Safety, reliability and innovative solutions is a theme Hitachi shares with McLeod Rail.

McLeod Rail recognised as a consulting course in Victoria

In March 2018 McLeod Rail celebrated their 25th anniversary of successful and continuous operation with a Key Client, Supplier and Stakeholder Function hosted by cricket great Merv Hughes at their West Melbourne depot. Merv entertained guests with many memorable cricket stories and anecdotes, and shared fishing and cooking tips from his latest adventures. The company has enjoyed 25 successful years of business and hopefully will continue their great work in both rail and utilities within Australia.

Established in 1993, McLeod Rail is a specialist infrastructure contractor who provide maintenance and construction solutions within the rail and utilities sectors. For their earliest years, the company mainly provided rail inspection and maintenance solutions to operators within Melbourne. After receiving regular requests from rail and non-rail asset owners and contractors, McLeod Rail now offers a “single source” integrated rail access, project delivery and safeworking solution to clients who need to complete works in or around the rail corridor in Victoria. McLeod Rail liaises with network owners, identifys potential occupations for longer duration works, defines safeworking requirements, and prepares all necessary application and compliance paperwork and safeworking diagrams. Where required, McLeod Rail delivers complete packages of rail and civil works in the rail corridor, including provision of safeworking personnel, or simply provides rail access consulting services to network and utilities owners and their nominated sub-contractors.

The company has recently acquired two new Hitachi ZX170W-5B wheeled excavators to assist with their current operations. A further two new units will be added soon, which will bring their Hitachi fleet to four machines in total.

Noel Fernando of Hitachi Construction Machinery said "We are very pleased that McLeod Rail chose the Hitachi ZX170W-5B wheeled excavators to supplement their fleet of specialised rail machines. Safety, reliability and innovative solutions is a theme Hitachi shares with McLeod Rail in delivering to our customers."

We look forward to a long term working partnership with McLeod Rail and supporting their rail requirements. The excavators are available for short or long term wet hire.

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