Teletrac Navman Fleet Focus | Taylor Made 50 years of forestry roading

Taylor Made 50 years of forestry roading
     Story: Hayley Leibowitz

It may be a fleet of a different kind, but Taylors Contracting’s earthmoving equipment has served the company well over its 50 years in the bush. The company has delivered thousands of kilometres of forestry and rural roads across the Top of the South, even returning and operating in forests that founder, Bob Taylor and his trusty bulldozer first roaded and land-prepped for a second and third rotation… It’s taken some hefty wheels and tracks to achieve that.

To this end, Taylors owns and operates a modern and diverse fleet of earthmoving equipment. Along with six truck and trailer units supported by sub-contractors, the company’s 52 excavators are all Hitachi, ranging in size from 1.7 tonne to 90 tonne. The bulldozer fleet consists of a Cat D9, three D8s, a D7, a D6, a Komatsu 275, four D155s, one D85 a D31, two John Deere 850s, three John Deere 700s, one Caterpillar and four John Deere 772 six-wheel drive multi-blade graders. 

Other equipment includes loaders, rollers, watercarts, scrapers, dumpers, roadside mowers, hydroseeding and hay mulching and bark and mulch spreading tractor units. The company has several mobile crushers, two drill rigs, its own quarries and produces gravel externally.

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