Ben Wye Engineering Pty Ltd
Ben Wye Engineering & Design is a 100% Australian owned and operated company based in Uraidla in the agricultural region of the Adelaide hills. Founded in 1990 Ben Wye Engineering is setting the benchmark for quality in design, engineering and workmanship. We use the latest in 3D design software, employ the finest tradesmen and only use high grade products. We specialise in tractor mounted forkmasts, tractor drawn cutting equipment, fruit bin trailers and custom made orchard & vineyard equipment. We also manufacture other products including three point linkage forklifts, Piranha Slashers and many other agricultural implements. Our range of machinery has stood the test of time and is used in the agricultural industry by contractors, Parks & Gardens and lifestyle farmers.
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We use the latest in 3D design software, employ the finest tradesmen and only use high grade products. We are able to deliver a wide range of equipment throughout our dealer network Australia Wide.
We specialise in the manufacture of Slashers and attachments for the agricultural industry, contractors, councils, parks & gardens and lifestyle farmers. The plant is situated in the agriculture region of the Adelaide Hills in Uraidla.
In 2006 Ben Wye Engineering took over the fabrication of Kaesler Brothers Forklifts and we are manufacturing all the common spare parts for all of the Kaesler customers that they build up over the 101 years that they were in business.
Compared to the slashers that I have operated from the two other manufacturers, the Piranha has significantly reduced my maintenance costs due to the inexpensive parts and their long service life.
As my business continued to expand, I was wanting to cover more area per hour. A wider trailed slasher was unable to be easily transported on my tray-top truck, and not manoeuvrable or versatile enough for slashing house blocks. I looked into some other widening three point linkage designs and deemed them to be too heavy, too complex and too costly to maintain for the rugged conditions that I regularly encounter.
The resulting Piranha 3600 folding wing slasher was put to work in October 2012, and has since completed approximately 2000 hours of slashing. It weighs about the same as my modified seven foot “ Very Heavy Duty” slasher, yet it’s effective cutting width is nearly double. It is also shorter, and it’s transport width is also narrower, and it is easily transported with the tractor on my tray-top truck.
Overall I could not be happier with my Piranha slashers and the support of Ben Wye Engineering. My clients have been very impressed by my Piranha slasher and fire-fighting tank, and I have been and will continue to recommend Ben Wye Engineering and their products to anyone. Their willingness to accommodate customised designs, and their after-sales support is second to none, and I look forward to using their services into the future.