We recently spoke to Al from Top End Crane Trucks. For the last 6 years, Al has operated in some of Australia’s most rugged terrain, making regular trips from Humpty Doo into East Arnhem and Ramingining. These trips are through some seriously tough country, primarily on dirt, involving numerous river crossings into some seriously remote country. With the wet season fast approaching, there’s a rush to make deliveries without the risk of getting stranded when everything comes to a stop. In the wet season, access becomes almost impossible with air access the only option.
The photos above shows Al bogged on the Maningrida road where he was stuck for over 15 hours. This wasn’t the only time getting bogged on that trip! They also got caught crossing the Blyth river where the truck spent the night! Unloading the Franna to try and tow them out meant it got bogged as well! Finally, a grader managed to pull them both out!
When it comes to trailers Al has seen “plenty of them bend in half up here” and it’s clear the demands of the NT are just a bit too much for your average trailer! Al hasn’t had any dramas with his Brimarco and describes his as “reliable and heavy-duty”. Knowing four or five other people running Brimarco trailers, it’s clear to him that they have a reputation for getting the job done. A tough job calls for a tough trailer and Al has both!
If you’re up north and looking to get something moved, Al’s the guy to call. He’s got the experience and can make it happen! Thank you Al for sharing your adventures and choosing to buy Brimarco!