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    No time for sun & relaxation

    Published on 19 July 2017, Wednesday, 4:46 PM

    When you're poolside at one of the most luxurious resorts on the Gold Coast, you would expect a sun lounge, umbrella and cool drink in hand. Unfortunately for the team from Treescape Australia, it was shovels and the monumental task of removing, then replacing, 190 tonne of soil and replanting palm trees in an expansive landscaped planter box, which required re-waterproofing.

    To transport the soil from the planter box to a tipper truck, Kennards Hire Lift & Shift provided a number of conveyor belts. Adding to the complexity of the project, the conveyor belts had to be assembled to go over a crystal clear swimming pool.

    "We hired just about every conveyor belt Kennards Hire Lift & Shift had in Queensland," said Daniel Oaten, Senior Arborist with Treescape Australia. "In total it was about 120 metres from the planter box to the truck.

    "The conveyors went over a sea wall, over the pool, under a walkway, alongside another sea wall then into the truck, so it wasn't just a straight set-up. They're simple to operate and light enough for two men to easily reposition as needed," he added.

    Established in New Zealand over 30 years ago and now with offices in Brisbane and Sydney, Treescape Australasia specialise in the cost-effective maintenance of trees and vegetation, from tree pruning, tree removals, land clearing, power line clearing and tree transplanting. The company provides its services to councils, utilities, government agencies, construction companies, developers, corporations and private residents.

    Daniel was very pleased with the service and assistance he received, saying, "Dave Fellows Branch Manager of Kennards Hire Lift & Shift's Brisbane Business provided outstanding service on this project. Anything we needed he was able to help us out, if we had any problems someone was on site quickly to keep the project moving."

    Shift Portable Conveyor Belts - dirt conveying

    Shift Portable Conveyor Belts - assembly

    Shift Portable Conveyor Belts - assembling the conveyors


    In addition to the conveyor belts, Kennards Hire also supplied the scaffolding to hold the conveyors over the pool and keep them steady.

    "We use a lot of products from Kennards Hire and Kennards Hire Lift & Shift on various projects. We know the equipment is well serviced and reliable," said Daniel. "This adds to project efficiency and cost-effectiveness."

    Kennards Lift & Shift has a range of portable conveyors, which include 3.0 and 6.0 metre units. The units are compact and can be assembled in as little as 15 minutes without specialised equipment or tools.

    To discover the full range of material handling solutions available call your local Kennards Hire Lift & Shift specialist branch on 1300 897 419 or visit

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.