May Update

Jun 1, 2022 | Newsletters

Sometimes I don’t stop to think about the strength and intelligence of our business. We just get on with work…making things happen. But everyday, my team works hard thinking and visualising how they can complete high risk tasks safely and efficiently at all times.

Recently Australian Glass Install and Load 28 had to install a facade panel for our client in a very tight alleyway. We engaged our 230 ton mobile crane, creating a boom system length of 96 metres. 

Our ability to perform this work externally via a mobile crane allowed the builder to remove the tower crane prior to delivery of some late production panels, saving them considerable time and money.

Load 28 and AGI are consistently providing safe and efficient solutions for our clients, who are confident we have the capability to plan and win, the equipment to achieve almost anything and the skill of forward thinking.

I am proud of my team, who worked cohesively on the lead up to this job, with every single person involved thinking and visualising ways to complete this high risk task, safely and efficiently, protecting themselves and the public space around them at all times.

Marcus Rigney

Managing Director | Load 28 Crane Hire


Barney Hits His Target on Starlight Day

Last night, Load 28 Office Manager Fiona Rigney, attended the Starlight Five Chef Dinner at the Intercontinental. The event coincides with Starlight Day for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and raised a whopping $430k!

The night was made even more exciting when Barney the Starlight Crane reached his $32,500 target at the event, with generous donations coming in over the last few days from the CFMEU, Built, AFS Tower Construction and Kal Tire Australia. 

“For Barney to reach this magnificent achievement, and on Starlight Day of all days, is overwhelming and exciting,” said Marcus Rigney, Managing Director of Load 28. 

“Load 28 is proud to have assisted the Starlight Foundation in raising 5 wishes for seriously sick children and their families and we are thankful to all those who have donated to make this happen,” Marcus said. 

Load 28’s Barney the Starlight Crane fundraising page is still open so should you wish to donate, you can still do so HERE


2140 Curtain Walls Successfully Installed at 83 Pirie

This week, the AGI team installed the final curtain wall panels for 83 Pirie. It was a difficult setup, utilising our Maeda mini crane to install the fly jib and installing panels at 85 metres in a tight alleyway.

AGI was contracted to manage both the logistics and installation for 2,140 curtain wall panels on this next-generation CBUS office tower. This included managing 170 containers through port logistics in both South Australia and Victoria, transporting to the warehouse, unpacking, loading into the building, fitting sunshades and installation.

The team has worked hard for our client, the project’s appointed building contractor, Multiplex, and we utilised some great systems to ensure a strong rate of panel installation as we drove the project to completion safely and efficiently. You can view more on this project by watching our video below.

Last Friday Marcus Rigney handed over the reigns as Chairman of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (SA Division) to Mark Eberhard at the CICA Industry Day Breakfast, after 4 years at the helm.

The event was attended by over 60 industry representatives, including stakeholders from aligned governing bodies Master Builders SA and the Civil Contractors Federation of South Australia.

In his final Chairman’s Report, Marcus spoke of some of the highlights from the past 12 months including the growth and success of the CICA SA Industry Day and the Christmas Function and Crew Awards Ceremony and thanked the CICA SA Executive Team for their commitment and hard work behind the scenes on a voluntary basis to make the CICA events and meetings successful.

Barney the Star Attraction at MBA Women in Construction Event

At Load 28, we are lucky to be supported by some pretty amazing women; the business just simply would not function without them.

Recently we celebrated their contribution to our business and the building and construction industry, and all the work they put in behind the scenes, at the Master Builders SA HiViZ Women In Construction luncheon.

‘Barney the Starlight Crane’ was the star attraction, with the event raising a massive $7.5k towards 5 starlight wishes for seriously sick children for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

We are thankful to Master Builders SA for supporting Barney at their exclusive event! Watch the video and hear Henry’s story and see how your contribution can help.

Collaboration on the South Coast

Load 28 and Victor Harbor Cranes often collaborate to find the best solutions for our clients. This recent project at Victor Harbor High School for Sarah Constructions is no different.

Here is our 130 ton mobile lifting in modules and our 60 Ton ‘Barney Starlight Crane’ loading trucks in the yard.

This job required extensive planning  by the Load 28 and Victor Harbor teams, and was executed perfectly, ahead of schedule.

Load 28 Supervisor Luke managed this project well, and even cooked a BBQ for the team and clients! Well done to all involved.

24/7 For Sealink

Our business runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and no job is too big or too small.

Here is our sister company Victor Harbor Cranes working the night shift for Sealink, to replace life rafts on their ferry. 

Managing Director Marcus Rigney worked alongside Victor Harbor Cranes Supervisor Darren Ancell to get this job done.

Our 230 Ton Stretching its Legs to 72 Metres

Here is our 230 ton crane stretching its legs to a whopping 72 metres, lifting AC units for our client Climat Commercial.

So impressive seeing this crane reach to this point. We have some great equipment with a team to match!

Call us for your next project on 1300 11 28 28.

Potain Working Hard at Coopers Stadium

Here is our Potain MCT88 working hard at Coopers Stadium, alongside Gant & Son Engineering for steelwork and material loading.

This remote controlled lightweight tower crane is the perfect solution to this Hansen Yuncken project allowing us to safely navigate work within a busy environment.


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