Investing in the right people | Goulburn post

Growing: Hewitt’s Ag and Plant Repairs moved to 124 Goulburn Street, Crookwell, in early 2022 as this much better suits their dual needs of a retail store and workshop. Photo: Supplied

Hewitt’s Ag and Plant Repairs has been in operation since July 2017.

Previously, since early 2014, owner and manager Josh Hewitt worked as a sole trader in the industry, specifically as a mobile plant mechanic in the Crookwell district.

Since opening the current business in Crookwell, “we are very privileged to have acquired some wonderful staff,” said Josh.

This includes “our fully qualified plant mechanic/shop manager Adam Kennedy who joined us in February 2018 as our first employee, our current fourth year apprentice Blake Haynes who joined us in November 2018, our current apprentice from second year Nathan Galway who joined us in November 2020, and our parts manager Chris Wray who is also a qualified mechanic, who joined us in February 2021.”

Josh also explained why they moved in early 2022 to now be at 124 Goulburn Street.

“It’s much better suited to being more of a retail location as well as a serviced workshop,” he said.

As a result, “in this short time we have been able to accommodate many more products and equipment to stock and supply on our premises and continue to expand our range of spare parts to supply our stock brands, such as Husqvarna , Aussie pumps, Gentech generators, Peerless air compressors, Rapid Spray and Goldacres spray equipment.”

Other trusted brands include Narva, Bare Co, Castrol, Century Batteries, Wurth, GA Spares, Jak Max, Briggs & Stratton and many more.

They also have chainsaw parts and accessories, lawn care parts and accessories, all types of fasteners, bearings, lifting equipment, tool pins and accessories, oils and lubricants, automotive lighting and electrical, welding supplies, batteries, trailer parts and accessories, water pump. hoses and accessories, as well as weed control parts and accessories.

In addition, “we assemble and manufacture hydraulic hoses for all your agricultural and earthmoving equipment”.

They also perform “shop repairs on all plants and machinery such as stationary engines, water pumps, generators, chainsaws, lawn and garden maintenance equipment, pressure washers, all mowers lawn mowers, quads, farm bikes, UTVs, small and large earthmoving equipment, farm machinery and equipment, and trailer repairs.

They can even perform welding repairs on all kinds of equipment. Plus, “we have a fully equipped service truck with a Hiab crane for all your on-site repairs and maintenance etc.”.

Their normal hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but they can also look after you on weekends and after hours upon request.

Wiley C. Thompson