The Rebellato family are both farmers and manufacturers and have been making hay in the Lachlan Valley NSW for decades prior to starting their family owned machinery manufacturer Rebel Equipment in 2004.
They had their own ideas on just how hay handling equipment should be built and operate, so started out to supply better quality haymaking equipment to the local market.
Nic said, “I’m a boilermaker, and my father is the lucerne farmer, so I’ve grown up cutting, raking and baling lucerne.
“That helps when you’re designing and making the equipment because you know what it’s required to do.
“We use what we make ourselves, so we know how to build it on designs that are better and simpler than other units on the market.”
Among the most popular models the Rebel Equipment range is the Hay Accumulator.
The bales travel directly from the bale chamber along the chute and onto the accumulator table where the push bar moves them across after each of the 5 rows and 3 columns are formed.
The Accumulator then automatically off loads directly onto the ground ready for pick up and loading using a Hay Grab.
The Hay grab from Rebel Equipment is a bale handling system designed for single person operation in hay baling and loading tasks. This system allows an operator to pick up 15 bales at a time to stack on to a trailer, into a hay shed or onto the back of a truck ready for transport, and only takes one person to operate.
Rebel Equipment is a regular exhibitor at field days across NSW and exported its first units to Brazil in 2006.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from the US as well. That’s our next step,” Nic stated.
Rebel Equipment employs four to five staff and sells grabs and flat-top and tipping trailers to a client base where haymakers and produce stores are in demand.
Call rebel Equipment on tel: 02 6852 2049 or ring Nic direct on 0404 913 867.
See the full range of Rebel hay handling equipment at: www.rebelequipment.com.au.