You may be working on a new project or you are already used to dealing with crane service providers. Deciding what crane you need for a job doesn’t have to be difficult if you are dealing with real pros! They will work with you to determine the best solution to meet all your crane rental needs. The following common FAQs will hopefully help you see more clearly.


What information should you provide to obtain a quote?

Your crane provider will need to know the weight and dimensions of the load, the amount of excess, if you need transport to carry the crane to your place, you need to provide precisely the location details for pick up and delivery.

Ask your service provider if they do site inspections?

If they are unable to help over the telephone they should be happy to come and do a site inspection to determine the most cost-effective way to assist you in your project.

Do you have to do anything before they arrive?

Soldiers from the 1438th Multi Role Bridge Company, Missouri National Guard, lower a piece of bridge from a crane while conducting maintenance on bridges in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2014. The 1438th has spent the majority of their deployment maintaining, building and sustaining bridges used by the local population in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer)

Yes, you will have to make sure that access is cleared before they arrive. The accessible space will help them to determine how they will install the crane. If the ground is full of debris, you should clear the ground and ensure the ground is stable. See with the crane provider if they will be happy to arrange with your local council if the site requires traffic management or permits.

How much does it cost?

It will generally depend on the weight of what needs to be lifted and the distance/height.

Call MCL Crane Hire for a quote (03) 8595 5134.

What are the normal hours and overtime?

Generally work outside normal working hours can be charged as overtime, unless stipulated differently in the contract at a later stage.

Can cranes lift in a confined space?

There are mini cranes, which are ideal for use in hard to access places.

What sort of cranes are there?

There is a vast range of specialised equipment for heavy lifting jobs, including Franna cranes, Mobile cranes, Mini cranes, Crane trucks, and more.

Which equipment can help with heavy salvage?

You can choose from forklifts, mobile cranes, and purpose-built super tilt tray.

Can furniture, spas, fridges or plants be lifted onto your balcony?

Yes. Bigger cranes can reach 45 metres or even higher and mini cranes can deal with the smaller reaches.

Do you still have questions? Give MCL Crane Hire a call and their crane consultants will work with you to help find the best rental solution for your project!