The Tilly’s Crawler Parts story began in 1924, when Richard Tilly purchased one of the first ever crawler tractors imported into Australia, a Holt 2 Ton. The Holt Manufacturing Company and the Best Tractor Company later amalgamated to form the Caterpillar Tractor Company.
In 1965, Richard’s son Hugh used bulldozers for land development at Condamine, and later began reconditioning machines for sale.
After completing a university degree and then a diesel fitter’s apprenticeship, in 1984 Richard’s grandson Andrew visited the Kronk’s Earthmoving Machinery Auction in Toowoomba, and a business was born.
Tilly’s has become one of the most iconic brands in the earthmoving and excavation industry. With a reputation for being one of Australia’s most trusted suppliers of quality new and used parts and used machinery, Tilly’s now stocks over 43,000 new part lines and over 15,000 used parts.
Tilly’s mantra of ‘Right Part, Right Price, Right Now’ still rings true, with the experienced team continuing to supply parts across Australia and beyond. Nearly 70 staff, eight hectares of dismantled machinery and a full onsite workshop and service centre means that Tilly’s knows what their customers need and can ensure minimum down-time for them. A commitment to continual improvement and growth has enabled Tilly’s to stand the test of time.