Universal Cranes Central Queensland

Meet the Team

Universal Cranes Central Queensland is proud of our friendly crane experts & enthusiasts delivering crane hire services in and around Central Queensland.

Our Central Queensland clock up the kilometres meeting, greeting, lifting and moving anything and everything from Marlborough to Hervey Bay!  

Adam Bauer – Branch Manager

Adam learned the tools of the trade at Universal Cranes Ballina, where his family owns and operates the local Ballina branch. After 10 years in the cabs of frannas, slew cranes and crawler cranes, Adam did a stint at Universal Cranes HQ in Brisbane. He eagerly put his hand up for the Gladstone Branch Manager role, relocating to Gladstone in early 2014. Adam is now responsible for managing all sales and operations, planning and delivery of crane hire jobs, and preparation of lift studies.

Harley Schonhardt – Operations Manager

Harley Schonhardt is the Central Queensland Operations Manager. Harley has extensive experience in the crane industry as a Dogman, Rigger and Crane Operator. He moved to Gladstone in 2011 to work on Rio Tinto’s Yarwun 2 project and later the APLNG project and since decided to stay in the area to further pursue his career in the crane industry. He has worked for large companies such as Bechtel and Monadelphous, working under specific and strict management systems. In 2014, Harley joined Universal Cranes Gladstone as a Rigger/Crane Operator. He has quickly proven his dedication and supervision skills, and thus was promoted to the supervision team.