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I don't know how this'll go, probably crash and burn, but I've always been really curious as to how many cranes there actually are in Brisbane, or any other major city for that matter. The Great Sydney Crane Count got a total of 90 - do you reckon there would be more then that in Brisbane?

So post information about any cranes currently in operation in the Brisbane metro, as specific as possible. And it'd be great if you could note whether its a luffing jib one (like a Favco) or a hammerhead type, or post the make or model if you know it.

So I'll start it off:

Northbridge Tower - 2x luffers
400 George - 2x luffers
275 George - 2x luffers
Brisbane Central - 1x luffer - mapps says its a Favco 750
Petrie Terrace Police Barracks - 1x Liebherr 185HC hammerhead, 1x Comedil CTT561 flat top hammerhead
(pic by Aussie Bhoy) (info from Verticon)

amazing pic of 400 George & Northbridge by Aussie Bhoy:
 

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Actually Verticon have posted a list of all their cranes in operation as of May 2008 (http://www.verticon.com.au/documents/Project-ListMay2008.pdf), which is pretty convienient - makes a very good start cause they have about 27 cranes in Brisbane at the moment. Some of em:

Current Cranes

Northbridge Tower - 2x Favco M220DX
400 George - 1x Favco 350HI, 1x Favco 380
275 George - 2x Liebherr 160HC-L
Brisbane Central - 1x Favco 750
Petrie Terrace Police Barracks - 1x Liebherr 185HC, 1x Comedil CTT 561
Wesley House - 1x Favco 750
167 Turbot - 1x Favco 310DF, 1x Favco M220DX
Icon Place - 1x Favco M220DX
AM60 - 1x Comedil CTL 260 (to be replaced by a Favco M220DX)
53 Albert - 1x luffer
308 Queen - 1x Favco M220DX
St Johns Cathedral - 1x luffer
SW1 - 1x Favco 1000, 1x Liebherr 185HC, 1x Liebherr 201HC
Allegra on Astor (Spring Hill) - 1x Liebherr 120HC
ICB Central (Butterfield St, Herston) - 1x Liebherr 290HC
State Tennis Centre (Tennyson) - 2x Liebherr 290HC, 1x Liebherr 185HC
Gateway Bridge Duplication - 2x Comedil CTT 561
North South Bypass Tunnel - 1x Favco 750 (Woollongabba Ventilation Stack), 1x hammerhead (Bowen Hills Portal)
52 Astor Terrace (Spring Hill)- 1x Favco M220DX
PACE (Dutton Park) 2x Liebherr 224HC-L
Norman Reach (Norman Park) -1x luffer
Fortitude Valley Police Station - 1x FMGru 1350TLX
25 Montpelier Road (Bowen Hills) - 1x Liebherr 185HC
Carindale Shopping Centre - 1x Liebherr 120HC
St Andrews Hospital (Spring Hill) - 1x Potain MC310D
Wesley Hospital (Auchenflower) - 1x Liebherr 256HC
Greenslopes Private Hospital (Greenslopes)- 1x Liebherr 280EC-H
Ipswich Law Courts - 1x Liebherr 290HC

Total: 19 luffers + 21 hammerheads = 40 cranes

others:
Princess Alexandra Hospital - 2 cranes
Chermside - 5 or 6cranes
Redcliffe - quite a few cranes
West End - about 6 cranes

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Polaris Data Centre (Springfield) - 1x Liebherr 185HC
Iceworks (Paddington) - 1x Liebherr 256HC
 

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Not definates, but can be checked out in the near future:

2-3 @ Chermside
1 @ Paddington (Iceworks) - Hammerhead
2 @ Gateway Bridge upgrade
 

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^^Wow thanks for that muntted! And thanks BrizzyChris, I found the Iceworks crane on the Verticon list, and yeh, two massive Comedil flat tops at the Gateway Bridge. I'll keep updating the list in the second post as more info comes in. The Verticon list says there is a Favco 750 in use somewhere on the North South Bypass Tunnel - can anyone confirm? I know there is a hammerhead at the northern portal (see Aussie Bhoy pics here), but can't find any pics of a luffer.
 

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Northbridge Tower - 2x Favco M220DX
400 George - 1x Favco 350HI, 1x Favelle Favco 380
275 George - 2x Liebherr 160HC-L
Brisbane Central - 1x Favco (mapps says 750) correct
Petrie Terrace Police Barracks - 1x Liebherr 185HC, 1x Comedil CTT 561
Wesley House - 1x Favco 750
Suncorp Tower - 167 Turbot - 1x Favco 310DF, 1x Favelle Favco M220DX
308 Queen - 1x Favelle Favco M220DX
SW1 - 1x Favco 1000, 1x Liebherr 185HC, 1x Liebherr 201HC
Allegra on Astor - 1x Liebherr 120HC
State Tennis Centre, Tennyson - 2x Liebherr 290HC, 1x Liebherr 185HC
Iceworks (Paddington) - 1x Liebherr 256HC
Gateway Bridge Duplication - 2x Comedil CTT 561
AM60 - 1x Comedil CTL 260 (to be replaced by a Favelle Favco 220D)
North South Bypass - Favco 750 (near the Gabba - Gibbon Street)
52 Astor Terrace - Favco M220DX
Pace (Dutton Park) 2 x Liebherr 224HC-L
Wesley hospital East Wing - Liebherr 256HC
Greenslopes Hospital - Liebherr 280EC-H
Icon Apartments - 270 Adelaide Street - Favco M220DX
Fortitude Valley Police Station - FMGru 1350TLX

It hink that may be it in inner nearer Brisbane area.
Crane count = 32 - not including Chermside and Paddington.
Robina is the most populated area for cranes at the moment.
 

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The Verticon list says there is a Favco 750 in use somewhere on the North South Bypass Tunnel - can anyone confirm? I know there is a hammerhead at the northern portal (see Aussie Bhoy pics here), but can't find any pics of a luffer.
They were erecting a crane at the Bowen Hills Portal area yesterday. There is also a Favco (don't know the exacts) at the Woolloongabba ventilation stack site.

We can't forget that there is 6 cranes I think in the South Brisbane West end area, although this will rise rapidly in the near future.


Are there not 2 cranes at the Wesley?
 

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Thanks for those updates and corrections mapps.
Fortitude Valley Police Station - FMGru 1350TLX
What the HELL is that?? :D I googled it, but only got a couple of pages in Polish or Russian or something! Flat top hammerhead I take it? (see here

I know there is a hammerhead at the northern portal (see Aussie Bhoy pics here), but can't find any pics of a luffer.
Damn, that was May 2007, not May 2008 - I guess that crane is down now? Is there any active thread for NSBT? Is it a hammerhead for a luffer at the Bowen Hills portal?

There is a hammerhead on the Devine site @ Butterfield St in Herston. (Sorry I don't know models or anything like that).
Thanks, thats actually on the Verticon list as well - Liebherr 290HC apparentely

Can anyone confirm these:
SL8 (Musgrave St, West End) - 1 Liebherr, 1 Favco??
25 Montpelier Road (Bowen Hills) - 1 Liebherr??
Carindale Shopping Centre - 1 Liebherr??
St Andrews Hospital (Spring Hill) - 1 Potain hammerhead??
Ipswich Law Courts - 1 Liebherr??
 

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Thanks for those updates and corrections mapps.
What the HELL is that?? :D I googled it, but only got a couple of pages in Polish or Russian or something! Flat top hammerhead I take it? (see here

Damn, that was May 2007, not May 2008 - I guess that crane is down now? Is there any active thread for NSBT? Is it a hammerhead for a luffer at the Bowen Hills portal?

Thanks, thats actually on the Verticon list as well - Liebherr 290HC apparentely

Can anyone confirm these:
SL8 (Musgrave St, West End) - 1 Liebherr, 1 Favco??
25 Montpelier Road (Bowen Hills) - 1 Liebherr??
Carindale Shopping Centre - 1 Liebherr??
St Andrews Hospital (Spring Hill) - 1 Potain hammerhead??
Ipswich Law Courts - 1 Liebherr??
Last time I was in Springfield there were a few cranes.

Also last time I drove down the coast there was one at Springwood.

Any at Upper Mt Gravatt - Garden City expansion will be starting soon.

Other areas where cranes are usually found include:
- The Airport and surrounds
- Nundah
- Redcliffe - plenty happening up there
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Some more answers hopefully (please note I have only added the ones which I have designed so there could be more):-

Oriolus
FMGru 1350 TLX is an italian crane - - http://www.fmgru.it/index_eng.html
I have not seen a crane for the NSBT at Bowen Hills - not to say there isn't tho
SL8 (Musgrave St, West End) - Dunno
25 Montpelier Road (Bowen Hills) - 1 Liebherr 185HC
Carindale Shopping Centre - 1 Liebherr 120HC
St Andrews Hospital (Spring Hill) - 1 Potain MC310D
Ipswich Law Courts - 1 Liebherr 290HC

JayT
There are heaps at Springfield.
The one at Springwood was Verticons and has come down as the job is finished.
None at Upper Mt Gravatt or Garden City as yet although there is a self errector near Garden City.
Always heaps at Redcliffe.
Hope this helps.
 

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There are heaps at Springfield.
Thanks for that.

I gotta get out and to a visit to Springfield. Guys do you realise that not since Canberra has Austalia witnessed the birth of a new city of significant size and with highrise buildings - and here it is right in our back yards!!!

I'd better shut up or I'll start sounding like an add for Delfin or Devine.

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On my drive today I saw:

Crane at Nundah - just next to Toombul station.

Maybe 5 or 6 cranes at Chermside. One on an office on Lutwyche Road just towards the city from the shopping center. Maybe 2 pairs of apartment building cranes behind the shopping center. Another apartment building behind the offices under construction?

A crane in the industrial area off Sandgate Road near Virginia. I think it was erecting a large 2 level warhouse/indstrial building. Or maybe its just an industrial site where they store cranes sometimes...

I was surprised anyway by the number at Chermside.

All the cranes were smaller ones (Hammerheads - is that the one with the level boom?), and not like the normal larger ones with the angled boom you see on CBD buildings(Luffers?). Except the one at Virginia, that was an angled boom, but probably the type that are on a truck base not a tower. But it was a lattice type boom, not one of those smaller straight steel arms on a truck like they sometimes use for houses and small commerical buildings etc.
 

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I saw two the other day for the construction of the Boggo Road Busway.
 

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I saw two the other day for the construction of the Boggo Road Busway.
There for the pa hospital. Both of these cranes were used on brisbane square and the new blood bank at kelvin grove village, one came straight from the wesley hospital car park expansion.
 
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