Trial Of Robo Rigger At SkyCity Adelaide

The Issue.

Load 28 trialled the use of RoboRigger, to assist with the management of wind for Facade install on the Skycity Adelaide Project. RoboRigger was trialled by our trained operator Aaron Sheppard, who displayed the unit and further trained the tower crane riggers and L28/AGI Facade Install Crew on its use. 

During the Facade Installation on the upper floors of the SkyCity project, we have been hampered by unusual weather conditions this year. One of our biggest challenges is WIND. Over the past few days we have lost many hours due to wind. 

For the L28/AGI Install and Tower Crane Crew, its the unpredictability that causes doubt and concern when preparing to lift facade panels… and when not to lift. Understandably this cause delay’s waiting for a stable measurement of wind to appear. 

We are not talking big wind gusts here, a simply gentle fluctuating breeze causes an uncontrollable panel that is unable to be held by tags lines due to the building structure. 

So Load 28 set out to find a solution, that could help control the unpredictability of wind, and install some confidence in the Tower Crane crew and install crew that this could be managed safely. 

The Solution.

Load 28 recruited the help of RoboRigger to assist with the management of ‘unpredictable wind’. Our trained operator, spent the day on the site, working with the Tower Crane crew and L28/AGI install crew to induct them into the equipment; training them on start up, operation, calibration and shutdown. 

The RoboRigger allows us to pick up the panel, and using it’s stabilisation technology, RoboRigger not only controlled the panel from twisting in the wind, but also controlled the ‘pendulum’ effect we often experience. Using the remote control, the Tower Crane Rigger was able to adjust the position of the panel as it came over the building to ensure it faced the correct way for install. 

No more tag lines getting stuck in structural steelwork! 

RoboRigger also has the ability to measure and log GPS locations/Windspeed/Weight and camera recording. The unit was well received by both the Tower Crane crew and Install Crew, and noted by the site team and Load 28/AGI that the unit will enhance safety and productivity. 


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