Projects

OUR PROJECTS

We take great pride in our projects here at Mackenzie Hydraulics & Engineering. Click on the image below to see the details of that project, or scroll through all of them further down.

Corn Detasseler

Corn Detasseler
Corn Detasseler
Corn Detasseler

About -

We designed and manufactured this unique machine from the ideas of the client who was looking for a more efficient way to detassel his seed corn. This machine allows the workers to easily access the corn tassels at a comfortable height and faster rate. Because there was no other commercially available machines to model off, this machine was built from a concept concieved by the client.

Features -

  • High clearance to minimise crop damage.
  • Hydrostatic 4 Wheel Drive
  • Hydraulic adjustable work platforms
  • Designed using 3D CAD software

Testimonial -

MacKenzie Hydraulics recently built a corn detasseling machine for us. The machine was a one-off with no commercially available machines to get ideas from. Starting with a basic design brief Ross was able to develop the machine on his CAD software. He was able to animate all moving parts through their full range of movement to check that nothing clashed or interfered unexpectedly. Ross was able to suggest more economical building methods and had some very good ideas for the overall design of the machine. The workmanship of all of Ross’s team of tradesmen was of an extremely high standard and the machine has been finished with the utmost attention to detail. The level of ongoing support after the build has been very good.
- Michael & Carolyn Tomerini

Vacuum Excavation Trailer

Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Filters
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
Vacuum Excavtion Truck
3D imagery

About -

We were approached by the client to build a Vacuum Excavation trailer custom made to his specifications. Vacuum Excavation is an innovative way of removing/displacing soil and other materials, without the risk of damaging in-ground utilities. This unit is one the largest of it's type in North Queensland.

Features -

  • Entire trailer, including chasis, manufactured in house.
  • Tank capacity: 11,000.
  • Large capacity vacuum blower with silencers, driven by a 6 cylinder diesel engine.
  • Twin cyclones and bag house for dust extraction.
  • On-board water tanks & high pressure pump for hydro excavation.
  • Designed utilising 3D software.

Testimonial -

I was impressed with the high quality of workmanship. They were also proactive with the design and construction, even with what would be considered some weird/out there parts of the job. Very personalised service.
- Tim & Kathy Fitzgerald

Mango Harvest Aid

Mango Harvest Aid
Mango Harvest Aid
Mango Harvest Aid
Mango Harvest Aid
Mango Harvest Aid

About -

This Mango Harvest Aid is designed in house to the specifications of the client. We produced 3 of these machines which reduce the double handling of the fruit, while also rinsing the acidic sap off the fruit quickly. It produces cleaner, better quality fruit.

Features -

  • Fully self propelled hydrostatic drive.
  • Large capacity aluminium water tanks.
  • Large conveyor for optimum fruit rinsing.
  • Spare fruit bin storage.
  • Large trampoline area.

Pineapple Harvester/Topper

Pineapple Topper
Pineapple Topper
Pineapple Topper
Pineapple Topper
Pineapple Topper

About -

This Pineapple Harvester was designed & built for Piñata Farms in Mareeba. It was designed to replace an existing harvester that had been in use for decades. The new machine featured a topper that safely removes the pineapple tops. It then deposits the pineapples into one area and the tops into another to be replanted. This essentially prevents the double handling that would normally occur when the fruit is tranported to a shed where the tops are then removed by hand.

Features -

  • 4 Hydraulic-driven conveyors.
  • Unique fruit positioning conveyor to prevent fruit damage through incorrect cutting of tops.
  • Designed using 3D software.

Testimonial -

Pinata Farms did not hesitate to approach Mackenzie Hydraulics & Engineering to build a new pineapple harvester for us as we have always been more than happy with work they have done in the past. The outcome was fantastic; they were able to meet our deadline whilst using top quality materials and ensuring consecutive communication while the project was being completed. Any issues or amendments were immediately taken on board, and the staff were professional to deal with and came across as highly skilled and competent in their roles. The workmanship and hard work that was put into building the harvester is clear to see with the finished result being a machine that runs smoothly and efficiently. The team here at Pinata Farms would highly recommend Mackenzie Hydraulics & Engineering and will definitely be using them again for future projects.
- Piñata Farms

Portable Drill Rig

Portable Drill Rig
Portable Drill Rig
Portable Drill Rig

About -

This Man Portable Drill Rig was custom built to customers specifications for specialised drilling work inside dam walls.

Features -

  • Modular Design.
  • Designed for use in remote/hard to access sites.
  • Drill head & mast was designed to enable operators to assemble/disassemble easily.