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It’s Here – The Industries First Boom Lift to get you to 180ft

The Genie SX-180 is the highest-reaching boom lift in the Australian Access lineup, allowing a working height of up to 18 stories high (56.85m). It’s design not only offers incredible reach but also quick and safe lift operation that will produce maximum output on your project. Setting new standards for access equipment the Genie SX-180 […]

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What you need to know before hiring a scissor lift

So you’ve been considering the rental of a scissor lift? What considerations do you need to address beforehand? Scissor lifts will help you improve access on both commercial and industrial jobs, but here are a few things to think about before you choose the machine for you. Scissor lifts are free-standing – This allows you […]

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When is it time to replace your Forklift?

To run the most efficient projects on your site you need to make sure all machinery and tools are fully functional. It is therefore vital to know when is the right time to replace older forklifts. With a new one your maintenance costs will reduce and productivity will improve, ensuring you get maximum return on […]

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Working at heights but restricted on space?

When working in tight spaces it’s important that you have the correct machine that provides the precision and the safety that you require. Our Vertical Lifts offer you the type of access needed for smaller scale industrial jobs. With working heights ranging from 4.88m to 13.90m and lift capacities from 160kg to 227kg you’ll find […]

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Hiring a Boom Lift – Top Reasons & Practicalities

The clever design of a boom lift makes it a versatile machine, able to deal with all manner of terrain, projects and materials on your site. Its support and lifting mechanisms make it a reliable and safe option that ensures you’ll get the job done. If you’re considering hiring a boom lift there’s plenty of […]

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In need of a Telehandler? All you need to know

Telehandlers are perfect for customised use across multiple applications, including the agricultural, construction, mining and gas industries. Mounted on 4 wheels, they are the ideal utility lifting machine that can reach working heights of over 16 metres. Telehandlers are also fitted with pallet forks designed for lifting loads of up to 4500 kg, making them […]

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A Head for Heights

Working at heights requires skill, experience and confidence from your workforce. Falls from heights remain the most common cause of workplace fatality with over half taking place in construction. It is essential to carry out risk assessments on your site or area prior to carrying out work. This will ensure that the best equipment and […]

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How much does it cost to hire a cherry picker?

Cherry pickers are usually the go-to choice when working at heights. There are a few factors to consider to determine the cost to hire a cherry picker to make sure you get a fair quote. This first thing to consider is the type of equipment you need for they job. For smaller jobs, you might be […]

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3 Steps For Basic Work Site Safety

Safe driving on construction sites is a priority. Ignoring safety precautions can lead to injury and even death in some cases. Are you checking all the boxes when it comes to safety? To ensure that nobody gets hurt, take note of the following steps.   1. Establish pedestrian-only areas The first step is to separate pedestrian-only […]

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How much notice do I need to give before hiring access equipment?

We all know what the construction industry is like…. It seems like everyone wants something delivered by yesterday. If you feel like you are running on a tight timeline, don’t despair. Australian Access Hire can work with you. In an ideal situation jobs are planned months or even weeks in advance, which gives us time […]

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Hiring vs. Buying Construction Equipment

Is it smarter to buy construction equipment outright? Or are you better off hiring equipment as you need it? If a company has the cash available to invest, then buying construction equipment outright might be smart. By investing in equipment you get the benefit of always having it handy. But the down side is that if you […]

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Hiring a Forklift? Don’t Make These Mistakes…

As you probably already know, driving a forklift is a little bit different to driving a car. The average forklift is about three times heavier than a car, and are a lot heavier in the rear. The heavy back end and front-wheel drive combined make the forklifts harder to stop, so its best to drive […]

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Electric Vs Gas Vs Diesel: Choosing the right forklift

With Australian Access Hire’s range of forklifts, you’ll find the right lift for the job Planning to buy or hire a forklift? Deciding which forklift to use depends on the kind of job that you want to do.  Here we catalogue the pros and cons of each fuel type to make sure you get the […]

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What you need to know before hiring a telehandler

OFTEN referred to as a forklift-and-crane-in-one, telehandlers are becoming increasingly popular on Australian construction sites. Are you planning to hire or buy a telehandler soon? These tips will help you make the most of your purchase: Use the right attachments for your telehandler Although an investment at first, having a vast selection of telehandler attachments […]

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How to reduce forklift fuel costs

With Australian Access Hire’s premium range from the leading manufacturers, you’ll find a suitable lifting solution for any need or capacity. IS YOUR business trying to decrease its forklift’s fuel consumption? There are a few small tips you can do to make your forklift consume less fuel and save you quite an amount of money […]

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What you need to know about warehouse pallets

BAD quality warehouse pallets can seriously reduce the profitability and sustainability of your supply chain. The state of your warehouse pallets not only affects their ability to support loads, but also the safety of everyone working in and around the warehouse. Here are a few things to consider when you’re planning to buy warehouse pallets… Wood […]

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Battery maintenance tips to save you money this winter

AS YOU are well aware, the colder months are coming and winter is the most important time of the year to maintain your machinery’s batteries. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of your battery and a few basic steps to reduce machine failure. Access equipment machines are voltage sensitive and rely on your battery […]

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Ten tips for operating a scissor lift safely

SCISSOR lifts can be very efficient on construction sites to help you and your employees perform work at height.  They can also be very hazardous, leading to employee injury and claims under your Construction Insurance policy. If you are hiring the plant for a specific purpose, you may assume that it has been correctly maintained, […]

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Video: Worker Thrown From Boom Lift

ELEVATED work platforms may seem relatively safe, especially boom lifts because they move relatively slow. But there are actually very good reasons that OH&S procedures exist, especially for wearing a harness on a lift. Watch the video below to see what happens when you try to maneuver a boom lift in unsafe work conditions without […]

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Scissor or boom lift? Choosing the right option

WHEN it comes to construction, choosing the right equipment for your job can save you time and money, not to mention ensure the safety of your workers. It’s important to do your homework when it comes to equipment, or you could be using a scissor lift when you should be using a boom lift. When […]

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Hiring versus purchasing a forklift

This article discusses some of the advantages of renting in comparison to buying a forklift for your daily operations. No large upfront purchase costs Aussie businesses can avoid the large upfront costs involved in purchasing a forklift by renting for a few months, a few weeks or even a few days. Short term hire prices […]

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The right lift for the right access job

IF YOUR next project involves getting into tight corners or elevated spaces, you may want to consider hiring a lift to make the job quicker and easier. While the experts at AAH can provide you with advice and assistance to help choose the right machinery for your task, take a look at this brief overview […]

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Access equipment – helping tradies reach new career heights

SKILLED Aussie tradespeople offer skills and knowledge as a service, and use whatever tools they can to complement their talent. However, in the course of a career, they certainly run across job offers and potential work that requires tools they just haven’t accumulated in they shed or truck yet. Australian Access Hire has the solution. […]

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Tree trimming with access equipment

SPRING is officially here, and that means it’s time to scale back any overgrown trees and shrubbery that have become an eyesore. For tall, full trees, you may need the right piece of access equipment to make the job easier and the results more appealing. Sometimes all it takes is trimming back that front yard […]

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Scissor Lifts versus Scaffolding: Which is better?

Many Australian construction sites still rely on traditional scaffolding. However for many of these jobs, a scissor lift would be cheaper and safer: Here are five reasons why: Speed Continuously dismantling and re-erecting scaffolding can be a drain on resources. That time could be better spent on getting the job done. With scissor lifts, you can […]

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The Highest Reaching Self-Propelled Boom In The World – Now at AAH

AUSTRALIAN Access Hire has continued its investment in big booms with the purchase of Australia’s tallest boom lift – the Genie SX-180. Reaches 54.86 metres Weighs less than 25 tonnes Self-propelled, even at full height Takes less than five minutes to reach full extension The self-propelled SX-180 provides a maximum platform height of 54.86 metres […]

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Australian Access Hire Australian Access Hire are located in Sydney. We sell and rent machinery hire equipment throughout Australia. Our products include Forklifts, Vertical lifts, Scissor lifts, Boom Lifts, Knuckle Lifts and Telehandlers. Located at
48 York Road, Ingleburn, NSW, 2565.
1300 850 488