David Spring-Brown (a retired QANTAS pilot) along with his wife Barb and four sons founded Midway Sales in 1994. More than 20 years later the business is still owned by family and operated by the four sons – Nick, Cam, Troy & Scott. David instilled in his sons a strong ethic for providing proven products with great value and back up that has seen the company continually expand.
The family was raised on farms resulting in a wealth of practical agricultural equipment experience. All four brothers have technical qualifications that hold them in good stead in the day to day running of the business. Scott looks after the management of the business, Cam is responsible for production & service, Troy runs the Victorian branch and Nick is a valuable resource across the business.
Originally the company focused on sourcing used machinery from Japan but then moved on to have tractors manufactured to its specification in China. Strong alliances have been formed with key factories to jointly develop products for the Australian market. This has resulted in Midway Sales becoming the Australia’s no. 1 seller of Chinese lifestyle tractors and compact dozers with brands such as East Wind, Dongfeng and Hanmey. More recently the company has added the world class Korean Branson brand to its stable with immediate success. This has given customers access to a premium product that still represents great value.
In the early days, the business was run out of a small portable office. Strong growth saw Midway Sales purchase its current head office at Burpengary in 2003. Located on the Bruce Highway just 30km north of Brisbane, the new site was designed and purpose-built specifically for the assembly, testing, servicing and sales of tractors, dozers, and implements. Visitors from near and far are impressed with the organised activities going on within the two and a half thousand square metres of undercover workshop, storage and operations. The 5 acre site also has extensive proving grounds for new development and quality control of product received. Midway Sales has invested millions of dollars in its test area, building, stock and spare parts.
To better service southern markets, a Midway Sales branch was set up in Victoria in 2006. Rapid growth enabled moving to a larger premises in 2008. At this impressive new 650 square metre showroom on the Hume Highway in Craigieburn a full range of product is displayed. In 2010, Midway Sales opened a branch in Camden, New South Wales. Located south west of Sydney, it makes Midway Sales brands accessible to even more Australian farmers.
This expanded distribution gave the company the resources to take on the prestigious Korean Branson brand in 2013. Branson tractors rival the biggest Japanese and American brands for performance, quality and reliability. The result is an expanded range and greater choice for the customer looking for the best.
Midway Sales never takes its customers for granted. We continue to aim set the standard for the industry. We believe our overall package of pricing, warranty, after sales support and comprehensive range is bigger and better than ever.
In the early day when the business was run out of a portable office.
Troy Spring-Brown and his family (a budding 3rd generation) at one of many field days.
David Spring-Brown loved his family and the business they created. He would be proud of what his family has achieved.
The entire Spring-Brown family when David was still alive.
L-R Cam, Troy, Scott, Barb, David and Nick.
Check out this old advert of Midway Sales.
It sure is a bit of a Blast from the Past!
We have been meeting the needs of Australian Lifestyle Farmers and Commercial
Operators for over 20 years. Our East Wind and Dongfeng brands continue to be
leaders in lifestyle tractors from China. In fact we are the only company in Australia
with Chinese brand tractors to be a member of the prestigious Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia. And now our world class Korean Branson brand tractors have rapidly become the machine of choice for customers looking for the best.
Thousands of farmers all over Australia are proud owners because we deliver great
performing tractors at an affordable price. To complete our package we offer comprehensive local service back up.
This is how we do it.
Our tractors/dozers are purpose built for the Australian lifestyle farmer and commercial operator. Ongoing development over many years has enabled us to understand the demands of Australian conditions and prove our reliability. We work in close association with our partner factories and even employ our own staff in Asia to ensure quality standards are maintained. And as an added measure a rigorous pre-delivery quality control process is implemented at our local assembly plants. Qualified technicians conduct comprehensive quality audits and every tractor is field tested.
When you buy a tractor from Midway Sales, there is no middleman. We focus on providing great service directly to the farmer and don’t worry about dealers. By dealing directly with our distribution centres you can make great savings and get a much better quality tractor for your money.
Our years of experience have shown us the popular combinations of implements that have proven to work for Australian lifestyle farmers. We then put together brilliant package prices on implements that we also source directly.
A tractor, dozer or implements from Midway Sales is a smart choice because you also get the backing of our national network of 100+ local service agents to look after your ongoing servicing needs. And we back the network with our technical experts, a comprehensive inventory of spare parts and a variety of warranty options depending on the machinery you purchase.
We’ve been in the game a long time. We’ve figured out how to make your tractor package choice simple. Talk to our experienced sales people and we’ll take you through the steps to ensure you select the most suitable machine for your property.