La societé

Chez Hustler, nous fabriquons des équipements agricoles innovants qui révolutionnent la vie quotidienne des éleveurs.

Repenser le Quotidien à travers 4 générations

Construire un moteur à réaction pour un tricycle à l’âge de 8 ans sur la ferme familiale… c’est une des nombreuses inventions qui a germé dans la tête du jeune Russell Currie, qui deviendra plus tard fondateur des équipements agricoles Hustler. Inutile de mentionner que son père a essayé de modérer ses idées un peu folles, sans succès !

Aujourd’hui, et 4 générations plus tard, la famille Currie possède toujours ce gène créatif et travaille au sein de l’entreprise qui fête ses 60 ans en 2021. 

We’re on a mission to help farmers and ranchers ‘Achieve More Everyday’ with the ‘World’s Best Livestock Feeding Solutions’.

Global Company

Hustler has grown its business on global demand, by staying at the forefront of an industry where technological developments are constantly emerging and discerning buyers are seeking to improve their efficiencies.

Much of the testing and trialing of new equipment is carried out by end-users in the field, and around the world to ensure that Hustler products meet the demands of a global market.

The History of Hustler

From humble beginnings to today


R.H. Currie started making orchard equipment from his shed in Raupere Rd.

First sprayers built.

‘CURRIE-BILT’ brand introduced.

Image: one of the first sprayers developed in early 1960’s.


First hydraulic rams produced.

Image: ute-mounted sprayers for contractors developed in mid-1960’s.


Company moved to Ikanui Rd, Hastings.

Started making sprayers for ‘Winstone’ who exported them to Hawaii, Bermuda, Samoa, Fiji and Australia.

Image: one of the first sprayers developed for Winstone.


First turn-around tractor forklift produced.

Image: a turn-around tractor forklift front of R.H. Currie Manufacture at Ikanui Rd, Hastings.


‘HUSTLER’ brand introduced.

Image: R.H. Currie driving a Hustler forklift.


Patented self-steer sprayers introduced.


  • Mast sideshift
  • Patented high ground clearance
  • Patented bintipper clamp

Image: one of the first worldwide developed and patented steering axle on sprayers.


2-year warranty introduced.

Image: ‘Clearview’ forklifts that are covered by our two-year warranty, like all Hustler products after that date. 


New range of all-roller ‘Clearview’ masts introduced.

Multi-lift™ non hydraulic forklift patented NZ and Australia.

Image: Multi-lift™ non hydraulic forklift (E2 Economy).


Additions to factory ‘HUSTLER’ brand launched.

Image: Hustler machines loaded and ready for export in Australia.


Front Runner™ front mounted minilift introduced.

Standard Top Link Range introduced.

Image: Front Runner™ front mounted on a Fiat 55-66 tractor. 


Larger site opened in Omahu Rd, Hastings.

Load Floater™ Suspension bin fork introduced.

SPIKA™ bale spiker and feeder introduced.

Image: One of the very first SPIKA™ bale spiker and feeder.


Patented CHAINLESS 2000 bale feeder introduced.

Softarms™ developed for handling wrapped bales.

Rolatrac™ mounting system for New Holland Supersteer tractors introduced.

Image: Rolatrac™ mounting system showcased on a New Holland tractor.


Equaliser introduced.

VMX™ forklifts launched

Image: one of the first VMX™ forklifts.


Expansion do factory at Omahu Rd, Hastings.

VS™ high visibility fork arm introduced.

Image: on going factory expansion.


‘Clearview’ fork developed for industrial applications.

Patented CHAINLESS 4000 self loading bale feeder introduced.

CHAINLESS 8000 multi-bale feeder prototype shown at dealer day.

Purchase of testing/development facility opposite HQ.

Image: one of the first patented CHAINLESS 4000 being developed and tested.


SL Range bale feeders introduced.

Spraysmart imported sprayer range introduced.

CHAINLESS freeflow wiper introduced – dramatically reducing jamming and clogging of difficult bales.

Image: Official launching event for the Spraymart sprayers range in 2009. 


SL-450T folding extension trough feeder introduced.

Raven Precision farming range introduced.

Image: one of the first SL-450T folding extension trough feeder being developed and tested.


SLX bale feeders launched.

1500-litre linkage sprayer introduced.

Spraysmart Target range introduced.

Spraysmart Duraboom launched NZ’s Toughest.

Image: Massive capacity Fox sprayer.


Revolutionary Katipo sprayer range introduced, changing the game for linkage sprayers.

Image: Katipo sprayer.


Bale loading camera on the New CHAINLESS X5000 bale feeder.

CHAINLESS X5000 bale feeder launched.

Image: bale loading camera.


Patented hands-free auto connect/disconnect loading system ‘Snaplox’ introduced.

Hustler Equipment has acquired Robertson Manufacturing.

Image: Snaplox system being demonstrated.


Wireless Touch Feed X™ kit introduced.

Image: Wireless Touch Feed X™ showcased on a X2500 bale feeder makes operation easier for tractors with 1 DA hydraulic remote.


Brand new, purpose built, state-of-the-art Global Headquarters building achieved.


Hustler has stood the test of time, founded in 1961 on the same principals that govern everything we do today.

“World class company providing state-of-the-art equipment enabling livestock to thrive in healthier, timely feeding conditions delivering significant reductions in waste, enabling clients to bank greater profits and lead a happier life”

  • World’s Best
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Passion
  • Team

Job vacancies

We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our growing team if you’re interested in working with us, get in touch.

Just let us know which position you want to apply for and attach your CV.

Management Team


Angus Hewetson

Global Business Development Manager

Richard Currie

Product Development

Rob Weaver

Production Manager

Arne Currie

Global Customer Care Manager

Why Hustler

Hustler has been designing and building farm equipment since 1961. We combine a love for machines with creativity, an understanding of farming, and a passion for discovering better ways to do everyday tasks.

Our head office location in one of New Zealand’s key agricultural regions keeps us in touch with the requirements of some of the world’s best farmers. We listen, we observe, and we challenge the status quo to develop products that meet the evolving needs of agriculture. Industry-leading technology ensures meticulous manufacturing standards.

All new Hustler products undergo a grueling test programme, When they survive we stand behind them with our two-year warranty and our global dealer network.


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After-sales customer care

Our dedication to you doesn’t stop when you leave the dealer. That’s because owning a Hustler should be as rewarding as the time it saves you.

All Hustler built products are backed with a full 2-year warranty for added peace of mind in the field and include Hustler’s legendary service, back up and support that exceeds your expectations.

Hustler Equipment is an official New Zealand FernMark Licencee, a government programme which  promotes and protects New Zealand products and services on a global scale.

Visit our support page to locate your nearest Accredited Dealer, to contact our Hustler Field Consultants, to access to literature, resources, help or to find out more about our after-sales support.

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