The men from Marr's

By Alex Dahm06 March 2009

The Favelle Favco M2480D is the world’s largest luffing jib tower crane. Owner Marr Contracting has

The Favelle Favco M2480D is the world’s largest luffing jib tower crane. Owner Marr Contracting has ordered a second unit

Third generation company director Simon Marr, with brother Gordon and father Gordon Senior, are the driving force behind some of the most impressive crane projects in the Pacific region and beyond. They operate tower cranes and large mobile cranes, servicing any lifting project at home in Australia or abroad.

Part of Marr's success can be attributed to taking care of equipment and following a regime of preventive maintenance. "When our cranes come off projects, they are stripped down and placed through a comprehensive maintenance programme. Our climbing tower cranes are often well beyond the reach of the largest of mobile cranes for extended periods. It is good business for both our clients and ourselves to know that our gear is continually in peak condition," explains Simon Marr.

The company was formed in 1926 to fulfil the need for mobile cranes in the steel fabrication division of E. A. Marr and Sons. Over the years Marr Contracting has endeavoured to keep its fleet up to date with current industry requirements and standards. "Today we offer what we believe to be the best selection of tower cranes in Australia, from the tiny Favelle Favco M40R to our latest purchase, the massive Favelle Favco M2480D, which was commissioned in May 2008."

Marr Contracting has established Australia's only heavy lift tower crane division and, at the time of writing, was providing lifting solutions in Australia and the Middle East. In a stop press news announcement Simon Marr told IC that the company has just ordered a second M2480D from Favelle Favco.

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