Leaders in Farm Machinery for No-Till Planting
RFM NT is a leading innovator in the manufacture of agricultural retrofit systems. Now in our second generation, for decades we’ve overcome challenges and celebrated triumphs with our customers. We’re about innovating to create new farm machinery that farmers want to buy.
Seeing Opportunities For Growth
The extremes of seasons and droughts in Australia always seemed to bring the best out of the Ryan family. Father and son team, Austin and Paul, see these pressures as opportunities to develop further farm machinery that would aid farmers.
Now the Managing Director, Paul has witnessed a multitude of struggles during downturns in the farm economy, which have driven his philosophy on adversity and the lessons they teach.
“Whatever trial you’re facing, you need to learn through that – how to go out and fight the battle and never give up. You need to figure out how to grow again and move forward. Those are the times that make you think, re-approach and re-innovate.”
Sharing Our Innovation
RFM NT products are the result of decades of state-of-art refinements and developing new technologies to improve broadacre planting.
As an industry leader in Australian farm machinery, Paul has travelled the world to share the best farming practices and techniques.
“It doesn’t matter if I talk to a farmer in Kazakhstan or in the USA – the business of farming comes down to the core. How they practice may vary, but how they approach the idea of getting seed in is practically the same. They say the RFM product is an innovative, easy-to-use product and that makes their planting practice more productive.”
Driven by Our Values
Here at RFM NT, we’ve always adhered to our five principles of integrity, excellence, innovation, customer focus and mutual respect. Those were the values that Austin instilled in his son Paul, and that’s the culture our team continues to this day.
“Not only are we building a great product that’s helping feed the world, but we’re also making the farmer more productive. It’s exciting to see the growth and the changes in expanding around the world. We’ve put a lot of hard work and risk into that, but in the end, it’s very rewarding to see the results.”
Brad Jenkinson, Warracknabeal VIC
“I’ve always watched the innovative products of RFM.”
“I first bought the Coil Wheel Press Harrows and fitted them to our Simplicity bar. I now have a John Deere 1890 single disc planter. Just like when we needed to fix the mud & trash build up on the Simplicity, we had the same issue on the JD 1890.
We first tried the RFM Coil Gauge Wheel in 2016 and immediately noticed the difference. We were able to get planting earlier in the morning and on even on unchoice today.”