March Update

Apr 1, 2022 | Newsletters

In September last year, I expanded our business into the South Coast, acquiring Victor Harbor Cranes.  

The purchase increased our company’s fleet to 23 cranes, capable of managing projects of all sizes across the Fleurieu and metropolitan Adelaide.
It also provided the added advantage to greatly expand our service capabilities by combining the resources of both crane hire businesses for any major projects in the South Coast area, including Cape Jervis and Kangaroo Island.

I saw an opportunity to bring my many years of experience and expertise in crane hire to the region, which I believe is set to see significant growth in the next few years.

Victor Harbor and the wider South Coast region is growing rapidly due to its close proximity to Adelaide and its beautiful beachside location. 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 this strategy includes some significant infrastructure projects, so I wanted to play my part in the region’s growth and development.

My goal is to keep Victor Harbor Cranes as a staple within the local community and to continue to employ local residents and manage projects that keep the financial returns in the area.

Victor Harbor Cranes have been commissioned to support the deconstruction of the old Causeway in Victor Harbor. Deconstruction commenced early February and we are responsible for supplying crane and truck equipment to support the main contractor’s project.

I made some early decisions about the development of Victor Harbor Cranes, including expanding the fleet with the recent purchase of a new Tadano truck crane and the employment of a local Supervisor.

We decided to purchase a Tadano GTE 300-L 30t capacity truck mount crane which provides us with increased capacity and great roadability. The crane is being utilised by both Victor Harbor Cranes and Load 28, so it’s travelling to the city and back and is designed for this sort of travel.

And just in the last two weeks we have employed a local Supervisor in Victor Harbor to provide our clients with further support and round the clock service for their crane hire and lifting needs. 

You can learn more about Victor Harbor Cranes by visiting or contact myself or Darren Ancell on 0499 402 469.

Marcus Rigney

Managing Director | Load 28 Crane Hire

Lift Planning & Safety

Load 28 were proud to support the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) facilitating a lift planning presentation on behalf of the crane industry, collaborating for safer and more efficient construction.

Managing Director Marcus Rigney spoke to his motto of  ‘plan the work… and work the plan.’

Collaboration is key in our industry, early engagement is a must as we work as a team to win on our projects.

No Problem Too Big or Small

Load 28 has been very busy lately working on various jobs for our clients.

Like this cooling tower lift recently for our valued client Westside Mechanical. Our 230 ton mobile crane worked exceptionally well for this job!

Call us today for your crane hire and lifting needs on 1300 11 28 28. No job is too big or too small for our team!

Collaboration is Key

Collaboration of our combined fleet across Load 28 and Victor Harbor Cranes is key to our success.

We recently pulled out the BIG guns to lift a 13ton houseboat from Hindmarsh Island Marina. Our 230ton Leibherr crane made light work of it.

This is the beauty of working together across our two crane hire businesses and ensured a seamless and safe lift for our client.

Tadano Increases our Capacity

Our sister company, Victor Harbor Cranes recently introduced a new crane to its fleet, the Tadano 30ton mobile crane.

The Tadano GT series is designed to meet demand for durable truck cranes with high lifting performance that are suitable for driving on both rough roads and then much faster on main roads or motorways. It has a maximum lifting capacity of 30 tonnes, a boom length of 34 m, and a lifting height of 34 m. It also features a have a load radius of 32 m.

VH Cranes purchased the Tadano capacity truck mount crane to provide the business with the required increase in capacity and for great roadability. The crane is being utilised by both Victor Harbor Cranes and Load 28, so it’s travelling to the city and back and it’s designed for this sort of travel.

Our 230 Ton Stretching its Legs to 72 Metres

Barney is so close to reaching his goal of granting 5 Starlight Wishes for kids experiencing hospitalisation and serious illness with $22,500 raised of our $32,500 goal. A portion of the machine’s hourly rate is also donated to Starlight to give sick kids something to look forward to and to create new memories for them to treasure forever. 

If you haven’t yet donated to Barney then you can do so HERE NOW! 

Otherwise, why not book him in for your next job? Contact Load 28 to book on 1300 11 28 28


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