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Tuesday, November 20, 2018




Different regulation from state to state makes life difficult at best for transport operators and even more so when road works or other things cause changes to project planning. That's why in this case Biglift Cranes came to the rescue of HHA who were forced to change Platform trailers for the descent down Cunninghams Pass. Biglift where engaged to assist by lifting the 145T vessel off one platform and hold the load for the replacement platform to receive it. The task was simple, however the lift featuring 3 of Biglifts Liebherr All-Terrian cranes (100t, 130 and 250t) was very in depth and required careful consideration to the vessels centre of gravity and the load factoring for a multi-crane lift. Dave Hopper our Heavy Lift Manager calculated the sharing of the load and the setup of each crane to ensure all 3 operated within the design of the lift plan.

The following weights were achieved on each crane - 250t resulted in 78t hook weight, the 130t had 38t on the hook and the 100t had 29t on the hook. All cranes capacities at their given radius would have exceeded these known masses as required by the Australia Standards and as required for such lifts which are deemed "Critical Lifts" due to the many factors that are in play with 3 cranes working together.

Well done to Biglift Cranes for an outstandingly SAFE job. 


With the Platform removed the strength of the 3 Biglift cranes was exceptional and the replacement platform was posiitioned to accept its new cargo for the trip into QLD.


Category: Hot Lifts

Liebherr LTM1130-5.1

The Flash - 130t class.


From time to time Biglift Cranes works in conjunction with our partner companies when workloads increase beyond capacity, we always go further to ensure our client just need to make one call to Biglift and we will manage the whole project. Here you see the new stage going in Brisbane for the Foo Fighters  

Category: Hot Lifts

Liebherr LTM1250-6.1

The Big Chief - 250t class.


In the mining industry which Biglift Cranes specialises in our Liebherr LTM1250-6.1 250t crane called The Big Chief was summoned to load a Komatsu D475 Dozer bound for another Australian mine site. The Big Chief was dressed with 85t of counterweight to ensure stability and safety was within the cranes capabilities, note the outriggers all have outrigger pads to further help in the safe operation of this lift. Not only is the crane worth many millions of dollars but the loads also are worth large sums of money so no short cuts here.






Category: Hot Lifts

Biglift Goes to Eromanga!

Throughout September and October Biglift's 100 Tonne crane 'Judge Dread' has been keeping busy assembling an oil rig far west of Queensland in the small town of Eromanga.

The boys spent long hours in sometimes over 40 degree heat.

They worked hard, smart and safe, and for these reasons and more we are very proud of them all.




Category: Hot Lifts

steep-tightLiebherr LTM1130-5.1

The Flash - 130t class.

Challenging but not impossible. The steep incline was complicated by tight conditions in a built up suburban street. While this looks like a delicate balancing act the whole process is computer calculated and monitored to ensure safety throughout the entire lift. This is why we invest in the best equipment available.

Read more: Calculated Angles

Category: Hot Lifts

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Crane and Truck Artwork

20T  (Captain Caveman)
captain caveman
25T (Wolverine)
 55T (Ghost Rider)
Ghost rider2
 100T (Ironman)
 130T (Judge Dredd)
Judge Dredd
200T (Thing)
solid as a rock
Western Star
(Rolling Thunder)
rolling thunder
Kenworth (HighNoon)
Kenworth (PrimeTime)
Kenworth (Stormrider)

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