As many parts of the country rebound from the drought, new harvesters and tractors are hitting the paddocks.
Sales of such equipment is booming thanks to much-needed rain, low rates and the Government’s instant asset write off scheme, according to Codemo Machinery Service’s owner, Simon Codemo.
“We’ve seen a really big change in NSW over the past 12 months. Obviously, the weather and improved seasonal conditions is a big part of this. Fortunately, the break in the weather came early enough this year to give our cropping areas an early start for winter planting,” he said.
“This weather, combined with low rates, stable commodity prices and the instant asset write off scheme has boosted farmer confidence.
“I’ve definitely seen a boom in sales because of this confidence – we’ve seen demand for both new and used equipment increase across the board.
“For the first time in many years, our customers are harvesting above average yields. Many of our customers are in the process of harvesting their crops right now and yields are looking really good.
One of those customers is Trisha Eckermann. The Griffith-based dry land farmer said she has plenty to celebrate. Not only does she anticipate a strong harvest of grain, but she is also able to complete her harvest armed with the new equipment she purchased from Codemo Machinery Service.
Earlier this year, the grain producer purchased two harvesters and a chaser bin in anticipation of the strong season ahead.
“The higher rainfall this year helped enormously. It ultimately gave us the confidence to go forward to make decisions on purchasing new equipment,” Ms Eckermann said.