The team at DDX has designed a revolutionary organisational tool for crane operators across Australia.
As is often the case, some of the best ideas don’t come from a boardroom but from those working on the ground who understand what users want.
Crane Box is a prime example of this and – developed by crane operators Delwyn Wright and Dallas Chenhall, who have 30 years’ experience as crane operators between them.
“Sick and tired of carrying multiple bags for lunch, paper work and iPads, we just had the epiphany that we should make one combined bag for everything an operator needs, and the Crane Box concept was born,” Delwyn said.
With its cooler compartment, you can keep your lunch and drinks cold all day long. The A4 docket book or iPad pocket is perfect for keeping your important documents and devices close at hand and the huge front double pocket is great for tickets, locks, keys, wallet, chargers, and the stretchy mesh side pocket is perfect for gloves or vitamins.
The material side pocket is great for taking crane radios, and the hard removable inside plastic bottom makes cleaning a breeze. The inside frame keeps food from squashing together, and the collapsable frame allows the Crane Box to fold flat into a suitcase for overnight jobs.
The D-ring is perfect for a hard hat and the adjustable strap can be used for over-the-shoulder or pick and carry. It can also fit in the back of a Franna, making it a great armrest for a rigger. It can fit a litre drink bottle and can hold up to 12 mining food containers.
The Crane Box is 390Wx292Hx199D in size and is the perfect solution for anyone in the crane or fieldwork industry looking for a convenient solution.
Dallas explains how the Crane Box can be customised to suit.
“We are able to print a company’s logo on the box and even customise it with an operator’s name to ensure it is truly personal,” he said.
The pair are using the opportunity they are given with the Crane Box to promote mental health discussions throughout the crane industry.
“Many of us in the industry have been touched by suicide and mental health struggles. We give anyone who purchases a Crane Box the opportunity to put a message on it promoting discussions around mental health with the crane industry,” Dallas said.