About Us

We Lift Your Business

Origin Cranes Pty Ltd was formed in 2016 and is well-recognised as a safe, reliable and efficient crane specialist on the Sunshine Coast with a proven performance in lift and shift and mobile crane hire services.

Origin Cranes owners Brad Sugden and Dan Wright bring with them over 30 years of experience in the crane industry. Brad and Dan pride themselves on their keen focus on safety, customer service, equipment maintenance and performance, and offering clients fair crane hire rates.

Brad Sugden

Owner and Operator

Originally from Toowoomba, Brad fell in love with the Sunny Coast when his family would holiday there and has now been on the Sunshine Coast for the past 10 years. Brad has over 30 years of experience in all facets of general crane operations. He grew up in a family crane business, Sugdens Cranes, that was started in 1973 by his father Dick Sugden. That business is still running today in Toowoomba.

Brad spent over 7 years running the family business before deciding to move to the Sunshine Coast. To gain further knowledge in the crane industry, he took a FIFO position and spent two years with Freo Cranes in Karratha, Western Australia supervising their large fleet of cranes and staff. He then joined Max Cranes in South Australia operating cranes in the gas fields. After a few months with Max Cranes, he was promoted to Supervisor and worked his way quickly to Operations Manager for another year.

Brad operated cranes locally on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane before meeting Dan when the two decided to start Origin Cranes together. They have solid plans and ambitions to build the business, diversify and to provide the Sunshine Coast region and surrounding areas with the best service in their industry.

Dan Wright

Owner and Operator

Dan is very well known on the Sunshine Coast and grew up enjoying the coast life style. He and his family have lived there for 30 years and in that time Dan has spent many years working in a variety of industries.

Offering our business over 20 years of experience in construction, mining and general plant hire, Dan has a wealth of experience in different industries taking him all over Australia. This has allowed Dan to develop a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be successful and what is required to run, own and operate a crane hire company on the Sunshine Coast.

Dan grew up following in his father's footsteps in mining, spending 4 years in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia where he ran 2 projects as Site Supervisor. Dan has also been involved in the planning and preparation of large diamond drill programs. He has also spent 6 years Supervising underground mining projects and operating a large variety of heavy equipment.

Dan is also a qualified Carpenter, this gives him exceptional insight when working in the Sunshine Coast’s light construction industry.

Origin Cranes offers modern, versatile mobile cranes for hire

Experienced and professional, Origin Cranes provides commercial construction companies, plumbers, electricians, mining and quarrying project managers with mobile cranes that are tailored to the requirements of their project.

Areas we can help service include:

  • Building companies: Cranes to lift trusses, roofing iron, wall frames, timber flooring and fire wall board and steel beams for housing and unit projects.
  • Commercial building: Scaffold, blocks, bricks, formwork, Reo steel bar, rubbish bin removal.               
  • Plumbers: Sewage systems, culverts and pipes.
  • Electricians: Standing power poles, cable drums, light installations/repairs, placing transformers.
  • Roofing companies: Lifting roofing iron, insulated panels, and insulations rolls.
  • Steel Erectors: All classes of steel erection for commercial sheds and building, extensions and private sheds.
  • Air conditioning: Lift and install commercial and residential A/C units.
  • Container movers: Place 20ft and 40ft containers where needed.
  • Site huts: Placing site huts and portable buildings.
  • Quarries: Assist maintenance crews with lifting crusher bowls, shutes and conveyors.

  • Trees: Helping tree loppers remove trees and assisting with lifting in transplanted trees. 
  • Factories: Assist in positioning machinery inside workshops

  • Vehicles: Lifting cars, boats, trailers and more.
  • Mining: Working in Plants for valve, pump and pipe changes and installation.

We've been involved in many major projects including:

  • Lux Apartments in Brightwater
  • Aquiv Apartments in Brightwater
  • Homes in Aura, Harmony, Meridan Plains and Park Lakes Estates
  • Mezzebar Day Care Centre in Mooloolaba

Get in touch with us today to have a chat about your project specifications or to get an obligation-free quote!


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