The Big Chief


As the largest crane in our fleet this particular unit had to be named the The Big Chief and sports the famous HHA colours matching our Larapinta office design and having 2 trucks named after it, the first is the famous Western Star “The Lone Ranger” the private truck of the HHA Owner and The Scout which of course is the chiefs horse and dedicated counterweight truck to the crane division. The chief has a 72mtr main boom with an additional 22mtr of swing away jig and is a specialist crane suited to tower crane erection or heavy assembly work. This large unit sports a Liebherr V8 612HP Turbo Diesel engine with an Automatic transmission with 12 forward gears and 2 reverse gears it makes even our truckers envious, coupled with a dedicated Liebherr 4cyl 245HP turbo engine to run the hydraulics up stairs The Big Chief has the grunt to get the job done. Travelling down the road The Big Chief is 25mtr long and runs on 6 axles with a trailing dolly with 3 axles – yes that’s 9 axle in total it no wonder it has 612HP up front!

Our Capability

Biglift Cranes and Heavy Haulage offer a seamless crane and transport service with an experienced management team overseeing the activities of the business.

The high standard of safety and quality has seen our Muswellbrook facility develop into a premier crane and transport service for the construction and resources industry. Our operations create a total heavy lift and haul service with extraordinary reach and massive capacity.

Our network extends along the entire east coast with major facilities purpose built at Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley Region of New South Wales.

Quality in the Building

Local Company – Global Knowledge (HUNTER VALLEY NEWS JULY 6 2011)

Solid, level foundations are important in a building and in a business.Robert Hall was five years old when he started concreting and building with his own father, and he hopes he can still be calf-deep in wet concrete when he’s 80 years old.

If he does retire, his son Adam, a carpenter joiner who has worked with him full-time since leaving Muswellbrook High at 16, will take on running the company.

“Mate, I’m ready for it but I still like being on the job,” Adam said.“You’re doing some- thing different every day and it’s great to be in the open air.