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Clarke Diesel

Powering excellence in engine solutions

Cairns first Hitachi sub-dealer
Internationally accredited



In the retail sector, our diagnostic services extend beyond the basics, benefitting from our team's expertise in diesel fitting and auto electrical work. We provide specialised insights into various vehicles, ensuring accurate assessments and comprehensive solutions tailored to individual needs.
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Commercial / Fleet

Commercial / Fleet

For commercial and fleet needs, Clarke Diesel stands out with our team's multi-trade qualifications, particularly in diesel fitting and auto electrical work. Our diverse skills enable us to address a range of mechanical challenges efficiently, keeping your fleet in prime condition.
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As an authorised Hitachi dealer, we provide top-notch service and support for Hitachi machinery and equipment. Our in-depth knowledge of Hitachi products sets us apart in the industry.
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In the defence sector, our proficiency in diesel fitting and auto electrical work ensures that we meet the high standards required. Clarke Diesel's team, with their multi-trade qualifications, delivers on the specialised mechanical needs essential in defence operations.
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What we offer


Our diagnostic services go beyond the basics, tapping into our extensive diesel fitting and auto electrical work expertise. We use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to offer a detailed understanding of your vehicle, machine or vessel’s health, identifying issues accurately to ensure efficient solutions.


When it comes to repairs, our multi-trade qualified experts excel in diesel fitting and auto electrical services. This diverse skill set allows us to efficiently address a wide array of mechanical problems, providing comprehensive solutions tailored to your vehicle’s needs.


Our team’s proficiency in diesel fitting and auto electrical work is invaluable for extensive overhauls. We delve deep into your vehicle’s components, utilising our diverse skills to ensure a thorough and comprehensive overhaul, guaranteeing optimal performance.


Our air-conditioning services benefit from our team’s expertise in auto electrical work, ensuring your vehicle’s air-conditioning system is functioning seamlessly. We specialise in maintaining and repairing air-conditioning systems for various vehicles and machines, providing a comfortable environment always for work & leisure.

Auto Electrics

We specialise in comprehensive auto electrical services designed to address the complex needs of all vehicles and vessels. Our skilled technicians use the latest diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and repair a wide range of electrical issues, from starter and alternator problems to sophisticated electronic control systems. Whether rewiring, installing new lighting, repairing sensors, or updating vehicle entertainment systems, we ensure all components function seamlessly. Our commitment to using high-quality parts and maintaining a detailed approach ensures that every vehicle or vessel we service performs at its best, maximising safety and reliability.

Field Servicing

We have a strong local presence, allowing us to promptly service clients within our region. On-site visits for scheduled maintenance, emergency repairs and technical support. Personalised attention and familiarity with local conditions.

We also offer remote services. Leveraging technology, we offer remote diagnostics and troubleshooting. Virtual assistance for minor issues, reducing downtime. Efficient coordination with clients across different locations. Willing to travel the distance to limit downtime for customers.

Warranty Servicing

We deliver comprehensive warranty servicing solutions, ensuring that clients receive top-notch care and support for their vehicles and equipment. With a team of experienced technicians and access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, Clarke Diesel is equipped to handle warranty repairs for a wide range of automotive and industrial brands. Our meticulous attention to detail and commitment to using genuine parts guarantee that all warranty servicing work meets manufacturer specifications and industry standards. From routine maintenance to complex repairs, Clarke Diesel ensures that clients experience minimal disruption while their vehicles are in the shop, providing peace of mind and preserving the integrity of their warranties.

Automatic Lubrication

Clarke diesel is partnered with Groeneveld Beka. We offer installation on all trucks and machinery. New or old, auto lubrication systems have been proven to minimise downtime and improve productivity as well as overall health of vehicles/machinery.

Air Conditioning

Our air-conditioning services benefit from our team’s expertise in auto electrical work, ensuring your vehicle’s climate control systems function seamlessly. We specialise in maintaining and repairing air-conditioning systems for various vehicles, ensuring a comfortable and controlled environment.


We provide a comprehensive array of high-quality machine attachments designed for Hitachi and other leading machinery brands. From Hitachi excavators to loaders, dozers, and beyond, the range of attachments we source includes buckets, thumbs, rakes, couplers, and more, meticulously engineered to enhance versatility and productivity. Whether clients require specialised attachments for excavation, material handling, grading, or demolition, we ensure compatibility and durability to meet the demands of various applications. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship and performance, the attachments we source are crafted from robust materials, enabling them to withstand the toughest working conditions while maximising the efficiency and functionality of Hitachi and other brand machines.

Our people

Dual or multi-trade qualifications

Our team’s multi-trade qualifications set us apart. Our staff is equipped to handle various trades, making us more efficient and versatile.

Apply for a trade

If you’re passionate about a career in mechanics, we offer apprenticeships and training programs to help you develop your skills across multiple trades.

Clarke Diesel Training Awards

We invest in our team’s growth. Through our training programs, our staff achieves success, and this commitment has been recognised with the Clarke Diesel Training Awards.

Cairns' first
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Providing exceptional service in Cairns and surrounding areas for 20+ years.

Our partners

We’ve formed strategic partnerships with trusted names like Delkor, Yanmar, Penrite, Lombardini Marine, and Kohler to provide you with top-quality products and support. Our alliances ensure that your vehicles and equipment receive the best care and attention.

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