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Tadano delivers largest crane in Australia to Monadelphous

Monadelphous receives the largest crane in Australia, the Tadano CC88.1600-1 crawler crane.

Monadelphous has officially taken stock of Australia’s equal largest crane, the 1600-tonne capacity Tadano CC88.1600-1.

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Delivered and handed over on Tuesday, May 21 in Port Hedland, Monadelphous executives, local team members, Rubino family members and customers were joined by Tadano President and CEO, Toshiaki Ujiie, as well as Executive Officer, Takashi Fukui, who all bore witness to the crane being named ‘Rubino’ after former Monadelphous chairman, John Rubino, who passed away last year.

“We are thrilled to see “Rubino” find its home with Monadelphous,” said Ujiie. “Our collaboration with Monadelphous showcases the strength of our partnership and our shared commitment to advancing the industry.”


‘Rubino’can lift 1600 tonnes, with its design enabling the crane to lift 561 tonnes at a radius of 42m. The crane can hold 1155 tonnes of counterweight and can be configured with a maximum lifting height of 205m as well as a maximum lifting radius of 174m.

The unique features of this particular crane include the 800t super lift and boom booster preparation.

Monadelphous’ Managing Director Zoran Bebic said the acquisition marked a “significant milestone” for the engineering construction group as its single largest investment in heavy lift equipment.

“This crane not only represents our commitment to delivering what we promise, but also honours the legacy of our much-loved former Chairman, John Rubino, with the naming of the giant of our fleet,” he said. “We’re pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Tadano, which began over 25 years ago, and appreciate the team joining us in Port Hedland to unveil ‘Rubino’.”

The crane has been commissioned to work on the BHP Car Dumper 3 (CD3) project in Port Hedland, that will see the delivery of structural, mechanical, and piping works.

According to Monadelphous, CD3 is a “critical piece of equipment” used for unloading iron ore from trains at BHP’s Nelson Point facility in Port Hedland.

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