TRT Leading Innovation

11 September 2020
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Tidd Ross Todd Ltd (TRT) has continued to strengthen its capability and support of the crane and construction industries for more than 53 years. Leading the way with innovation, problem-solving and unrivalled customer support.

Article from Builders and Contractor's Magazine Issue #123


TRT has cemented its position as the leading supplier within crane industry in New Zealand, most recently becoming the Australasian distributors for KOBELCO Crawler Cranes in February 2020 and the NZ distributor for HIAB equipment in late 2018. Mid 2019, TRT also launched the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane, the only crane manufactured in New Zealand, but also the only motor vehicle.

TRT’s Technical Director, Robert Carden confirms “We understand the crane industry and the problems facing operators, TRT has
always worked to provide the right solutions, whether as a manufacturer or a distributor. Our product range is extensive with the support services to match”.

TRT is the: 

  • Manufacturer and Distributor of the TICC PC28 Pick and Carry Crane
  • Distributor for Manitowoc, Grove and Potain cranes, with the longest-serving Grove dealership in the world
  • Distributor of Kobelco Crawler Cranes
  • Manufacturer of crane outrigger pads, designed for the industry
  • Manufacturer of crane support trailers, low loaders, house trailers and construction tippers
  • Distributor of the Cargotec range which includes HIAB truck cranes and equipment including, JONSERED, LOGLIFT forestry and recycling cranes MULTILIFT skip loaders and hooklifts, ZEPRO and DEL tail lifts plus the MOFFETT truck-mounted forklift.

TRT provides crane parts, service and crane repairs support across the range of cranes, with a team of highly-skilled, factory trained technicians. TRT’s crane technicians travel the length and breadth of NZ to keep customers operating or back on the job faster, with 24/7 support. 

Kobelco Crawler Cranes

KOBELCO crawler cranes have a big reputation for reliability - and they are the latest crane range that TRT has added to its extensive list of lifting and transport solutions.

The KOBELCO range includes hydraulic lattice boom, telescopic boom and heavy-duty base cranes, specifically designed for foundation work and civil construction. With TRT managing distribution access to parts and service has become a real advantage to owning a KOBELCO, now that this support is available right here in NZ. With the reputation for high uptime, the latest design improvements are putting these crawler cranes on the top of the list for the construction industry.

Grove Cranes

Grove by Manitowoc remains TRT’s most popular brand of All Terrain Crane. Dean McIlroy, TRT’s Crane Sales Manager explains, “Grove All Terrain Cranes have proven themselves in NZ, with a number of new cranes, from 50t to 250t, purchased for key infrastructure projects, as projects resume post lockdown. These companies are now ideally placed for any new 'shovel ready' projects as they eventually get the green light.”

Ashton Cranes recently purchased a 250t Grove GMK5250XL-1. This crane has the longest boom on five axles in the Southern Hemisphere. The new Grove crane technology also makes this crane very cost effective, for its size and capacity, reducing diesel consumption by as much as 30 percent.

TIDD Crane

Dean continues, “Our own TIDD PC28 Pick and Carry Crane is growing in popularity in New Zealand and for the same reason it
is widely used across Australia - versatility, capability and its innovative safety features, like Slew Safe.

“These make the TIDD well-suited to our urban construction sites and infrastructure projects, especially for higher capacity lifts
in small or awkward to reach areas. Its small footprint and capacity are a real advantage over other cranes in its class.”

HIAB Cranes

“There is only one true HIAB crane, it’s the HIAB black crane,” says Graham Penniket, NZ HIAB Sales Manager.

“Since taking on the distribution, TRT has remained focused on improving customer support to reflect the quality of HIAB range of equipment. We have increased stock available and the product mix we carry. We have also developed a nationwide installation and service network, supporting the growing number of these high-quality truck loader cranes in the NZ market.” concludes Graham.

Whatever the lifting solution required, TRT has the right cranes, equipment, parts and the ability to provide ongoing expert
support to keep you operating.