Caboolture Cranes (CabCranes) undertakes regular work for Burpengary business Mobile Conveying Services (MCS) when it sends portable conveying equipment to sites around Australia.

CabCranes overcomes challenges in Pilbara

A recent load sent to a gold mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia provided a challenge that was a little out of the norm. A stockpile reclaimer 5.3 metres wide, 5 metres high, 13 metres long and weighing approximately 42 tonnes is the largest item designed and built to date by MCS, and was an over-dimensional load requiring transport on a platform trailer with dolly, and a police escort.

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Buchanans – a small family business looking to the next generation

Greg Buchanan, founder of Buchanan Mobile Cranes, has a boilermaking background and the cranes were initially something that evolved out of the need to install or erect the steelwork that he fabricated. While the crane work is now a significant business in its own right, steel fabrication and engineering complement the crane business and there are many niche projects that require both areas of expertise.

Greg’s son James developed an early interest in cranes, from around the age of eight as he recalls. With the business and family home co-located on acreage at Moorooduc, it was easy for James to help out after school and on weekends. It was a great learning environment: nothing was forced but neither was anything sugar-coated. As James says: “Every day was a school day.” Read more