Welcome to Trimax!

Trimax Mowing Systems is a family owned company that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes tractor-powered mowing equipment. Our aim is to create mowing solutions which focus on low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and a long commercial life. We design products which are safe, efficient, intuitive to use and present consistently well in both fine turf and demanding commercial conditions. As a company we endeavour to treat all customers, staff, suppliers and partners as family. From our service and support, to product demonstrations and dealer engagement, we seek to deeply understand our family and provide innovative solutions to meet their needs. By continuing to listen to and partner with our family members we will continue to release consistently innovative and sustainable products to the world.


Innovation is in all of us

Here at Trimax we like to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration. We believe creativity is in all of us and that a focused team is a powerful force. When we join together as colleagues, partners and acquaintances, our joint creativity produces incredible designs, systems and solutions that would not be possible as separate entities. This inclusive ethos is central to our Trimax DNA and a solid contributor to our ongoing success.

  • timeline-1
    First production of Ezeemow, Mowcraft & Mulchmasta flail mowers.
  • Pride, Procut and veemow disc mowers & the Procut S1 rotary roller mowers in production.
  • timeline-3
    First exports to Australia and a dedicated research and developement department established.
  • Trimax Stealth S1 rugged rotary wing mower released.
  • timeline-5
    First exports to the United Kingdom & Bay of Plenty Exporter of the Year award.
  • First exports to the United States. First rollermower sold to turf farm in California.
  • timeline-7
    Trimax ProCut first used for maintenance of Windsor Great Park.
  • Trimax opens distribution warehouse in the United Kingdom.
  • timeline-9
    Trimax Pegasus S1 released. First tri-deck rotary roller mower in the USA for fine turf.
  • Trimax releases the first commercial successful extra wide roller mower – X-WAM
  • timeline-11
    30th Anniversary of Trimax Mowing Systems observed.
  • The Trimax Snake released. A fully dedicated sports turf and municipality mower.

It All Started With Hairy Berries!

hairy-berriesAlthough it sounds unlikely, the birth of Trimax Mowing Systems had a lot to do with brown furry fruit. Modern kiwifruit production was pioneered in New Zealand in the 1970’s and the Bay of Plenty region, where Trimax began, was the centre of activity. The area underwent a complete transformation in a decade. Large areas of cow pasture became kiwifruit orchards almost overnight and numerous businesses, big and small, competed to service the new industry. Among them were many small engineering enterprises that manufactured tractor-mounted mowers to cut the grass beneath the kiwifruit vines. Three of these businesses eventually combined to become Trimax Mowing Systems.

Meanwhile, another business in Wellington made sliding hooks for meat processing plants. Part owner Bob Sievwright had trained in product engineering with General Motors in New Zealand and at the General Motors University in Flint, Michigan. Mower manufacturers needed blades for their machines and Bob’s company was happy to supply anything they asked for. But Bob had a better idea and produced a new type of flail for mowers and shredders. Looking for more challenges, he decided to buy one of the leading mower makers and build a better machine. The deal was all but through when his plans literally went up in smoke. Fire destroyed the plant! Undeterred, Bob secured the manufacturing rights and bought another mower-making shop so he could carry on. The new mowers and shredders fitted with his revolutionary GammaFlails™ blades were an outstanding success. Trimax mowers were born. hairy-berries Jim McEwen was the owner of the third small engineering enterprise. He had developed a range of advanced low-profile, multi-spindled rotary mowers called ProCut. When Bob wanted to add rotary mowers to his range of flail mower and shredders, he purchased the ProCut company. In doing so, he bought more than a rotary mower range, he also secured Jim’s services. Jim’s unique talent for blending style into functional mechanical devices heralded a new era for Trimax.

From Kiwifruit to Turf

kiwifruit-mowerAlthough kiwifruit production was the launching pad for Trimax, our mowers were adapted for parks and reserves mowing and we began exporting in 1985. Since then, rapid product development has resulted in the range of Trimax mowers you see today. From world class sports areas and golf courses to royal polo fields and estates, Trimax has delivered a powerful commercial product range and a strong history of innovation. We’re proud of our extensive global expertise and dealer network which allows us to service customers as quickly as when Trimax was a much smaller operation. Trimax dealers are always able to call on our expertise to assist with technical advice and demonstrations if required, while owners and operators can expect the highest levels of backup and service wherever they are.
If you need a mower, part, service, have a special requirement or just want to chat, please contact us at any time.