About Us.

Vater Machinery Pty Ltd was established in 2016, by brothers, Roger and Rick Vater, who purchased an existing New Holland Dealership situated in Tanunda, within the Barossa Valley, South Australia. In 2019, the brothers acquired the Machinery Division of AW Vater & Co, founded by their parents in 1956, located at Saddleworth. It included a branch at Kadina, which was acquired in 2013. A new Dealership was built at Nuriootpa, and the Barossa business relocated to accommodate growing demand, also in that year. All three outlets, Saddleworth, Kadina and Nuriootpa have been amalgamated to form a formidable and respected business with influence throughout South Australia.

The partnership with New Holland was forged in June 1960 and we are one of their longest serving Dealers in Australia. New Holland is our major franchise across all branches and provides a diverse range of products, including, Tractors, Combines, Hay Equipment, Handling Equipment and more.

To round out the Dealerships, we offer products and services from the following quality franchises; JCB, MacDon, Flexicoil, Horsch, Croplands, Rogator, Braud, Arcusin, Polaris, Stihl, Sonic, Gason, Grizzly, Atlas Copco, Challenge and more. (Not all are offered at each branch). Finance is offered as a service to approved applicants.

We pride ourselves on being associated with the very best products that are current, relevant and reliable, 'Brands you can trust'. Our focus is on service and support and delivering an excellent customer experience. We have extensive experience and have a good understanding of the agricultural and viticulture industries.

 Our mission is to provide practical solutions for our customers, by listening to them to understand their needs. We are in the 'relationship business' and are here for the long haul. Our customers, suppliers and staff are our partners. Our aim is to 'add Value' within the services and supply chain by offering industry 'best practice' systems, with the use of state-of-the-art technology.

 Our values comprise of; integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, respect, dignity, humanity, focusing on the needs of our customer and the interactions with all of our stakeholders including suppliers and staff. We are loyal and have long term partnerships. Safety and care of our staff are our priority. Above all, we promote a family business culture and welcome everyone to come in for a coffee and a chat.

We support our local communities and  many sporting and service organizations through sponsorship. 

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Our Customers.

Over 60 years of customer service

Farming over 2300 hectares the Graetz Family at Sedan have been an advocate of the New Holland brand.  “Our business is hard enough and having reliable trusted machinery like New Holland makes our job easier Will Graetz says.  “We are prominently broadacre farmers with livestock.  “Vater Machinery and Bruce Dutschke have provided the service support that is essential to us, especially during harvest when we need it the most”.  
Will Graetz | Sedan
The Schrapel Family Trust are fourth generations farmers at Ebenezer in the Barossa Valley.  They grow cereal crops and have an established vineyard of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Grenache, Semillon and Riesling grapes .
Discussing the New Holland T5.115 Sean said  “When compared to other brands the New Holland cab is comfortable has great vision and offers a good ride”.
Ralph mentioned “ Vater Machinery has become his ‘one stop-stop’  as they offer more than just New Holland Parts which saves us both time and effort.
The Schrapel Family Trust | Ebenezer
"We purchased a new 9090x Braud Destemming Harvester through Vater Machinery Tanunda. Michael Watson has kept a great communication platform open throughout the entire process and has continued to do so post pre-delivery. The whole team at Vaters have treated myself and my team with a high level of respect and professionalism throughout this purchase."
Lincoln Grocke | Director of LG Vineyard Services
Based in the Barossa Valley Advanced Viticulture and Management function over three states offering operational management solutions and run an extensive fleet of machines specific to viticulture.
Mark Vannucci Fleet Operations Manager said “ buying machinery is a cost versus benefit decision and must be fit for purpose”.  “We have added two New Holland T5’s to our fleet recently and were impressed with the extended warranty that was on offer”.  Operators have commented that the New Holland tractor presents a very comfortable cab and ride.
Mark Vannucci | Fleet Operations Manager
“Buying local is important to us” Peter Miles of Karu Harvesting tells us.  He has supported Vater Machinery embracing a number of our brands including New Holland, Braud, Croplands and Polaris.  He purchased two Polaris Ace 570’s HD which he has mounted vine trimmers on.  Peter said “these machines are sturdy and reliable, and from an OH & S viewpoint offer the operator good visibility and comfort; which is important in this day and age”.
Peter Miles | Karu Harvesting

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1248 Saddleworth Road, Saddleworth SA 5413
08 8847 5000
08 8821 2820


77 Samuel Road, Nuriootpa SA 5355
08 8563 2008


14 Kennett St, Kadina SA 5554
08 8828 0600

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