Franna Hire in Canberra, ACT 2600

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5th June 2019

What is a Franna Crane?

A franna crane or commonly referred to as “non-slewing mobile crane” or “pick and carry crane” is a mobile hydraulic crane that can be driven on the road. Designed in Australia in 1980 and manufactured in Brisbane the franna crane quickly became popular in the civil construction industry and can be used across both smaller projects and larger projects. These machines movability, high speed, versatility and ability to fit into tight spaces makes them ideal for any civil construction project across Australia. The franna cranes are designed to travel large radius with their load. Thus making it ideal to use a franna crane to lift and move loads back and forwards.

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9th February 2016

Canberra Metro wins contract to build Canberra Light Rail.

Canberra Metro Consortium was one of two shortlisted contenders for the Canberra Light Rail project. Up against the ACTivate Group, Canberra Metro was able to successfully secure the $698 million contract for the Gungahlin-city rail line. Canberra Metro Consortium is comprised of Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, Deutsche Bahn International and CAF. Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors are both CIMIC companies.

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7th November 2018

Crane Hire Costs & Rates Guide

*Last updated June 2020 Quick Links: What are typical hourly crane hire rates? Franna crane hire rates Crawler crane hire rates Tower crane hire rates Crane truck hire rates How much will crane hire cost (with an operator and rigger)? Minimum Crane Hire Terms Crane Hire Mobilisation Crane Subcontracts How to get the best crane hire rates What are typical hourly crane hire rates? Crane hire rates can vary dramatically based on a few factors that include, type of crane, tonnage required, location and whether you need an operator and rigger etc. On the low end you could be paying $140 an hour to dry hire a 12 tonne franna crane, whereas a tower crane could cost you around $15,000 to hire for a month. This guide will cover appropriate hire rates for every size and category of crane so you can make an informed decision.``

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