With over 20 years experience in crane truck hire in Melbourne, Sherriffs is well established to meet your needs. Sherriffs is predominantly based in the North and West of Melbourne with a depot in Hoppers Crossing, however we also have vehicles based in Werribee, Laverton, Tarneit, Altona, Truganina, Melton, Campbellfield and Carrum Downs. We offer a professional service throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria and all of the crane trucks we hire are accompanied with well presented, licensed and qualified operators. Sherriffs have a large customer base all of whom have varying requirements, therefore our operators are well versed in all aspects of crane truck hire in Melbourne and have well trained skills that ensures safe lifting techniques are carried out on all occassions
Simply call the phone number displayed on our website or email your question or enquiry via our request a quote page. Our staff are more than happy to find the crane truck that is suitable for your job.
Our staff will need some very basic information from you for the purposes of dispatching the right vehicle for your job. Three main points including the dimensions of the load, the estimated weight of the load and the crane trucks accessibility to the load at pick up and delivery. This information assists us to provide you with an efficient, prompt and cost effective service.
In short, everything within the crane trucks capacity. No load is too difficult and over the years Sherriffs operators have honed their skills across a variety of lifts from various construction materials to sculptures, trees, boats, sheds, light towers and many more of which are listed on our services page.
Our Cranes have varying reaches, lifting capacities and placement on our trucks all of which are listed on our equipment page. This will give you a quick indication to assist you with your needs but as always we are more than happy to discuss further in detail.
Again for a quick reference, you can find this information on our lifting and carrying capacities for our crane trucks on our equipment page.
At Sherriffs Safety and compliance is our priority when providing crane truck hire services throughout Melbourne. Our operators first and foremost are qualified to operate our crane trucks. Each hold the necessary tickets required to operate crane trucks. All of our equipment is maintained and serviced on a regular and scheduled basis and inspection on all of our equipment is conducted at the required intervals. Our vehicles have current safe work method statements outlining the various tasks undertaken in our work including the risks and control measures in place to manage those risks and our operators are trained in completing site assessments and hazard and risk management forms as necessary.
At Sherriffs all of our lifting equipment including slings, lifting chains, shackles, eye bolts, spreader bars and plate lifters are purchased new from credible and compliant lifting suppliers. All of the equipment purchased must be supplied with a current test certificate and each of those certificates are located in the vehicles. Our equipment is regularly tested and certified by a licensed tester and all of our records are updated accordingly. We have a variety of equipment purpose made for specific lifts so that when we hire a crane truck, safety when lifting is top of the list.
Simply ask to see their licence to perform high risk work issued by Worksafe Victoria. For operators operating a crane under 10 tonned metres they may hold the recommended ticket coded CV-10. For those operating a crane over 10 tonned metres they must hold a ticket coded CV. Multiplying what the maximum weight the crane can lift at what reach will give you an indication of what the cranes tonned rated capacity is. If the crane lifts 2.9 tonne at 4.0 metres reach then this is an 11.6 Tonned metre crane.
This ensures we are meeting the safety requirements when we hire our crane trucks and operators throughout Melbourne.
Safety considerations are extensive. They range from ensuring that our vehicles and cranes are checked and inspected daily and regular servicing and maintenance is undertaken and that all of our cranes are fitted with the latest manufacturers safety requirements including operator protections systems and overload cut offs that maintains compliance in the crane truck hire industry.
If when we hire a crane truck in Melbourne there are question marks about the accessibility of the work area or any identifiable hazards a pre-inspection of the site will first be conducted to ensure all stakeholders safety. A site assessment will be conducted and and risks associated with the job are first identified, managed and controlled accordingly. The safety of our operators and all other personnel associated with the work is first priority and if it is deemed that the risk cannot be controlled safely and within compliance guidelines, alternate arrangements are required to be made.
While it is not widely known a recommended ticket is required to operate a truck mounted crane under 10 tonned metres but it is a requirement to hold an over 10 tonned metre vehicle loading crane ticket when operating truck mounted cranes with this capacity. At Sherriffs all of our operators hold the necessary VLC tickets along with their construction induction card (white card) required in the crane truck hire service industry in Melbourne. We also have qualified dogman and all operators undertake load restraint training.
Some of our largest customers in Melbourne are steel manufacturers and much of our equipment is purpose built for the lifting and transportation of steel which provides for an all encompassing crane truck hire service in this segment. Our operators have worked out of some of the largest steel suppliers nationally and are largely familiar with the lifting and transportation of various types of steel from mesh, bar and pre-fabricated reinforcement steel to structural steel for residential and commercial installation to flat sheet, colourbond roofing and coils. All operators are equipped with the correct PPE for the purposes of working with and around steel and all are familiar with the regulations of many of the large steel plants around Melbourne.
Absolutely. We have 12 tonne rigid crane trucks and front mounted crane trucks that can carry up to 9.5 metre lengths along with semi crane trucks which make this perfect for the transportation of large reinforced cages for construction piling. Our long length rigids are also fantastic for roofing and sheet metal material including large garages.
All of our operators work closely with the concreters and pilers to ensure all mesh and bar is placed on site as per instruction to make their job more efficient. Our heavy duty cranes can lift 3 tonne of mesh at once which enables us to turn around our on site time much quicker.
Sherriffs have the ability to cater for all customers needs from the larger suppliers to the independent owner builder or interstate freight company. In fact many of our long term customers have been using our service since their inception and together we have continued to grow.
Given the long reaches on our cranes this makes our equipment perfect for commercial and residential structural steel installation work. In fact we do a lot of work for some of Victoria’s leading builders installing channels, gantries, lintels, columns and H sections. Because our operators have their dogging ticket our crane truck hire offers a more cost effective service for on site installs as it saves the customer the cost of a mobile crane and dogman.
Sherriffs have all bases covered when it comes to providing a crane truck hire service throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria for the purposes of transporting steel. Because we have small 4 tonne rigid trays up to 24 tonne prime movers with extendable trays with a variety of crane trucks for those on site lifts, we have the equipment to meet your requirements. We can also carry over dimensional loads should there be the need.
Sherriffs carry out a lot of work transporting prefabricated structural steel to Melbournes large commercial projects, in particular on our semi trailers and extendables. We carry steel coils and sheet metal and also crane large coil reinforced strand steel to sites. We have significant experience with steel pit covers for underground services as well as long length roofing and sheeting.
At Sherriffs we provide a crane truck hire service throughout Melbourne for the purposes of lifting and transporting a variety of timber materials. We provide a crane truck hire service to some of Melbourne’s major commercial and residential timber suppliers and have significant experience in the provision of timber materials for framing, flooring and roofing. We also provide crane truck hire for special timber deliveries to major landscaping and commercial projects including decking, posts and fencing.
It is important to know roughly what the dimensions and weight of your material are and where exactly is the material to be placed at delivery. Does the material need to be protected from the elements for the purposes of transporting and are soft slings being used when lifting so as to not damage the material. At Sherriffs we cover off on all of these points to ensure you are receiving an efficient and cost effective crane truck hire service.
Sherriffs semi crane trucks can carry up to 16 metre lengths but for those residential jobs that have long LVL’s and joists our rigid crane trucks can carry up to 9.5 metre lengths flat on the bed and longer on our head boards. Our semi cranes also do regular roof truss work.
If it is timber and cannot be loaded or unloaded by a fork we can do it. At Sherriffs we have been involved with pier installation work, furniture deliveries to apartments, commercial and retail furniture fit outs and major commercial landscape projects including established tree planting work and timber scupltures to name a few.
Sherriffs will provide crane truck hire for timber deliveries anywhere throughout Melbourne and also into regional Victoria. We have trucks that work through timber yards all around Melbourne.
Sherriffs work with most major timber and building suppliers in Melbourne. We are very familiar with all of our customers needs and expectations and even more so have a good understanding of the builders and the chippies needs when it comes to on site timber deliveries. Our operators communicate with the chippies to understand their requirements and our crane capacities and reach enable us to place the packs where required including full packs of flooring on to second story landings.