Succession builds success

Succession builds success at Dubbo Machinery

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FAMILY TRADITION: Loris and Max Hutchins (and now with son Phil) have operated Dubbo Machinery for 38 years.

FAMILY TRADITION: Loris and Max Hutchins (and now with son Phil) have operated Dubbo Machinery for 38 years.


Inlon has helped Dubbo Machinery expand over its 38 years in business.


Inlon has supplied farm equipment to Dubbo Machinery since the 1990s, starting with cultivation machinery, then including TYM and Landini tractors and Strautmann feed mixers.

In August 1980, Max and Loris Hutchins, and another couple, started a machinery repair business in an empty Dubbo shed with a couple of toolboxes, $2000 in the bank and a second-hand ute.

Today, Dubbo Machinery offers tractors and machinery sales, a full workshop, and mobile service and repairs to farms across the Central West and Western NSW.

They also supply parts for a wide range of tractors and machinery.

Dubbo Machinery’s early and continuing success has resulted from the staff’s extensive product knowledge, commitment to their customers and competitive prices. Second-generation success is assured by the commitment of their son Phil to continue the family traditions. Another son, Jeremy, helps with deliveries.

Phil talks about the challenges his parents overcame to make Dubbo Machinery what it is today.

“Droughts, recession and high interest rates put pressure on our business, but we’ve always been ready and willing to help clients, and that has paid off as those same clients now stay loyal to us,” he said.

“Inlon has also helped in our success. They are easy to work with and have supported our dealership.

“Like us, Inlon is a family business that has enjoyed the benefits of succession, namely the ability to maintain traditional values and relationships while innovating for the future. Inlon’s TYM and Landini tractors have provided our local farmers with a choice of exceptional quality, well-priced tractors.

“We have also added Strautmann feed mixers to our range, which improve nutrition and feed efficiency, while minimising wastage in these tough times.”

A lot of Phil’s current work is in service and repairs.

“We service and repair all makes and models to keep farms up and running efficiently,” he said.

“Once our clients are ready to buy new, we have good value Inlon farm machinery that will stand the test of time.”

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