LV Truck Cranes


See how LV Truck Cranes, a key player in the lifting applications industry, smoothed its operations with WorkGuru. This case study explores LV Truck Cranes' challenges in managing its diverse workshop activities and how WorkGuru provided a tailored solution to optimise its workflow and enhance efficiency.

About the Company

Based in Geelong, Victoria, LV Truck Cranes supplies, designs, and installs cranes, skip loaders, and hook loaders for lifting applications. 

With a purpose-built 800-square-meter facility featuring six dedicated installation and servicing bays, its painters, boilermakers, welders, engineers, and diesel mechanics complete installations and provide ongoing service and maintenance in-house.
LV Truck Cranes Case Study

The Challenge For LV Truck Cranes

Before WorkGuru, LV Truck Cranes relied on WorkflowMax by Xero for project management. But it wasn't cutting it as the business grew. The software was very basic, making reporting challenging, and support was almost non-existent.

They also had to manually transfer data from quotes to projects, which took time and often led to errors. This slowed them down and made it hard to maintain high service standards and respond quickly to customers.
"WorkflowMax was just too basic. Reporting was hard, and support was almost non-existent. We needed something that could grow with us."

- Chris Dynon, Workshop Manager

Key Benefits

Time Savings
Accurate Tracking
Seamless Accounting Integration
Improved Productivity


LV Truck Cranes
Josh Licence from Apparatus Quo, a trusted WorkGuru partner, guided LV Truck Cranes in finding a more advanced project management solution. He assessed their current system and recognised WorkGuru's potential to meet their specific requirements.

Josh managed the entire process, accurately transferring all data from WorkflowMax to WorkGuru and providing comprehensive training sessions, both in-house and virtual. This hands-on approach minimised disruptions and helped the team quickly adapt. Chris Dynon emphasised, "Josh reassured us throughout the transition. Without his guidance, we might not have switched to WorkGuru."

WorkGuru's features addressed LV Truck Cranes' needs: advanced stock control to ensure materials were ready when needed, real-time timekeeping to track labour hours accurately, seamless integration with Xero for financial tracking, and a user-friendly interface for quick adoption and improved daily operations.
"For the workshop industry, WorkGuru is the perfect tool. Counting on a tool that considers what the workshop industry needs is good, and WorkGuru ticks all the boxes."
Chris Dynon
Workshop Manager at LV Truck Cranes


"Ordering products is a lot simpler now. It saves me two hours a day of typing out purchase orders. I can make a purchase order from a job in less than 30 seconds."

- Chris Dynon, LV Truck Cranes
Since early 2022, LV Truck Cranes has used WorkGuru as its end-to-end job management platform. They handle quotes, job management, purchasing, invoicing (through their accounting platform, Xero), and reporting with WorkGuru.

The workshop team set up the WorkGuru Kiosk to clock in and out of jobs and use WorkGuru's document printing to track work on the ground. Real-time project monitoring provided instant updates, reducing delivery times and improving customer satisfaction. Better resource allocation reduced waste and improved efficiency. Integration with Xero simplified financial management, and the user-friendly interface significantly impacted daily operations.

WorkGuru's project management tools have improved accuracy and visibility, ensuring all project details are accessible in one place. This streamlined workflows and allowed the team to focus on high-value tasks, boosting productivity and customer satisfaction.


The collaboration between LV Truck Cranes and WorkGuru showcases how a tailored software solution can transform operations in the workshop industry. WorkGuru has significantly improved LV Truck Cranes' operational capabilities, making their workflow more efficient and effective.

Chris Dynon advises: "To all businesses using WorkflowMax or other systems that aren't cutting it, I'd say do it. Move to WorkGuru. You won't look back."

Do you want to experience similar changes? Contact WorkGuru today to see how our solutions can improve your business operations. Get your free trial in less than one minute and kickstart your journey to excellence.

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