Vin Rowe Farm Machinery in Warragul recently welcomed representatives from Italian farm machinery manufacturer Valentini Group.
Vin Rowe is the Australian importer for the company which manufactures a wide range of Rotary Hoes and Power Harrows for agricultural use as well as a range of stone crushers, trenchers and mulchers for the civil, construction and forestry industries. Valentini Group is situated in Camposampiero which is just 50 kilometres from Venice in northern Italy.
During the 2-week trip, Vin Rowe and Valentini visited farmers in Queensland – specifically the Townsville and Burdekin River districts - as well as visiting farms in Bacchus Marsh, Werribee South, Koo Wee Rup and Bairnsdale and surrounding areas.
A highlight of the trip was the demonstration of Valentini’s rock crushing machines, which, apart from their civil and construction applications, have been successful in turning rocky and infertile land into productive farming plots.
To help with language barriers, Vin Rowe enlisted the help of local resident Joe De Fazio whose translation abilities proved invaluable.
Pictured in front of some of Valentini’s products are, from left to right: Daniela Lorenzon (Valentini export manager), Graham Rowe (Vin Rowe director and co-owner), Joe De Fazio (interpreting specialist), Pat Bailey (Vin Rowe marketing manager), Mark...