Victor Harbor Cranes Lifts its Service Offering and Capabilities to New Heights

Feb 22 / Michael Schubert
Victor Harbor Cranes is locally owned and operated. Marcus Rigney, Managing Director of Load 28 and current Chair of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (SA) acquired the local crane hire company when he moved permanently to Victor Harbor late last year.

The purchase increased the company’s fleet to 21 cranes, capable of managing projects of all sizes across the Fleurieu and metropolitan Adelaide. It also provided the added advantage to greatly expand service capabilities by combining the resources of both crane hire businesses for any major projects in the local area, including Cape Jervis and Kangaroo Island.

Marcus Rigney, Managing Director of Load 28 and current Chair of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (SA)
Marcus Rigney said he saw an opportunity to bring his many years of experience and expertise in crane hire to the region, which he believes is set to see significant growth in the next few years.

“Victor Harbor and with wider South Coast region is growing rapidly due to its close proximity to Adelaide and its beautiful beachside location,” said Marcus Rigney.

“The local Council’s Economic Development Strategy and long-term financial plan is focused on drawing more people to the region to live, work, and invest, and this strategy includes some significant infrastructure projects, so I wanted to play my part in the region’s growth and development.”

“My goal is to keep Victor Harbor Cranes as a staple within the local community and to continue to employ local residents and manage projects that keep the financial returns in the area,” he said.

Victor Harbor Cranes have been commissioned to support the deconstruction of the old Causeway. Deconstruction commenced early February, with the crane hire company responsible for supplying crane and truck equipment to support the main contractor’s project.

The local contractor will work closely with the main contractor for 6 months on the project with portions of the original Causeway being retained at the Island and the mainland as viewing platforms, which allows an appreciation of the original fabric and sightlines.

“Business Victor Harbor is pleased to hear that a locally owned and operated business has been awarded the contract for such an important project in our community,” said Chairman of Business Victor Harbor Michael Schubert.

“Victor Harbor Cranes has been an active member of Business Victor Harbor since it was acquired by Marcus Rigney and recently sponsored the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards,” Michael Schubert said.

Rigney made some early decisions about the development of Victor Harbor Cranes, including expanding the fleet with the recent purchase of a new Tadano truck crane and the employment of a local Supervisor.

“We decided to purchase a Tadano GTE 300-L 30t capacity truck mount crane which provides us with increased capacity and great roadability. The crane is being utilised by both Victor Harbor Cranes and Load 28, so it’s travelling to the city and back and is designed for this sort of travel,” Marcus said.

“And just in the last two weeks we have employed a local Supervisor to provide our clients with further support and round the clock service for their crane hire and lifting needs,” he said. To learn more about Victor Harbor Cranes, visit or contact Marcus Rigney or Darren Ancell on 0499 402 469.
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