We specialise in general earthworks, civil earthworks, land clearing (mulching) and rock breaking.

Here at Geelan Mulching and Excavations we pride ourselves in our equipment and earthworks services.  There is no job too difficult that we won’t tackle. Typical earthworks include roads, causeways, dams, levees, canals, and berms.  Other common earthworks are land grading to reconfigure the topography of a site, or to stabilize slopes. Whether your job requires materials such as road base, fill, geo-fabric & rocks or other attachments GME are more than happy to supply that for you also.  We also have a large variety of attachments to tailor our 22 tonne excavator.  Not only do we move the earth, but we have the expertise to do it well. Our work is of the highest standard and always produce professional and structurally safe results.

Our Excavation Services

Based on the Sunshine Coast, we provide a number of different earthworks services created by multiple passes of a excavator including:

  • Site preparations
  • Footings & foundations
  • Swimming Pool excavations
  • Excavation for water tank holes
  • New dams, dam repairs & cleaning
  • Batters & benching
  • Tree & stump removal
  • Bulk excavations
  • Rock Breaking
  • Backfill & compaction
  • Drainage
  • General tidy ups
  • Motocross tracks
  • Driveways and roads
  • Horse stables
  • Those hard to do steep jobs

Civil Earthworks

GME provide civil earthmoving services for all commercial and civil projects.  We provide our earthworks services both locally and in regional and remote areas.  Our office and workshop facilities are based on the Sunshine Coast, permitting us to service the region quickly and efficiently cutting down on mobilisation and demobilisation time.

Civil / Commerical Earthworks services we can provide to you:

  • Civil Bulk Excavations
  • Supply, lay and compact fill of any amount
  • Civil Drainage & Batters
  • Civil project final trim
  • Commercial profiling
  • Civil works rock breaking
  • Civil road works
  • Civil night works

Contact us to enquire about any other commercial earthworks services.

Site foundations & footings services we can provide to you:

  • Supply, lay and compact fill of any amount
  • Detailed commercial site excavation
  • Site clearing & preparation
  • Commercial building footings
  • Commercial building site foundations preparation
  • Commercial profiling
  • Commercial site slab preparation
  • Peer holes

Drainage / Cartage services we can provide to you:

  • Commercial project sub soil drainage
  • Trenching and pipe laying
  • Rubbish/soil removal and cartage

Types of excavation

Excavation may be classified by type of material:

  • Topsoil excavation
  • Earth excavation
  • Rock excavation
  • Muck excavation – this usually contains excess water and unsuitable soil
  • Unclassified excavation – this is any combination of material types

Excavation may be classified by the purpose:

  • Stripping
  • Roadway excavation
  • Drainage or structure excavation
  • Bridge excavation
  • Channel excavation
  • Footing excavation

Our Equipment Attachments

  • Rock breaker
  • Buckets (different sizes)
  • Rippers
  • Compaction wheel
  • Trencher
  • Mulcher
  • Tilt Angle Blade

Mulching

GME specialises in mulching, servicing Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland.  The mulching equipment has a special mulching head which will complete difficult tree and vegetation clearing easily.  Whether the mulching is required for trees, scrub, overgrown sections of land or to clear trails and walkways in areas of forestry.  Our mulching services can be used for medium and large vegetation clearing projects, domestic or commercial, rural or around rural residential housing (space permitted). We can use our mulching equipment to clear behind or around buildings as well as in open spaces or forestry.  Roads, highways, pipelines and other utilities benefit from mulching, as a single machine can remove over hanging branches, stumps & free standing trees.  Not only can mulching be a commercial job for your fruit tree farms but also for residential land clearing projects. No need to get your hands dirty anymore, leave it to us!

Our Commercial Mulching Services

Servicing Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland:

  • Mulching – stone fruit trees & orchards
  • Weed control in commercial orchards
  • Clearing paddocks for new crops
  • Forest clearing & mulching
  • Mulching for the Parks & Wildlife services
  • Council work mulching roadside trees & thick grass
  • General vegetation clearing & mulching
  • Cutting Fire breaks and fire buffer zones
  • Mulching of Lantana weeds & mulching of thick grass
  • Mulching of heavy and light vegetation
  • Vegetation clearing for site preparation & land development
  • Cutting and maintenance of nature & recreational trails
  • Creating building protection zones around assets
  • Creating hazard protection zones around assets
  • Clearing vegetation along highways and roadsides
  • Mulching services for weed control
  • Clearing bush, trees & scrub from large acreage

Our Domestic Mulching Services

When it comes to vegetation clearing on the Sunshine Coast, our mulching equipment is designed for just about any job you can think of, including projects such as:

  • General vegetation clearing & mulching
  • General mulching services
  • Mulching of Lantana weeds & mulching of thick grass
  • Mulching of Heavy and light vegetation
  • Vegetation clearing for Site preparation & land development
  • Creating building protection zones around assets
  • Mulching services for weed control
  • Clearing large acreage

Mulching Equipment

Our machine is a Hitachi Zaxis 225 which has a mulcher attachment. This mulching machine has the ability to mulch a tree up to a 300ml diameter at any height. Our forestry mulcher, masticator, or brushcutter, uses a rotary drum equipped with steel chipper tools (“teeth”) to shred trees and vegetation.

Mulching for Wild Fire prevention, protection and management

  • Proactive mulching: Mulching reduces the potential for wildfires by eliminating small leafy plants and fallen or rotten trees. If left overgrown, this vegetation increases the potential for fire, increases the heat intensity, and serves as fire ladders that enable fire to elevate quickly to the tops of trees which is where a fire can spread most quickly. Mulching can also be used to create a coarse grind finish that can create a more ideal controlled burn.
  • Reactive mulching: In addition to proactive thinning of vegetation to lessen the intensity of wildfires, forestry mulching can be used for reactive cutting of lines (fire breaks) on active fires.
  • Cleanup: After the fire is out and cleanup efforts are under way, forestry mulching machines, mulching attachments, and an excavator with a mulching attachment can provide a top layer of mulch to prevent soil erosion on slopes and minimize water pollution.

Why mulch?

Mulching is not only a faster and more effective way of clearing all sorts of vegetation, but also puts all the nutrients back into the ground without disrupting the earth. Mulching can dramatically improve soil productivity, conserve moisture in the ground & reduce weed regrowth. Our mulching machine also has the ability to operate on steep slopes and in small or tight areas, in poor ground conditions, and in wet weather. Our mulching machine clears land of unwanted trees and brush with limited disturbance to soils or desirable vegetation. Traditional land clearing methods often present an increased risk of erosion by pushing over trees, uprooting the stump and roots, and substantially disturbing soils. In contrast, mulching the vegetation leaves the soil structure intact. The mulched material can be left on the ground and will act as an erosion barrier while returning nutrients back into the soil through decomposition. Over time, grass will naturally grow through the mulch and can be maintained with mowing.

Contact us to enquire about any other mulching, tree & vegetation clearing services on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas.

Rock and Concrete Breaking
Geelan Mulching and Excavations has the equipment needed to break concrete and rock on your site.