February 2023 Update

Mar 1, 2023 | Newsletters

All Guns Blazing!

What a massive start to 2023 for the team at Load 28. It’s hard to believe  we are only two months in to the year!

  • 5786 curtain wall panels installed across 60KW and AFS;
  • 31,500 working hours across our group;
  • Working day and night to support our client base;
  • 4 Tower Cranes installed and operational.

Our mobile crane division is extremely busy as we tackle projects across Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

When your people and machinery are working to this capacity, it’s paramount we keep our focus and make sure our equipment is well maintained to operational standards.

Communication is key with our clients, stakeholders and employees, and over the past month we have implemented a number of new reporting mechanisms for smooth, clear and consistent interaction between our fieldworkers and allocation team. This best prepares us to support our most important assets on site.

In such a reactive environment it’s easy to lose focus on what’s important so we have renewed our focus on continuous improvement, ensuring we continue to deliver excellence both in the business and in the field.

‘Pause, settle and refocus’ is a key message from me to my staff, along with ‘watch your mates’, both paramount in keeping us safe and efficient on site when we are working at this capacity.

Marcus Rigney

Managing Director | Load 28 Crane Hire | Victor Harbor Cranes

Cranes For a Cause

Community engagement has always been a strong focus for CICA SA and a very important part of the Load 28 culture.

‘Cranes for a Cause’ is an event that aligns very closely with our company values of ‘giving more than you expect to receive’ and is the fifth step in Load 28’s ‘Do You Need a Lift’ program.

It was awesome to see all the SA Crane companies come together and raise awareness and money for our selected charity ‘Walk with Wings’, supporting premature babies and families who have had to say goodbye prematurely.

Thank you to CICA SA and every one who came out to support the event. It’s not easy to mobilise people and equipment voluntarily, but you made the effort to do this for a number of very important reasons:

  • To support our crane industry;
  • To support our Association;
  • To engage our families and showcase our
  • passion for what we do and our equipment and most importantly;
  • To support those in need.

This was the second running of this event, and continuous improvement is in the forefront of all our minds, so we look onwards and upwards to next year.

Check out the event in our lead in video above.

The AGI team take it up a level

Safety is paramount on site at Adelaide Festival Tower with the high risk work our AGI team do, lifting panels outside the building.

They recently hit level 17 and over 1500 panels for this project by Built, an exciting milestone for this project.

Hear more about AFS from some of our AGI team members in the above video.

Our team’s strong focus on planning the work and working the plan was key to ensuring these modules were moved and installed efficiently and safely.

MCH125 Is Up In The Air

Another day, another tower crane installation. Well that’s certainly what it feels like.

The MCH125 went up in the air mid-February for valued client Built Environs, making it the fourth tower crane installation in the past two months.

Again, safety is critical on site and the team delivered another seamless execution.

60 King William

Hear from AGI site supervisor Adam about our curtain wall installation for 60 King William in the video. 

So far the team have invested over 30,000 man hours to install over 2000 panels on this job for our valued client Built. 

There have been no incidents on site and the project continues to run smoothly and efficiently.

Craning for Catcorp

Check out the video above of one of our most experienced and respected crane operators Patrick (Patto) working hard on site for our valued client Catcorp. Patto is using our LTM 95 for general lifting on site of materials such as bondex, steel and timber.

Our clients love working with our crane operators, as they are focused on working safely and efficiently on site and work hard to ensure the construction supervisors role is made a little easier by being trusted to take instructions and using initiative to get the job done. Well done Patto.

Smooth and Safe Delivery of our TC4 

Our first Tower Crane installation of the year was delivered for our client smoothly and safely in mid-January.

It helps when you can depend upon your site team and suppliers to work cohesively together and perform a seamless operation.

Shout out to Bonetti Transport & Hire and Vertical Hoist Solutions for the successful outcome.  

Giving Back – SA Builder

How often do you give back in your business? Is corporate social responsibility on your radar?

According to Managing Director Marcus Rigney, giving back should be a focus for all businesses, regardless of their size and stature.

Read more about what Marcus has to say about this in the summer edition of Master Builders SA’s SA Builder HERE


Check out Load 28 Supervisor Luke showcasing our recent TC4 climb for valued client IJ Projects. Coordinated and focused, our amazing rigging team managed this lift so efficiently and safely.

This is not an easy project, as we are working with some close tolerances in the core, but true to Load 28’s innovative mindset, we designed a new chocking method to ensure we keep everything stable and safe throughout our climb. 


One should never underestimate the value and importance of positive client feedback.

Our TC3 went in the air successfully mid-March for our esteemed client Tandem Building Group for their 88 O’Connell Street project. 

The feedback we received: “The boys smashed it today mate. Awesome crew.” 
You can’t ask for much better than that!


PJC Construct utilised the services of Load 28 to assist them with the installation of their Tower Crane. We were engaged to service, repair, install and commission the crane and handover to PJC ready to operate. 

Our technical team worked hard to prepare the unit safely, and will continue to service and maintain the equipment for the duration of the project. 


We love working alongside our valued client Steamranger Heritage Railway.

Check out the video above to hear from Oliver at Streamranger discussing our recent lift of their 621 large steam locomotive at Mount Barker.

Using the power of our fleet, including our 230 ton Liebherr and our 130 ton Liebherr, we managed the job safely and efficiently. As Oliver says, the team from Load 28 worked “patiently” and “perceptively” and “listened to their needs really well”.

Well done lads. Collaboration and teamwork at its finest. 

Lifting in Yorkes

We are excited to announce the establishment of Ardrossan Crane Hire, a division of Load 28 Crane Hire. Ardrossan local and leading Load 28 crane driver and supervisor, Patrick Bush is excited to bring his experience and expertise to the local community.

Should you need crane hire on the Yorke Peninsula, reach out to Patrick (Bushy) on 0436 119 823 or at bushy@ardrossancranes.com.au.