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Drummond & Etheridge Expands Footprint to Cromwell, Bringing Top-Tier Machinery and Services to Central Otago

Drummond & Etheridge, a leading name in agricultural machinery and aftermarket service, is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in Cromwell. This expansion marks a significant milestone for the company, solidifying its commitment to providing top-tier products and unparalleled support to farmers, growers, golf courses, construction companies and other businesses in the region.

“With the establishment of our Cromwell branch, we are thrilled to bring our extensive range of machinery and services to Central Otago,” says Matt Galbraith, CEO of Drummond & Etheridge. “Our objective is to empower our customers with top-quality equipment and comprehensive support, enabling them to achieve optimal results in their operations.”

The Cromwell location will showcase a diverse selection of farm machinery tailored to orchards, vineyards, and various agricultural applications. Customers can expect top-tier equipment from trusted brands like Gason, KMS Rinklin, BA Pumps & Sprayers, and Horizon.

“We understand the unique requirements of growers in the Cromwell area, and our product range reflects that understanding,” says Mark Harrex, Branch Manager Cromwell. “From orchard mowers to pruning and foliage management machinery, we offer solutions designed to enhance efficiency and productivity in farming operations.”


The KMS Rinklin Barrel Pruner is one of the pruning and foliage management machines available from D&E.


The John Deere Compact Construction range includes skid steer loaders, excavators and track loaders.

In addition to agricultural machinery, Drummond & Etheridge also caters to the construction industry with a comprehensive line-up of John Deere compact construction equipment. Property developers, construction companies, and other businesses can find a range of equipment including skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, and compact excavators at the Cromwell branch.

“Our commitment to providing exceptional service extends across all sectors we serve,” says Mark. “Whether it’s farm machinery or compact construction equipment, our dedicated local service team is equipped to provide prompt assistance and minimise downtime for our customers.”

Drummond & Etheridge also recognises the importance of supporting local golf courses and sports turf facilities in the region. “With many world-class golf courses in the area already committed to the John Deere product range, we’re pleased to reciprocate that commitment by offering local parts and service backup, available 24/7,” says Matt.


Located in Cromwell, Drummond & Etheridge are well placed to support golf and sports turf facilities throughout Central Otago.

“Our team of factory-trained technicians is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and mechanical know-how to keep our customers’ machinery running smoothly,” Mark added. “Whether it’s routine maintenance or urgent repairs, operators can rely on us to keep their business moving forward.”

The company’s centralised parts warehouse and distribution centre ensures quick access to a wide range of parts, facilitating rapid resolution of machine-down scenarios. A tiered parts offering also gives customers the flexibility to choose OEM, reman, or aftermarket options based on their needs and budget.

“We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to our customers, from the moment they purchase equipment to long-term maintenance and beyond,” affirmed Matt. “With our Cromwell branch, we look forward to forging lasting partnerships with local growers, farmers and businesses, driving success and growth in the region.”

Drummond & Etheridge invites growers, farmers, superintendents, property developers, construction companies, and businesses in Central Otago to visit their new location on Rogers Street and experience firsthand the quality products and exceptional service that have been synonymous with the company for decades.

They are holding branch open days on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May, where attendees can meet the local team, and participate in product demonstrations and displays hosted by product specialists. LEARN MORE.

For more information about Drummond & Etheridge and its offerings, please visit or contact the Cromwell branch on 03 445 8180.

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