The mobile crane can be used for demolition or earthmoving as the hook at the end of the crane can be changed to a ball or wrecking bucket, dependent on the crane hire job. Truck-mounted cranes and rough terrain cranes are also essentially mobile too.

The truck-mounted crane will have outriggers to keep the crane fully stable when in use. Cranes that are designed for rough terrain have a base that is not dissimilar to a 4-wheel drive vehicle; they are good for picking up transport materials. You can also hire cranes in Syndey at

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Loader cranes are made up of hydraulic powered booms that are fitted onto trailers, they load goods onto the trailer and the joints of the boom are folded when not in use. They are fairly similar to telescopic cranes as on some sections of this type of crane there may be a section of the boom that uses telescopes for easier use.

You may find that you require floating cranes for crane hire if your project is involved within the shipping industry. They are situated in water and are usually used for the construction of ports, to salvage ships, or to aid with building bridges. They can also unload ships and are designed specifically for handling very heavy loads or awkwardly shaped containers.

Tower cranes are commonly used for crane hire, yet these cranes do not have a moveable base. They are very taller and the construction of the crane has to occur section by section. The base of the crane looks like a long ladder and the boom is perpendicular to the base. These cranes are often used for sky scraper construction and the build of tall buildings.