With more than five decades of experience, Salmon Earthmoving has earned its position as a leader in the mining and earthmoving equipment hire industry. With an ongoing commitment to provide its clients with unparalleled service, Salmon has developed a reputation for reliability in terms of quality equipment and maintenance support.
The company’s diverse fleet of equipment incorporates some 270 plus machines, enabling it to service a wide range of projects in the mining and construction sectors.
A family owned and operated company, Salmon boasts one of the best support facilities in the industry. The company operates large scale engineering and rebuild facilities in Brisbane, as well as a comprehensive field support workshop in Nebo, the heart of the Central Queensland Coal fields.
From project planning and tendering to execution and equipment supply, Salmon surpasses all partnering expectations.
The supply of rental mining and earthmoving equipment for:
- Contract mining
- Dam construction
- Highway construction
- Overburden removal and bulk earthworks
- Partner alliances
The company’s purpose built workshops and parts storage warehouse has enabled Salmon to provide the quick responsive service the company is renowned for.
Located on 24 acres, the Brisbane based facility acts as the support hub and head office for the entire operation. This facility manages all administration, parts and service support.
Over 60 professional, skilled trades people are employed at this site; they have the training and capabilities to handle all levels of machine and component rebuilding.
The company takes pride in its well equipped workshops and mechanical capabilities. Services include;
- General repair workshop
- Component rebuild workshop
- Parts warehouse
- Engineering and fabrication shop
- Paint shop
The fleet is maintained to the highest standard. Constant monitoring and detailed record-keeping relating to equipment inspections, scheduled servicing, oil analysis etc., ensures high availability and therefore better productivity for its clients.
Salmon Earthmoving also boasts exceptional capabilities in heavy haulage, specialising in the transport of earthmoving and mining equipment.
With many years of experience in heavy and over dimensional haulage, the company now has a fleet of low loaders up to 100 T capacity and prime movers rated up to 140 T. These are used for predominantly internal transport of equipment, components and parts to various projects and field locations.
The company was originally founded in the mid 1940s by Peter Salmon, who was predominately involved in the timber and logging industry. From a young age, Peter’s eldest son, Gary, soon took a keen interest helping his father and in the early 1970s started Salmon & Son – which remains as the group’s trading name.
Under Gary Salmon’s direction, the company expanded to become a major service provider to the mining and construction industries and a respected identity in equipment rental along the east coast of Australia.
The early 1990s saw Gary’s eldest son, Nick, commence his apprenticeship with Caterpillar as a diesel fitter and after completion joined the family company.
In 2005 the company expanded overseas, undertaking projects in the Nickel mining sector of New Caledonia – a Pacific Island and French territory. This expansion saw Gary’s youngest son, Chris, join the management team to develop a significant equipment rental and mechanical service operation there.
With the new generation of family bringing fresh ideas, the family company doesn’t lose sight of its simple core values in the provision of quality equipment and maintenance services at competitive prices.
Salmon’s solutions for the mining and earthmoving sectors include:
- Competitive hourly rates
- Daily, weekly and monthly rentals
- One machine or a complete fleet
- Wet or dry hire
- BCM rates
The company’s diversified fleet of some 270 plus machines includes:
- Mining trucks
- Articulated trucks
- Rigid Water trucks
- Articulated 6×6 water trucks
- Scraper water wagons
- Integrated tool carriers
- Wheel loaders
- Rubber tyred dozers
- Service trucks
Salmon & Son Mining and Earthmoving services
PO Box 384, Beenleigh, Queensland,
Head office is located at 24 W oolshed
Road, Stapylton, Queensland
T: +61 (0) 7 3804 5444
F: +61 (0) 7 3804 5211