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Crane Connection delivers for Tolleno Crane Hire

The Baden Davis Crane Connection has delivered a new Liebherr to Tolleno Crane Hire.

Tolleno Crane Hire recently took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 delivered by The Baden Davis Crane Connection.

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When a national crane hire business exited the Illawarra region, Adrian Klein and his wife Tammy saw a business opportunity and launched Tolleno Hire. 2023 sees them celebrating their fifth anniversary in business.

Adrian and Tammy had worked for a number of established crane companies, so they had a good idea of what they were getting into. Initially they were able to employ a small crew and started the business with a 35t capacity Liebherr purchased through The Crane Connection and a 20t Franna. Adrian takes up the story.

“Today, we employ a team of 15 personnel with a fleet of nine cranes including Frannas and Liebherr all terrains with capacities ranging from 20t to 130t. We have a lot of experience within our team with most having over 20 years crane experience in the local area. 

The recently purchased Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 is an excellent all-rounder, providing greater mobility and power as well as being very economical to run. The variable steering concept hosts five programs, making operation user friendly, convenient and stable. 

It has a lifting capacity of 90t and a main boom measuring 60m. The Liebherr VarioBallast® and VarioBase® technologies enhance its capacity, safety and flexibility. This further complements the fleet, with the company having purchased the 130T Liebherr earlier in the year.

“We service a large variety of customers across the Illawarra region and surrounding suburbs, and they work in a broad range of industries including heavy industry, mining and construction,” said Adrian.

“Our team is very customer focused with a strong safety culture. We pride ourselves on the service and support we provide our customers, and we work hard to deliver on what we promise.

“Site inspections and preparation of lift plans are all part of our service. With our commitment to service and support, we are fortunate that the bulk of our customers have been with us for the five years we have been in business,” he said.

Adrian goes on to discuss the relationship Tolleno Crane Hire has with Anthony Davis and the service provided by the team at The Crane Connection.

“I’ve known Anthony for 25 years and like our business, he delivers on what he promises. Anthony and his team have always been upfront and honest about the cranes they are selling, and they go out of their way to ensure everything is 100 per cent at the point of handing over the crane. This includes everything from the paperwork and certification through to employee training on the crane,” said Adrian.

“This is the second crane we have purchased from Anthony and The Crane Connection. They provide an excellent service, sourcing cranes that meet our specification and then manage the whole process of landing the crane and everything to do with quarantine process, registration and delivery of the crane,” he said. 


The Baden Davis Crane Connection has delivered a new Liebherr to Tolleno Crane Hire.
The LTM 1090-4.2 is the second crane Tolleno has purchased from The Crane Connection. Image: Tolleno Crane Hire.
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