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Wright Way Plumbing & Civil and STM Trucks & Machinery

Wright Way

Wright Way Plumbing & Civil has in a comparatively short period of time built a strong reputation as a stormwater infrastructure and civil earthworks specialist, with the family-owned, Western Sydney-based company dedicated to providing its clients efficient, effective and comprehensive services across projects both large and small.

Founded in 2016 by Director and Owner Nathan Wright, the proudly Indigenous company draws on significant industry experience, with three generations at the helm, and oversees a team focused on exceeding customer expectations by delivering high-quality projects safely and on time.

Nathan told EEM that, with his father involved in the civil industry, he had grown up with this as an influence, having himself started out in the industry in 2000, undertaking an apprenticeship for a civil and plumbing company.

“I did a fair bit of plumbing for quite a lot of years, and I went in and out of civil through the years,” he said. “We started Wright Way in 2016. I bought a machine, employed a guy and got started.

“It was three of us for about seven months. We then got a break on some Transport for NSW work. They needed some help, and from there we basically got asked to stay on the project. We worked on that project for a year and a half, and in that time grew to 20 people.” While the business has in the years since navigated a number of challenges, including the uncertainty brought about by Covid, it now has upwards of 40 staff on its books and presides over an extensive and evolving range of high-tech equipment and machinery.

Quality and safety a strong focus across all projects

Wright Way draws on a comprehensive knowledge of drainage installation in providing its clients a range of services, including culvert installation and backfill, stormwater drainage systems, subsurface drainage and various other drainage system types.

In addition to this, it has the capacity to undertake a variety of earthworks and excavation projects, ranging from civil and bulk earthworks, to concreting, and crushing and screening of building materials.

Nathan told EEM that Wright Way prides itself on its strong focus on quality and safety across projects of all types.

“Our quality, our safety, is second to none, and I don’t believe I’ve witnessed anybody else come close to us on those fronts,” he said. “It makes it hard to make profit because we have to win the jobs at the same price as everyone else.

“We’re also very fortunate to have very loyal and capable staff. That’s probably actually the point of difference – we’re very strong in the office and we’re very strong on the ground.”

This approach has been keeping Wright Way busy with a steady procession of projects in recent times, including the Mona Vale Road upgrade and Spring Farm Parkway project with civil and building construction company Georgiou Group.

It has also been working on the Moorebank Avenue upgrade with engineering design, construction and land development company BMD Group, and the King Georges Road and Canterbury Road intersection upgrade for civil construction company Daracon Group.

Wright Way

STM Trucks & Machinery: D’avino DS70 articulated dumpers get the job done

In line with its ongoing growth, Wright Way has been regularly adding to its equipment fleet, placing an emphasis on ensuring its machinery is both up to date and up to the task, allowing it to complete projects efficiently and effectively, catering for its clients’ diverse requirements.

When it comes to its equipment needs, it has been dealing with STM Trucks & Machinery for a number of years, and counts the better part of 20 Kobelco excavators among its fleet.

Earlier this year, Wright Way added a number of D’Avino DS70 articulated dumpers to its fleet, incorporating high-quality components and decked out with a number of features designed to get the job done across a range of demanding applications.

Nathan told EEM that the DS70’s 7000kg load capacity had initially caught his eye, backed by what he describes as an “extremely competitive” price.

“That was the drawcard for us, along with an extended warranty,” he commented. “They’ve been performing well, and we’ve had no complaints. And it’s the after-sales with STM that keeps me coming back.”

Adrian Martiniello, STM Machinery Sales, highlighted the strong relationship STM has built with Wright Way, while also pointing to STM’s firm focus on providing equipment support when required.

“Wright Way has also recently taken delivery of another Kobelco mid-sized excavator,” Adrian said. “Nathan is a pleasure to work with and has multiple relationships with all levels of our business, from the mechanics through to the owners.”

D’avino DS70 articulated dumper specs

The DS70 runs a 52.1kW Yanmar Diesel Tier IIIA engine, has a maximum driving speed of 30km/h, and a maximum gradeability with a full load of 35 per cent, with its hydrostatic transmission incorporating two forward and two reverse gears.

Its features include:

  • Certified Hardox body – the 3600 L SAE heaped capacity/2800 litres struck capacity body is manufactured using Hardox 450 abrasion-resistant steel. A 180-degree swivel subframe is mounted on a reinforced slewing bearing, ensuring the maximum performance within the three sides of the dumping area.
  • Enhanced stability – D’Avino’s exclusive drivetrain layout lowers the machine’s centre of gravity, contributing to enhanced stability and driving platform accessibility, without compromising visibility and ground clearance. The DS70’s compact external dimensions, along with a folding ROPS protection frame, allow for maximum manoeuvrability.
  • Driving platform – the standard Grammer Deluxe seat features a double armrest and is combined with a single-handed joystick with integrated reversing shuttle. Enhanced platform accessibility has been developed to reduce operator fatigue while embarking and disembarking the machine.
  • Reinforced articulation – the DS70’s bidirectional articulation ensures strength and durability through the machine’s lifetime, reducing the total cost of ownership.
  • Maintenance – the DS70’s subframe is fitted with a locking device for securely resting the dump body in the upper position for maintenance and cleaning purposes, while the engine compartment is located on the right-hand side of the machine and is accessible from the ground.
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