Company Profile

Established at Port Augusta in 2002, MAX today is a leading specialist lifting, transport and equipment hire company operating throughout South Australia and right across the country. Since start-up, we have invested a great deal in our team, operating systems and modern and flexible fleet, which can be counted among the nation’s best and most advanced.

MAX Services has a track record for innovative solutions and successfully handling large-scale complex projects for local, national and global companies. Industry sectors include oil and gas, mining and resources, power and energy, transport and infrastructure, and heavy industrial.

We have a 200-plus team located at our premises in Port Augusta, Adelaide, Whyalla, Port Pirie and Moomba and at customers’ sites under long-term contract arrangements.

Our remote work expertise is up there with the best in the country, including in central Australia’s harsh outback.

We take pride in our reputation for well-executed solutions on highly specialised projects, such as shut down and maintenance, recovery and derailment and heavy haulage.

Our services are on offer every day of the year, any time of the day or night.

Naturally, safety is our top priority and we have international-level quality and safety management systems certification.

Our company values are grounded in community and demonstrated in a culture based on mutual respect, honesty and personal accountability in all our dealings—with each other, our business partners and our customers. In keeping with our values we support many and varied community organisations across South Australia.

For specialist lifting enquiries please call (08) 8641 3955 or contact us via email.


In our view, true can-do capability can only exist when a number of interlocking elements come into effect to form the platform for operations. Our approach and can-do capability is evident from a reputation as the go-to people for the safe, reliable relocation and positioning of equipment, machinery, buildings or materials — in any situation.

  • The right people in the right place
  • A modern fleet of all-terrain cranes and transport equipment
  • State-of-the art fleet maintenance and management
  • Safety and quality demonstrated through international-level certification
  • Streamlined operations through equipment planning system software

Turbine Rotor Lift with Terex Demag 500t Crane


It starts with listening and asking the right questions so that we comprehensively understand what you want to achieve. We then tailor our lifting, transport and equipment hire services to your requirements. For you, this means peace-of-mind confidence knowing your job will be delivered safely, on time and to budget.

Bottom line, our customers tell us that it’s our steely determination to go all out to meet the particular needs of their business that sets us apart, whatever their field of operations, how demanding the terrain and no matter the time of day.

Such can-do capability is how we’ve come by our reputation as being not just good, but excellent people to deal with.

  • Trouble-free lifting service delivery
  • Modern superior fleet
  • Safety and quality assured
  • All-terrain coverage
  • After hours and emergency rapid response
  • Environmental compliance


ISO Certifications

MAX is proud to have received international and Australian quality and safety management systems certification ISO 9001 and 45001.

In recent times we have added more components and structure to our existing management system as part of continuous improvement.

EPOS, a crane operational system, was the first stage of the improvement program, helping in the provision of quality leadership through effective management and consistent performance to the highest level.

Through EPOS, MAX manages its entire crane and transport operational procedures, which includes providing a quote, taking bookings for cranes and equipment, printing delivery notes and creating invoices—all in one operation.

The installation of quality management system ISO 9001:2015 was the second stage of our continuous improvement process. At the same time, the company gained safety management certification to ISO 45001: 2018.

These two initiatives place MAX in a position for further expansion in our range of services to the sectors we serve, as well as providing a solid management base for existing contracts Australia wide.


All systems are audited by authorised independent parties, demonstrating continuous improvement and adherence to national standards of safety and quality.

Brand South Australia


MAX has the newest fleet of cranes in South Australia, ranging from a 15 tonne pick and carry to a 1200 tonne all-terrain hydraulic crane. All cranes are mine-site compliant.

We also undertake site inspections, job safety analysis and comprehensive crane-lift studies.

In addition, we stock a large range of access equipment for dry hire, including scissor and boom lifts, forklifts, compressors and generators. Our transport and heavy haulage fleet consists of a range of trucks, prime movers and low loaders.

The size, quality and flexibility of the fleet combines with vast knowledge and capability in lifting and rigging and highly experienced and trained operators, ensuring customer needs are met in all areas and terrains.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have the ability to cover after-hours and emergency breakdowns.

We are committed to offering flexible working arrangements, depending on customer requirements and we are able to react to situational change. Alongside our impressive lifting capacity, we offer unrivalled service, safety and response times, ensuring an overall product that is difficult to overlook.

MAX Cranes LTM 11200 Crane