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New Trimax Brand Video

New Trimax Brand Video


Tauranga-based Trimax Mowing Systems is marking its 40th anniversary of operation in 2021 with the release of a new brand video, sharing the story of the company’s past and looking into the future.

Trimax was founded in 1981 by Bob Sievwright, a New Zealand engineer and salesperson with family roots in agriculture and a passion for high-performance machinery. While working as a salesperson, Bob developed the Gamma Flail, an innovative aerodynamic mower flail which would simplify manufacturing processes and increase operational efficiency as compared to then-contemporary welded flails.

Bob gained his first customer after six weeks of development: Southern Engineering in Tauranga, New Zealand. Unfortunately, the arrangement only lasted a month before Southern Engineering burnt to the ground. In a bold effort to keep the Gamma Flail on the market, Bob bought out the remains of the business and made a deal with another local flail mower manufacturer, Gamman Engineering, combining them to form the beginning of Trimax Mowing Systems.

Bob’s determination to produce results that would lead to the success of his customers set the stage for Trimax’s success. Each problem was a potential opportunity approached with a curious and humble attitude, emphasizing the importance of fully understanding both the customer and the issue before working together toward a solution. “Investment in our customer relationships has supported the growth of our own business,” says Trimax CEO Michael Sievwright.

Today Trimax has manufacturing, assembly, and warehousing facilities in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Michael says, “Trimax has had to learn to adapt to each of our different markets. We learned that we needed to design products to suit market-specific needs and preferences, relying on our technical foundations and pillars of culture to guide our connections to our customers.” Trimax’s rotary and flail equipment is now a market-leading mowing solution around the world and can be found on such high-profile turf as England’s Silverstone Race Circuit and US PGA Championship courses.

Looking to the future, Trimax will continue to build on those foundations and pillars to advance into the digital age, making smarter and more responsive systems and investigating the opportunities offered by emerging technologies such as automation and electrification. “We’ve had 40 years of innovation which challenges the status quo. Thinking outside the box is something we’re good at because we’re driven to find better ways forward,” says Michael Sievwright.

Watch Trimax’s brand video, “The Trimax Story,” on the Trimax Mowing Systems website on the Our Story page.

Introducing the Trimax Force

Introducing the Trimax Force

Trimax Mowing Systems is excited to debut its newest heavy duty flail mower, the Trimax Force.

The Trimax Force is the multitool mower and mulcher you need to get the job done, no matter what that job might be. Designed tough for roadsides, orchards, and vineyards, engineered to be efficient for open space management, and equipped with versatility to handle everything in between, the Trimax Force is the ultimate mower for producing an overall superior finish in almost any application.

Our strongest and most adaptable flail mower yet, with a wide range of options available for customisation, the Trimax Force can be tailored to perfectly suit your mowing and mulching needs.

What’s great about the Trimax Force?

Originally starting its design cycle as the “Warlord/S4,” the Trimax Force incorporates all the best features of our Warlord flail mower with the latest product enhancements and developments inspired by feedback from Trimax customers and dealers.

Increased Robustness.

  • Heavy-duty body with 50% thicker endplates than Warlord/S3. 
  • New rotor bearing assembly provides 50% increase in dynamic load capacity and 35% increase in static load capacity. 
  • New heavy-duty skids made from high strength wear steel. 

Expanded Versatility.

  • Meets ISO standards for connection to a wider range of tractors than the original Warlord. 
  • Choose from our widest range of available options yet. 
  • Mow closer to obstacles with a 27% decrease in distance between the edge of cut and edge of the mower. 

Lower Maintenance.

  • Auto belt tensioning improves drive to the rotor without manual adjustments. 
  • Maintenance-free roller bearings require no regular greasing. 
  • Improved pruning guide design guides material into the cutting chamber and prevents debris collection on the mower. 

Hello Trimax Force, Farewell Trimax Warlord

With the introduction of the Trimax Force, we’re bidding a fond farewell to the Trimax Warlord, officially retiring the design. However, Warlord parts will still be available for purchase through the Trimax Web Shop.

The Trimax Warlord was first released in 1989 as an improved version of the Trimax Mulchmasta (1985-1989). With its retirement, the Warlord leaves behind an impressive legacy of 32 years in market and a strong foundation for its own successor, the Trimax Force.

Learn more about the Trimax Force or contact us to book a free demo today!

Trimax Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Trimax Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

In 2021, Trimax Mowing Systems is celebrating our 40th anniversary – that’s 40 years of innovation, service, and leadership in commercial mowing solutions.

Where has the time gone?

In the last 40 years, Trimax has grown from a seven-person workshop into an international success story.

Innovation has been at the very heart of the company since it was founded by Bob Sievwright in 1981. He was looking for a way to share his revolutionary Gamma Flail design, the first high-efficiency flail available on the market. Trimax was formed from an amalgamation of local flail mower manufacturers and, with the implementation of the Gamma Flail, quickly became a mowing solutions leader in the burgeoning kiwifruit industry in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty.

In 1983 Trimax joined forces with Procut Engineering, founded by Jim McEwen, to market their low-profile rotary mowers and in 1985 purchased the company to round out the Trimax product line. With both flail and rotary mowers in their range, Trimax was ready to grow and expand into new markets.

Today Trimax operates facilities and teams in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Our flail and rotary mowers can be found maintaining turf to a high standard around the world.

Celebrate with us!

40 years of operation is quite an achievement, and we’re proud to mark this anniversary together as a global team with our Trimax family of dealers and customers.

Throughout the year we’ll share stories and insights from Trimax team members who have been with the business from the beginning. We’re excited to show you how far we’ve come and to share some exclusive previews of what’s up ahead for Trimax.

We invite you to join us as we look back on our history and as we look forward to what the next 40 years will bring. You’ll see we’ve still got some surprises up our sleeves – follow us on social media to join the celebration!

Does a higher tip speed always equal a better cut?

Does a higher tip speed always equal a better cut?

Everybody quotes blade tip speed, this is not nearly as important as spindle speed.

Blade tip speed is similar across all brands, and some brands are running tip speeds higher than required as the cleanest cut possible is only achievable within a certain speed range. Too fast and power and fuel are wasted, too slow and the grass is torn and damaged. What really matters is how many cuts or rotations the blade achieves per forward meter of travel, which is where spindle speed comes in.

Spindle speed informationFaster spindle speeds


Trimax mowers feature shorter blade beams that enable more spindles to be fitted across the decks for any given cutting width. This keeps the deck compact for better weight distribution and maneuverability.

To maintain the perfect tip speed for cleanly cut grass, these shorter blade beams spin at a higher rate allowing the blade to take a smaller bite (clip) of grass each rotation, ultimately increasing the number of cuts per forward meter. This increased number of cuts is essential for producing a finer cut.

The other benefit is each spindle only has to handle a small volume of grass. This allows for the most effective use of the specialised Trimax airflow design in mixing the cut grass with air for an even spread which is discharged safely and effectively over the rear roller with no windows.

To gain an even greater number of cuts per meter, Trimax offers the patented Quattro Blade Kit on selected models increasing the blades per spindle from two to four, thereby doubling the number of cuts per rotation.

As an option, Quattro can be retrofitted for when an even finer clip of grass is needed. For all fine cut and turf applications, we recommend Quattro blade carriers and your choice of blade combinations including flat and uplift options.

Talk to your Trimax Sales Representative today about the best blade combination to suit your application. You can also book a demo by clicking here, or download our catalogue by clicking here.

Trimax Mowing Systems Announce Snake Series 2

Trimax Mowing Systems Announce Snake Series 2

Trimax Mowing Systems has announced the world launch of the Snake Series 2. The S2 is set to significantly up the stakes in the Golf, Sports Turf and Municipality mower sector. The new machine comes with many of Trimax Mowing System’s most significant and innovative advances as standard.

The Snake was designed specifically for golf course fairway and rough maintenance. Its success has been unparalleled, and Trimax Snakes are now found at many of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.

With its high manoeuvrability and floating deck design, which handles undulating turf practically without any scalping, it wasn’t long before other sports codes and municipalities recognised the value of the Snakes capabilities.


What’s new on the Snake S2?

Trimax Mowing Systems designs and builds machines that deliver low total cost of ownership and long commercial life.

Greasing, cleaning, servicing, washing and adjusting all eat into active mowing time. Our mission is to minimise or eliminate down time where ever possible and keep your mower doing what you bought it for – cutting grass.

We are constantly rethinking all aspects of our machines to ensure we have the most efficient and user-friendly solutions possible. Here are the S2’s new features:

  • Wider Cutting Option. The S2 now comes in the original 3.2 metre width and the new 4 metre width.
  • The LocTEK Roller Retention System is now standard S2 kit. This system, unique to Trimax, dramatically changes roller maintenance and longevity. Bob Sievwright, Trimax Owner and Founder put it like this, “Servicing a roller mower with a stub can be complicated. Stubs need to be clean, adhesives need to be used, a given sequence of replacement needs to be followed, and if not maintained regularly or correctly we see worn stubs and compromised retention. Our LocTEK system eliminates all of that, it’s fool-proof!”
  • Thicker Roller Tubes. Heavier duty roller tubes enable the S2 to cut close to curbs, paving and bunkers and over undulating terrain and potholes without blade strike or scalping. The hard-wearing rollers are less likely to suffer damage or denting and need replacing far less often.
  • Auto Belt Tensioning. The Trimax belt tensioning system ensures constant, optimum power delivery to the spindles without the need check and re-tension the drive belts.
  • Maintenance-free Pivot Bushes. The S2 pivot bushes and spindles are maintenance-free – they never need greasing or adjusting and carry the same three-year warranty as the rest of the machine.
  • Gearbox Mount upgrade. The front decks on the 4 metre S2 have four spindles each. The gearbox mounting plates on the decks have been reinforced to handle the extra load the added spindles place on the system.
  • PTO fitting and removal is now easier thanks to increased clearance. This improves access for servicing and maintenance operations.
  • Axle stubs on the S2 are replaceable – another time saving maintenance and service feature.
  • 90º Rotatable Jack Stand. The S2 jack stand swings into and out of position. In the horizontal position it gives increased ground clearance during mowing and no more endless winding before and after operations.
  • Anti-wear skids – optional. Anti-wear skids protect the bottom edges of the side channels in rough terrain, prevent scalping and stop the decks bouncing when mowing at higher speeds.

Tried and Tested Features from the S1 Remain

Although there’s a lot of new kit on the S2, we only innovate where clear improvements can be realised; so the S2 retains all the features which contributed to the S1’s market domination.

The features you will recognize from the S1 are:

  • Zero-Turn Ability.
  • LazerBladez, which are standard on all Trimax rotary mowers.
  • Full Width Rollers.
  • Helical Roller Scrapers.
  • QuikLIFT enables all three decks to be raised just off the ground without disengaging the PTO.
  • Optional Roadkit adds mudguards, LED taillight clusters and safety chains.
  • Optional Remote Unlock is an electronically controlled deck locking system activated from the tractor cab.

Book Your Free Demonstration Now, Because Seeing is Believing

The Trimax Snake S2 is a formidable performer. See first-hand what it can do on your patch of turf.

Call +001 770 412 8402 and take advantage of our free demonstration service – no obligation!

In the meantime, go to  the Snake S2 page on our website to see it in action. You can also book a free demo online.

We are looking forward to showing you the S2 up close.

Trimax Snake – mower of choice for PGA Championship

Trimax Snake – mower of choice for PGA Championship

The golfing world watched as Tiger Woods made his comeback last month at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. East Lake’s Trimax Snake and the Trimax team were on hand as volunteers helping to prepare the course to championship condition in the lead up to the event. “Here at East Lake we’re always looking for equipment that is easy to use, easily maintained and is very efficient. The Trimax Snake meets those needs fully” says Wesley Holsenback, East Lakes Head Equipment Manager.

East Lake uses the Trimax Snake to maintain the course on a daily basis. It mows the rough to a high quality and the fine dispersion of the grass from the back of the mower creates a premium finish. Additionally, it is used for the aerification process in the fairways to bust up cores before they take the fairways unit through. “What stands out about the Snake”, says Wesley, “is that it’s not like a traditional rough mower where you have a full-length blade. They have ‘Lazerbladez’ and with the design of the blades, it is extremely easy to mow pretty much any kind of undulation or hill or mound, with absolutely no scalping whatsoever”.

“Between the ease of height adjustment to the ease of maintenance and greasing and the minimal bearings and belts that have to be maintained – it’s a great piece of equipment,” says Wesley. Trimax Snake owners benefit from a 3-year warranty the longest warranty in the market and genuine Trimax support. Built for agility, and incredibly robust, the Trimax Snake won’t fail to impress.

Hear what Wesley had to say below.

For more info on the Trimax Snake or to book a free demo visit



Unlock the mower wings’ transport lock from within the tractor cab using the tractor’s hydraulic remote.


Full width rear roller prevents scalping, permits the edge of the mower to be run along kerbs, adds to overall safety and produces striping.


Able to be paired with tractors as low as 25 hp, perfect for smaller budgets and compact tractors.


Full width front and rear rollers produce beautiful striping.


The open deck design for grass processing, efficient belt drive system and a short mower front-to-rear allows for use on lower HP tractors.


Anti-wear skids reduce wear on side channels when operating in rough or uneven terrain.



Eliminates the need for belt adjustments and improves drive to the rotor.



Helps direct prunings and other foliage into the front aperture of the mower, which would otherwise be too high or wide. It also helps keep debris away from the hydraulic system for protection in challenging environments.



Coarseness of mulch is controlled by the height of the rear flap. The finest mulch is produced with the flap in the lowest position, this low dispersion also improves safety in public spaces. Lifting the flap fully open whilst servicing provides uninhibited access to flails and rotor.


A 6mm (1/4″) replaceable internal liner reduces noise and minimizes outer body damage prolonging mower life.



Wear skids on trailing arms prolong mower life in demanding terrain. The skids can easily be removed or replaced for maximum versatility between mulching and mowing.



Meets international safety standards for thrown object protection and hand and foot ingress in every configuration.



New highly-rated sealed roller bearings require no regular greasing.



Easily accessible grease locations and maintenance-free features make regular service quicker and easier than ever. Unique rotor bearing and roller bearings can be replaced quickly and easily.



Replaceable robust roller with 5mm-thick walls for demanding applications. Roller height is easily adjusted.



New internal rotor bearings create a smooth external profile to avoid catching on debris or vines and decrease the distance between the edge of the mower and the edge of the cut.



Mow grass to a fine finish and mulch prunings up to 90 mm in diameter with one machine – or even in a single pass. Simply adjust the rear flap position and cut height to switch between fine turf mowing and heavy mulching.




A raised front roller provides anti-scalp protection for your turf while improving long grass ingress and allowing for an easier hookup to your tractor.



New side channel and front roller designs improve long grass ingress, and lowered front flaps stand long grass up for a clean cut.



All moving surfaces have long life synthetic bushes, or greasable bearings and remote grease points for hassle-free maintenance.



Trimax turf tyres help distribute the weight of the mower for less ground disturbance.



Contour-following is compromised when decks are over 10′ wide. The X-WAM features multiple smaller decks for superior cut quality.



The X-WAM uses full hydraulic operation for deck retraction into road transport mode.



Trailing skids made from abrasion-resistant steel extends bearing life and enables productivity in challenging environments.



Front semi-pneumatic castor wheels allow the FlailDek FX to follow ground contours independently from the tractor.



Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. The FlailDek FX expels debris in a downward direction behind the mower.



Save on purchasing dedicated leaf blowing and collection units with the Snake Mulch Kit. Retrofittable to existing Snake S1 & S2 models.


The rear deck is located between the transport wheels so grass is not flattened prior to mowing.



Equipped with a roadworthy chassis and capable of being towed at highway speeds.



The Pegasus is fitted with a Duratorque Suspension System capable of highway speeds.



SteadFast Sealed Spindles have eliminated the tedious task of regular greasing. Snake now also features maintenance free pivot bushes.



Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights. You can adjust heights without having to raise and lower the wings.


The Trimax Topper has more spindles than comparison shaft driven toppers. These also spin at higher spindle speeds with shorter blade beams. This results in significantly more cuts per forward meter of travel and a much finer clip.



A patent pending stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved retention, bearing life and replacement ease.



Skids on Warlord trailing arms prolong mower life in demanding terrain. The skids can be moved and replaced when required.



Topper spindles are fitted with a unique anti-block mechanism which deters long grass from catching and binding around the spindle restricting movement.



Topping can be used to control poor quality pasture components such as removal of seed-heads and thistles and prevent their reoccurance.



Topper is short front to rear and mounts close to the tractor; allowing the use of smaller tractors. The high underbody clearance and open deck design allows for good flow of grass into the mowing deck and a clean ejection of cut grass.



With only 4 carefully positioned grease points and robust spindles with sealed ball bearings, the Trimax Striker has incredibly low maintenance requirements.



Striker exceeds international safety standards and is backed up by our meticulous testing and support network. Striker is a mower that can be used with confidence even when mowing in confined areas.



Striker incorporates decades of experience with multi-spindled rotary roller mowers. Lighter than other Trimax mowers, it retains the attention to detail that minimises downtime and makes servicing easy. The cutting system, body integrity and sealed ball bearing spindles have been proven with extensive and rigorous testing.



We’ve eliminated the need to grease the pivot points and our updated spindle technology requires less maintenance and offers greater simplicity. You can spend more time mowing and less time maintaining!



The improved belt chamber design includes front openings, allowing grass to be easily washed or blown out.



Trimax’s unique and protected spindle technology ensures spindle height is perfectly aligned across the length of each deck, providing the most accurate and consistent cut in the market.



To ensure optimum efficiency we’ve reduced the number of grease points by 15%, giving you 35% less maintenance costs than the Trimax Pegasus S3.



We build mowers that last and they’re supported with a 3 year industry leading warranty. Our robust design, coupled with our experienced service and support network, ensures minimum downtime and maximum productivity.



Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. This is why Trimax has designed the Ezeemow FX to expel debris in a downward direction behind the mower.



Somewhat of an operators dream, these spindles offer extremely low maintenance and remove the regular task of regular greasing. As such, costs are reduced and productivity is enhanced.



Coarseness of mulch is controlled by the height of the rear flap. The finest mulch is produced with the flap in the lowest position, this low dispersion also improves safety in public spaces. Lifting the flap fully open whilst servicing provides uninhibited access to flails and rotor.


The Warlord S3 can be positioned directly behind the tractor or quickly offset by up to 19″. This feature assists with transport and manoeuvring around obstacles.


Helps direct prunings and other foliage into the front aperture of the mower, which would otherwise be too high or wide. It also helps keep debris away from the hydraulic system for protection in challenging environments.


A 1/4″ replaceable internal liner reduces noise and minimizes outer body damage prolonging mower life.


The improved cutting chamber and baffle design directs airflow from the blades out and over the rear roller. This improves cut quality and spread in both long and short grass.



Enables all three mower decks to be raised without disengaging the PTO to traverse driveways, footpaths and pavements.



Eliminate the need for belt adjustments and improve drive to the spindles and blades.


Allows continuous cutting while turning sharply for maximum productivity.



With three articulating decks the Snake has the ability to follow contours with minimal scalping.


Clearly displayed stainless steel height indicators allow for the easy adjustment of cut heights without having to raise or lower the wings.


A large diameter rear roller on the ProCut follows the contours and supports the mower across its entire width, providing excellent anti-scalp protection.


Provides safe and easy access to the rear of the tractor when coupling the mower.



Provides easy access for removal of grass and drainage of water from belt cavity.


Full width rollers on all decks follow the contours of the ground and provide excellent anti-scalp protection. Rollers also allow mowing along the edge of banks or paths, and produces a superb striping effect for those wishing to pattern their turf. Safety is enhanced as rollers contain debris in the cutting chamber.


Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights.


With their unique ’tilt forward’ design, carefully engineered centre of gravity and optimised blade thickness, LazerBladez achieve a superior cut and finish. They’re also cost efficient compared to reels or solid blade beams as only the fling-tip requires replacement.



Full width rear roller prevents scalping, permits the edge of the mower to be run along kerbs, adds to overall safety and produces striping.



Designed to withstand the toughest environments our new rotor is more durable ensuring downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.



When in a downward position the converter creates suction, which lifts grass for a superb cut. For work in heavy grass, lift converter for increased grass intake.



A stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved roller retention, roller alignment, increased bearing life and minimal maintenance. Includes our new increased strength tri-bolt bearing housing.


Trimax Snake Demo Video UK from Trimax Mowing Systems on Vimeo.


With their aerodynamic profile our strong forged steel flails reduce hp requirements, yet generate sufficient updraught for a clean cut.


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