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Macadamia orchard field day

Macadamia Field day at the Nutty For You orchard in Waipu, New Zealand General Discussion with other growers about Macadamia growing and harvesting. Walking through the orchard Which is made up of mainly GT's and A Variety trees.                         One of our V-Twin Dehuskers [...]

Macadamia orchard field day2021-03-30T19:24:35+00:00

10 Macadamia crackers to Kenya

We have just completed manufacture of our largest order to date for a customer in Kenya. The complete order consists of 10 Crackadamia Twin Crackers, giving a combined capacity of 1200kg (1.2 tonne) per hour - Motors fitted with reduction gearboxes ready to be assembled to each machine.         - 4 large [...]

10 Macadamia crackers to Kenya2020-11-05T18:51:46+00:00

SGS Certification

We have successfully completed SGS certification. This is a requirement for some countries to make sure that our equipment complies with Safety and electrical standards. Two commercial Crackers heading off To Kenya after independent SGS inspection in our workshop prior to packaging for transport      Package sealed for transport after the inspection.

SGS Certification2020-08-12T23:24:27+00:00

Ongare Point Macadamia Field Day

New Zealand Macadamia society Field day held at Ongare Point Organics Orchard. Great to see a good turnout of new and existing growers keen to check out an established macadamia orchard also growing a mixture of other crops such as, Hazels, Avocados, Bananas to name but a few. Some of the pigs hungry for any [...]

Ongare Point Macadamia Field Day2019-11-18T20:03:52+00:00

Hammer blower for husks

Custom fabrication of a Hammer blower that will hammer husks down to small squares and then blow them by means of a fan up to 5 meters away from the husker to a compost site or bin. The idea being that small husk parts will compost down much better then large parts and by [...]

Hammer blower for husks2019-02-01T19:26:26+00:00

Sandalwood nut cracking

We are unable to import Sandalwood or Quandong nuts into New Zealand due to customs quarantine regulations. So when an Australian customer offered to throw some nuts through his machine for us and video the results we jumped at the opportunity. See the following results:-   As you can see the [...]

Sandalwood nut cracking2019-01-10T20:59:50+00:00

Almond and Hazel nut cracking

We were asked to trial both Hazelnuts and Almonds through our machines for an overseas grower. With our standard machines having been designed and built by us for Macadamias we are always keen to experiment with other nuts. And we were blown away with the result we achieved with both Hazel and Almond nuts. We [...]

Almond and Hazel nut cracking2020-02-17T20:21:46+00:00

Cacay nut de-husking

We do get requests to modify our machines for a variety of nuts, such as this machine specifically modified by us to De-Hull Cacay nuts in South America which has just left the workshop heading for Columbia. We look forward to the results of the trials being performed with this machine over the next [...]

Cacay nut de-husking2019-01-11T19:56:13+00:00