• First company in Australia to use backhoes on rail projects.
  • Tamper – 1983 First time spot tamping used by tracked excavator (Cat 225) to eliminate need to relocate costly Tamper machine.
  • First Hi-rail Excavator in Australia – 1999 A rubber tired Liebherr excavator was equipped with Hi-rail capabilities to allow for greater mobility and flexibility.
  • Rail Threader – 2002 Previously rail scissors used by backhoes and loaders.
  • Cribbing Bucket – Specialized bucket for digging mud holes and slot drains.
  • V Bucket – Specialized bucket for V drains.
  • Octopus – 2003 Specialized rail tool for laying 4 concrete sleepers.
  • Forks and Bearer Grab – 2004 Designed forks for excavator use when building turnouts.
  • Platypus – 2005 Specialized rail tool for timber sleeper replacement.
  • Octopus Redesign – due to efficiency and demand the original was completely redesigned to allow for laying of 6 sleepers.
  • Timber Sleeper Grab for 20 tonne excavator – 2005 Loading Sleeper Train (Cranes previously used).
  • Platypus redesigned with an injector arm to help break seal during sleeper replacement. This was also used for track regauging.
  • Concrete Sleeper Cradle – for loading 16 concrete sleepers onto train.
  • Concrete Sleeper Discharge Cradle – for unloading 12 sleepers alongside rail line.
  • Platypus redesigned with rubber pads in jaws to prevent scarring on concrete sleeper.
  • First concrete side insertion project trial in Australia at Uranquinty NSW – 2007.
  • Platypus redesigned with clipping bar to clip inside “fast clip” on concrete sleepers for side insertion.
  • Platypus redesigned with wings to regulate sleeper depth for side insertion.
  • Platypus redesigned with scorpion clippers to clip both inside and outside “fast clip” for side insertion – 2009.