Our History

Agriquip Machinery Co was established in 1976. We are an established agricultural machinery dealer, located in Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, approximately 1 hour south of Sydney. Agriquip Machinery has been a John Deere dealer for 26 years of its 35 year history, and is proud to be partnered with the quality and reliability of the John Deere brand.

Agriquip Machinery evolved out of a successful business called Dunsteel Engineering. Dunsteel engineering was a steel fabrication business which was established in 1966 by Noel Dunlop, the father of the current owner of Agriquip (Phillip Dunlop).

Originally, Agriquip was appointed as a Case/David Brown dealer and formed as an addition to Dunsteel. These businesses complimented each other with the manufacture of front end loaders and other farm implements. Agriquip lost the Case dealership in 1984 following the purchase of International Harvester by Case, and the local International Harvester dealer secured the franchise. Agriquip went on to sell Deutz & Zetor tractors for 18 months, before being approached by John Deere in 1985, and appointed as the local dealer. 

The business was owned by Noel Dunlop, with his sons Phillip & Michael working in both sales and service roles. Michael left in 1998 to start his own business, and in 2000 Phillip purchased Agriquip Machinery from Noel, and continues in the role of Dealer Principal today. By 2003 both Agriquip and Dunsteel had grown to the point where the current premises was no longer able to sustain the growth of both businesses, and Dunsteel moved its fabrication business to neighbouring Moss Vale, allowing Agriquip to better utilise its current location. 

Agriquip has had a long history in serving the local community with their agricultural, commercial and residential machinery and equipment needs. We are continually learning ways to better serve our customers, and improving our facilities, to provide an efficient service to our customers. 

With strong foundations, we are a company who is here for the long haul, to provide our customers with a stable long term option for not only their new machinery purchases, but the follow up parts and service back up that they deserve.

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