RME Civil Excavations

Central Coast’s giant RME Civil grow their Hitachi excavator fleet to meet housing demand along the coast of NSW

Grant Robertson is one of the most experienced excavation specialists along the Central Coast, starting out in 1992 as formerly ‘Robbo’s Excavation’ – his family owned business soon became RME Civil, as it is known today. 

He began servicing the coast as a sole trader and operator and has since built up his business with a strong Hitachi fleet of excavators. Now established, Grant is a well-respected machinery and business professional among tradespeople and developers within the industry. He is supported in his business by his wife and children, and a reliable team of employees. 

Utilising advanced technology with minimal environmental impact, RME Civil maintains a fleet of earthmoving and specialised construction equipment, which forms part of their unique formula in transforming their clients’ visions into reality when it comes to their projects. 

RME excavator
RME excavator

Their recent investment and new additions to the fleet include the Hitachi ZX55U-5 excavator and for the first time a John Deere 323E compact track loader (CTL). RME Civil now hold a portfolio of nine machines along with their existing fleet of the ZX130H-1, ZX135-3US, ZX135US off set boom, ZX130-5, ZX210H-3, ZX240-3 and a ZX55-5 – assuring the number will continue to grow. 

“Our machines work on a variety of projects from concreting to drainage, structural wall construction and we also have the flexibility to supply plant under hire. However, lately our biggest focus has been excavating and preparing land for people selling off their soil,” said Grant. 

“The Central Coast is a fast developing area outside of Sydney and RME have had to continue to meet that demand. By welcoming the new John Deere CTL and the two Hitachi excavators, we assured this is possible to meet deadlines for our clients.” 

RME workers
Owner Grant pictured with his RME workers

“We’re currently suppling excavators to Seymour Whyte Constructions for the sub-division of 145 housing at Warnervale NSW.”

Grant credits HCA for not only supplying reliable machinery but providing imperative service when it’s needed.

“Since day one, we’ve had support from HCA and in particular our field service mechanic Ricki McDermott who has ensured the machines have minimal downtime," he said. Ricki is a long-standing employee of HCA and just recently celebrated his 35th year with the company and alike RME has worked closely with a range of customers along the Central Coast of NSW. 

Striving to meet customer satisfaction and go the extra mile, Grant comments ‘the machines have outstanding reliability with minimum downtime. In particular, the operator comfort and overall machine performance is second to none.’ 

“When the final trimming is done, the Hitachi equipment makes our job look easy, with even our trainee operators able to undertake some of our detailed projects.”

Overall Grant credits the relationship he’s built with his Sales Representative, Jessica Hurst. “She makes it easy to gain information when required and provides honest time lines on machine delivery dates, so I can meet the demands of my business overall," he said. 

RME excavator working

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Category: June 2017

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