Narrow & Limited Access Excavations Professionals  

Drainage Solutions

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland


At Tilt Excavations you can rest assure that the job is being done professionally. We are a family owned local business. Phil has over 25 years experience with excavations and civil drainage. Our attention to detail will ensure your job will be left clean and tidy and hopefully above expectations.

We specialise in providing :

Excavation projects requiring Narrow Access Machinery

 Professional & Quality Drainage Solutions


We are licensed with the Queensland Building And Construction Commission (QBCC)  and fully insured for peace of mind. 

Our current machinery consists off:


  •  1.7 Ton Excavator with retractable tracks 990mm wide access
  • Tracked Mini loader 850mm wide access
  • Tracked Dumper 1 ton payload 750mm wide access   Available for dry hire
  • 3 ton Tipper manoeuvres on tight sites 

We work with commercial and private clients to make your job easier and more economical


Tracked Dumper 750mm wide

1 Ton payload 

1.3 meter lift height

Available for Wet or Dry hire


1.7 Ton Excavator with attachments including:

  • Augers — for drilling post holes and footings, we also have extensions for deeper holes
  • Tilt Hitch — for the ability to tilt all buckets and all our attachments saving time in detailing
  • Hydraulic bucket attachment — No wasting time getting on and off the machine to change bucket pins like most small excavators
  • Expandable Tracks — This allows our excavator to reduce to 990mm fitting through most garden gates

3 Ton Tip Truck Hire

  •  A very versatile tipper truck with easy access to tight areas while still having a large payload
  • We provide a driver with the truck

We also have a range of tools to suit a variety of jobs, such as Concrete Saw, Vibe Plate and Field Lasers

If you need it dug, buried, laid, reshaped, moved or levelled contact us for a free quote. We’re here to help!

We provide a 24/7 emergency service. Before excavating it is recommended to utilise the free ‘Dial Before You Dig’ service. We can do this easily for you or you can do this yourself online at Dial Before You Dig


Another fantastic job from Phil the Maestro with his digger machine working in the heat of the past week. Would highly recommend him to anyone. Very hard working, some great ideas, highly flexible and very fair with his quotes. Cheers


I approached Reece Plumbing ( for recommendations on someone to install a 70m long, 600mm wide underground drain on my hinterland property. The first name they gave me was Phil’s. That was their recommendation. And it was a good one. Phil of Tilt Excavations gave me excellent advice, was patient with all my queries, answered my emails politely and promptly, and did the job quickly and accurately.  He went out of his way to save me money. He’s extremely skillful with his excavator, a craftsman. He’s a real professional; I cannot recommend him highly enough. I’ll be sure to use him on other work we need done (new driveway). 

Mark M

I would not hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone. Came out gave a very reasonable quote. Answered all our annoying questions via email prior to the job. Turned up the day he organised and was very professional and knowledgeable. The end result is fantastic we no longer need a tank to get up our driveway and it has increased our property values by tens of thousand of dollars. Thanks for Phil for taking the time to listen to all the little things we wanted done and keeping us informed every step of the way an putting in the extra work to ensure us get our house looking good for our Xmas visitors. YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Bob Graham

Drainage Solutions & Civil Pipelines

If you’re having problems with damp ground, excessive water run-off, flooded yards, or leaking underground carparks and basements, we can provide a solution, taking the worry out of the next wet season. We can professionally install pits, pipes, drains, pump wells and soakage areas to take that excess water away. Phil is licensed with the Queensland Building And Construction Commission (QBCC) for drainage and fully insured for peace of mind.

Driveway Construction and Repairs

With the large rainfall consistent with our coastal climate, gravel driveways are often in need of upkeep. Driveways are specialised in that they must be sloped, drained and compacted properly to give them the best chance to survive our wet seasons. We can repair existing driveways or construct a new one from scratch


If you’re sub-dividing, we are a cost effective alternative to larger companies with high overheads. We have 30 years combined experience in all aspects of sub-divisional works, specialising in manhole construction, stormwater, sewer and water mains, plus small road construction.

Machinery Hire

Our 1.7 ton Excavator owned and operated by Phil, has a diverse range of uses through the attachments we carry, along with its unique ability to expand the tracks and full hydraulic tilting hitch. No wasting time changing bucket pins.

Areas serviced

We serve the following areas of the Sunshine Coast:

Alexandra Headland, Aroona, Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Battery Hill, Beerburrum, Beerwah, Belli Park, Bells Creek, Birtinya, Black Mountain, Bli Bli, Bokarina, Booroobin, Bribie Island North, Bridges, Buddina, Buderim, Burnside, Caloundra, Cambroon, Chevallum, Coes Creek, Conondale, Coochin Creek, Coolabine, Cooloolabin, Coolum Beach, Cotton Tree, Crohamhurst, Curramore, Currimundi, Diamond Valley, Dicky Beach, Diddillibah, Doonan, Dulong, Eerwah Vale, Elaman Creek, Eudlo, Eumundi, Flaxton, Forest Glen, Gheerulla, Glass House Mountains, Glenview, Golden Beach, Harper Creek, Highworth, Hunchy, Ilkley, Image Flat, Kenilworth, Kiamba, Kidaman Creek, Kiels Mountain, Kings Beach, Kulangoor, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Kureelpa, Landers Shoot, Landsborough, Little Mountain, Maleny, Mapleton, Marcoola, Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Meridan Plains, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mons, Montville, Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Valley, Mount Coolum, Mount Mellum, Mountain Creek, Mudjimba, Nambour, Ninderry, Noosa, North Arm, North Maleny, Obi Obi, Pacific Paradise, Palmview, Palmwoods, Parklands, Parrearra, Peachester, Pelican Waters, Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Perwillowen, Point Arkwright, Reesville, Rosemount, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Tanawha, Towen Mountain, Twin Waters, Valdora, Verrierdale, Warana, West Woombye, Weyba Downs, Witta, Woombye, Wootha, Wurtulla, Yandina Creek, Yandina, Yaroomba