Company Description

MAX is a leading heavy lifting, transport and equipment hire services company operating throughout South Australia and across the country, with the can-do capability for the safe, reliable and timely moving and positioning of equipment, machinery, buildings and materials in any situation.

- Complete project solutions
- In-house heavy lift and project managers including technical CAD, engineering & drafting capabilities
- In-house technical crane specialists and mechanics
- Modern superior fleet from 12t to 1200t hydraulic all-terrain cranes
- Specialists in complex and remote regional work
- After hours and emergency rapid response (24/7)


Port Augusta

Company Capabilities

Max Cranes provide specialist lifting, equipment hire and transport services to various industry sectors operating throughout SA and across the country, including but not limited to:

- Specialist lifting services
- Servicing & Maintenance
- Equipment Monitoring
- Heavy Lift Studies
- Job Safety Analysis
- Lift Studies and Lift Planning
- CAD Capability
- Scoping studies
- High risk management
- Site & OHS management and supervision
- Project Management
- Project Cost Management
- Engineering Services

Quality Assurance Details

ISO 9001 & AS 4801

Major Current or Recently Completed Work

UGL - Hill to Hill Project
Lincoln Gap Windfarm - Consolidated Power Products (CPP) / Cowell Electric
Baroota Substation - Eneven / SA Power Networks / CPP / Broadspectum
Bungarla Solar Farm - Catcon/ SA Power Networks / Eneven / Wilson Transformers
Davenport Substation - CPP / Eneven / SA Power Networks
Broadspectum - Pole Upgrade, Port Augusta to Mt Gunson
Siemens - Generator Bearing Exchange programme - Snowtown II Windfarm
UGL - Aerator Exchange - Torrens Island

Plant & Equipment

Max Cranes provide specialist lifting, equipment hire and transport services to various industry sectors operating throughout SA and across the country.

With more than 130 individual units and 300 items of specialised equipment, Max Cranes has one of the largest fleets of mobile cranes operating in regional Australia, our fleet includes:

- 12T pick and carry to 1,200T all-terrain hydraulic cranes and tower cranes
- Generators & Compressors
- Access Equipment
- Prime Movers, Trailers, trucks and light vehicles

Scope of Activities

n our experience, there are three qualities generally sought after by organisations looking for specialist lifting, transport and equipment hire services;

1 - the industry intelligence to understand and solve specific and often complex project lifts.
2 - The operating, safety and quality assurances for a trouble free process.
3 - The capacity to deliver projects at the appropriate scale and speed.

We count these qualities as part of our 'Can-Do Capability'.

Max believe we are different from our competitors - we are not just an equipment hire company. We are problem solvers and team players that embrace and request pre-contractor involvement.

Company Advantage

Company Advantage
Max's head office is located at Port Augusta in South Australia, with depots in Port Pirie, Whyalla, Adelaide and Moomba/Cooper Basin.

With Max depots strategically positioned throughout Regional SA and Metropolitan Adelaide we are well placed to respond quickly and efficiently to either existing or new clients requirements.

Site Facilities

Max Cranes head office is locate in regional South Australia at Port Augusta with depots at Whyalla, Pt Pirie, Adelaide and Moomba/Cooper Basin.

Specialist Services

We have in-house heavy lift specialists and project managers that will contribute in the production of a needs analysis and detail equipment specification for projects.

Our lifting projects are managed in a true project management framework. Project and job leaders are allocated to tasks to manage and plan the job, and if needed, project specific quality management plans, communication plans, project delivery plans and OHS management plans are developed, in consultation with our client, to ensure the quality delivery of projects.

Major Customers

Siemans, Suzlon, Vestas, Consolidated Power Products (CPP), Broadspectrum, UGL, Pacific National, Nyrstar, Downer, SA Power Networks (SAPN)/Enerven, EDI Rail, Pacific National, Santos, Onesteel, SA Water, Transport SA, NACAP, Dept Defence BIS, Dominion Mining, Beach Energy, Oz Minerals to name a few.

Max Cranes may industry sectors including but not limited to: Wind & Renewables, Mining & Resources, Heavy Industrial, Power & Energy, Construction, Oil & Gas, Transport & Infrastructure, Rail, Defence, Government Contracts and many more

Company Information
  • Max Crane & Equipment Hire (SA) Pty Ltd
  • 18 100 274 520
  • 2002
  • Port Augusta
  • 08 8641 3955
Further Information
  • Mark Kuhn
  • Managing Director
  • 0886413955
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