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With a long history of providing quality equipment for a variety of businesses, Active Machinery is one of the most trusted names in Australia’s earthmoving sector.

Active Machinery’s AL938LE multi-purpose wheel loader is one of the company’s most popular models

Active Machinery’s AL938LE multi-purpose wheel loader is one of the company’s most popular models. This 14-tonne wheel loader has been used by earthmoving businesses, construction companies, nurseries, farmers, landscapers and contractors alike.

The roots of this mighty machine are 16 years old but in that time it has continuously evolved to remain a reliable and robust piece of equipment that customers trust.

Built to withstand tough Australian weather conditions, the AL938LE is powered by a genuine 150hp (112kW) Cummins engine while its ergonomic design allows comfortable operation. Its features include extended load frame, certified FOPS cabin with a pillar-less wrap around windscreen that creates excellent visibility, single lever hydraulic pilot control, and four-speed electronic transmission.

It has a bucket capacity of 2.5 cubic metres and a maximum 3.25 metre dump height. Maximum load lifting time is 5.3 seconds. Other features include full-powered third function hydraulics (third valve), easy access to service and maintenance compartments, quality standard inclusions, auto lubrication system and a range of optional buckets and attachments.

Active Machinery also has 12 other models of wheel loaders ranging from a gross weight of five tonnes to 24 tonnes. It also offers a range of diesel and gas forklifts, and excavators. Backing its entire range of machines, Active Machinery also provides a host of attachments and parts.

For over 16 years Active Machinery has been providing Australian businesses quality and affordable earthmoving equipment including a range of excavators, wheel loaders, skid steers and forklifts. With over 3000 units sold, this Australian-owned business has a host of happy clients across the agricultural, earthmoving and construction industries. Some of its wheel loaders have worked in excess of 15,000 hours and are still going strong.

Active Machinery is headquartered in Melbourne with a state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South, Victoria. Its manufacturing unit, Active Construction Machinery, is based in China.

"We are one of the longest-standing manufacturers of equipment from Asia that imports into Australia," founder and managing director Garry Willis says.

"Our quality has stood the Australian standards. We’ve established a reputation for quality – both in terms of the products we offer and our service. Quality control is our biggest priority."

Willis, who is a qualified diesel mechanic, says he travels to China several times a year to personally make sure their equipment and accessories are being manufactured to top industry standards.

The AL938LE’s ergonomic design allows comfortable operation

"We are over and above our Chinese counterparts. Many businesses say their cabins are CE certified but it doesn’t always mean they are structurally tested. Ours, on the hand, are not only structurally tested but are also certified to meet European standards, which are more rigorous than Australian standards," Willis says.

"My 38+ years of experience in the industry has taught me that the one thing customers want is service and parts backup."

As a result, Active Machinery offers on-site repairs and workshop facility for other repair and maintenance works.

"Our field service technicians travel across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. We don’t just stop on general maintenance, we actually do our own engine and transmission overhauls, and also specialise in hydraulics."

Active Machinery is constantly advancing its current range of models to include latest and most innovative technologies.

"We are advancing to German design and quality for our products. We use T4 technology engines with ZF quality transmissions. Our aim is to manufacture best-quality equipment at the most affordable prices for our customers," he adds.

"Our company has in the last six years expanded quite quickly and dramatically. While we currently concentrate on agricultural and construction industries, we are now starting to branch out into the mining industry as well.

"We have the capabilities to produce quality machines that stand the test of time and we support that with efficient service and excellent parts and accessories backup."

When you want the best quality products at the lowest prices, look no further than Active Machinery. For more information, call Active Machinery on 03 9799 7707 or visit


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