Brandon Hitch

Changes to AS1418.1 Standard

The Australian Standards for cranes are being transformed to make them more relevant for developments in crane technology. Cranes and Lifting magazine spoke to Brandon Hitch, CEO, The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), about the changes. Read more

Interface of sling with a crane hook

Edwards Heavy Lifting’s Stuart Edwards takes a look at the misconception that because you’re operating with a 50t hook and 50t capacity sling, you’re ready to lift 50t. He examines the relationship between the hook and sling and how they interact with each other at the point of the load bearing surface. Read more

Lifting profits: how to keep crane operating costs down

Whether you work in construction, mining or hire, operating heavy-mobile cranes is a costly endeavour, due to the difficulty in tracking a crane’s whereabouts, engine hours and upkeep. This is why cranes of all shapes and sizes require constant supervision, ongoing maintenance and continual operation to remain a profitable part of a business. By Jim French, Australasian Construction Solutions Specialist, Teletrac Navman. Read more