Load 28 soars South with the acquisition of Victor Harbor Cranes

Nov 6, 2021 | Industry News

Load 28 acquires Victor Harbor Cranes!

Load 28 is excited to announce it has expanded its services into the South Coast with the acquisition of Victor Harbor Cranes. The recent purchase increases the company’s fleet to 21 cranes, capable of managing projects of all sizes across metropolitan Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Managing Director Marcus Rigney, who recently moved to Victor Harbor, saw an opportunity to bring his many years of experience and expertise in crane hire to the region, which is set to see significant growth in the next few years.

“Victor Harbor and the wider South Coast region is growing rapidly with people flocking there since the onset of COVID-19,” said Marcus Rigney.

“It is in a fantastic position to generate sustainable economic activity, with such close proximity to Adelaide and set in a desirable beach side location,” he said.

“The local Council’s Economic Development Strategy and long term financial plan is focused on drawing more people to the region to live, work and invest, and includes some significant projects to support this,” Marcus said.

“We hope to play our part in the region’s growth and development with our recent acquisition of Victor Harbor Cranes and I feel privileged to take the reigns from Greg, both enhancing the service of VHC and extending the service of Load 28.”

Download contact details for Victor Harbor Cranes HERE and share with your networks to help us get the word out there!

Tower Crane Dismantle

Adelaide University

Check out our recent tower crane dismantle from the University of Adelaide. It demonstrates the Load 28 family working together with safety and precision, including Managing Director Marcus Rigney’s eldest son carrying out some important duties around the 1 min 30 sec mark!

This was an extremely challenging and tricky project, navigating our Mobile LTM1230 into position, whilst ensuring we protect the University surroundings and pavements, including having to carefully navigate 12 semi trailers into position.

We completed the job successfully because we planned the work carefully and then worked the plan. Every lift and movement was planned, documented, analysed for efficiency and safety and put into action.

Have you got a project in mind that we can help you with? Then call us today on 1300 112 828.

Built Training Session

Lift Planning

Load 28 Managing Director Marcus Rigney recently presented a training session to the Built Site team trainees. Drawing on some resources from the Crane Industry Association, the training session provided an overview on understanding lift planning and the basic elements needed on site to facilitate safe construction lifting.

Points of discussion also included what crane contractors need on site, what information we provide and how this is interpreted. Some good real life examples were discussed as well including lessons learned, which are always powerful.

At Load 28, we love the ‘Built’ culture, working hard on the front end to foster a successful future that enhances both safety and efficiency on construction sites. We are proud to be part of this investment, contributing towards building ‘built worthy’ sites and people.

Building Excellence Awards

Supporting our Industry

Load 28 were proud to sponsor the recent Master Builders SA Building Excellence Awards, attended by over 1300 building and construction representatives at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Load 28 representatives Tom Rigney and Fiona Rigney handed awards to Sarah Constructions for the $20M to $50M Commercial / Industrial Building category for their Pembroke School project and Hansen Yuncken for Commercial Refurbishment / Redevelopment over $5M for CAA Higher Courts Redevelopment.

Managing Director Marcus Rigney was part of the esteemed judging panel this year and said he felt privileged to see first hand the high standard of workmanship that went into all the entries.

Well done to all of this year’s winners and to Master Builders SA for hosting such a successful event in trying circumstances.


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.