Running full tilt

It takes quality parts and service from The WDS Group for Suburban Towing Equipment to run an efficient workshop and deliver truck and body packages to specification.

Suburban Towing Equipment, based in Mulgrave, New South Wales, is a family owned and operated business that specialises in the supply of new and used tow trucks, heavy tilt slide trucks and bodies.

For 25 years, the business has designed and manufactured tilt slide bodies to suit various freight tasks including the transportation of cars, vans, heavy machinery and shipping containers.

The Director of the company, Aaron Barrett, says he left school in 1996 at the very young age of 15 to pursue a career in vehicle body building.

“My father had started up a new workshop to manufacture tilt trays and tow trucks,” he says. “There I completed a four-year apprenticeship and made my way into the office where I learnt CAD drawing and designing to keep up with the new ways of engineering.”

In addition to manufacturing, Suburban Towing Equipment also offers repair services to trucking companies and constantly strives to improve its products.

The supply of quality componentry and parts from The WDS Group is critical to Surburban Towing Equipment’s ongoing success.

“We order fasteners, bolts, nuts washers and rivets from the WDS Group and we’ve never had any problems.”

Suburban Towing Equipment’s workshop is fully equipped to carry out truck alterations and repairs to truck including scheduled log book services.

“Our spare parts section carries a wide range of accessories to enhance the look of your truck, chains, ratchets, lights and equipment,” Aaron says.

The WDS Group has the largest and fully stocked product range of construction and fabrication products in Sydney including all high tensile and mild steel fasteners, flanged bolts, construction fixings, Thor Helical wall ties, abrasives, safety equipment, hand tools, power tools, lubricants, lifting equipment, sealants and adhesives and specially manufactured products.

The company also supplies: threaded rods, mild steel bolts, socket cap screws, hex and Nyloc nuts, masonry repair products, flat and spring washers, chemical anchoring, mechanical anchoring, drill bits, construction fixings, hand and power tools, rivets (available in all materials), stainless steel (304, 316, duplex and super duplex), lifting equipment, stud bolts (available in various coatings), safety equipment, abrasives, drill bits, sealants and adhesives, grouts and hydraulic lime along with balustrade cables and fittings.


Fast Fact
In addition to supplying bolts and other fasteners, The WDS Group also distributes paints and protective coatings, thread locking compounds, lubricants and protectants, tooling, clamps and welding accessories, chains and load restraint gear.

Fast Fact
The WDS Group is a family owned Australian independent distributor that supplies quality fasteners to a variety of industrial sectors including trailer builders, commercial vehicle manufacturers and heavy vehicle component specialists.