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Over Engineered to Outperform



At Ozzie’s, our team of elite engineers and technicians possess the specialized expertise to meticulously design and engineer backfill separation machinery from inception to completion. This comprehensive approach encompasses every facet of the machine, from padding-centric systems to the nuances of accessories, safety protocols, and every intricate detail in between. With our industry-pioneering design prowess, we have introduced a revamped equipment range that embodies global standards, encompassing features such as ROPS cabs, Tier 3 diesel engines, unrivaled design elements, and avant-garde safety provisions.

Our journey commences with an exhaustive conceptual design phase, ensuring every step is captured—ranging from intricate drawings to 3D visualizations, down to the distinct design and functional attributes. Our seasoned engineering team integrates a pragmatic, on-the-ground perspective into each design iteration.

In partnership with our esteemed and adept manufacturing associates, we ensure the pivotal systems—encompassing the elevator, undercarriage, conveyor, and more—are crafted to our precise stipulations. Concurrently, we procure engines and auxiliary components from preeminent industry names, including Caterpillar, John Deere, Liebherr, Intertractor, Danfoss, Fairfield, and Durst.

For our specialized Mini-padders and Micro-padders, we procure track loaders and compact track loaders from a diverse range of suppliers, providing our clientele with an expansive selection palette and maximizing their operational flexibility.

Ozzie’s commitment to an in-house design ethos signifies that each piece of equipment we ideate and construct genuinely bears our hallmark. This empowers us to dictate the final product, resulting in industry-leading, robust, and safety-centric machinery replete with contemporary features and enduring longevity. Our business paradigm is strategically aligned to ensure the triumph of our partners and stakeholders.

Our stringent Quality Assurance and Quality Control standards ensure that each Ozzie’s padding machine epitomizes the zenith of industry benchmarks. This dedication to excellence is manifest in the enduring reliability of our machinery; indeed, a majority of our inaugural OPP-200 and OPP-300 padding machines commendably remain operational after two decades.


Ozzie’s mechanics and technicians assemble every Pipeline padder in our Company-owned shops in Leduc, Alberta, Canada, and Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S. We have equal manufacturing and servicing capabilities in both locations. Our dual in-house assembly and servicing capability provide our customers with a high level of assurance that we can service and support our machines in both Canada and the United States. (complimenting one of our other critical advantages, in-house design).

We provide our customers with end-to-end control over the process of conceiving and fielding the world’s best pipeline padding machines.

We constantly strive to provide our customers with padding machines and solutions designed, engineered, and manufactured to the highest industry standards. We are committed to a process of continuous improvement of every piece of machinery that we design and manufacture.


Innovation is how Ozzie’s began, when we invented the self-propelled, self-loading backfill separation machine (pipeline padder), in the late 1980s. Today, innovation continues to be driven by our company philosophy of commitment to offering the most robust, reliable, and safest padding machines on the market.


Ozzie’s offers qualified machine operators/specialists to provide customer training for all of our machines, both in-house and on the job site.

Our modern, joystick-controlled equipment with primarily digital instrumentation provides machine operators with a user-friendly, familiar environment geared to meeting the standards of today’s generation of heavy equipment operators. Our training is heavily focused on safe machine operation. Operator training includes:

  • Basic orientation on the unique operating features of padding machines;
  • Safety features on Ozzie’s machines;
  • Key items in the operating manual;
  • Safe operating procedures; and
  • Care and maintenance, including field cleaning practices (always performed with two people).

We take job site safety very seriously, and operator training is an integral part of achieving this goal.


Parts and services are an integral part of our business. We understand that providing customers with high-quality parts and service is critical to their success.

Time is money on the right-of-way. Construction must go on, and equipment has to work. Ozzie’s equipment is the most rugged in the industry. We adhere to a proactive maintenance program, which enables us to anticipate problems before they occur.

GPS units mounted on our machines relay critical operating data back to our service centers remotely, enabling us to identify and diagnose field service issues before they become a problem. Should the situation require it, we can dispatch a technician to deal with the field’s issues regularly.

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Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder, Inc., formerly Southeast Pipeline Contractors, Inc., (“Ozzie’s” or the “Company”) was incorporated April 6, 1979, as a Mississippi Corporation. The Company changed its name to Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder, Inc. on February 23, 2005. The first Ozzie’s mechanical backfill separation machine (“Ozzie’s Padding Machine” or “Ozzie Padder”) was built in 1989. Ozzie’s pioneered the concept of mechanical backfill separation. While there are several competing products on the market, the Ozzie Padder continues to be the industry leader.

Mechanical backfill separation (“Padding”) is a process whereby a spoil pile of excavated material, usually from a pipeline trench or ditch, comprised of soil, rigid material, gravel, cobble, shot (dynamited) rock, or a combination thereof, is screened with a Padding Machine to eliminate stones and other hard material which may be contained in the spoil pile. Padding eliminates oversized and potentially damaging material from the spoil pile using vibrating screens, potentially damaging the pipe coating and or the Pipeline during the backfill process. The screen size, ranging from 0.5 to 4.0 inches (12.7 to 101.6 mm), is used to determine the maximum length of material that will be allowed to fall into the pipeline ditch and onto, over, and around the Pipeline. Padding is also used to backfill utility pipelines, utility cable, fiber optic cable, and wind farm and solar cables.

Ozzie’s Padding Machines have worked worldwide, including North America, Mexico, South America, Algeria, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. The Ozzie’s Padding Machine is the global standard for mainline pipeline backfill separation (“Pipeline Padding”).

Ozzie’s large OPP-200 and OPP-300 mainline pipeline Padding Machines, Ozzie’s has Ozzie’s OMS-360 excavator style Padding Machine for smaller inch mainline pipeline projects as well as pipeline tie-ins, and the Ozzie’s Mini-padder for small inch pipe under 10 inches (254 mm) in diameter. The Ozzie’s Mini-padder is also highly effective for backfilling sewer and water, wind farm and solar cable ditch, as well as cable, fiber optic, and conduit. Ozzie’s Padding Machines are robust, reliable, and versatile. Backfilling with an Ozzie Padder is the optimal, most cost-effective way to backfill a pipeline ditch.

With a full line of backfill separation solutions, we can work with you to meet any project requirement.