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What information do I need to supply to you to obtain a quote?

We will need to know the weight and dimensions of the load, what the access is like, whether there are power wires close by and if you need transport we need to know the location of pick up and delivery.

Do you do site inspections?

This varies based upon the quote you are requiring:
Cranes – weights, dimensions, location, access – any potential restrictions ie power lines
Transport – Weight, dimensions, collection and drop off location, any access issues – ie small gate way

Yes, if we are unable to help over the telephone we are happy to come and do a site inspection to determine the most cost effective way to assist you in your project.

If it’s deemed unnecessary for a site inspection then we will advise you over the phone of any requirements.

If we do a site inspection, it will be discussed during the inspection should anything need to be done, and will also appear within the quote sent out to you via the site inspector.Yes if we are unable to help over the telephone we are happy to come and do a site inspection to determine the most cost effective way to assist you in your project.

What do I have to do before you arrive?

We will always ask that access is cleared before we arrive.
The ground will also need to be stable.
If site requires traffic management or permits we are happy to arrange with your local council.

How much is it to hire a crane?

The cost of hiring a crane depends on the crane needed. The type of crane required for the job is generally dependant on the weight of what needs to be lifted, as well as the distance/height.
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Is overtime charged?

Yes anything outside of normal time is charged at overtime.

What are your normal hours?

Normal hours are Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.30 pm, any work outside of those hours is subject to overtime.

Can I hire equipment with no operator?

We have a range of Scissor Lifts, Boom Lifts, Telehandlers, Forklifts and other Elevated Work Platform (EWP) equipment available, all of which can be hired without an operator.
We call this ‘Dry Hire’. Cranes can also be hired out on dry hire, however this is at the discretion of management.

Can you assist with recoveries?

Yes, we can do recoveries including; train derailments, fallen containers, breakdowns etc – we are the most versatile transport and crane hire company in Victoria!

Do you supply cranes for lifting in a confined space?

We can supply mini-crawler cranes, which are ideal for use in hard to access places and/or confined spaces.
Some can even fit through a standard doorway.

Can you move site huts?

Yes, we have many years of experience in moving site huts of all shapes and sizes.
For oversize loads we can manage all necessary government permits and pilot cars where required.

Do you hire out forklifts?

Yes, we do hire a wide range of forklifts for jobs of any size, either with or without an operator and for both short and long term hire.
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Do you have crane trucks for hire?

Yes, we have crane trucks available for hire across Melbourne and its suburbs.
We have a wide variety of Crane Trucks available for hire with an operator.
If you would like us to attend the site and advise whether a Crane Truck is required, and/or to quote on rental, please give our office a call 03 9554 4040

Can you assist me with moving a large tank?

Yes, we have a variety of trailers and floats available to assist with the relocation or removal of water tanks of varying sizes.
If you require permits or pilot vehicles, we can arrange and manage it all. If need be, we can also adjust one of our vessel carriers to suit the job.

Do you do small steel erection?

Yes, our 13T Kato is ideal for steel erection.

Can you transport oversize equipment?

Yes we have many specialised trailers and transport equipment, as well as a team with extensive knowledge and experience in oversize transport both locally and Australia-wide.

Do you have tight access cranes?

Our fleet of mini cranes or our 13T Kato are often used for tight access.

What sort of Cranes do you have?

We have a vast majority cranes types including mobile cranes, city cranes and Frannas.
For our range of cranes see here

Can you help with excavator rollover?

We have a full range of equipment to assist with the most difficult rollover. Ranging from forklifts, mobile cranes, access equipment and purpose built super tilt tray, we can also provide lighting, gravel and storage.

Can you help with truck rollover?

We have a full range of equipment to assist with the most difficult rollover. Ranging from forklifts, mobile cranes, access equipment and purpose built super tilt tray, we can also provide lighting, gravel and storage.

Do you do Heavy Salvage?

We have a full range of equipment to assist with Heavy Salvage. Ranging from forklifts, mobile cranes, access equipment and purpose built super tilt tray, we can also provide lighting, gravel and storage.

Can you lift furniture, spas, fridges or plants onto our balcony?

We have lifted furniture onto balconies with a variety of equipment. We have cranes with a maximum reach of 45 metres and we have mini cranes or our 13T Kato crane with smaller reaches. We have also used our telehandler with forklift tynes for more difficult situations.

What do I need to do to hire if I want to lift or move something?

Depending on what you needed to move. The weight, dimensions and what the access is like will determine what Crane you require. We have a large variety of trailers to suit all your needs.

What is a telehandler?

We have in our fleet Genie telehandlers and JLG Telehandlers which are known as a rough terrain forklift. The difference with a telehandler is that it has a telescopic boom. You can also fit a bucket onto the front and it works like a digger. We also have a jib that fits onto it so it can work like a crane.

Does the weather effect hire?

Our crane crew are covered under an EBA with the CFMEU and in that they are entitled to additional wages if weather is inclement or above 36 degrees. Our transport division will continue as long as it is safe to do so.

Are your operators covered by EBA?

Yes our crane division work under a current EBA with CFMEU.

Do you organise traffic management?

We are able to arrange traffic management if required.

Are you able to do complete factory relocations?

Yes we have a full variety of trucks, cranes, forklifts, access gear and experienced staff to assist with your factory or machinery relocations.
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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
    (24 hours a day - 7 days  a week)
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