IBS Earthmoving buys 70th Toyota Huski loader

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Southeast Queensland’s IBS Excavations has commissioned its 70th Toyota Huski skid-steer loader in 24 years, bringing its current Huski fleet to 12.

IBS Earthmoving buys 70th Toyota Huski loader
One of IBS Excavations' fleet of Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders.

Company owners Scott and Jenny Trafford bought the business in 1988 and have significantly expanded it since, including the addition of an in-house service department and OH&S officer. 

IBS Excavations has equipment based in Brisbane, Chinchilla, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, and has a fleet policy of low-hour machines to ensure maximum reliability for hire customers.

Scott Trafford says he bought Toyota skid-steer loaders for many years through Brisbane-based Huski specialist Paul Allen (now managing Toyota Material Handling’s Darwin branch), and now through area sales manager Syd Williams. 

"Paul was in sync with our low-hours policy. He would contact you when a loader reached a certain number of hours, because he might have an owner-operator or plumber who wanted a low-hour machine," Scott says.

Besides plant hire, IBS Excavations also does footings, foundations, site cuts/preparations, pools, land clearing, drainage, bulk excavation, rock breaking and trenching.

The 70th IBS Excavations Huski is a 650kg operating-weight 5SDK-8, one of the most popular of the six Toyota skid-steer loader models available. TMH says its standout features include a spacious cabin opening, easy-to-read instrument panel, low-vibration, low-fatigue control levers, class-leading visibility and outstanding manoeuvrability.

Toyota’s Huski models range from the compact 4SDK-4 up to the 900kg operating load 5SDK-11, all sold and backed nationally by Toyota Material Handling. 


Click here to find Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders for sale.


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