DJ Sincock is a strong believer in using Australian made products and recognises the importance of high quality oils and greases, particularly during peak header repair season.
This was one of the reasons he chose to become a distributor of Gulf Western Oil (GWO) products through CBC, in addition to running a header repair service business in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
“I stock the full range of GWO and have changed 90% of my customers over to GWO for their header oils,” enthuses DJ. “GWO are Australian owned and operated and I’m a strong believer in using Australian made products. This is a premium quality, genuine oil product and a more economical choice for the farmer.”
With its ample water supply for irrigation, temperate climate and flat landscape, the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales is one of the most affluent and diverse agricultural regions in Australia.
With this in mind, DJ Sincock, saw the opportunity to start a business in his hometown of West Wyalong, specialising in agricultural header repairs and spare parts supplies.
In 2003, he began his business as a sole trader mechanic fixing agricultural machinery. “For the first few years, I did everything on my own,” says DJ.
Today, DJ Sincock Header Repairs employs a team of three other mechanics and has one apprentice.
“We are one of the largest header repair businesses in New South Wales. We operate seven days a week, and 12 months of the year. The area we cover for header repairs spans 200km in all directions across Central New South Wales,” says DJ. “We are very proud to be Australian and to promote Australian-made products, like GWO.”
“The header oil is a very popular product, and we move it with ease. We sell roughly 30-40 of the 20L drums per week and half a dozen of the 205L drums of GWO a week,” describes DJ. “The GWO Truck and Farm Grease is another one of our best-sellers. Farmers love the quality of it.”
Russell Randal, National Segment Manager for Agriculture at the CBC Wagga Branch, speaks of DJ fondly. “We have developed a great relationship with DJ in a short time. He is a good distributor.”
“I know DJ has close to 200 headers on his books every year and he may have to service upwards of 80-90 per year. My role is to try to ensure he stays fully stocked with oils and greases for servicing his harvesters.”
A day on the job for DJ involves driving out to sites to inspect headers, compiling a detailed list of the repairs and parts required and then ordering in the parts.
“I deal with Russell at the Wagga Wagga branch most frequently. We require parts on order every other day and he is quick to turnaround.”
“Even though I live 150km from Wagga Wagga, I try to make a trip in once a week to pick things up and visit the branch,” says DJ. “After we receive the parts, it takes about 2 days to complete a header repair job.”
Steve Keown, CBC National Product Manager for Lubrication Equipment, highlights some of the offerings he believes make GWO products outstanding.
“GWO has a state-of-the-art blending and packaging facility here in Australia. From a technical perspective, this production facility is second to none. It is the most advanced lubricant production facility we have in this country and the products they provide are exceptional quality. In all my years in this business, few production practices have impressed me as much.”
Currently, GWO is the largest Australian owned and operated manufacturer of lubricants in Australia with their products API Licensed, OEM approved and ISO 9001 quality-endorsed. Significantly, GWO offer an extensive range of products that service the agricultural sector, including diesel engine oils, petrol engine oils, hydraulic oils, gear lubricants, and transmission fluids.