Established in 1955, McIntosh & Son is a leading Australian dealership group specialising in agricultural and construction machinery, incorporating sales, finance, service and parts.
McIntosh & Son is committed to providing customers with comprehensive and exceptional service, and as a result, has developed an enviable reputation as a trusted, respected and reputable machinery dealership.
Employing over 250 people Australia wide, we pride ourselves on having a dynamic and supportive environment, a horizontal management structure and a family culture. This unique combination of opportunity and support has postitioned us as a preferred industry employer, boasting long employee tenure and commitment.
Our Wongan Hills Dealership
With 10 dealerships strategically located across Western Australia and Queensland, McIntosh & Son provides a complete solution for the agricultural machinery market – comprising new and used machinery sales, precision farming, finance solutions, spare parts, and qualified mobile field and workshop service.
Our progressive culture has led us to invest in industry leading training programs, state-of-the-art parts facilities, and build international standard showrooms and dealerships, benefiting our communities, regions and the industry as a whole.
Independent Field Testing
Where can you find independent data related to matching seeding boots to speed of operation and soil types?
After talking with local agronomist Frank Boetel, who works for a farmer-owned independent research company called TrialCo, McIntosh & Son decided to start a trial program, (TrialCo was started by two farmers, Ben Hewson, Katanning and Scott Thompson, Broomehill).
"We want to provide independently proven data comparing paired tow with inline seeding in different soil types at different speeds,” Devon Gilmour, Dealer Principal of McIntosh & Son’s southern branches, said.
“That sort of information is helpful for customers, particularly being able to find out what works well in different soil types that are specifically relevant to them.”
McIntosh & Son trials were established in 2017 under TrialCo’s direction on three different sites with varying soil types - light, gravel and heavy country with a separate trial involving canola on non-wetting sands.
All trials were replicated four times with controls.
The assessment of paired row versus in-line will take into account germination, plant counts and yield, with trials established with a plot seeder to accommodate paired row and in-line seeding.
“We’re not out to prove one system is better than another,” Devon said. “It’s all about gathering independent facts so customers can make informed choices”.Download Summary Report