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September 21, 2023
Choosing the Right Heavy Haulage Provider in Australia: Factors to Consider

  When it comes to transporting oversized or heavy equipment, machinery, or cargo in Australia, choosing the right heavy haulage provider is crucial. Whether you're a business in need of specialised logistics or an individual with heavy items to move, making the right decision can significantly impact the success and safety of your transport operation. […]

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February 16, 2023
What to Look For In a Crane Hire Company

  To choose the right lifting equipment for your project, it's important to work with a trustworthy and experienced cranage hire company. It's also helpful to figure out job requirements before talking to the hiring company. This will prevent you from making expensive mistakes and causing delays. Keep reading to learn more about what you […]

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September 27, 2022
Craig Membrey Talks About His New 8 Row Steerable Extendable and Celebrating 60 Years

The Drake Group recently caught the opportunity on delivery day to have a chat with Craig Membrey to talk about his new Drake 8 Row Steerable Extendable and Membrey's Transport and Crane Hire celebrating 60 years in business. Check out the chat here 

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August 12, 2022
Transport hirer accepts custom Drake build

Thursday, August 10, 2022 | Article by Trailer Magazine Transport hire company, Membrey’s Transport & Crane Hire, recently accepted delivery of a 4×4 Full Widener Rear Steer trailer from The Drake Group for its new 40-tonne Franna crane. The standard trailer features enhanced manoeuvrability combined with maximum stability with remote controlled steering in both forward […]

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July 8, 2022
Membrey’s Celebrate 60th Birthday

Article by Joshua Farrell, Cranes and Lifting Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire celebrated its 60th birthday with the arrival of a new telescopic crawler in Melbourne and the opening of a new branch facility at Crestmead in Logan west of Brisbane. The new telescopic crawler is a Liebherr LTR 1220, one of the first to arrive […]

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April 29, 2022
Rest In Peace, Stuey

A committed worker for 30 years. A mentor and friend to so many. He always put in 110% and just loved trucking. The T900 legend will always be Stuey’s truck! We will make sure his legacy lives on forever at Membreys. Stuey never had a bad word to say about anyone and no one ever […]

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December 16, 2021
TradeMutt starts conversations at Gold Coast Airport Expansion

Building Queensland continue to raise awareness for mental health through their Friday fashions. Thursday, December 9, 2021 | Article by TradeMutt for Lendlease Our team on the Gold Coast Airport (GCA) Expansion project has seen first- hand the impact of TradeMutt – This Is A Conversation Starter – shirts onsite. Scott Gilbert, EHS Coordinator and […]

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May 13, 2021
Why Hiring a Forklift and Access Equipment is Vital for Your Construction Site

There are many things the human body can do, but some of those things do not include lifting extremely heavy objects and reaching difficult places. Fortunately, there are machines that can assist you with these tasks. If you need to move heavy objects then you need a forklift. And if you can’t reach a difficult […]

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April 16, 2021
Franna Cranes—Why it’s the Perfect Addition to Your Next Construction Project

When working in construction, speed paired with efficiency is something you and your clients will appreciate. To achieve that goal, your choice of equipment is important because it will determine the kind of workmanship you can deliver. Don’t worry, you don’t necessarily have to purchase the latest cranes and tools. That’s what services like Franna […]

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March 16, 2021
4 Important Features to Look for When Choosing A Haulage or Transport Company

There’s always a checklist to follow in business. This is especially true when you want to make sure everything runs smoothly while organising transport for your business. You may need heavy construction objects moved around or maybe some inventory moved across the state. Either way, knowing they’ll arrive safely and intact is vital. So, when […]

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February 23, 2021
How Does A Mobile Crane Boom Extend? An In-Depth Look at Telescopic Crane Booms

When it comes to construction site work, a team of people can only get you to a certain point. They can work as hard and as fast as possible but there are limitations to what we can lift and move. That’s where the benefit of modern age machines and technology can assist, helping you to […]

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December 11, 2020
Why Crane Lift Studies are Required

Getting your lifting job done efficiently before the deadline is great, but it should never compromise safety. Working against time should never keep you from managing a safe working environment. For example, if your project involves lifting loads with a crane, the time you invest in a crane lift study will be a smart investment. […]

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November 6, 2020
Hard-Working Membrey Keeps Making It Happen

Written by James Graham for Big Rigs (bigrigs.com.au) Life has thrown Craig Membrey more than his share of challenges but a passion for helping others and growing his thriving Melbourne business drives him on. Hours after learning he had just suffered his first heart attack, Craig Membrey had to laugh when doctors asked if he […]

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October 22, 2020
Things to Think About When Hiring a Crane Truck

When the time comes for you or your team to hire a crane truck, you can trust Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire to make it happen. Our range of crane trucks available for hire are convenient and versatile. Their ability to lift and transport loads makes them a suitable choice for many heavy-duty projects. If […]

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September 16, 2020
4 Points to Consider about Crane Licences and Crane Hire

Do you need a crane to do some heavy lifting and moving on your construction site? Since you don’t need construction machines all the time and you might not have the space to store large equipment, consider the hiring route. It makes financial sense to consider crane hire if you’re only using it for a […]

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August 25, 2020
What is a Crane Truck?

Are you thinking of hiring a crane truck? When it comes to cranes, Melbourne construction companies appreciate how invaluable they are. They are relatively easy to use and make lifting heavy objects a breeze. Crane trucks are vehicles with a machine designed to help them lift, lower or move heavy objects. They not only transport […]

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June 19, 2020
3 Common Questions About Crawler Cranes

  How much do you know about crawler cranes? We’re here to answer 3 common questions you may have about crawler cranes.   What is a Crawler Crane? A crawler crane is a crane mounted on an undercarriage that has a set of tracks (crawlers). These tracks provide the crawler crane with reliable mobility and […]

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May 8, 2020
Types of Mini Cranes for Hire at Membrey’s

Have you been looking for mini crane hire for your worksite or project? Membrey’s mini crane hire in Melbourne has a versatile range of crawlers that can be conveniently used in cramped or tight spaces due to their relatively small size. Mini cranes are compact and typically have a minimal tail swing radius, making them […]

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October 3, 2019
What have Membrey’s been up to?

At Membrey’s we make it happen, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on some of the awesome work that has been happening at Membrey’s. Membrey’s recently made an oversized delivery to the PACCAR Australia plant located in Bayswater. The trusty team at Kenworth Truck Bayswater helped us to MAKE IT HAPPEN. […]

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December 22, 2017
Monash Freeway Upgrade - Freeway Gantry lift timelapse
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August 29, 2017
What You Should Know About the Monash Freeway Upgrade

Melbourne is set to take over Sydney as the most populous city in Australia. The 2016 census, released by Australian Bureau of Statistics, found Australia's population has grown by 8.8 per cent to 24.4 million people since the last time it was measured in 2011. With Melbourne recently taking home “World’s Most Liveable City” for […]

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June 19, 2017
Truckie Reunion

Craig got to have a chat with Owner Driver magazine at the Truckie’s Reunion. Taken from article; ‘Owner/Driver chats to Hall of Fame inductee Craig Membrey. This year’s National Road Transport Hall of Fame was extra special, with almost 300 names added to the Wall of Fame…. Owner//Driver attended the event this year, along with […]

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June 19, 2017
Heavy Vehicle Safety Tips

Heavy haulage and transport are a major sector in Australia that keeps the country moving. Without it we would be lost. Read for a list of suggested safety tips for anyone in the transport industry. Safety First – safety of yourself and those around you is of the utmost importance. Defensive driver training – prepare […]

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May 9, 2017
5 Safety Tips for Mobile Cranes

While cranes are equipment that make large jobs a lot easier, they come with strict procedures that must be followed to improve safety, maximise productivity and success. Here are 5 safety tips to consider when operating cranes. 1. Understand the requirement of the Job - each job is different so its important you understand all […]

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April 18, 2017
Bridge Works

The 200t Liebherr crane was out working last week on a new bridge installation, a job like this requires careful planning - as you need to consider multiple factors including but not limited to, weather, weight and dimensions, OHS issues, overhead wires, traffic limitations, permits and you need to consider others. The Little Molap St […]

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February 20, 2017
Fleet Series Models

Are you a avid collector of die cast models? Membrey's have a trailer included with the brand new 'Fleet Series' to be released by The Drake Shop later this year. Along with the platform trailer and dolly you will get a hand signed certificate signed by Craig Membrey. Perfect for any collection. You can pre-order […]

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February 8, 2017
Monash FWY Gantry Removal

Late Jan 2017 we were called out to remove a gantry along the Monash Freeway, the signage for the Cranbourne/Hastings exit. The job took the team approx 6 hours to assess the work, hook up the gantry and safely lift it to the ground. Works like this need to be done as soon as possible to […]

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December 23, 2016
A Ripper 2016 is Over!

The team at Membrey's would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year This year was a big year for our team working on numerous tenders and projects for civil and construction. We look forward to a prosperous 2017

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November 14, 2016
NHVR & Road Safety

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) this week released its first series of podcasts and fact sheets for the heavy vehicle supply chain as part of a national effort to boost safety for all road users. According to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Darren Chester, the new education material for the heavy vehicle supply chain […]

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October 14, 2016
Locomotives on their last Journey....

CLF7 Locomotives made their last journey last week to the scrap metal pile, these trains had served well in their time. An enthusiast made a great video of the move, see below

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October 10, 2016
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 2016

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 2016 was last weekend, boy what a event! Together with Beyond blue, DNA Racing and the Driver Max Twigg - we had a Porsche compete in the Carrera Cup. You can see our full newsletter here; READ NEWSLETTER

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September 20, 2016
10 Steps to Stay Safe at Work

  Staying healthy and safe at work is important. No matter what your job, it is important to reduce your risks of injury and illness at work. Here are some tips to help make your workplace safe; Understand the risks. Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps […]

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August 22, 2016
3 Essential Components for Your Traffic Management Plan

The primary aim of a warehouse traffic management plan should be to mitigate risk as far as possible. As so many of these operations now run twenty-four hours per day, organisation is key to keeping workers safe and turnover high. At Membrey’s, we are committed to safe and secure haulage and we want to help […]

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August 11, 2016
Level Crossing Removal Project - Dandenong to Caulfeild

Membrey’s will be taking part in a number of the Level Crossing Removals throughout Melbourne – having already completed the Ormond, Bentleigh and Centre Rds. The next project we have our eyes on is the concrete segments for the following project; The Major construction to remove the nine level crossings between Dandenong and the City […]

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July 28, 2016
New Purchase has Arrived at Membrey's

Our new Terex AC40-2L mobile crane has arrived at Membrey's this week and it hit the ground running. As soon as it was unloaded, we got it organised and it went straight out onto the job - even before the stickers were put on. These cranes are a newer model from Terex and are just […]

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July 25, 2016
The World’s Largest Cranes and Commercial Machinery

The construction crane is one of the most recognisable pieces of lifting machinery in existence. It is extremely powerful, usually very large, and capable of moving incredible weights, at relatively fast speeds. For Membrey’s, however, it represents more than just a piece of machinery. It is a reliable and ever faithful workhorse; a tool that […]

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June 22, 2016
How Market Conditions Have Affected The Commercial Construction Industry

As an industry, Australia’s commercial construction companies have mostly existed in a state of constant market flux, with factors like capital expenditure dictating the availability of consistent projects since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Even in times as recent as 2015, a slow decline from the mining boom left many companies without a foreseeably […]

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May 25, 2016
The Evolution of Australia's Construction Industry

Australia’s economic growth and development has been largely dependent upon the construction industry being (and staying) strong. It is fascinating to try and understand the way in which the construction industry works and to apply certain analyses to better understand how the construction industry functions. A major way in which it is possible to analyse […]

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May 4, 2016
International Truck & Trailer Show 2016

International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES) Membrey's are supporting the show by having our infamous 'Rowan'Truck there for the duration, this show is a must see for any Truck enthusiast. The show is over three big days 5,6 & 7th May 2016 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Please note the Public Day is 7th May. […]

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April 28, 2016
The 5 Biggest Dangers Facing Crane Operators

Cranes are a hugely helpful tool in project development. As with any heavy machinery, however, there are associated risks with owning and operating a crane. As a crane operator, it’s vital you take the appropriate steps to minimise risk and maximise you and your staff’s safety. In the decade between 2003 and 2013, 44 deaths […]

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April 25, 2016
What Makes a Reputable Crane Hire Company

Cranes can be extremely useful and versatile machines. However, there are quite serious dangers and risks associated with hiring and operating a crane. When hiring a crane, you’re choosing a company that is going to be the backbone of your project. Therefore, it’s absolutely essential that you choose the company and crane that is right […]

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April 20, 2016
Risk Management: 5 Factors To Discuss With Your Crane Operator

Establish the crane’s useful purpose Before you delve into the nitty gritty details of your project with your crane operator, you need to establish the main purpose for which the crane will be used. Is it a mini crane for a renovation on your home? Perhaps it’s a bigger job, and you need steel beams […]

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October 10, 2015
Revolutionary Supertilt Trailer Purpose Built For Accident Recovery & Heavy Loads

Since we added the Drake Supertilt to our fleet in 2015, we’ve not looked back. Featuring an extendable trailer, ramps for easy loading and unloading, and three 20,000lb winches to help with loading breakdowns and recoveries, the Supertilt has made our life a whole lot easier when transporting coaches, trucks and giant pink limos!   […]

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September 25, 2015
4 Pieces Of Information Required For A Successful Crane Lift

It looks simple - just lift, drop, and leave - but there’s so much more that goes into a safe and successful crane lift. Since 1962 we’ve been perfecting the art of crane lifts and know all the intricate details that need to be factored in – from external factors such as weather and ground […]

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September 17, 2015
The Importance of Punctuality in Machinery Transport

Every business works on a schedule - whether it’s a manufacturing or transport - and each business must meet certain goals within a given period. For this reason, time in business is always of the essence and if the day to day running of a company is stalled by failure or lack of the required […]

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September 11, 2015
Staying Alert to the Signs of Road Rage

Virtually every driver will have experienced anger on the road in some form or another, with congestion and busy lives being the prime reasons. According to a survey of 4,000 Australians conducted by Car Advice found an alarming 88 per cent claimed to have been a victim of road rage. Being on the road as […]

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August 28, 2015
Training A Truck Driver

Driving a truck and transporting heavy or oversized loads takes special skills and training, but once qualified, becoming a truck driver can be an extremely rewarding job. It requires formal training via a Registered Training Organisation to obtain a valid licence and then most importantly on-road experience to improve your skills.   Licences For any truck […]

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August 26, 2015
Behind the Scenes of a Successful Crane Lift

Performing a successful crane lift depends on a variety of issues – from planning and research of the lift to the knowledge and skill of those involved. Needless to say it is not something to be taken on lightly. Read on to find out how Membrey’s assist successful crane lifts.   Planning Meticulous planning is […]

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August 19, 2015
What It Takes to Transport Oversize Loads

A key factor when considering the transportation of oversized loads is Safety and it’s an area you should never enter into without experience. What the public may not be aware of is the amount of Health and Safety issues that are involved with the hauling of oversized loads, and below you’ll find some of the […]

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August 17, 2015
Efficient Heavy Haulage With Experienced Operators

Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire ensure the following steps are taken: Training Driver training is key to promoting efficient driving, and regular refresher courses help our drivers to learn the most efficient ways to handle their vehicles .Practices such as driving at steady speeds, reducing harsh breaking and rapid acceleration and changing gears at the […]

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June 9, 2015
Super Tilt comes to Membrey's!

We are so excited to offer our new SUPER SERVICE! ..... 'Super Tilt' that is! Membrey's are dedicated to deliver the best possible service for all of your transport needs.

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May 8, 2015
Trams on the move!

Bombardier and Membrey's working together to move Melbourne's new trams in to the CBD ready to begin service.

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April 1, 2015
Minister Luke Donellan visits Membrey's

Luke Donnellan is Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Ports in the Victorian Labor Government led by Premier Daniel Andrews. We were lucky to have Mr Donnellan at Membrey's to show him some of our new gear and discuss the challenges faced by those in the transport and crane hire industry.

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February 21, 2015
Berwick Show 2015

The Berwick Show Society has a long and proud association with agricultural competition in Victoria, tracing its history back through the Mornington Farmers Society to the founding body in Victoria, the Port Phillip Farmers Society which was established in 1848. Member's Transport and Crane Hire proudly supports Beyond Blue - tackling Anxiety and Depression through […]

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Our range of hire equipment includes cranes, crane trucks, heavy haulage trailers and gears, access equipment and pilot vehicles.

We also provide nationwide 24/7 transport and crane hire services. At Membrey's we take a personalised approach to your transportation needs. We will work in partnership with you to find the right equipment and solution for your project needs.

Call us now and we'll be happy to discuss your project needs.

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  • Membrey's Transport and Crane Hire
    80 South Gippsland Highway Dandenong
    South Victoria 3175, Australia
  • 03 9554 4040
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