Supplying growers for over 75 years

About Us

Growers Services have been supplying customers for over 75 years with quality new and used machinery. We work hard to keep up-to-date with current trends in farming, horticulture, viticulture, orcharding and gardening so that we can provide our customers with equipment suited to their needs. With a range of options available from small tillage equipment through to large tractors and sprayers, you'll find everything you need here - whether it's just one item or an entire fleet!

Growers Services is a multiple Kubota dealer excellence award winner and five-star Kubota dealership group. It has Kubota branches in Mildura, Renmark, Swan Hill, and Ballarat as well as two specialty branches in Berri and Griffith.

The Founders

Growers Services is a family owned and operated business that has been in operation since 1946.
Our group has grown from 2 staff to over 100 staff today across 6 locations.

Our success can be attributed to our commitment to providing exceptional customer service backed by a strong team of dedicated people upholding the values of honesty and integrity every day.


Our History

1930 - 1945


Growers Services is a company that has been around for over 75 years.

The Ayling family started in farm machinery in the early 1930’s, with Bert Ayling having the first tractor in the Barmera district of South Australia.

By the late 1940’s Bert Ayling had a fleet of McCormick Deering 1020/W4/W6 tractors, many of which were on steel wheels. These tractors were very popular for rotary hoeing & discing which was not possible/practical with a horse.

1946


After WWII, the new settlers wanted to own their own tractor. The business moved from a tractor contracting company to a tractor dealership selling international harvester machinery.

In 1955 Bert's son Alec Ayling joined the business and helped to further grow its operations, taking over the business in 1977.

Over time, Growers Services expanded into other fields such as construction equipment, earthmoving machines, harvesting equipment and more. Alec Ayling was later joined by his son Steven Ayling.

The family always had a focus in being a reliable and honest partner to agricultural businesses.

1992

Sunraysia Motors (based in Mildura) which also started in 1946 was purchased by Steven Ayling in 1992 after it went through some tough times. The brands it represented were Case IH and Kubota.

Our focus was on Kubota in horticulture and Case IH in broadacre.

1998

The Case IH Dealer in Murray Bridge went bankrupt, giving the opportunity for an additional broadacre branch. This branch was later sold to fund another expansion in 2002 but the property was retained.

In 2002 the Swan Hill and Ouyen Case IH broadacre branches were purchased from a liquidator, expanding the group further.

2017

In 2017 the family could see the growth and opportunity in the nut industry so organised a trip to California to door knock nut machinery manufacturers in the USA.

We were successful in obtaining the best brands in the industry, being Orchard-Rite, Nelson Hardie, Weiss McNair, Thomas Manufacturing and Legacy Industries franchises.

2019

In early 2019 Growers Services launched their hire shop in Berri. Today in Berri we have over 100 machines that we hire out.

The fleet is always growing as we listen to feedback from our customers.

2022

In 2022 the business sold its Case IH broadacre branches in Mildura, Swan Hill and Ouyen to fund the purchase of additional Kubota dealerships.

The first dealership purchased was WestAg in Ballarat, a key lifestyle and livestock region that the Kubota range suits well.

Ballarat also represents Polaris all terrain vehicles, which the Growers Services group has continued.