Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is the cranes, heavy lifting, heavy haulage and special projects division of the Tutt Bryant Group. Operating through an integrated network of operations across Australia, the geographical spread enables the division to be a truly national provider of lifting and transportation services.

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift’s experience is unmatched in the market, covering all areas of major industry such as petrochemical, power generation, offshore, civil projects and shipbuilding.

In 2010, the Tutt Bryant Group and the Fagioli Group joined forces to form TBF Oceania (Tutt Bryant Fagioli), an incorporated 50:50 joint venture (JV) company. Directed at large-scale projects in the Oceania region, TBF Oceania’s engineering and technical resources enable the JV to tender for and undertake any project requiring the movement and lifting of components of up to 32,000t.

Offshore crane hire and heavy haulage services

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is one of the major crane hire and heavy haulage providers in Australia. Operating one of the largest crawler crane fleets in the region supported by other lifting and haulage assets, it has key operation centres in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Darwin, Karratha and in NSW’s Hunter region.

Kobelco SL6000 (in superlift configuration) lifting a vessel for BP at Kwinana, WA.
The modular hydraulic jacking system installing a power generator for the Owen Springs power station, Alice Springs, NT.
Transportation of a 175t front end loader's main frame to the Bulga coal mine site, Singleton, NSW.
Hitachi Sumitomo SCX2500, Sumitomo LS248 and Sumitomo SC1500-2 crawler cranes operating on the construction of Herb Elliott Port for Fortescue Metals Group near Port Hedland, WA.
Self-propelled transporters relocating a 1,400t substructure for the Black Tip Project in AMC, Henderson, WA.

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift also runs an extensive fleet of modern, high-capacity and sophisticated haulage platforms, decks, moving equipment and alternative lifting systems in Australia. These assets provide Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift with the capability to provide nationwide heavy haulage services, as well as specialised project services including detailed planning and support services.

Hydraulic platform trailers and heavy-lift equipment

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has established itself as one of Australia’s largest permanently based transport contractors with over 250 axle lines of hydraulic platform trailers. The focus is on understanding each customer’s specific requirements and objectives, meeting them with innovative and cost-efficient engineered solutions.

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has available an extensive range of transport equipment ranging from highway type trailers to the latest state-of-the-art computerised self-propelled transporters. This is further supported by a wide range of ancillary equipment such as load spreaders, heavy-duty bolsters, turntables, trailer spacers, vessel-carrying inserts and girder / beam sets of up to 400t capacity.

The range of equipment is strategically located throughout Australia and can be mobilised anywhere to meet customer’s project needs. Whether it is the standard haulage of a large oversized vessel or a one-of-a-kind transport requirement, Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has the equipment, manpower and resources to assist.

Alternative heavy-lift services for the offshore industry

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is a leader in providing innovative solutions to lift and shift tasks. It is recognised that traditional methods may not be the most efficient in certain situations and alternative approaches may be required to achieve the desired result. Often, these solutions translate to considerable savings in both cost and time for customers.

Modular hydraulic jacking system

One of the alternative methods available is the 1,100t capacity modular hydraulic jacking system (MHJS). This system is the latest technology in gantry lifters and offers the following features:

  • 1,100t maximum capacity
  • Up to 400t to a lift height of approximately 12m
  • Powered side shifters for maximum placement accuracy
  • Fail-safe hydraulic systems
  • Fully automated electronic control systems with load read outs
  • Supreme level adjustment and automatic compensation
  • Half-day set-up for most jobs

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift can also offer jacking and skidding solutions with capacity in excess of 1,000t.

Self-propelled transporters

Out of the over 250 axle lines of hydraulic platform trailers that Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift operates, 126 lines can be configured into self-propelled mode. These trailers are commonly referred to as self-propelled transporters or SPTs. The fleet operated by Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift currently has a combined capacity in excess of 4,000t technical capacity.

The trend towards modularisation during fabrication and construction is increasing in major industry. With the ability to offer SPTs, Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is well-placed to assist in the handling of these larger and heavier types of modules or equipment.

The propelled axles in the SPTs are fully motorised to provide tractive movement in any direction. The motorised units also overcome the requirement for ballasted heavy-duty prime movers, thus improving overall safety, manoeuvrability and flexibility while reducing the need for complex coordination.