Our FAQs Answer the Most Common Questions About Our Lifting Equipment

Find the answers to the frequently asked questions about Total Hoists and Cranes’ products and services. If you have a specific question about any of our products and services please call us on (08) 9258 3844 or send an online enquiry.

What do Total Hoists and Cranes do?

We design, manufacture, install and service overhead cranes and lifting hoists and provide custom lifting solutions for portal cranes, hoists, take-up winches and mechanical handling equipment.

Contact us for:

  • Manufacturing, including overhead bridge and gantry cranes
  • Manufacturing of explosion proof lifting hoists and equipment
  • Jib cranes design and supply
  • Supply/manufacture of lifting hoists and equipment
  • Supply/installation of chain and wire rope hoists
  • Servicing/maintenance and all crane repairs, regardless of make
  • Overhead bridge crane service and refurbishments
  • 10/25 year life assessments

Where are you located?

We are located at 5 Stott Rd Welshpool, Perth Western Australia. See map details.

What areas do you service?

We service varied industries Australia-wide, including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide and major mining centres in Queensland and South Australia as well as Karratha and Port Hedland in Western Australia. We have provided installations to companies operating in Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Does my overhead crane require a 10 year mechanical overhaul?

AS2550.1 determines the criteria for these overhauls based on duty of the hoist and a 10 year assessment. We use procedures and reports developed specifically in line with the standards to advise our customers of their obligations. Contact us to find out more.

Do you service any make of overhead crane or hoist?

Our technicians have training and experience in overhead crane service, repairs and maintenance of all major brands of lifting hoists. We have access to manuals and spare parts and are capable of determining the correct crane repairs and settings required in line with original manufacturer recommendations.

What do I need to consider when purchasing new cranes or hoists?

Standard items to consider when purchasing any lifting equipment such as overhead bridge and portal cranes, take-up winches or lifting hoists includes safe working load, span and lifting height, duty cycles and on-going cost of spare parts. We recommend customers do their homework before investing in a supplier. Contact us for more details on choosing the best supplier for you.

Aren’t all cranes the same?

No. Duty class plays a big role in the reliability and longevity of equipment such as overhead bridge and portal cranes. Some companies will offer a low duty class when quoting, to make their price look attractive. However, a $3000 saving on purchase could cost you up to 10 times more with problems during the life of the equipment, compared to buying the right product in the first place.

We consider customer requirements and only supply quality products with the aim to develop long term relationships, not make quick sales.

What makes you different from other manufacturers?

We believe our advanced facilities, professional capabilities and customer-oriented services make us stand out from the rest. We responded to local industry demand for better service when we started our business and our reputation for delivering reliable lifting solutions has meant we have secured major contracts with industry leaders. Contact us for client references.

How can I contact you?

You can contact us on (08) 9258 3844 or send an online enquiry.