Suzana Jnx

Re: Rapid Lift

We were recently in exactly the same situation. Forklift paid for in full with a promised delivery date of 2 weeks. Exactly 6 months later no forklift and numerous excuses. We finally tricked them into supplying a VIN so then we registered a security under the PPSR and bingo we got our forklift - only just in time from the look of this forum. We will never deal with Jodie or Graeme Dillon ever again. These people should be banned from starting up again. I am concerned that they may have started under other name and will take more people for a ride.
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We eventually received our 11.5 ton forklift after months of lies and broken promises, minus the air conditioned cab I might add, no I am very pissed off as I had agreed to lave this fitted at a later date, no chance now I guess :( , thankfully we financed our unit and insisted on inspecting it prior to signing the final paper work.

Not sure if there is any chance of us getting the a/c cab, if any one knows any info I can post my contact number.

From day one the entire Rapidlift team were full of b/s, never answered calls and when they did answer emails everyone of them just past the buck, don't know where they got the company name from but it certainly wasn't lived up to.

These guys should not be in business .


12-297MR Brisbane businessman charged with fraud

Friday 30 November 2012

Mr Graeme Anthony Dillon, a businessman from Hawthorne, Queensland, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today on fraud charges, following an ASIC investigation.

Mr Dillon, 49, is charged with two counts of fraud that concern a number of transactions in relation to his former Brisbane company, Independent Forklift Services (Qld) Pty Ltd and its North Queensland subsidiary, both now in liquidation.

ASIC alleges that between November 2006 and May 2007, Mr Dillon dishonestly induced Capital Finance Australia Pty Ltd to provide finance to the companies by lodging false invoices for the purchase of forklifts.

Mr Dillon was not required to enter a plea and has been released on bail on the condition he surrender his passport and not approach any point of departure from Australia.

The matter was adjourned for further mention before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 18 January 2013.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting the matter.


The criminal charges were laid under section 408C(1) of the Queensland Criminal Code and carry a penalty of five years imprisonment. As the charge in relation to Independent Forklift Services (Qld) Pty Ltd relates to a sum greater than $30,000, the potential penalty (for that charge) is increased to a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.

Editor's note:

On 18 January 2013 Mr Dillon appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court where the matter was adjourned until 8 February 2013 for mention.

On Friday 22 March 2013 in the District Court in Brisbane, Mr Dillon was committed to stand trial on a date to be fixed. His conditional bail continues.

Lets hope he goes to JAIL:


We have been chasing Jody and Graham Dillon in the courts for 6 months over a fork lift ordered last year. Was told it had arrived and to pay (jan) so we did.

We were in the final stages of having assets seized when I received a phone call today advising they were in liquidation. The person who informed me has advised there are over 60 customers who have paid in full and never got a fork lift.

What a joke.

I have look Graham in the eye and there is no remorse at all. And now they are starting a new business


Dear Curious i have done a lot of research . Call me 041621**** and i will let you know what i know. Will not be able to contact me for a week after today :eek


Dear Pissed Off, How come you know so much about these people. I am a pissed off customer as well but can't find anyone to give me any information.

I'm not sure what action to take and to take action


my god .... i did not know you could even do that.

well done .

was it a teu fork lift that you bought?i agree that these two will do it again .

hopefully he will recieve a jail term if he is found guilty in august. :grin

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Any news on his trial?

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Not Guilty!

There is a lot of BS on this site.

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map-marker Brisbane, Queensland

Shoddy Dealers

Bought a forklift, paid for it. 2 months later received something close - older (3yrs), with more hours and broken (oil leaks, no electrics, stuffed radiator...)6 month later - still nothing "it's coming soon" is the general response. When they are called, either the phone isn't answered or they hang up on you. Promises are cheap, but need some action. waiting on someone else to buy a new one before I can get a 2nd hand one. Not sure what happened to all the different ones we got sent photo's of, but none of them exist anymore. Stay Clear of these guys
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New numbers for their new business are 1300 28**** and 0414 51****...This will be Graham, Jody or Frazer. AUSTRALIAN LIFTING SOLUTIONS, 59 Suscitand St, Rocklea.

If tou bought a used forklift off their website, chances are it never existed or was a photo of one sold previously. very sorry guys and good luck getting your money back.

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What on earth are you doing and saying!!?? I have NOTHING to do with either of them??

and MOST certainly have NOT started up a business with either or them!!!

please send me your contact number and i will call you immediately. this is not on!!


Our company is waiting on a $27,000 forklift since August 2012

Something needs to be done.

Please call 0407 77* *** if you are in the same boat.

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Well it's all over now - liquidators have been appointed to the company. Whatever you have paid it is lost


Drove past this place today and the gates are locked with a note saying that the landlord has taken back the premesis. Not 1 forklift in the yard so looks they they have closed down. Sorry guys


Guys, i worked for this firm was horrific and I couldnt wait to get out. If you havent got your forklifts now I wouldnt hold your breath..i guess they have taken your money but cant finance the purchase.

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Anon u are a d head know who u are.stop throwing stones anon.


That is a shame mate. We have bought 4 forklifts over the years with Rapidlift and quality has been top notch.Had a couple little oil leaks several months later on one unit but very happy.The Workshop Manager there knows his knowledge on Forklifts fix another minor fault on our Toyota 8 series over the phone.

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Caytlin Qwr
map-marker Brisbane, Queensland

Fork Lift Rip off

Updated by user Apr 29, 2013

Today whilst in Brisbane we took the time to visit Rapid Lift at their Coopers Plains outlet, to discuss the location of our fork lift.(supposedly 'on order with the factory')

In typical shonky salesman style, they all ran for cover and didn`t want to offer a name, let alone a business card. Result - they offer no solution or help to resolve this rip off.

We are looking to put together a legal case against this company to help ourselves & others. Also to warn potential future customers not to deal with this company.

Please call our office on 61 2 **** **** if you would like to get involved.

Original review Mar 20, 2013
We ordered a new fork lift thru Rapid lift at a cost of AUD50,000. It took them two months to deliver the incorrect fork lift to our Newcastle depot. Naturally we asked to have the correct fork delivered only to be told we will have to wait a couple of months to receive it. (Factory in China to blame) NINE months later still no closer to having the correct fork lift. Do not deal with Rapid Lift Pty Ltd, 786 Beaudesert Rd, Coopers Plains, QLD. They are liars & thieves! so do your self a favor stay away from these duds
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Editor's note 5:

On 28 February 2014 the matter was mentioned where the trial date was adjourned until 18 August 2014.


Anybody been at his trial?? How is it going??

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Any news on this???


Everyone that worked at Rapid Lift was in on the scam. They can blame someone else but at the end of the day they knew the company was unable to supply the forklifts - all they were interested in was getting their pay cheque including commissions each week.

Bunch of *** the whole lot of them don't know how they sleep at nights!

What are the authority going to do about them - Probably nothing - let them get away with it so they can start all over again.


Does this mean he's finally going to trial on the 17th February next year? How do you find out what time and where the trial is? Is anyone allowed to go and watch.

Makes me sick how these people are still living the high life, driving flash cars, renting expensive houses - how are they affording the lawyers which I bet wouldn't be cheap.


Richard Finch is definatley in on this scam. he digusts me i hope he is brought to justice.


Lets hope these guys get jail time!


"Editor's note 3:

A trial date for this matter has been set for 17 February 2014."


contact christopher.mckenzie@*** if you want to report being ripped off by Rapid Lift or the Dillons or if you have any information that you think would help. He works for the Office of Fair Trading and had a chat with him recently. Maybe Frazer should chat to him too?


*** Dillon was in court on the 5 August . It was adjourned till the 14 October

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