The Clayton’s Towing Story
Bill and Mary Clayton hand built their first tow truck in 1970. In the early days, the business was operated from Mary’s fathers’ wrecking yard in Petrie Creek Road Nambour. Having one of the first tow trucks on the Sunshine Coast with a power driven winch and revolving flashing lights was very impressive at the time.
After several years of hard work, a second larger tow truck was introduced, and the first driver was employed. In 1974 Bill and Mary moved to Crusher Park Drive, Nambour with the business
In the 80’s an opportunity opened up for transporting heavy equipment, so Bill hand built a low loader to meet this demand. In fact, most new additions to the fleet were meticulously hand built from the chassis up, in Bill’s carport. Eventually the business outgrew the backyard of the house and moved to its present location at 563 Bli Bli Road, Nambour.
In 1986 Clayton’s were appointed the RACQ Service Provider in the Nambour area. Clayton’s Towing continues to provide this service on behalf of RACQ to this day, with the same dedication and professionalism, and since that day has been able to expand this business relationship into other areas of the Sunshine Coast.
In the 90’s Mike (son of Bill and Mary) joined the team and had been heavily involved implementing the latest equipment and technology available to the company, providing the infrastructure for Clayton’s to lead the way in the towing industry.
Now with a team of over 100 employees, Clayton’s Towing continues to grow and now service much of QLD (From Gold Coast to Mackay). The fleet has continued to increase to over 150 units despatched from 12 individual depots.
Even though the company has grown so much over the last 45 years, you are still able to talk to a “Clayton” when you call.
The emphasis on providing quality, courteous and efficient service to customers is as much a priority now as it was when the family took on its first job 45 years ago. Clayton’s commitment to customer service has never been and never will be forgotten.
Our command centre is always open to take your call.
The company has grown so much over the last 45 years.
A diverse range of specially equipped vehicles for all your towing and recovery needs.
"Big Chief" - Director
With 50 years of experience, whether you need a motorbike towed or a loaded b double recovered you can depend on Clayton’s to get it done right, the first time.
Have Machinery or Equipment to be transported, No matter what it it, we have the truck to do the job.
Do you have a truck, bus or heavy equipment that needs towing? Our fleet of Mega Tows can help
Access the largest in house response teams in Australia available to assist at any incident
Specialist on and off road light and heavy recovery service.