to your needs. We understand no two days of cargo management are the same, which is why we provide the support that’s wholly adapted to suit you.

When you hire a crane through Shorelands, you can do so in a time frame that suits you. We also have a prime mover available to transport your newly hired crane to your desired location.

If at any point, you have a query about your hired crane, all you need to do is contact our team.

We take customer care very seriously and want to ensure you get full use of your rental crane. As specialists in cranes and other cargo transportation, we can confidently answer your enquiries and provide practical advice where necessary.

Contact Shorelands Today

If you need to hire a crane for your logistical or construction needs, get in touch with the friendly team here at Shorelands today.

We’re committed to providing exceptional crane hire solutions at cost-effective prices.

Contact us now to find out more or to consult with one of our fully qualified crane operators that may be working with you in the future.

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Crane Hire FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a crane?

Crane hire can vary in cost and what you pay will depend on a number of factors, including the type of crane you need, your location, the tonnage required and whether or not you need an operator and rigger. However, on average, crane hire rates range from $140 an hour to $15,000 per month. If you need to hire an operator as well, you may need to take into account the cost of this too, especially if wet hire isn’t available. Crane operator hire rates, on average, are around $70 – $100 per hour whilst certified rigger rates tend to average $70 – $90 per hour.

Can a crane be used if I have soft ground?

Most manufacturers of mobile cranes will specify that a crane should only be operated on firm and level ground. This ensures there is enough support for the crane’s outrigger pads, tyres and tracks and prevents the crane from tipping over. If you’re unsure whether your ground is suitable or not, you can check its ground-bearing pressure. This refers to the amount of pressure that can be applied to the ground from the load above without collapsing or altering its state. Measured in kPa, the calculation is simply LOAD/FORCE (kn) / AREA (m2), but speak to a member of our team for more advice.

What crane is right for me?

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing which crane is right for you. Below are some of them:

  • The size and duration of your project
  • The quality of the ground you’re working on
  • The accessibility of your worksite
  • Any structures, objects or hazards in the vicinity
  • The distance from the crane to the load
  • Proximity to passersby

There are also a few types of cranes available that have different purposes, so you need to bear the following in mind as well:

  • Pick and carry cranes – good for big and small jobs: mining, construction, logistics, shipping and working in tight spaces.
  • Crawler crane – ideal for challenging and larger jobs; heavy lifting and manoeuvring at height.
  • All-terrain cranes – suitable for rougher areas of land and specialised work.
  • Rough terrain cranes – good for more challenging weather conditions and the harshest terrain.

Does the crane hire include the operator?

Yes, at Shorelands Group, we only offer wet hire, which means all of our cranes come with an operator. As such, the price you pay for hiring one of our cranes also includes the hiring of the operator, so there are no surprise fees. We offer this service because we feel it’s the safest one – a specialised operator can provide peace of mind that your project will not only be done properly but with the utmost care.

If someone who doesn’t have the relevant training attempts to operate a crane, this could lead to fatal injuries and costly damage to your project, so it’s not worth the risk. Our operators will also be able to advise on access requirements and suitable loads, so you can rest assured there will be no delays.

Can you organise traffic management?

Yes, we can organise traffic management for crane hire, which is a very important step in the process. We can liaise with local authorities on your behalf and arrange for all of the required permits and traffic orders. We will also inform the authorities about any parking or bus stop suspensions that may be required. Our team has built up good working relationships with local authorities, so we are well-placed to get quick responses, ensuring the safety of everyone in the vicinity and preventing unnecessary delays to your project.

Free quotes and enquiries welcome!