South East Queensland plant hire firm poised for growth

Brisbane-based rail and civil plant hire firm GLH has positioned itself as a key player in Queensland’s transport infrastructure boom.

Operating from their maintenance workshop in Willawong, the team from George’s Loader Hire (GLH) has become a trusted supplier of equipment for both the rail and civil sectors in South East Queensland.

With heavy, metro and light rail construction gaining momentum in South East Queensland, GLH is poised to increase their significant involvement within the industry.

Already one of Queensland Rail (QR)’s largest rail maintenance suppliers, GLH boasts a large fleet of excavators and loaders, all of which are compliant with QR standards.

The GLH fleet is a mixture of hi-rail and non-rail. It includes a hi-rail haul truck, and will soon include a hi-rail elevated work platform…Read the entire Rail Express article here.

The newest addition to the GLH fleet - 8T Hi-Rail Excavator Dual Gauge

Our 8t hi-rail excavator has proved to be quite versatile. It has been working on clean-up of the GCLR stage 2 (standard gauge) with ballast broom attachment, and on the Helensvale-Coomera duplication (narrow gauge) with undercutting attachment. The newest addition to the GLH fleet has become quite popular for all sorts of maintenance jobs in and around the South-East Queensland network.

New Volvos for GLH in 2017

Rail ServicesCameron and Kelly have taken delivery of their first new Volvo Loaders from CJD Equipment.  Looking shiny for one time only, GLH will be putting the new L70F, L90F and L110F loaders into the rail fleet.  This is part of an overall program to ensure the fleet is modern and efficient, ensuring less downtime for customers.



GLH Launches New Branding

rail maintenance qld“Our foundations are built on experience – our future is forged through innovation” is the statement that perfectly sums up the basis for the GLH re-brand, launched early August 2017.

In one respect, bidding goodbye to the much recognised black & blue GLH brand that has been in existence for 6 years, was an emotional one for brother and sister directors, Cameron Baird and Kelly Cooke. George Baird their Father and founder of George’s Front End Loader Hire in 1994, was a legend within the Rail, Recycling and General Materials handling sectors in SEQ. However, 2009 saw the end of an era with the sudden passing of George. In 2011, Kelly and Cameron took the reins establishing George’s Loader Hire PTY LTD.

The decision to consider a re-brand was not an easy one” said Kelly Cooke. “Cameron and I knew Dad would be proud to see how we have successfully grown and diversified the business, but we did not want to dishonour his memory by changing the brand he had made so recognisable”. Instead, the directors decided to approach the re-brand as a way to honour George’s memory and ensure his legacy lives on. “Part of our decision to re-brand, was to better showcase the many services and range of equipment we now provide the Rail and Civil sectors” said Cameron Baird. “We are also very proud of our commitment to the rail industry, by continual innovation in specialised rail attachments and machine systems that make for a more productive, functional and safe rail environment’.

The new brand is been rolled out strategically during the remainder of 2017. The relaunched website and range of collateral is already sporting the new look, as well as ‘one time only’ shiny new Volvo Loaders (L70F, L90F and L110F) recently added to the rail fleet.

Abergeldie and GLH

Rail ServicesIn conjunction with Abergeldie, GLH is working in at the Mayne Stabling yards over the next few months, putting in services for the new trains.



AusRAIL 2017

Rail ServicesAusRAIL PLUS 2017 is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 21 – 23 November 2017. We invite everyone in the industry to visit us at this premier Rail Sector event. GLH will be located on stand 656.



Mentoring Program

Rail ServicesGLH is one of 10 Queensland companies selected to be part of a business mentoring program which will see our engineering innovation taken to market.

Initially designed to meet Queensland Rail specifications, our height limiters are made for purpose, using modern Canbus connected sensor and processor technology in the background with a simple user interface. They calculate and limit several machine functions to give the operator best utilisation of the machine under the set height limit.