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7 Reasons Why Mobile Cranes Are Perfect for Residential Projects

March 11, 2024 | St George Cranes

Let’s face it — construction projects are taxing and time-consuming. As much as we’d love to skip ahead to the final product and call it a day, that’s simply not possible. Fortunately, however, mobile cranes are available to make the building process as stress-free as possible. In this blog, we’ll unpack the benefits of using … Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Mobile Cranes Are Perfect for Residential Projects”

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Challenges and Solutions for Operating Cranes in Restricted Urban Spaces

February 13, 2024 | St George Cranes

Limited space, safety regulations and noise restrictions are all important factors to consider when navigating urban spaces. While this may seem like a tall task for a crane — often associated with the adjectives ‘large’ and ‘noisy’ — if you have the right knowledge and understanding, you can overcome these obstacles effectively. In this blog, … Continue reading “Challenges and Solutions for Operating Cranes in Restricted Urban Spaces”

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Tandem Lift Planning: Tips and Considerations

January 22, 2024 | St George Cranes

Tandem lifting is a strategic use of multiple cranes in unison. This technique has revolutionised heavy lifting operations, offering better efficiency and safety across various industries. In this blog, we will unpack the definition of tandem lifting, outline its uses, benefits, and highlighting tips to consider before embarking on a tandem lift. Understanding Tandem Lifting … Continue reading “Tandem Lift Planning: Tips and Considerations”

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A Guide To Mini Crawler Cranes

January 11, 2024 | St George Cranes

Mini crawler cranes have revolutionised the construction industry, providing unparalleled versatility and efficiency in a compact design. Among the industry leaders in crawler crane manufacturing is Maeda, a Japanese company that has dominated the Australian market since 1980. At St George Cranes, we offer a Maeda 3t Crawler Crane, also known as a mini crawler … Continue reading “A Guide To Mini Crawler Cranes”

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How to Choose the Correct Crane for Your Project

October 17, 2023 | St George Cranes

A critical component of any construction project’s efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness is choosing the correct crane. To make an informed choice on what crane suits your project, there are several factors to consider to ensure you meet all necessary and specific requirements. We will take you through the steps that need to be assessed before … Continue reading “How to Choose the Correct Crane for Your Project”

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10 Fun Facts About Cranes

September 16, 2023 | St George Cranes

You’ve definitely seen these tall, mechanical figures hoist equipment gracefully over the city skyline. Maybe you even understand the machinery and physics behind the operation,  At St. George Cranes, our appreciation for these awe-inspiring mechanical marvels runs deep. We don’t just see cranes as utilitarian tools; we consider them a captivating fusion of science, engineering, … Continue reading “10 Fun Facts About Cranes”

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The Environmental Impact of Mobile Crane Operations, and Ways to Minimise It

August 20, 2023 | St George Cranes

A crane hire company’s triple bottom line – the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their processes – is an increasingly important metric to customers, clients, and investors. When the construction of a major project is underway, the organisers must not overlook the environmental impacts in favour of the positive social and economic ones. Mobile … Continue reading “The Environmental Impact of Mobile Crane Operations, and Ways to Minimise It”

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Shorter or Taller Mobile Crane?

July 23, 2023 | St George Cranes

Sometimes, bigger is not always better. When selecting a mobile crane for your jobsite it is important to consider the characteristics and conditions of the build. There’s a unique selection of challenges that come with hiring larger mobile cranes (cranes with a longer boom and wider outriggers), so the selection will really depend on your … Continue reading “Shorter or Taller Mobile Crane?”

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Crane Science Explained Simply

March 2, 2023 | St George Cranes

Chances are, you’ve got an interest in cranes or crane hire. You might even work in construction and be familiar with the principles of crane operation, but not many people understand the interplay of forces that are required to design and use a crane effectively. Words like torque, fulcrum and pulley may seem intimidating, but … Continue reading “Crane Science Explained Simply”

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How Are Cranes Assembled?

October 11, 2022 | St George Cranes

Cranes are an essential piece of equipment on any major worksite. They are used to lift and move heavy materials from one place to another. While all cranes are able to perform the basic functions of lifting and lowering, there are a number of different types of cranes available that can perform specific functions.  The … Continue reading “How Are Cranes Assembled?”

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