What we are about…
How it all began
David Trevilyan, a lateral thinking farmer/engineer, began to commercially manufacture farm machinery in 1982. This came about because several farmers requested farming machinery similar to the ones he had designed, built and was using on his own property.
It has since become the policy of the company to make durable, cost effective machinery, which is adaptable to all soil types and conditions.
In the early days, Australian farm machinery was generally being manufactured in Victoria and South Australia. So all upgraded versions of disc ploughs (Remember when Chamberlain ploughs from Western Australia came on the market) carried on the basic farming style of the early models.
Planters were 7″ row spacing combines, from Shearer, Massey and Horward Bagshaw, They all did the same job. We farmed to suit the availability of machinery.
But how times have changed, and Multi Farming Systems has been at the forefront of this change.
In fact Multi Farming Systems were manually steering their own tramline Multiplanter in 1990, with a second person using electric/hydraulic controls in the towing tractor.
Today we have progressed to no till, controlled traffic farming, (tram-line) with GPS feedback to the driver, and even GPS control directly to the tractor as well as the implement behind the tractor.
At present we have Multiplanters that are towing air seeders which are capable of altering the fertiliser flow rate in obedience to directions from the yield monitor from the previous years harvest. Some owners of Multiplanters that run GPS controls to the tractors say that now that the human error of overlap has been eliminated, they have up to 13% less area to seed and fertilise as they now run accurately.
We are in the middle of great advances in agricultural machinery technology. We give tribute also to the researchers in crop variety trials, development of new crop disease research, chemical developments and the knack of living with the environment and making it work for us.
We feel that this last point relates strongly to farmers and so that is why ‘Multi Farming Systems’ are in the forefront with radical designed agricultural farming machinery.
The company’s policy has always been one of rationalisation. That is, as many parts as possible from our various machines are interchangeable – wheels, forks, bearings, hydraulic rams and motors are common on many machines.
Spare parts are not kept for revenue raising but are available upon request. Components are stockpiled for manufacturing purposes, so any unforeseen damages are easily taken care of. The aim is to make the purchase price the last financial outlay. At Multi Farming Systems, we are not in the business of spare parts. We make cost effective, durable machines with minimal maintenance.