TOOWOOMBA'S Graintec Scientific has taken out the 2013 Machine of the Year award at the Elmore Field Days in Victoria.
The award, sponsored by the Tractor and Machinery Association of Victoria, was won by Graintec Scientific for its Air Filter Blaster product.
"We are delighted with the announcement and proud to bring the award home to the Darling Downs," Graintec Scientific marketing manager Craig Moore said.
"Out on the road I continually hear from farmers just how often they are buying machinery and services from Toowoomba."
Mr Moore said the Air Filter Blaster was a revolutionary new product that will save heavy machinery operators literally thousands of dollars in annual maintenance costs.
"Essentially, the Air Filter Blaster is a simple to operate device that allows you to clean heavy machinery air filters - literally blasting away dust and dirt from an entire filter within 60 seconds," he said.
The benefits to the farmer are numerous, including reaping big savings in filter replacement costs, increased machinery engine life and significant savings in fuel and oil consumption, he said.
For more information, visit the Graintec website http://www.graintec.com.au.