When selecting a tower crane the first rule is the right crane for the job. Not only does the crane have to reach the worksite with the loads, it has to do this safely in a reasonable time. You wont save money with a small crane that adds a few minutes per lift because it has small motors, and you are chucking money away if you can comfortably do the job with a smaller crane but you got one that is too big. Keep in mind the type of crane, if you have surrounding structures / cranes you may need a luffing crane. If you are near the airport you may need a flat top.
These guys specialise in Favco luffing cranes, they have the smaller 16 tonne cranes right up to a custom made 330 tonne crane! Yes that's not a typo they have a tower crane that can lift 330 tonnes at 15 meters and a max radius of... 130 meters! Crickey. They have their own mobile cranes which are big enough to put up the tower cranes
A Melbourne based company that has recently expanded into the NSW market with their acquisition of LCR, they have such a wide range of tower cranes you will be spoilt for choice. General Cranes has offices set up in Melbourne and Brisbane.
GENERAL CRANES NO LONGER SERVICE NSW
Unit 1/181 Doherty’s Road Laverton North VIC 3026 03 9369 1222
Smaller tower cranes where higher lifting capacity and hoist speed is not required, majority of tower cranes are remote control operated with lifting capacities between 4 to 8 tonnes. Active are doing something right, you can see their cranes everywhere across NSW at the moment. I am a big fan of the Potain tower cranes they carry, they are very reliable, perform well and are pretty easy to operate.