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ACH Enters Luxury Home Market

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Ashburton Crane Hire is undertaking cranage and rigging works for the building development of a new 5 star highrise apartment complex overlooking Perth city in Kings Park.

The duration of the construction project near the Perth CBD is approximately 16 months using mobile cranes from 25-tonne cranes to 100-tonne cranes from our fleet to complete the build.

Liebherr Telescopic Crane Hire in Perth

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Our new 95 tonne Liebherr mobile crane with 58 meters of the main boom offers the longest telescopic boom in its class. The 95 tonne crane's impressive ability to carry 13.6 tonne of counterweight on itself, enables this crane to out lift 130 tonne, 160 tonne and 200 tonne. All-Terrain mobile cranes at radius unassisted by a counterweight truck, saving you time and money.

The longest telescopic boom crane hire in Perth in its class

This outstanding all round performing crane provides unlimited options and versatility for clients requiring crane hire. We chose Liebherr mobile cranes in Perth as Liebherr cranes are the Rolls Royce of All-Terrain mobile cranes and the service and spare parts back up is second to none. This giving us piece of mind that we can provide the best possible telescopic boom crane hire service to our clients.

Iron ore – the great red hope for Australia

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Maybe this is the bottom for the iron ore price cycle, the great red hope for Australia and the government.

Maybe a resurgent price will deliver a windfall for the government, boosting the budget and helping them to avoid the need for tax reform.

The simple fact is that the iron ore price jump relates to China’s massive surge in new credit over the month of January. China created a record amount of new debt last month. The figure was an astounding $525 billion.

This is not the first time the iron ore price has received a boost from China’s attempts to stimulate its economy. During the iron ore bear market that began back in 2011, the iron ore price had big rallies in 2012, 2013, and a lesser one in 2015.
This is just another episode. The bottom line is that the market is in structural oversupply. The only way to improve the structure is via a falling price.

So this bounce will be short-lived, like the others. That’s especially the case because China isn’t managing its banking system very well. Soon after the news of January’s record credit creation, rumours surfaced that China would reign in some of the banks.
One minute they’re lending too little. The next they’re lending too much. In a major worry for the ongoing build-up of risk in China’s financial system, apparently, 75% of January’s credit creation went to corporate borrowers, an already heavily indebted sector.
Given the ‘not too bad’ reporting season so far, there’s no urgency coming from any quarter. The fact that the share market is more than 20% off its highs, and still nowhere in sight of its 2007 peak, has more to do with an ‘irrational’ market than the stark reality of the situation.

But don’t forget, the earnings numbers coming through now are up until 31 December. The market has already factored these results in. It’s looking ahead now, into the second half of the year.

The fact that the main market index, the ASX 200, remains in a strong downtrend tells you the stock market doesn’t see an economic resurgence coming anytime soon. That could change of course, but if you have respect for your money, take note of what the market has to say about any self-serving ‘opinion’.
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Extract of the article published by Greg Canavan,
For The Daily Reckoning

WA Mining Support with Cranes

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Ashburton Crane Hire was called to the rescue to assist a Perth based drilling company to do some exploration drilling. The future project could not access the rear of the Perth property.

Ashburton Crane Hire successfully performed the following crane lift job for this WA mining exploration company:

  • Lift their drill rig and other equipment over and down a limestone wall
  • Used a 25 tonne Franna crane and 2 x Riggers with the 1st rigger on the Franna side to guide the rig as it was lifted over and 2nd to land it.
  • Once the drilling project completed, we loaded the equipment back out of the property.

Mission accomplished on time and on budget!