Willie’s Manufacturing Industries has been servicing the farming industry for more than a decade. The business was formed by father and son Wayne and Jason Willie, in 2009.
As a company, we aim to create high-quality, long-lasting products, that can withstand the tough Aussie climate.
We want our customers to be able to know a little bit about us and our products before making a purchase. Keep reading to learn a little bit about us, about our company, and about our people.
About Our People
As mentioned earlier, WMI was started in 2009 by father and son Wayne and Jason Willie. The company formed after the pair took over Carroll’s Manufacturing Industries. Prior to this, Jason completed his apprenticeship in engineering and fabrication with Carroll’s, and was heavily involved in the design and production of their popular Pa-Mick and Albybone bale feeders, along with other farm machinery. As a company, we employ fourteen staff, including four apprentices.
About Our Company
At WMI, we primarily manufacture bale feeders, as well as a wide range of general fabrication. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality range of bale feeders. We utilise modern technology in the design of our machines, and have used feedback from farmers for the design and production of new machines, catering to the needs of various farming operations.
Our machines are sold by a range of dealers throughout Australia. These include dealers in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, and Tasmania. You can also purchase our machines directly through us if there is no dealer close by.
Since taking over Carroll’s Manufacturing Industries, WMI has released two new machines into the market. These are the smaller Elite round bale feeder, which was released in May 2010, and the Champion multi bale feeder, which was released in February 2012. The Champion can hold up to six bales (depending on the model), and loads from the rear. We reckon it’s the only machine of its kind in the world!
We ensure customer satisfaction by producing high-quality products. Our machines are built-to-last, and a testament to this is the fact that the first one we ever made is still going strong 17 years later! We understand machinery needs to be built tough in order to withstand harsh Aussie farm conditions. Our feeders are made in Australia, for Australian conditions. We use a simple design and ensure quality welding.
Another element of WMI’s process is that we use customer feedback for improvements (where possible), and when designing new machines. We find a major component of our sales come from word of mouth through the farming community, but we also market our business through local media, and through presence at field days.
The Albybone is a multi-bale feeder, capable of handling both round and square bales of hay. It features high ground clearance, a strong robust design, and a curved chamber for pad feeding. Each machine also has an independent tandem rock system, an extendable chamber to accommodate all bales, and can be used for carting in. For more information on the Albybone, check out our page here!
The Pa-Mick is a hay and silage feeder, which can carry up to two bales at a time, one of each type (round or square), and in any order. It also features high ground clearance, a strong robust design, and a curved chamber for pad feeding. Each machine also has an independent tandem rock system, an extendable chamber to accommodate all bales, and can be used for carting in. For more information about the Pa-Mick, check out our page here!
The Elite is a round bale feeder capable of carrying up to two bales at a time. It feeds out hay and silage, and can handle large round bales. It has a strong, robust design, user-friendly maintenance, and a high ground clearance. It also has a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety, and rippers that travel over the top of the chassis to reduce component damage. For more information on the Elite, check out our page here!
This round bale feeder can carry up to six bales (for the 6-bale model), and feeds out hay and silage. Smaller machines can also be custom built if needed. The Champion has an independent tandem rocker system, plus a versatile loading system with collapsible forks for safety. Like all of our feeders, it also has a strong, robust design, plus user-friendly maintenance. For more information about the Champion, check out our page here!
Areas We Service
At WMI, we provide our products to dealers in the following locations: Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Wester Australia, and Tasmania. For more information on the areas within these states, check out our Areas We Service page here.
Other Services We Can Provide
As a business, we can also help you with an additional range of fabrication services. Some such projects we have taken on for clients in the past include:
Tractor tow hitches.
To find out more about us, or about any of the other product we manufacture and supply, please feel free to get in contact with us!