GRIZZLY – it’s a word that conjures up visions of the hunter/killer – Nature’s ultimate predator; a sight and sound which smacks of the primordial beast.
But The Nationals member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, said in this instance it is the brand name for a regional Victorian success story.
Mr Walsh said the Swan Hill-based ag machinery manufacturer is a niche business thriving in the broadacre industry.
And after a visit to its factory last week, he said this time around Grizzly, the Swan Hill specialists in ground breaking technology, has outdone itself with Tiny (clearly someone in Grizzly’s marketing has a sense of humour).
“This is a monster by any standard of the big-ticket farming machinery industry; it weighs into the super heavyweight class at 27 tonnes,” Mr Walsh added.
“But brother, when you see it in action you will be immediately sold, this baby can cut its way through anything your paddocks have to throw at it,” he said.
“The is a big example of a relatively small regional business scoring successes in a market dominated by global brands – and an even better example of what Australian manufacturing can do.”
Grizzly director and marketing manager Skye Poltrock said the creation of Tiny was driven by customer demand.
Skye said while Tiny has already proved a hit with contractors, large-scale farmers and graziers wanting to work deep its versatility and durability make it an effective unit in any conditions.
“Whether you want to mix lime into your soil down to 350mm; or cut out suckers and bust open country to maximum depth, the Tiny 460 or TXi is the most efficient tool you’ll find to do the job,” he said.
This latest heavy weapon to come out of Grizzly’s Swan Hill headquarters is also the latest in a long line of machinery from Grizzly ploughs since it was launched in the early 1980s – with the three gang, tandem offset disc design patented and released in 1983 its foundation product.
But in the ’80s they would have been agog if they had even dreamt of this monster, with its cutting-edge 42-inch disc, from 24 plate through to 32 plate in working widths from 5m through to 6.7m.
A genuine feather in the cap of a company that designs and manufactures everything at its Swan Hill complex.
Skye said Tiny’s specs were proof positive of its robust construction – an Australian designed and made machine for Australian conditions.
He said that means maximum reliability, minimum downtime and ease of maintenance – and innovation.
“Grizzly’s latest release patent pending Oil Bath Bearing system is revolutionary in its design and is designed specifically for use in heavy disc ploughs” Skye explained
“If you have non-wetting soils, clay over sand or acidic land or need to open up virgin ground then Tiny and TXi can tear it up, delve it or sort out whatever your problem is,” he said.
“Call it offsetting, or disc ploughing, it’s also something that must be done – and you must make sure your ploughing is delivering optimal results and you are getting the best value for your time and money.
You need a high-quality plough that is suited to your conditions, to do the task you set for it.
With the most extensive range of tandem offsets and offset in the world Grizzly is sure to have a machine to fit in with your requirements.
So if you can’t bear to wait for your very own Tiny, you had better get down to Grizzly at 2 McAllister Rd in Swan Hill or phone 1800 637 250.
You can see Tiny in action at https://grizzlyag.com.au/?wvideo=e3nnf3c42t