About Us

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Simple  Our guiding principle. This flows through all decisions. From designing out complexity to ensure SAM’s are easy to use, look great and perform on-farm. To the best manufacturing techniques and the clever tech we incorporate along the way.

Reliable  Genuine SAM gear is built to last. Extreme reliability for you for the long-term is our goal. Design evolves based on this principle. Quick, easy parts and servicing is also prioritised for the lifetime of your SAM. 

Smart  This is where our drive to create a culture of improvement and common sense comes from. We are practical, resourceful and agile. Always looking for the very best team, materials, technology, suppliers and workmanship. 

Heart  The good stuff. Being family owned and operated gives a unique perspective. We take the best of corporate with the agility of a smaller business. We work on creating a fair workplace where everyone can have a positive influence. SAM do things a little differently.

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Quality gear since 1946.


We make great machinery and stand behind it. We have a foundation of over 75 years of experience designing and manufacturing farming gear.

Tim Ellingham, GM (a farmer himself back in the day) understands the daily strains on your time. "We build machinery to deliver year-in and year-out. That is why SAM's are manufactured with superior materials, designed and built with the best craftsmanship and supported with superb back-up."


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From fence posts to farm machinery

Wilfred Coombridge and his business partner began building gates and fences for their local farming community in 1946. Both were farmers and saw an opportunity. Hay elevators came next. Then they bought a welder and a building and they were away. SAM came from an acronym from the names of the inventors of one of the first machines ever purchased to build. 

It wasn't all plain sailing, premises were hit and destroyed by a tornado in 1948, then badly damaged by fire again just two years later. From there, things went from strength to strength expanding into Australia in the early seventies.

Seventy-five years and three generations of family later they now direct the complete R & D, design, fabrication and delivery of a popular selection of SAM Machinery. The range is sold across Australasia.

Giving back

To offer thanks to the many communities that have given support to SAM Machinery over the seventy-five years they have been in business, we are giving $1000 to various groups in need across the year. 

Recipients have ranged from the agricultural such as Rural Support Trust - doing great things to keep our farmers mentally strong,  health related charities such as, Children's Hospital, Cancer Society and Dementia support. To community volunteers like the firefighters and Coastguard. Wheelchair rugby is also supported. 

Causes suggested by the SAM team, sales people and clients have all been incorporated. If you have thoughts on who should be next, we would really like to hear from you. Your wine fund is not quite what we are after!


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