Can you af­ford not to buy Aus­tralian made?

Farm World News - - Farm World 2016 -

Lead­ing farm ma­chin­ery man­u­fac­turer, John Berends Im­ple­ments, con­tin­ues to ser­vice the agri­cul­tural sec­tor with Aus­tralian made, high qual­ity and well priced farm im­ple­ments.

Op­er­at­ing since 1966 and still fam­ily owned, the com­pany is one of the few of its kind, still keep­ing as much of the range made in Aus­tralia as pos­si­ble.

General Man­ager, Der­rick Berends, says “A grow­ing num­ber of Aus­tralian Man­u­fac­tur­ers have ei­ther fallen by the way­side or have re­verted to im­port­ing their prod­uct out of China.

This can re­sult in cheaper prod­ucts avail­able for the con­sumer.


it is al­most al­ways at the ex­pense of qual­ity.

Many a hobby farmer has been caught out think­ing “we haven’t got much work to do with it so we can’t jus­tify spend­ing much”.

Un­for­tu­nately, poor qual­ity ma­chin­ery and the hours it is used don’t nec­es­sar­ily fol­low any set pat­tern.

For ex­am­ple, a slasher blade made from the wrong grade ma­te­rial will just as likely break on the first stone it strikes as it will the 1000th stone.

De­spite this in­creas­ing pres­sure from cheap im­ports, Berends con­tin­ues to be one of the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers in trac­tor im­ple­ments in Aus­tralia.

Part of this rea­son is their abil­ity to keep designing dif- fer­ent prod­ucts to suit the ever chang­ing mar­ket.

Al­though hav­ing a large prod­uct range can have its chal­lenges, the di­ver­sity of it keeps pro­duc­tion con­stantly busy.

A re­cent ex­am­ple of the chang­ing range is the new 3.0m trail­ing grader which was first built as a one-off in 2009.

It was soon dis­cov­ered that there was a niche mar­ket for a well priced heavy duty trail­ing grader, some­thing which is un­likely to be im­ported from Asia.

The ma­chine weighs 2 tons and is ideal for main­tain­ing roads with­out the costs/prob­lems of buy­ing a sec­ond­hand road grader.

With hy­draulic an­gle, tilt and wheel lift, track main­te­nance has never been so easy and af­ford­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this prod­uct, go to www. john­berend­sim­ple­ or con­tact John Berends Im­ple­ments on (03) 9791 2494.

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