In order to relocate a historic church in Tasmania, Cranes Combined turned to the Grove GMK5150L all-terrain crane.

The 6t church had been at the site for more than 100 years and lifting it was a delicate task.

Equipped with 5.6t of counterweight and working at a radius of just under 12m, the crane took approximately seven hours to move church.

"The church was built in the 1800s, and therefore relatively delicate, despite its size," said Chris Kolodziej, who co-owns Cranes Combined with his wife, Cathy.

"The GMK5150L is very smooth in its operation, so the whole lift was carried out without a hitch. Even the windows, which are very thin and fragile, were undamaged in the move."

The GMK5150L has a maximum capacity of 150t. It has a main boom length of up to 60m, and a maximum tip height of 88m.