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JYC deploys mobile cranes for plus-100-tonne dual lifts

Melbourne-based mobile crane hire company, Johnson and Young Cranes, deploys two of its Liebherr mobile cranes to complete lifts on the new Croydon Station.

Johnson and Young Cranes has deployed two of its Liebherr mobile cranes to complete a series of dual lifts up to 111-tonne commencing the elevated rail works at the new Croydon station and transport hub.

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Completing the works as a part of the level crossing removal project within Victoria’s Big Build, JYC mobilised its LTM 1400-7.1 and LTM 1750-9.1 both in T (main boom) configuration to place the 111-tonne L-beams onto the crossheads.

These 31m long L-beams are the first of 88 that will be lifted into place to form the new Croydon rail bridge, remove the Coolstore Road level crossing, and form part of the new station.

Thanks to its 800-tonne lifting capacity and Y-guying option, JYC’s LTM 1750-9.1 is a highly versatile, heavy-duty all-terrain mobile crane. With a telescopic boom of 52m that can be extended to a maximum hoisting height of 152m and a maximum operating radius of 112m, the nine-axle machine also possesses lifting capacity tables for three wind speeds, making the crane equally applicable in both infrastructure and wind farm maintenance projects.


The LTM 1400-7.1 is equally as versatile thanks in part due to its ability to carry the complete telescopic boom, all outriggers, and complete hoist winch with a 12-tonne axle load. Featuring a maximum hook height of 130m and a maximum radius of 100m, the crane combines a compact nature with efficient transportation and effective lifting capabilities.

According to the Victorian Government, the new transport hub and station will be open by spring, with the Lilydale train line set to be level crossing free a full year ahead of schedule.

Founded in 2017, Johnson and Young Cranes operates mobile cranes and crawler cranes across Australia’s East Coast, servicing the wind farm, infrastructure, and general construction industries, with a fleet ranging from its 800-tonne Liebherr through to its three-tonne Maeda.

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