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About Us

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Southern Tool + Equipment Co. is a global supplier of new and used heavy machinery for the construction, mining and forestry industries. From single machines to complete fleets, we are able to meet all your machinery needs. For more than 25 years, the Patane Group of Companies has been dedicated to one common goal: “To provide our customers with quality equipment, dependable service, and competitive prices.” Genuine customer satisfaction has earned us the reputation of being Australia’s leading dealer in the heavy equipment industry.


To be recognised as the leading supplier of new & used machinery to the construction, agricultural and mining equipment related industries. We aim to be respected throughout the industry as a company of integrity with genuine concern for the success of our customers and employees. Our mission is to maintain our reputation for innovation and market leadership.

  • Speed & Availability – a wide choice of machinery available for immediate dispatch from our warehouse in Richlands, Queensland
  • Largest Selection– leading makes and the most popular models, in addition to a selection of age, price and configurations availability for fast delivery
  • Experience – 25+ years global experience in selling construction equipment and servicing clients
  • Expert Advice – we advise on type, configuration, quantity and operation of your machinery. We don’t just sell machinery – we operate it, repair it, inspect it and take pride in it.
  • Turn-key – we pride ourselves in providing a no-nonsense, hands-on full service experience for machinery required at your next project.


To continue as the market leader in our industry, by providing clients with the benefits of volume wholesale selling and low cost door-to-door delivery Australia Wide via a specialised delivery network. The Southern Tool + Equipment business model is based on Minimal Margins x Volume Selling + Larger Turnover = Value for the Customer. Our guarantee: we don’t match prices, we beat them.

Our company is built on:

  • Professionalism – a trusted partner with over 25 years experience in and enthusiasm for heavy machinery
  • Reliability – we deliver a quality product as promised thanks to careful planning, skilled personnel and large stock holdings
  • Flexibility – we cover needs ranging from machines only to total packages with service and more
  • No-nonsense – we are easy to do business with and understand our customers
  • Hands-on – we guarantee close cooperation to deliver what you need



At Southern Tool + Equipment we know that our success depends on the satisfaction of our clients. Our reputation is built on quality, professionalism, trust and respect. These are the cornerstones of our success.

We strive to be your supplier of choice. We are pioneers and trailblazers that have emerged as an industry leader in suppling only the best quality new & used machines.

Need it fast? We know how important time is in the heavy equipment industry. We compare every major transport provider in the country to ensure quick and economical delivery of your machine, wherever you are located.

We use state-of-the-art construction equipment technologies, perform in-house demos and have extensive testing capabilities. We have nurtured a culture of innovation, and as a result, our team is recognised for its experience in providing your business with the knowledge it needs, at every stage of the project.

Our employees understand that ethical conduct and social responsibility is essential when servicing our customers. We uphold the highest levels of integrity and fairness in all that we do.