The Baden Davis Crane Connection recently delivered a new Tidd PC28 to the Hunter Region operation of Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift (TBHL&S). It is the first of three ordered by TBHL&S.
The Hunter Regional Manager for TBHL&S is Shane Shuttleworth, who has been in the crane industry for 20 years, mainly based in NSW Hunter Valley. Shuttleworth started from the ground up as a rigger, then a crane operator, before progressing through to supervision and management roles.
The Hunter region operation of TBHL&S primarily services the mining and energy sectors throughout the Hunter Valley. TBHL&S operates a fleet of all terrains with capacities ranging from 80t through to 300t. It also operates a number of truck-mounted cranes with 55t capacities, a range of Frannas as well as the Tidd pick and carry cranes.
Shuttleworth explains more about the typical applications for the cranes and what they are expected to do.
“With mining, there are various lifting requirements in all sorts of areas,” he said.
“We can be sending cranes to help construct the mining equipment and infrastructure as well as helping to maintain the equipment and the coal preparation plants. The mining equipment ranges from large electric Draglines, which are being slowly phased out of the mines, through to the popular diesel-powered excavators, trucks, and mobile fleets.
“We are seeing the capacities of the equipment increasing, so, as a service provider, we need to keep up our capabilities to be able to support our customers.
“This means the range of cranes in our fleet has to evolve accordingly,” said Shuttleworth.