Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Mobile Crane Hire

What size crane will I need for my project?


We are a highly experienced and reliable crane hire service servicing the Geelong & Melbourne regions. We provide a wide variety of cranes to lift almost anything! To provide the most appropriate lifting solution for your project, our experienced Operations Manager will visit your site to evaluate how we can best meet your needs. The terrain and weight of your lift will be included in the evaluation and the best technology selected to achieve your desired outcomes.




What are the different types of cranes and what are they used for?


We have a wide variety of cranes for hire to suit most projects. Crawler Cranes - these cranes use tracks instead of wheels and are used on jobs with soft or uneven terrain Rough Terrain Cranes - these cranes come with rubber tyres and are 4 wheel drive. They are best used on jobs with rough terrain. Truck Mounted Cranes (including Franna cranes) - these cranes can travel on our roads and are mainly used for loading and moving equipment. Telescopic Cranes - these cranes have a hydraulic cylinder for changing the length of the boom. They are highly adaptable for a variety of mobile situations. They are ideal for lifting, moving and placing materials and equipment. Call us for all your crane hire and rigging requirements. We service the Geelong and Melbourne regions as well as other areas Australia wide.




As well as commercial projects, do you provide lifting services for smaller residential projects?


Yes! We provide a wide range of commercial lifting services as well as residential lifting services. We can lift almost anything including swimming pools, roofing trusses, cubby houses, stairs, large air conditioning units, water tanks, relocatable homes and much more.




When I hire a crane, are qualified staff provided to operate it?


Absolutely! At Associated Rigging, our staff are fully qualified and hold a multitude of high risk work licences as well as other building and construction certificates. They are highly skilled, trained and experienced to ensure the job is done right the first time. Staff include Riggers & Dogman, Lift Supervisors, Spotters and Crane Operators.




What does 'wet hire' mean?


At Associated Rigging, when we say wet hire, we are referring to the hire of equipment with accompanying operators and staff. Staff include Riggers, Dogman, Crane Operators, Spotters and Lift Supervisors. Our staff are highly skilled and licenced. They operate the latest technology in cranes and equipment. You can rest assured that when you hire one of our team, you are receiving service of the highest standard.




What does 'dry hire' mean?


When we say dry hire, we are referring to the hire of cranes and equipment without any accompanying Associated Rigging staff. Our crane hire and rigging services are designed to be tailored to your needs to ensure the best, most cost effective outcome for your project.




Which areas do you service?


Associated Rigging provide crane hire services to the Geelong, the Surf Coast, Melbourne and Australia wide. Our services include franna hire, steel erection, concrete panel erection and a variety of lifting projects. Give us a call to see if we can assist you with your next project.




What safety precautions do you take?


At Associated Rigging, safety is our number one priority when we provide our crane hire and rigging services. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and efficient service that runs on time and stays on budget. When we evaluate your project, we carefully consider all factors and complete a comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) to eliminate and control all risks identified. We provide the right staff who are fully qualified to ensure strict safety measures are adhered to at all times.




Where can I find a mobile crane in Geelong?


We have an extensive range of mobile crane hire services and operate right across the Geelong and Surfcoast regions. Simply give us a call and we can recommend the right crane for your project.




What is a Rigger?


At Associated Rigging, our Riggers are specialised staff who work with our cranes, setting them up to move large and heavy objects. They communicate with our experienced Crane Operators and guide each load, ensuring they are placed in the correct position.




Can I still hire a crane from you during the COVID-19 pandemic?


Associated Rigging is still providing crane hire and rigging services to our clients, depending on the restrictions that apply to that postcode. We are still considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working within the current government requirements for the construction industy, under our 'High Risk COVID Safe Plan'. Rest assured, every precaution is being taken to ensure both our clients and our staff are kept safe at all times.





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