Rocks Gone Pty Ltd was founded by West Australian former farmer Tim Pannell. Tim farmed in Yuna for over 30 years, which is where he first encountered the various problems with farming on rocky terrain.
After leaving the family farm, Tim began a contracting business using a rotary rock crusher to improve farming land throughout Western Australia. While working with the rotary machine, Tim identified areas that needed to be improved to suit the harsh conditions of Western Australia and developed his own concept into our flagship product, the Reefinator.
Following the success of the Reefinator, we designed a heavy duty deep ripper suitable for tough soils and hard pans; the Depth Charger.
Our design philosophy for all our products is Durable, Simple, and Cost Effective.
The West Australian soils contain high amounts of silica which cause significant wear on any machine. Our innovations are designed to have wear parts that are quick and easy to replace.
Because we provide our own contracting service, our machines have been extensively used by us on varied terrain across the West Australian Wheatbelt region. We are constantly working on improvements to our machines to create the best product to meet our customer’s needs.
The Reefinator has been met with a fantastic response by the agricultural industry. It was awarded Best Australian Made Machine at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days and Best New Release at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days in 2015.
The Depth Charger has been highly regarded also. It was awarded the New Release Award in the Broad Acre Machinery category at the Yorke Peninsula Fields Days and the Farm Inventor Award at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days in 2017.
In 2017 we won the WA Innovator of the Year Growth Category Award for the Reefinator.
Rocks Gone Pty Ltd is a family owned business, Tim’s wife and three daughters are all involved in the business.