Apatu Farms

CASE STUDY – APATU FARMS When the top link connecting a 4 tonne rotary hoe to a John Deere 8370 RT snapped suddenly, leaving Hawke’s Bay’s Apatu Farms a machine down at planting time, the workshop team discovered it wasn’t up to the job in the first place. They turned to Motus Hydraulics for an […]

Technical Welding Services

CASE STUDY – TECHNICAL WELDING SERVICES When you’re the last New Zealand manufacturer of concrete mixer bowls, you embrace new ideas that will help you hold the quality edge over your imported competition. That’s how it was for longstanding Hamilton engineering company, Technical Welding Services, when Motus first pitched the idea for a more streamlined […]

Stevenson & Taylor

CASE STUDY – STEVENSON & TAYLOR What’s important to an engineer servicing rural heartland Hawke’s Bay? As Robby Smith from Stevenson & Taylor explains, when you’re making anything and everything for a large farming customer base, one size rarely fits all. Having his own login to the Motus website allows Robby to design rams from […]

Southstar Equipment

CASE STUDY – SOUTHSTAR EQUIPMENT For Motus Premium Partner, Southstar Equipment, being one of the biggest names in the manufacture of tree harvesting attachments means the company works only with trusted suppliers whose components can be depended on to endure in gruelling and often remote logging environments. Read more about the Motus Premium Partner Program

Progressive Hydraulics

CASE STUDY – PROGRESSIVE HYDRAULICS What’s important to an Original Equipment Manufacture engineer ? When the design team at Progressive Hydraulics first conceived the idea for a specialised box grader that could be used on skid steer machines, they required not only a unique and dependable ram for the application, they also needed a trusted […]

Neil O’fee Equipment

CASE STUDY – NEIL O’FEE EQUIPMENT Neil O’Fee Equipment has been a Motus customer for more than 10 years. As a niche operation building specialised infrastructure equipment, this niche business relies on quality components and dependability of supply. Neil O’Fee can’t remember the last time he made a Motus warranty claim. And he doesn’t need to […]

HW Industries

CASE STUDY – HW INDUSTRIES For lean manufacturer, HW Industries, working with a supply partner who also has lean manufacturing systems in place makes for a streamlined and stress-free ordering process. Set lead times and just-in-time ordering means the Cambridge-based manufacturer of Maxi Scrapers can depend on Motus hydraulic components being on hand exactly when they’re […]

Feeder Leader

CASE STUDY – FEEDER LEADER When Feeder Leader needed a new hydraulic cylinder for their new Taupo Hand, their design team came straight to Motus Hydraulics. They came to us to help right from the design phase through to production of the final hydraulic cylinder. “You’ve got to have companies that are reliable, with a bit of […]


CASE STUDY – FARMGEAR As a Motus Premium Partner, Farmgear can rest assured its ram requirements will be met. Having its own allocated slot in the Motus production schedule means the Palmerston North-based manufacturer of hydraulic post drivers and mowers can tailor its ordering to meet the highs and lows of customer sales demand. Read more about the Motus […]


CASE STUDY – EQUIPTEC When Equiptec needed a specialised hydraulic ram that would satisfy strict workplace safety requirements, they needed to work with a team willing to help throughout the design phase that shared the same passion and drive for continuous improvement. Together, we designed a purpose-built displacement cylinder, complete with a flow valve for […]