LEADING Australian fencing machinery manufacturer, Munro Engineers, continues to produce and refine its revolutionary posthole driver after over 50 years of production.
Having started in the 1800s Munro has moved from tobacco presses, chaff cutters and conveyors into post drivers and wire winders.
Munro first launched its revolutionary post driver in 1964. A world first, Munro combined a fast drilling auger with a powerful post driver. This was at the Australian National Field Days where it won the prestigious invention award.
The original Munro posthole driver was manufactured after a bet between two farmers about who could make the best posthole driver.
The popularity of the machine, which revolutionised the art of fencing, prompted Munro Engineers to specialise in fencing products.
In the five decades since, the Victorian company has sold thousands of its posthole drivers in Australia and across the world.
Munro owner Warren McLean said customer feedback showed its posthole drivers increased productivity, saved time and were cost effective.
"The feedback from customers is about how long the machine lasts, how well it’s made and how well it does the job that it’s designed to do," Mr McLean said. "Our service and spare parts are second to none."
Munro’s suite of fencing products includes the AutoDriver, which combines a fast action rock breaker-style hammer and a hydraulic auger for drilling pilot holes, and the Multi-Sett, an all-weather system that combines an auger for drilling a pilot hole with a powerful post driver for setting a tight post every time.
Munro Engineers has designed its products with the user in mind - safety is of paramount importance, including hydraulics with fail-safe features and guards that don’t compromising effective operation.
The WireWinder is another great product manufactured by Munro and does exactly as its name implies – it winds fencing wire.
Allowing users to coil 500 metres of fencing in under a minute the WireWinder is popular with contractors and farmers.
In one example, a 300-acre dairy farm with a lane system was wound up in just over two days, a job that would take almost three weeks by hand.
For those involved in strip grazing Munro have now manufacture the FenceBoss temporary electric fence system.
This system is designed to make setting up and pulling down temporary electric fencing quicker, easier and safer. FenceBoss prevents loss and damage to reels and pegs while making transporting them a breeze.