Meet Vin Richardson

Meet Vin Richardson

Owner, Adavale Plant Hire


Adavale Plant hire is a family owned business based out of Leopardwood Park cattle station near Adavale in the Shire of Quilpie.

With 35 years experience in the earthmoving and construction industry Vin and his wife Jenny Richardson, originally from Brisbane, are third generation Leopardwood Park cattle station owners. Leopardwood Park has been in his family for 106 years.

Like many of the stations in the Quilpie area, Leopardwood Park was historically a sheep station, with cattle more dominated during good times. With Leopardwood Station keeping the family busy Vin also contracts to the local shire, carrying out road maintenance and repair work with his own fleet of heavy machinery.


Adavale Plant Hire owns around 40 pieces of civil plant and specialises in road works, damns and civil works in the local area around Quilpie. In their spare time Vin and his wife Jenny also run the local sand quarry.

According to Vin; “Conplant is my number one choice for compaction equipment, they are the best to work with for parts and service and there is always someone available on the phone to speak to for service, parts or even machine advice and technical support.”

With the recent retirement of hard-working roller ‘Bam Bam’ Vin’s excited to welcome another new Conplant roller to his fleet ‘Bam Bam 2’ and If the name sounds familiar, you’d be right, both rollers have taken their name from the adopted son of Barney and Betty Rubble out of the well-known Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones.

In fact, all of Vin’s plant is named after a Flintstones characters.

Vin and Jenny welcomed their son Max, a qualified town planner, into the business as a roller operator in earlier this year. When Vin’s not out working in the family business, he enjoys catching up with his daughter Daisy. Who could forget the lovable contestant from Survivor Australia:  Champions and Contenders 2019 and Survivor All-Stars earlier this year.

Thanks for your support Vin and Jenny we look forward to working with you well into the future.