What type of licence is required to operate your cranes?

You will require the relevant ‘Slewing Mobile Crane Licence’ for that particular crane’s capacity. The minimum licence requirement is a Slewing Mobile Crane C2 license (up to 20t). Your Preston Hire Sales representative will discuss specific requirements with you pending your chosen SuperCrane™ model.

Do we need a dogman to work on the crane or can we have an employee from the building site work with the crane operator?

We encourage a licensed dogman to be used as they are professionally trained for this task. Discuss your needs with us and we can assist you in ensuring safety and work capabilities are met.

Can we operate the crane without the outriggers extended if we are tight for space?

No. Outriggers are required to be correctly used during all outrigger crane operations for safety and functionality purposes.

Can we reduce the outrigger point loads?

This can be achieved by using outrigger pads that help distribute the load. Discuss your specific needs with your Preston Hire Sales representative.

Does Preston Hire have outrigger pads that clients can hire?

Yes. Preston Hire has a variety of outrigger pads sizes available to use. Please discuss this with your Preston Hire Sales representative.

Do the mini cranes have pick and carry capabilities?

Our crawler crane range can provide you with these features. Please discuss this with your Preston Hire Sales representative.

Are your cranes fitted with a searcher hook?

Some of the Preston Hire SuperCrane™ range have a searcher hook. Upon discussion of your specific project, we will select an appropriate crane model for your needs.

Can your cranes be towed on a regular trailer?

Some of our smaller crane units can be transported on a standard industrial trailer, pending the capabilities and dimensions of the trailer. Preston Hire has our own transport trailer available for deliveries or alternatively for larger cranes requiring specific transport needs we will assist in organising appropriate transportation.

Does Preston Hire supply lift studies if required?

We can provide draft version lift studies if needed, however, they require engineer sign-off.

Can the cranes be operated via an electrical connection?

The Preston Hire fleet is always expanding to ensure we can meet customer needs. We have a number of machines in our current fleet that can be operated via Non-Combustion methods. Please discuss your specific needs with your Preston Hire Sales representative.

Does Preston Hire offer both dry hire and wet hire cranes?

Yes, we offer both.

What is the minimum number of hours on site required for wet hire?

This varies per job and can be discussed with your Preston Hire Sales representative prior to receiving your quote.

Do we need to set up an account with Preston Hire or can we pay via credit card?

We offer both options for payment.

Does Preston Hire supply lifting equipment?

Yes, we have AS.1418 tested and certified lifting equipment available for hire.

Does Preston Hire have Cranesafe on their cranes?

Yes. As a verified member of CICA we believe that ensuring our cranes meet the CICA CraneSafe certification each year is our best way to showcase the quality of our machines.



Construction industry experts rely on Preston Hire for more than just retractable loading Superdeck hire, we also also offer SuperCrane, SuperElevate, SuperSiteStorage, SuperPropping and SuperService.


Preston Hire is committed to creating a workplace that is injury, illness and incident free. Our strict WHS, environmental and quality policies and procedures in place to ensure that we are recognised by our customers and peers...


Discover the long list of clients and company testimonials and realise why they rely on the Preston Hire and why they entrust our help and products for some of the biggest developments in Sydney and Australia...


Established in 1969, Preston Hire has seen a great deal of change in the industry, yet one thing has always remained the same: hard work, attention to detail, getting the job done and done well.


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