About Us

Since 1954 L&D Earthmoving have supported all types of construction for developers, road builders, Councils, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, home and commercial builders, home owners and a large variety of sub-contractors.

L&D Earthmoving provide professionally operated small to medium, wet hire machinery including excavators, skid steer loaders, drotts, water trucks, vacuum trucks and tippers. They are available individually or as Combos covering the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Ipswich areas. We also have an extensive variety of attachments to suit your needs along with optional height limiters on many excavators.

Supported by a professional customer service team, our fleet is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


L&D Earthmoving Ltd is a Brisbane-based company founded by Harley Lomax and Ted Draisey. Our origins date back to 1954 when Lomax & Draisley were at the forefront of earthmoving. Our current business structure, with shareholder opertors has been running since 1981.

Since then, L&D Earthmoving has continually supported the shaping of South East Queensland with extensive involvement in projects such as:

  • 1982 Commonwealth Games
  • Gateway Bridge
  • Sheraton Mirage
  • Expo 88
  • Movie World
  • Southbank
  • Racecourses
  • Sporting venues
  • Airports
  • High rise towers
  • Government and Council buildings
  • Commercial properties
  • Voluntary flood recover works
  • Major and minor road projects
  • Earthworks for thousands of family homes.


As our customer base has grown, so has our fleet and range of services. We set the standards across all types of earthmoving applications.

Our operators are fully compliant and up-to-date with Occupational Health & Safety regulations and Environmental policy. Complete public liability insurance is also in place and our machinery is maintained to the highest standards to ensure reliability and optimum capacity.

Many of our operators are also currently inducted for working on many sites including Queensland Rail, major road projects and the Brisbane Airport to name a few. All tickets, licences, insurances and safety information are prepared for every job and forwarded in advance as a plant pack.


L&D Earthmoving is a public limited company. All shareholders operate within the business, and the owner operators hold the majority of shares.

Unique to the L&D Business is that our machines are proudly owner operated. Their expertise, safety focus and commitment are exceptional and they form the core of our business - on the front line.

Just like every successful business, L&D Earthmoving demands high quality with a primary focus on safety from its own staff. This high quality is rewarded to make sure that L&D Earthmoving present the best operators available in South East Qld.

With over 60 owner operators and an impressive fleet of machines, L&D Earthmoving has the experience, range and reliability to handle any size project.


L&D Earthmoving Terms and Conditions


Ph: 07 3265 5777

PO Box 247,
11 Russell St, Kallangur, QLD 4503