Based in Boneo on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsular, Hawkes Produce is a grower of premium produce including Kipfler Potatoes, Dutch Carrots, Spring Onions and Sunnyridge Strawberries.
Run by the Hawkes family for the past 50 years, current owner Barry Hawkes has been farming all his life, although now with only 140 acres of arable land, these days, his focus is squarely on the gourmet end of town.
Farming is hard work, however thanks to the reliability and simplicity of Case equipment, Barry finds that even the hardest jobs on his vegetable farm are now a lot easier than ever.
“When I started in vegetable farming, we had an International Harvester (IH) tractor, so when Case took over the IH brand, I was familiar with their machines and so I have kept using them ever since.”
Although he has a number of Case machines at his disposal, for all his general earthmoving and farm duties, Barry uses his trusty Case CX350C Excavator that is designed to deliver superior power, unmatched performance, and a healthy return on investment for his sand mining operation.