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Mast climbers are renowned in the construction industry for their ability to cut costs, increase productivity and improve worker safety.

Mast Climber with Single Mast

Mast climbers have a larger more versatile work platform, have a greater load capacity, and can go much higher than Elevating Work Platforms. Unlike EWPs they are stationary, not self propelled, and can be free-standing to 20 m, after which they are tied in or anchored to the building.


The mast climber's unique rack and pinion design allows workers to be positioned at any height, regardless of weather, for jobs such as external maintenance or construction of structures at almost any height.

Mast Climber with twin masts

Mast climbers can provide ergonomic work platforms for unobstructed access in challenging circumstances. They allow workers to take materials and tools with them, as the platform travels up and down the structure, and can be used for a range of construction, installation or maintenance work.


On jobs such as bricklaying, painting, plastering, and façade and cladding work, they provide a stable movable platform which reduces work time and improves scheduling and sequencing of activities. This improves working conditions and increases productivity, thereby reducing costs and overall timeframes.

Mast Climber cofigured around building

Our mast climbers of choice are Scanclimber and Alimak Hek which are strong and versatile.


We can design the right solution for your application, even in the most challenging situations.


For indoor applications we have flexible light weight options which are easier to erect in narrow spaces.


For outdoor applications we have mast climbers with superior engineering, which means only half the amount of ties are required. Their larger capacity means faster installation and reduced patching once the ties are removed. 

Mast Climber being used indoors

HiReach mast climbers offer the following benefits:

  • Mast climbers are renowned for their safety, solid construction and ergonomic working height.

  • Scanclimber mast climbers feature less anchor points and maximum free access.

  • Mast climbers' long work platforms improve efficiency when working on wide facades.

  • Mast climbers are quick and easy to erect and dismantle, maximising productivity.

  • Mast climbers can be adjusted in both length and width, with alterations only needing to be carried out once.

  • Mast climbers can be free-standing up to 20m, and can be repositioned if you need to move your platform.

Mast Climber Snake

HiReach Rentals provide unique solutions to complex problems.


For large construction projects we're able to work with engineers and construction managers to draw up full lifting platform plans to keep your project moving, keep it safe, and keep it within budget.


We are regularly approached to provide solutions for highly complex jobs. Our years of experience means we can provide innovative solutions for challenging and demanding jobs.


We have unique components for specific uses such as this snake which can be used for maintenance and upgrades to water tanks, grain silos, chimneys, gas flare towers, or any curved façade.

Mast Climber used on National Library

We can provide mast climbers configured as single or twin mast platforms. These can be adjusted in length or width and can be installed by HiReach up to heights of over 250m. Platforms can be adjusted in width and length to 40.6m, and we can fabricate solutions to fit any shaped structure.

Mast climbers can also be efficiently erected and dismantled by our qualified and experienced teams, maximising productivity.

Builders Hoist

In addition to mast climbers, HiReach also offers Alimak Hek and Scanclimber man and material hoists (also known as a builder's hoist or construction hoist).


Hoists allow you to safely take a day's equipment and materials up with you. They can be flexible in both length and width, with alterations only needing to be carried out once.


Hoists are quick and easy to erect and dismantle, maximising productivity. Alimak Hek Hoists and Scanclimber Hoists feature less anchor points and maximum free access.


Mast climbers and hoists are popular for external renovations and painting, hotel facade cladding work, office building glazing or cleaning, bridge construction or maintenance, in lift shafts, ship yards, power plants and more. For these types of uses mast climbers and hoists are about as versatile as you'll find.


For installation, replacement and maintenance of alpolic cladding and all external cladding types, mast climbers are unmatched for their efficiency and ease of use. For any work involved in upgrades to external facades on existing buildings, or access to balconies or window installation, mast climbers offer the flexibility of multiple people working together to complete the job, as well as having materials and tools at hand.

Mast Climber used with balconies

Contact us today or call 1300 661 500 for mast climber hire around Australia, Queensland, in Brisbane, or on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. We’ll be able to advise you on the best application possibilities, logistics, safety, loading and operation of machines, configuration and control.

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