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About Lampson

Lampson has been a leader in the Heavy Lift and Transportation Industry for over 60 years

The combination of fleet size, experience, ingenuity and financial resources has made the Lampson organisation one of the most sought after heavy lift providers in the world today. As the construction industry evolves Lampson keeps pace with the ever-changing demands of projects, worldwide.


Overall Profile of Lampson Group

Lampson has been a leader in the Heavy Lift and Transportation Industry for over 60 years commencing as a small trucking outfit, hauling produce for local farmers in south east Washington State USA to the current honour of being chosen as the Number One Crane Company in the world, when rated on a sheer capacity basis, by the industry magazine International Cranes Today.

Lampson International harbors over 350 major pieces of equipment in eight depots worldwide with lift capacities ranging from 15 to 3,000 tons. Its heavy transport division can haul up to 4,000 tons on either rubber tyred vehicles or Lampson manufactured Crawler Transporters.

The company boasts branch offices scattered throughout the United States along with major facilities in both Canada and Australia. By utilising a system that allows easy exchange of equipment between sites, Lampson is better able to serve its customers around the globe by making available it’s entire fleet at all locations.

While Lampson continued with the expansion of its core crane rental business along with the heavy transport work the companies’ visionary founder, Neil Lampson began to see a need for cranes with increased lifting power, placement radii and hook heights. With this in mind, the wheels were set in motion for the development of the Lampson Transi-Lift system which would change the face of the heavy lift industry forever. A need was immediately sensed for this type of equipment in the fledgling nuclear power construction industry.

The original model of the Transi-Lift was developed at Hartford, Washington to attempt a pioneering over-the-top installation of the reactor, polar crane, sacrificial wall and the containment dome. With these successful lifts achieved the Lampson Transi-Lift became the most sought-after lift apparatus for nuclear construction. In the ensuing years the Transi-Lift proved its worth in many other industries including the petro-chemical, offshore construction, refineries etc.

In the early 1970s Lampson developed a unique twin engine, independent drive track driven crawler transporter. By taking advantage of the increased maneuverability of this crawler Lampson began acquiring vessel transport work around the globe.


Company Profile

As a 'Quality Endorsed' company to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000, Lampson Pty Ltd is committed to providing the very best of services to a global market. The provision of specialised cranage and lifting equipment for heavy lift contracts, associated engineering design, crane inspections, rigging and transport services are all a part of Lampson’s services.

The range of services include:

  • Preconstruction concept planning.
  • Computer aided heavy lift, rigging and transport engineering concepts.
  • Lifting equipment design.
  • Integrated transportation and / or lifting logistics.
  • Material satellite tracking.
  • Crane rentals.
  • Crane inspections.

Lampson is a heavy lift and transport service provider for large or small projects together with associated support services including maintenance, engineering and rigging design. Quality Endorsed according to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008; Lampson is committed to providing safe lifting and transport equipment.

Internationally and locally, Lampson has been an industry leader for over 70 years and awarded a category winner six times 'so far' by the 'Specialised Carrier and Rigging Association' (SCRA); work completed by Lampson taking this award on two occasions.


Lampson Personnel

Lampson Pty Ltd employs various personnel, including:

  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Riggers
  • Dogmen
  • Crane Drivers
  • Truck Drivers
  • Mechanics
  • Boilermakers


Lampson Pty Ltd

Australian Oversize and Heavy Load Transport Services

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Heavy Haulage with depots in Newcastle, Gladstone, Perth, Karratha and Port Pirie

An integral part of the Lampson Group for over 20 years, Lampson Pty Ltd specialises in the logistics of over-sized load transport for on-road and on-site environments.

Lampson provides the background engineering services that are required before moving your next load into, out of, or across Australia - including route surveys with comprehensive engineering reports, pre-project consultation, transport configuration engineering drawings plus transport permitting with governing states or infrastructure owners.

For unrivalled client savings the combined Lifting and Transporting Services of Lampson provide 'turn-key' solutions of projects with years of proven success.

Lampson Pty Ltd in one of Australia’s leading companies in the specialised industry of heavy haulage covering over-dimensional sized haulage. Combined with Lampson’s heavy lift lifting services a “factory to foundation” services is offered to the Australian industry.

With depots located in Melbourne, Sydney, Gladstone, Perth and Karratha, Lampson is well positioned to service the industry.


Lampson Personnel

  • Operation Controllers
  • Engineers

  • Administrative staff
  • Mechanics

  • Operators
  • Truck Drivers

Lampson International LLC

Lampson International LLC has been a worldwide leader in the Heavy Lift and Transport Industry for over 60 years. Lampson International is one of the most innovative and respected providers of equipment and full-service rigging services with main operations in the United States, Australia and Canada.

Lampson International is a single source for all your Heavy Lift and Transport needs from conventional crane rentals, to heavy lift and transport engineering, to provision of extreme capacity lift and transport equipment.

Since the introduction of the first Transi-Lift®, Lampson International LLC, has continued to improve upon its original design. Transi-Lifts® are now available in several models ranging from 300 tonne to 3000 tonne. Innovations in design and materials have not only accommodated higher capacities but have had the added benefit of reducing assembly times and transportation costs.


In addition to the crawler transporters and the Transi-Lift® mobile crane, Lampson International fields a fleet of over 350 major pieces of equipment ranging from RT and AT hydraulic cranes, lattice boom truck cranes, conventional crawler cranes - including Manitowoc 999, 2250 and 18000 models, to several lines of both towable and self-propelled platform trailers. These cranes are rented to the general construction industry, both operated and maintained and under bare lease agreements.

Additional to its proprietary lift and transport equipment manufacturing capabilities, Lampson International also designs and builds custom heavy lift rigging gear for its own use and for sale to the construction industry. Lampson, with it's manufacturing capabilities and vast experience in heavy rigging and engineering, offers lift and transport solutions to a variety of clients worldwide.

Since its inception in 1946, Lampson International LLC has been providing heavy lift and transportation services worldwide. Lampson relies upon its quality equipment and experienced personnel to ensure safe and efficient completion of each customer's project.

Group Core Competencies

Lampson Pty Ltd has a diverse range of core competencies and is an industry leader in each stream of ability.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Pre-construction concepts and innovation
  • Heavy lift rigging and transport engineering design and fabrication
  • Logistics management for transportation and lifting projects
  • Construction equipment, project management, maintenance and operation
  • Bare and dry hire crane lease and complete project support alternatives
  • Heavy lift crawler crane fleet with in-house designed and patented 'Lampson Transi-Lift' from LTL-350 to LTL-3000
  • Rental Fleet of 130 Manitowoc and Grove cranes from 20 to 750 tonnes capacity
  • Self-propelled trailers for on and off-road transport
  • Jacking and skating equipment
  • Lampson Crawler Transporters; LCT-400 to 2000 tonne capacity
  • Lampson dynamic compactors; LDC-350

Lampson Pty Ltd, acting as the transport logistics arm of Lampson Pty Ltd, specialises in relocation services. Lampson's fleet contains a vast range of equipment and the experienced personnel provide industry leading services across Australia.

The transport fleet includes:

  • Truck and self‐propelled modular trailers (SPMT)
  • Axle combinations and configurations with modular assembly
  • Lightweight on‐road trailer equipment and logistic management
  • Cometto, Nicolas and Goldhofer modular trailers
  • Heavy duty off‐road trailers for mine site equipment relocation
  • Self Propelled Goldhofer heavy duty and high capacity trailers
  • Shovel relocation loading equipment and block trucks
  • Jacking and Skating including Lift and Lock, Riggers and Lampson 4800 tonne System



Lampson was founded in 1990 for the purpose of fulfilling the needs for heavy lift expertise throughout the Australian industries. Lampson Pty Ltd, supported during its initial years by the USA based Lampson Corporation, forged a market within Australia providing heavy ‘lifting’ and ‘shifting’ services. Some of these services included heavy lift engineering, the supply of heavy lift cranage and extremely heavy transportation capabilities not previously available throughout the mining, engineering, energy and construction sectors of Australia.

Since its inception, Lampson has developed facilities strategically placed around Australia inclusive of Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. From this facilities Lampson are able to supply quality heavy lift services on a national basis.

Growth rates experienced by our Company during recent years necessitated continuous capital investment in order to keep pace with growing demands. Consequently, Lampson have increased its Australian heavy lift cranage fleet to include 65 cranes each with capacities in excess of 100 tonne. Also included within the Australian based fleet are cranes with single crane lift capacity up to 2,600 tonnes.

To bolster its transportation requirements during 1995 Lampson Pty Ltd acquired Megalift Pty Ltd as its wholly owned subsidiary company. The acquisition of Megalift provides the Australian operation with a heavy ‘on road’ transportation arm enabling a substantial increase to the services provided. Operating as a group or independently, both companies are able to offer a wide range of services.

Lampson Pty Ltd have worked on numerous projects (noted in the project/client list) where the requirement for a scope of lifting provisions has been met through safe innovation, in-house design capability and a maximum utilisation of rigging equipment through careful planning and compatibility.

Under the umbrella of its ISO 9001 Quality Assurance certification, Lampson Pty. Ltd. is therefore able to supply 'Heavy Rigging' and 'Heavy Transport' packages, engineered and tailored to suit specific projects' needs. With a committed team of engineers, operators, maintenance and administration personnel, and with facilities strategically placed at Karratha, Perth, Sydney, Gladstone and Toronto NSW, Lampson is effectively situated to enable it to meet client needs and conditions.


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