Komatsu WA250PZ-6

Sold – Komatsu WA250PZ-6 Tool Carrier

Just delivered a low hour Komatsu WA250PZ-6 Tool Carrier to a valued client.

For all your used equipment requirements or if EDI can assist in re-marketing your surplus equipment, please contact EDI’s Sales Manager, Cameron Retschlag on 0429 601 188 or the EDI office on 07 5666 9100.

Sam and Jasper

Apprenticeship and job opportunities at EDI

Are you or someone you know interested in getting started in the construction industry?

EDI has been investing in the futures of young tradespeople for the past 12 years.  

As EDI offers the “complete solution” (one-stop-shop) for our clients, we have the most high-skilled and competent team of professionals to provide the best outcomes possible to our valued clients.

EDI Managing Director, Shane Chestnut, says “EDI recognised the need to grow and nurture our own young tradespeople and with our careful guidance over the years, we have produced a number of highly proficient and capable tradespeople through our apprenticeship programs across a variety of trades.  We want to shape leaders for the future of our industry.”

To truly get an understanding of a relevant trade and help decide on a future career, all of EDI’s apprentices have completed work experience at EDI, with some entering via school-based apprenticeships, where you get paid to learn.

We endorse the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC). AITC is a co-educational trade school where Years 10, 11 and 12 students complete their senior secondary education while beginning a school-based apprenticeship in an industry.

Here our apprentices receive the necessary training for their relevant apprenticeship plus they complete their Year 12 Certificate while at the College.

Our current and past apprentices have worked hard at the AITC and on-the-job at EDI to partake and/or complete apprenticeships in:

  • Apprenticeship – Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Apprenticeship – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Apprenticeship – Certificate III in Automotive Spray Painting
  • Apprenticeship – Certificate III in Fabrication (Boilermaking/Welding)

Do you know someone who would like to start an apprenticeship or work at EDI?

EDI is always looking to attract and recruit quality and high skilled staff so if you would like to join the impressive team at EDI, we list our Job Ads on our Careers page.

Here is a fine example and proud story from one of EDI’s future Superstars

Jasper Abel – Current Apprentice
Currently completing a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Jasper Abel

Jasper’s father has worked at EDI since the beginning of 2013, so that makes Jasper on his way to being our very first “second generation” EDI Diesel Fitter.  

Jasper has been committed to working at EDI in his school holidays and has been on placement from the AITC for the past two years.

Jasper is currently very busy completing his Grade 12 Certificate plus his Certificate III studies at the AITC, while working on-the-job at EDI.

Jasper has been recognised and acts in the prestigious role as “College Captain/Leader” at the AITC for 2021.

In his spare time, Jasper likes to ride and race motorbikes, go fishing, camping and four wheel driving. He has previously completed gruelling two Kokoda Challenges on the Gold Coast and helps out as a Youth Coordinator at his local church.

Jasper is set to complete his Engineering Apprenticeship in 2024 and we at EDI are so very proud of his commitment and dedication to his chosen career.

Here is a wonderful story from another one of EDI’s remarkable new apprentices

Samual Barham – Current Apprentice
Currently completing a Certificate III in Fabrication (Boilermaking/Welding)

Sam Barham

Sam completed work experience at EDI as a Diesel Fitter a couple of years ago but after careful consideration, decided to try Fabrication (Boilermaker). Sam has completed Year 12 and is now full-time at EDI.

Under the mentorship of two of EDI’s best tradespeople, Sam is being taught to be the best and finest in his chosen trade.

In his spare time, Sam likes to ride dirt bikes, 4WD, go camping and is an avid Rural Fire Fighter. Last year, he too completed the gruelling Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast (refer to our news post) and has been a part of the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) for the past two years. 

Sam is set to complete his Fabrication Apprenticeship in 2024 and we at EDI are so very proud of his commitment and dedication to his chosen career.

Website home page

Announcing the launch of EDI’s new website

EDI has invested more time and money into keeping at the forefront of this dynamic industry, which we’ve been a part of for the past 13 years. 

Therefore we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website in March 2021!

Website home page

EDI has spent the past six months busily creating this new website for its readers, offering a fresher look, easier navigation and with more content, specials and offers.

Our homepage offers our readers links to up-to-date news about the industry plus useful information about the products and services that EDI has to offer. It also has links to case studies highlighting the projects EDI has completed.

New features of the new website are its clear, modern layout with high-resolution pictures and integrated social media buttons for Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to assist with communication to our valued existing and potential new clients. Regular news items and new product updates will now feature on EDI’s new website to help our readers learn new things, save money and even make you laugh sometimes.

Readers can now sign up for our monthly EDI Newsletter to keep informed.

The best part of the new website are the specials and offers. Each month EDI will be advertising their Latest Offers to help save you money, so keep your eyes out for them.

EDI welcomes the opportunity to showcase our capabilities to your business. Check out our new website and give us a call today to book in your job or come and visit our impressive Yatala HQ.  We ensure that you will not be disappointed and EDI and our Team will surpass your expectations.

If you have any suggestions, feedback or comments, please feel free to contact us.


EDI is set to achieve big things in 2021

After the tough uncertainties of 2020, we all learnt many different skills and ways to cope with something none of our current generation has ever faced – a pandemic. Our way of life fundamentally changed forever.

Some of us learnt to work from home and communicate more through technology, tried to stay positive (as much as possible), focussing on self-care and awareness and really looked after those close to us, more than ever.

We understand everyone had a different experience throughout 2020 and it’s good to reflect on your time during last year’s pandemic.

We hope you are as recharged and renewed as we are … ready to tackle this new year!

As we welcome 2021, after a challenging but good year for EDI, we have invested more money, time and thought into how we secure a further foothold in this dynamic industry, which we have grown to be a part of during the last 13 years.


At EDI, we have an ever-growing team of professionals that can tackle anything the industry throws at us. We consistently generate a quality product that not only pleases our clients, but surpasses their expectations!

The EDI Team has over 100 years of combined service and experience in the earthmoving, mining and rental industries.

If you would like to join the impressive team at EDI refer to our Careers page.

Our goals

As a business, EDI has committed to a set of challenging goals for 2021 that we are working towards fulfilling.

2021 goals

These goals include (and are not limited to):

  • Creating a new website with a fresher look and more content, specials and offers for our readers
  • Equipment sourcing and procurement to meet our valued clients’ changing requirements
  • Training and up-skilling our already highly competent and skilled staff
  • Attracting and recruiting quality and high skilled staff to join our impressive team
  • Upgrading technology and processes to provide better value and efficiency to our clients

How EDI can support you as a valued client

While speaking about these improvements is easy, EDI welcomes the opportunity to showcase these initiatives. We commit to add value to your business and improve your profits.

In fact, we welcome you to our impressive Yatala premises so you can meet the team and see the facilities first-hand.  

There is no contract or job that EDI cannot complete in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Please check out our new website or give us a call today to book in your job or come and visit our Yatala HQ.  We ensure that EDI will not disappoint!

Contact us or call Ben Patrick on 0401 567 140.

Sam Barham

Epic effort by one of EDI’s newest recruits

Sam Barham walked a staggering 96km in under 24 hours to complete the Virtual Kokoda Challenge last week. 

In February this year, local young man Sam Barham started an Engineering Fabrication (Boilermaking/Welding) Apprenticeship with EDI.  We could see something special about Sam when he started with us and were very proud of Sam when he said he was going to compete in the Kokoda Challenge this year. 

The Kokoda Challenge event is run by the non profit Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) and is “Australia’s toughest Team Trail Endurance Event” run in Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast each year. 

Members of the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) participate in a 14 months life skills program designed for 15-17 year olds.  Central to KYF is the Spirit of Kokoda, embodying Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice.

This year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the KYF had no choice but to cancel the 2020 Kokoda Challenges and the Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs (KCYP).  Instead they were creative enough to think of offering a “Virtual” Kokoda Challenge whereby participants could still stay fit, train and compete, while obeying the government’s COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing rules plus maintain a sense of community for the KCYP members and families.

The Kokoda Youth Foundation “support Australians by inspiring them to do extraordinary things” and donations raised go directly to local youth programs. 

You can still donate to Sam’s page here:  Sam Barham’s Virtual Challenge 2020 Donation Page

Sam walked a staggering 96km in under 24 hours to complete the Virtual Kokoda Challenge last week. 

7News Gold Coast captured this:

Sam has a bright future at EDI and we look forward to shaping his career and being part of his future.

Jasper Abel and AITC

EDI’s Latest Recuit during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even through a worldwide Pandemic, EDI is continuing to invest in the training of our future stars and welcomes Jasper Abel to the EDI Team. 


Australian Industry Trade College – Gold Coast

EDI Supports 2020 Sunshine State MX Series Rider, Andrew Gifford (#84)

EDI Supports 2020 Sunshine State MX Series Rider, Andrew Gifford (#84)

EDI signage looking great as Andrew Gifford (#84) lines up for the Round 1 of 2020 Sunshine State MX Series at Coolum Race Track over the weekend.

EDI proudly supports a number of Sporting organisations and Athletes in the community.

EDI is mobile

EDI is mobile

Please call us today on:  (07) 5666 9100

EDI is mobile and fully equipped with a large range of hydraulic and industrial hoses and fittings.  We provide a highly-regarded service to our clients, and we aim to minimise any downtime caused by unexpected hydraulic failures. 

EDI staff are fully trained which means we get it right the first time!

Give us a call or send us an email NOW

Phone: (07) 5666 9100 or Email:

Wirtgen 2500 Surface Miner

EDI Service Job – Wirtgen 2500 Surface Miner

No job is too big or small for us.

“Check out this Wirtgen 2500 Surface miner”

Ben Patrick – EDI Service Manager

Phone: (07) 5666 91000 or Email:

EDI can meet all your machine service needs

When you have critical deadlines to meet, EDI has the equipment and staff to make it happen.

“Full machine service, final drive and track motor swap, boilermaker work and paintwork….so our client can make a great impression with this machine on the contract it’s getting mobilised to.”

Ben Patrick – EDI Service Manager

Give us a call or send us an email NOW


Phone: (07) 5666 9100