About TRT Australia

Overcoming challenges is precisely how this business got started in 1967. Clever people solving complex engineering problems with ingenuity, and relentless hard work. 

It's this competitive ethos of solving the unsolvable, finding a way, and just getting on with it, that helps us make things possible for our customers. 

Making things possible means choosing the better problem to solve, out thinking it, and then by sweating every single detail until it's done, made and, delivered. 

TRT Australia is part of Tidd Ross Todd Ltd (TRT) is a privately-owned, family business, specialising in the design, manufacture, sales, and delivery of products and services within Australia and New Zealand's road transport and construction industries.

We have been operating in Australia for more than 20 years, building a local business with a quality that is to be expected from an Australian manufacturer. With the purchase of specialist crane company B and N Cranes in 2016 we have seen a rapid expansion in the business.

Our key areas of focus include crane sales, crane manufacturing, design and engineering, crane service and repair including major inspections and rebuilds, crane parts, trailer manufacturing, and heavy transport and equipment design and manufacture. 


 What sets us apart is our motivation to make things possible!


M17 Cranes


In Australia we are the QLD distributors for Manitowoc and Grove Cranes, servicing cranes throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

We manufacture and distribute the TIDD PC28 a crane that is leading innovation and setting a new standard for Pick and Carry Cranes in Australia.

TRT is the Kobelco distributor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region, with crawler cranes for sale, Kobelco crane parts and servicing of existing machines.

Our crane technicians are specialists across all types of cranes, makes and models and offer expert crane service, inspections, rebuilds and parts with 24/7 service and repairs, and a full range of crane parts.

> Cranes

M1 Production


Certified under ISO 9001:2015, we have built a reputation for innovation, engineering design excellence and manufacturing that is fit for purpose. We have over 50 years’ experience in delivering heavy transport, construction and defence solutions across New Zealand and Australia. With a focus on in-house capability, steel and aluminum fabrication and manufacture. We are specialists in heavy transport trailer design and manufacture, with a full range of options available from low loaders to house trailers.   When you come to us with your project, big or small, we will make it happen!

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Our Products

TRT has a proud and extensive manufacturing and product development history.  We offer a number of products, manufactured in-house that carry the renowned TRT quality.  These are innovative state of the art solutions, designed for industry and are leading the way in their field. TRT products are available throughout  Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific Region with full service and parts backup.

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TIDD PC28 Crane

Manufactured by TRT, the PC28 articulating crane is the safer, smarter way to lift and move a load. We are confident enough in its capability to claim that is the worlds safest pick and carry crane in its class.

The TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane is stand out from the rest in its class with its extensive features and innovative operator safety systems.  The TIDD PC28 incorporates the highest quality components and TRT's world-class standard of manufacture. It has the best articulation (44°) and a small footprint for variable site operations.  The TIDD crane is sold throughout NZ, Australia, and Asia.

> TIDD PC28 Crane


Quad Fixed Width Low Loader J Swaps


TRT are leaders in heavy transport trailer design, engineering and manufacture in New Zealand, and we have a full range of design, engineering and build capabilities in-house. Our trailers are innovative and designed fit for purpose. We are always challenging the standard of trailer operation and looking for a better way.

The TRT range of trailers and low loaders includes deck and axle wideners, swing-wings. We have house trailers, forklift trailers, and construction tippers.  We are also specialists in crane trailers across New Zealand and Australia. We have a range of platform trailers in both multiline and TRT's new modular design.

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M17 Traction Air

TractionAir CTI

TRT manufacture and install Traction Air®, Australasia's leading central tyre inflation system (CTI).  Our CTI system has been designed with features to make your on and off-highway vehicle operations safer and more efficient. Traction Air is backed by 20 years of innovation and a 3 year / 500,000km warranty. We stand behind what we do. 

TractionAir® is used in a number of applications from Australia and New Zealand to more remote countries like Papua New Guinea and Laos.

> More about TractionAir® CTI