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