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At Project Dry Hire, we offer premium mobile gantries and straddle carriers designed to handle containers and oversized loads with exceptional efficiency and safety. Our gantry cranes and straddle carriers are perfect for a variety of industries such as distribution, shipping, aerospace, steel fabrication, wind energy, and precast concrete, ensuring we can manage any load, regardless of its size or weight.

Straddle Carriers (Combi-SC)

The Combi-SC Straddle Carrier is our cost-effective solution for heavy and oversized load handling in distribution, shipping, and manufacturing environments. Known for its exceptional maneuverability, compact footprint, and extensive customization options, the Combi-SC offers unparalleled independence in moving containers and oversized loads.

Key Benefits of Straddle Carriers

  1. Efficiency: Operates in narrow spaces (as narrow as 1.6 meters), allowing efficient container and product stacking.
  2. Versatility: Handles large containers (20, 30, 40, and 45 feet), including refrigerated and flat containers. Special spreader frames are available and can be customised to suit various applications.
  3. Low Impact: Reduced ground pressure results in lower fuel consumption and minimal ground damage compared to traditional container carriers.
  4. Agility: Three-wheel design enables tight turning and high maneuverability.
  5. Maintenance: Ground-accessible engines make servicing easy, with no brake maintenance required.
  6. Cost and Safety: Reduces operational costs while enhancing safety and reliability.

Customisation Options:

  • Power Options: Diesel, LP Gas, Electric, and Remote-Controlled versions available.

Main Features:

  • All-wheel drive, 20' and 40' automatic top lift, telescopic capability, load stabilisers, camera systems, and air-conditioned cabins.
  • Customisable to meet specific needs.
  • Independent front and rear side shift.
  • Remote control option for flexible operation.
  • Low ground pressure when fully loaded.
  • Lower fuel and energy consumption.
  • Easy transition in and out of warehouses.
  • Suitable for rough terrain and ramps.
  • 360° visibility when lifting loads.
  • Soft, solid, puncture-proof tires.
  • Ergonomically designed cabin for comfort.

Gantry Cranes

Our gantry cranes (mobile gantries) are designed to tackle any load handling challenge with extensive customisability. The Combi-MG Mobile Gantry can be built to specific dimensions and fitted with a wide range of lifting accessories, making it suitable for any application or industry.

Key Benefits of Mobile Gantries

  1. Flexibility: Can operate in tandem mode for handling long loads like precast super tees, planks, structural steel members, wind turbine blades, and aerospace components with precision and safety.
  2. Low Impact: Reduced ground pressure results in lower fuel consumption and minimal ground damage compared to traditional craneage methods.
  3. Precision: Six-mode multi-directional steering ensures precise and safe material transport.
  4. Space Efficiency: Functions in narrow aisles (only 1.5 meters wide), increasing storage space.
  5. Versatile Handling: Efficiently manages out-of-gauge loads such as concrete castings, beams, and culverts with greater speed and safety.
  6. Telescopic Function: Allows raising loads onto trailers and reducing height for low doorways.
  7. Control: Full side-shift and independent lift for accurate load placement. Remote control enhances operator safety and control. Special licensing is not required to operate the units* (*check local regulations).

Customisation Options of Gantry Cranes

  • Power Options: Diesel (LP Gas and Electric special order)
  • **C-Hook for Match-Cast Segments available
  • **Additional Lift Stroke module available

Main Features of Mobile Gantries

  • Transportable
  • All-wheel drive
  • Hydraulic lift systems
  • Multiple steering modes
  • Extendable height options
  • Heavy lift capabilities
  • Mine-spec

Steering Modes for Gantry Cranes

  1. Front Wheel Steer
  2. Rear Wheel Steer
  3. Four Wheel Steer
  4. Crab Steer
  5. Carousel Steer
  6. Four-Way Multi-Directional

Industry Applications for Mobile Gantries and Straddle Carriers

Project Dry Hire's equipment is versatile and suited for various industries, each with unique handling requirements. Below are detailed applications for each sector:

Distribution and Shipping

In the distribution and shipping sectors, the rapid and safe movement of goods is paramount. Our gantry cranes and straddle carriers facilitate efficient loading, unloading, and stacking of containers, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum throughput.

  • Container Handling: Easily manage the movement of standard and oversized containers, including refrigerated and flat containers.
  • Warehouse Operations: Navigate narrow warehouse aisles with precision, thanks to the agile manoeuvrability of our equipment.
  • Dock Operations: Seamless transition from dock to storage area, improving overall dock efficiency.


The aerospace industry requires the handling of delicate and oversized components with utmost precision. Our equipment meets these stringent requirements, offering features that ensure safety and accuracy.

  • Component Handling: Safely transport large aerospace components such as wings, fuselages, and turbine blades.
  • Assembly Line Integration: Facilitate the movement of parts along the assembly line without compromising the integrity of the components.
  • Storage Solutions: Efficiently stack and store components in limited spaces, thanks to versatile handling and space-saving designs.

Steel Fabrication

Steel fabrication involves managing heavy and oversized materials. Our gantry cranes and straddle carriers are engineered to handle these loads with ease, ensuring smooth operations.

  • Heavy Load Handling: Handle large steel beams, sheets, and other fabrication materials effortlessly.
  • Precision Placement: Multi-directional steering and fine control enable precise placement of materials.
  • Outdoor and Indoor Operations: Suitable for both outdoor yards and indoor fabrication facilities, offering flexibility in operations.

Wind Energy

Wind energy projects require the transportation of exceptionally long and heavy components. Our equipment ensures these components are handled safely and efficiently.

  • Blade Transportation: Move wind turbine blades, which can exceed 80 meters in length, with specialised handling solutions.
  • Tower Segments: Transport and position large tower segments with precision, facilitating easier assembly on-site.
  • Site Navigation: Manoeuvre through challenging terrains typically found at wind farm sites, thanks to the robust design of our gantry cranes and straddle carriers.

Precast Concrete

The precast concrete industry demands the handling of heavy and bulky products. Our equipment is designed to meet these challenges head-on.

  • Concrete Elements: Efficiently move large precast elements such as beams, slabs, and columns.
  • Production Line Integration: Integrate seamlessly with production lines to enhance the efficiency of casting and curing processes.
  • Transportation and Storage: Manage the transportation and storage of precast elements, optimising space and ensuring safety.

Safety and Compliance

Safety is paramount in any industrial operation. Project Dry Hire prioritises safety by incorporating numerous features in our gantry cranes and straddle carriers that protect both operators and materials.

Operator Safety

  • Ergonomic Design: The cabins are ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue and enhance comfort, leading to safer operations.
  • 360° Visibility: Ensures operators have a clear view of their surroundings, minimising blind spots and reducing the risk of accidents.
  • Remote Control Operation: Allows operators to control the equipment from a safe distance, particularly useful in hazardous environments.
  • Training and Support: Comprehensive training programs ensure operators are proficient in using the equipment safely and effectively.

Material Safety

  • Load Stabilisers: Prevent loads from shifting during transportation, reducing the risk of damage.
  • Precision Controls: Enable precise handling of delicate and oversized loads, ensuring they are moved and placed safely.
  • Customised Attachments: Tailored attachments ensure secure handling of specific materials, further enhancing safety.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Industry Standards: Our equipment complies with industry standards and regulations, ensuring safe and legal operation.
  • Inspection and Maintenance: Regular inspections and maintenance routines are conducted to keep the equipment in optimal working condition, preventing accidents due to mechanical failures.
  • Local Regulations: We provide guidance on compliance with local regulations, ensuring that operations meet all necessary legal requirements.

Environmental Impact of Gantry Cranes and Straddle Carriers

In today’s environmentally conscious world, reducing the environmental impact of industrial operations is crucial. Project Dry Hire is committed to sustainable practices through the design and operation of our equipment.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Low Fuel Consumption: Our gantry cranes and straddle carriers are designed to minimise fuel consumption, reducing carbon emissions.
  • Alternative Power Options: Availability of electric and LP gas versions offers cleaner alternatives to traditional diesel engines.

Ground Impact

  • Reduced Ground Pressure: Low ground pressure design minimises wear and tear on surfaces, reducing the need for frequent repairs and maintenance.
  • Minimal Ground Damage: Ensures that operations do not cause significant damage to work sites, preserving the environment and reducing restoration costs.

Noise Pollution

  • Quiet Operation: Electric and LP gas versions produce significantly less noise compared to diesel engines, contributing to a quieter and more pleasant working environment.
  • Compliance with Noise Regulations: Our equipment adheres to noise pollution regulations, making them suitable for use in urban and residential areas.

At Project Dry Hire, we understand the complexities involved in handling containers and oversized loads across various industries. Our gantry cranes and straddle carriers are engineered to provide unparalleled efficiency, safety, and versatility. With extensive customisation options and advanced features, our equipment meets the diverse needs of today’s industrial landscape.

Whether you're in distribution, shipping, aerospace, steel fabrication, wind energy, or precast concrete, our solutions are tailored to your needs.

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We Service Australia Wide

We deliver commercial dry hire equipment to all states Australia wide including QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA, TAS. Our experienced team can provide you with useful information, advice and an obligation free quote.

Frequent locations we provide specialised equipment hire include: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Emerald, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Sydney, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong, Hunter Valley, Batemans Bay, Tamworth, Narrabri, Dubbo, Cooma, Canberra, Melbourne, Wodonga, Benalla, Bendigo, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Hobart, Launceston.