Load 28 State Finalists in Telstra Best of Business Awards

Oct 18, 2023 | Industry News


Telstra Best of Business Awards

Load 28 is a State Finalist in the 2024 Telstra Best of Business Awards for Outstanding Growth in South Australia.

We are proud to be recognised at this level for our hard work and achievements over the past 13 years, that has seen the business grow from two determined brothers with a city crane, to a thriving business boasting 28 cranes and 103 valued staff.

Load 28 Managing Director, Marcus Rigney launched the business in 2010, and has steadily built a fleet that can service all areas of the construction industry, from small residential projects, to large scale commercial projects, focused on providing his clients with an end-to-end crane hire solution.

According to Marcus, he had always dreamed of owning a small service-based business, but was uncertain what area he wanted to focus on. It wasn’t until he drove past a little city crane working on the side of the road that he realised he wanted to be involved in the crane industry.

“I spent six months researching the market for a crane that would service residential construction, roof trusses and air conditioners and settled on a 10-ton city crane from Melbourne,” Marcus said.

“I’ll never forget the day the crane rolled up to my workshop and the trepidation I felt, exemplified by the fact that I didn’t even have my crane license at the time. I immediately booked into training at the Construction Industry Training Centre (CITC) and earnt my crane ticket,” he said.

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Not one to shy away from a challenge and driven by the desire to succeed in the construction industry, Marcus developed some in-house flyers and spent the next 12 months door knocking on small air-conditioning businesses seeking work.

His determination paid off and today, 13 years on, the Load 28 team and equipment is well recognised and respected within the construction industry as leaders and specialists in mobile crane hire, tower crane hire and Tier 1 projects.

“Nothing comes without hard work, and the business wouldn’t be where it is today, without the dedication and commitment of my outstanding team, including my sister Fiona and brother Tom, who work beside me in the business,” Marcus said.

“To be State finalists in the Telstra Best of Business Awards against thousands of other businesses, and one of the highest scoring businesses in our category in Australia, is a massive achievement, and one we are very proud of,” Marcus said.

Winners for the Telstra Best in Business Awards will be announced on Friday 3 November.


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. 

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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.