Why Choose Us
John Brooks offers industrial automation engineering support to engineering, agricultural and forestry industries, food manufacturers, dairy farmers, craft breweries, boutique winemakers, and other manufacturers with parts supply, expert advice and personal service across New Zealand since 1964.
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Timber is a primary New Zealand export, and John Brooks Ltd have helped some of New Zealand’s biggest timber manufacturers with engineering solutions - including Carter Holt, Fletchers, McVicar Timber, Nelson Pines, and Juken Nissho. We have over 45 years of experience with the NZ timber industry, and supply heavy duty and reliable forestry engineering products that offer continuous duty in a demanding environment – often in both metric and imperial capacities.
We have a great range of Power Transmission and Electrical components. We provide Cycloidal gearboxes for where high shock loading is common, Morbark chippers, stump grinders, and mulchers with dodge-mounted factory bearings, and Bibbly resistant couplings that isolate damaging vibrations and stop them transmitting to the gearbox or motor and causing premature failure. The Raw edge cog Vee belts used in the Morbark product range provide 30% more power transmission or 50% more life compared to a conventional Vee belt.
As the master NZ distributors for several products (including Baldor & Dodge), we carry a large amount of spares in stock for quick supply and dispatch to our customers. We can supply one-off spares, or larger volumes, as required. In addition to the component products already mentioned, we can supply items such as DID chains, Temporiti Fail Safe DC and AC brakes, Servomech screw jacks, Tramec Bevel/helical gear units, Wymark Automatic grease injector lubricators, and Dodge reliance conveyor rollers and drive drums.
Need a full forestry engineering solution? John Brooks Ltd offers design and selection services that will evaluate your requirements, and then ensure a great solution with good balance between the capacity, durability and cost of the products and services chosen. We offer full on site commissioning support if required, via telephone (worldwide), or New Zealand site visits.
Carter Holt’s Plywood plant uses our range of Baldor Brushless motors and drives to optimise their cutting process, and allow them to splice in knot-free segments to produce high quality plywood. And we supplied the Waipa Sawmill with a Back Gauge control (DC servo system and interface) that sets the cut width for the log carriage saw and improves speed efficiency.