1967 to 1979

April 1967 Jack Tidd Ross Todd is formed
August 1969 Tidd Tag Axle fitted to D Series Ford Truck
May 1975 First Grove Superstucture (TMS180) fitted on to a Tidd Crane Carrier
September 1976 Tidd Hydrawide Trailer Built for Freightways
May 1977 First Grove Crane sold was an American RT58 Rough Terrin

1980 to 1999

August 1982 Tidd Crane Carrier Production number 207 was the last Carrier built in Te Rapa
September 1982 The Tidd Hydrasteer axle developed for Cochranes Transport
March 1985 First of 2 Grove TM1150 110 Tonne Truck mounted Cranes sold to Carlton Hire
September 1987 The last production of Tidd Tag Axle (no 1506) fitted to a Hino Truck
March 1988 First Hydraulic House Removal Trailer Built.
August 1994 TRT appointed Iveco Parts and Service Dealers Waikato
March 1997 First TRT Developed Central Tyre Inflation System TractionAir is fitted to a Trevor Masters Kenworth Logging Truck
July 1997 Business growth, brings a shift to new premises in Maui St
October 1999 Putaruru Fabrication plant moved to Maui St. Following extensions to Fabrication workshop
November 1999 First TractionAir Kit fitted in Australia.
TRT gained Scania Franchise

2000 to 2009

April 2000 TRT (Aust) Pty Ltd formed to market our Trailer Products & TractionAir throughout Australia.
June 2000 First 100 Tonne Grove German All Terrain Crane sold to NZ Crane Hire
April 2001 TRT gains DaimlerChrysler Truck Parts & Services Agencies for Mercedes Benz Truck, Freightliner and Sterling
October 2002 Manitowoc purchased Grove & Potain extending the range of Cranes sold by TRT to include Mobile, Crawler and Tower Cranes
August 2003 First Potain Tower Crane supplied to Coast Site
July 2004 Extenion of Fabrication and Service Bays in Hamilton
September 2004 EWP Travel Tower manufacture agreement signed
October 2004 Opening of Auckland Parts Branch
January 2005 TRT added Brake Roller Diagnosis System
September 2005 Take over Owens Transport Depot adjacent to TRT to house EWP Factories
TRT appointed Waikato Parts & Service Dealers Mitsubishi FUSO Trucks
January 2006 TRT appointed NZ Parts & Service Agents for Stewart & Stevenson
TRT began manufacture of Fibreglass Components
October 2006 Purpose Built Sand Blast and Paint Bay
TRT announces joint venture in B.O.P. with Central Diesel Services of Mount Maunganui
July 2007 Crane Service workshop added
July 2008 Further extensions completed to Mechanical Service Bays
September 2008 Steel processing facility (White Shed) built including Brake Press

2010 to 2013

December 2009 Site is extended with the acquisition of more yard space
February 2010 Generation 5 TractionAir CTI released incorprating GPS Speed Up Control
May 2010 With longterm supply partner Fleeguard TRT introduce ISO-VDA Approved locally manufactured AdBlue to the New Zealand market.
December 2010 Twenty person Training Room completed
July 2011 New Paint Booth added
March 2012 Purchase of Ex Steel & Tube premises
NZ Cranes Group take delivery of New Zealand's largest mobile crane, a 7 axle Grove GMK7450
October 2012 New Steel Prep Plant and Crane Manufacturing Facility at 32 Maui Street Commissioned
December 2012 Installation of Line Boring Equipment
April 2013 The first TRT Multi-Line Platform commissioned for MacTrans, QLD. The 8 line Rows of 8 Low Loader designed for loads over 150t
June 2013 The New TIDD PC25 Articulating Crane is launched at the NZ Crane Assocciation Conference, Napier
July 2013 Wade McKenzie, Auckland take delivery of the first TIDD PC25 Articulating Crane sold
EWP Travel Tower manufacture build number 400 completed
September 2013 Production for TIDD PC25 Crane commences
October 2013 Australian launch of TIDD PC25 at Crane Industry Conference in Tasmania

2014 to Date

June 2014 TRT introduces the “Widening Stool” for widening trailers
July 2014 Phil Chadwick appointed General Manager of Crane Sales TRT (Aust Pty Ltd) based in Melbourne
October 2014 Two sets of 3 Specialist Side Tippers for Watercare supplied
February 2015 First of 5 specialist Transporters for New Zealand Defence Force delivered.
July 2015 Contract signed with RMMVA to supply Tipping Bodies to Australian Deference Force under Land 121 contract
August 2015 TRT begins manufacture of Aluminium Body Trailers
November 2015 TRT named winner of 2015 Ministry of Defence Award for Excellence
March 2016 Sold first of TRTs new design Crane Borer into Australia
May 2016 Established new premises for TRT in Australia at 1028 Lytton Rd Brisbane
TRT purchased B&N Cranes in Brisbane, also taking our distribution of Manitowoc Cranes for the State of Queensland
Troy Hand appointed General Manager of TRT’s Crane Service and Parts Business in Australia
November 2016 TRT sell first 30 Tonne Construction Tipper into New Zealand Market
December 2016 First 13 metre EWP, the NL130, supplied to Nifty Lift under manufacture and supply agreement
2017 TRT Celebrate 50 Years in business.
April 2017 Expansion of TRT Parts Warehouse and Distribution facility in Auckland
TRT Auckland become IVECO Parts Dealers
June 2017 Total revamp and modernisation of TRT’s Service Reception area in Hamilton