Profle: Agriquip

Agriquip is a family-owned and operated business with an impressive legacy, specialising in high-quality agricultural, civil, and municipal equipment

McConnel PA6085VFR

Their portfolio includes products from renowned brands such as McConnel, Bomford, Spearhead, Tuchel and Major.

Client satisfaction is of the highest importance at Agriquip, and the business is confident that when a client purchases a McConnel Power Arm, they will be completely satisfied, not only with the products reliability, innovation, and quality but also because of the service and support provided by the team at Agriquip and McConnel.

Roger Flintoff from XCUT Hedge Services Ltd, Taupo, who owns a McConnel PA6085VFR, says, "I do a lot of work for forestry companies doing land clearing, and minimising downtime is critical. Knowing I have Agriquip supporting me with their knowledge and fast parts back-up gives me total confidence."

About McConnel/Agriquip

Specialising in hedge cutters, McConnel is UK-based and has been driven by innovation for the past 75 years. New Plymouth-based Agriquip has been importing McConnel into New Zealand for more than 20 years, delivering its first hedge cutter to a client in 1992. That commitment to dealing with quality brands is in the very DNA of Agriquip.

"With a combined 86 years of experience in the hedge trimmer business, our team at Agriquip is well-equipped to handle any challenge, that’s why we offer consultation and aftersales support that is unparalleled in the industry," says Agriquip general manager Andre Capper.

"Agriquip’s commitment to exceptional service and client satisfaction is evidenced by the glowing reviews from our clients. Service is our top priority, which is why our constant focus is on minimising the downtime of our clients by providing them with everything necessary to get them up and running again.

McConnel PA6585

"With a huge stock of machines and parts, it’s not hard to see why we are known around New Zealand as the hedge cutter people."

Consultation/advice on machine selection

Agriquip helps clients navigate the selection process and guides them towards the Power Arm best suited to their specific needs. With models ranging from the PA3430 with a 3.4-metre reach right up to the PA8085T with an eight-meter reach, and with options of a telescopic arm or forward reach, there’s something to suit every client and scenario.

With more than 50 hedge cutters in stock of all sizes and specifications, Agriquip says they can match the perfect machine to the application, without having to wait months for one to be imported from overseas.

With lead times of up to 18 months, the team is experienced and plans well ahead, enabling Kiwis to access quality vegetation control machinery quicker.

85 Series

The most popular of the McConnel hedge cutter series in New Zealand is the 85 Series. This has a powerful 85hp hydraulic system that’s a match for even the densest vegetation thrown at it, with many clients in New Zealand saying they would never look at anything else after operating one.


Fully customisable colour digital touchscreen

McConnel leads the way in hedge cutter technology and design. With more than 30 national and international awards to its name, the business continues innovating and bringing out new and improved features and machines.

This year, McConnel released the new V7 Revolution joystick controls.

"As the name suggests, this is indeed revolutionary. Simple to use, yet highly sophisticated, the V7 controls deliver outstanding one-handed control and the best feature set in the industry, with a fully customisable colour digital touchscreen giving the operator at-a-glance information on active features, power output, jobs hours, warning alarms, and servicing alerts."

Agriquip says there are more new hedge cutter models in the pipeline. For more information, visit the brand’s Facebook page or

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