Kinghitter post drivers are designed and manufactured by Fairbrother Industries in Auckland, New Zealand. Established by James (Jim) Fairbrother in 1977, the family-owned company is a living example of how Kiwi ingenuity creates products that lead the world.
Inventor of the hydraulic post driver - A qualified engineer with many years of problem-solving experience on the land and at sea -Jim Fairbrother was inspired to invent the first Kinghitter hydraulic post driver when he recognised the limitations of tractor-mounted mechanical post drivers. Jim's invention of the hydraulic post driver puts him in a group of New Zealand inventors that includes William Hamilton, inventor of the jet boat; Bill Gallagher, inventor of the electric fence; and Johnny Callender, inventor of the farm bike.
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