Case Studies

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Telegraph Road Level Crossing Replacement

Our 400T Manitowoc M16000 crawler with the MaxER configuration provided a cost-effective solution for the placement of concrete beams. No reconfiguration of the crane was required as it placed the beams and returned to the stockpile.

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JF Hull Holdings Pty Ltd

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Telegraph Road Level Crossing Replacement

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400T Manitowoc M16000


We provided transport and heavy lift cranage for the Telegraph Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project, which was a key part of increasing road system efficiency on the east-west connection between Gympie Arterial Road and the Gateway Motorway.

An efficient lift was critical on this project, with beams being installed over the rail corridor. Our solution involved:

  • Transporting the beams to site prior to the commencement of the outage to minimise activity during the shutdown
  • Deploying our 400T Manitowoc M16000 crawler crane rigged in Max-ER configuration with full 232T ballast and 72m of main boom, so the 79T beams could transported, stockpiled and erected with a single key crane and minimal crane moves. This ensured cost and program efficiencies on the overall project.
  • The Wheeled MaxER enabled each beam to be placed and the crane return to stockpile without any need to adjust the additional ballast.

We also utilised our in-house engineered lattice beam spreader. This spreader combines a key structural capability with minimal tare mass which is critical in bridge beam handling. The Lattice Spreader and Equalising System within enabled the four lifting lugs positioned at either end to be equally loaded vertically in accordance with the project specification.