Post Straightener is a new company with our first machine patented in 2016. The concept and design however has been in the making for the past eight years.
In order of introduction I am Daryl Irving and business partner is Dan Robinson. We have both worked on the land for many years contracting and managing farms. I came up with the idea for a post straightener about eight years ago after spending a day straightening posts under the tray of a ute and over the tow ball – a chore well known to every farmer!
With sore hands, shoulders and a bad back I thought there has to be an easier way! I sat down (with a few coldies) and the idea was first formulated. We started in the shed with welder and scrap steel and fiddled around until the machine came to fruition. We are now working with a major engineering company to improve and develop the machine further. I’m very proud how the machine functions: it is extremely strong and can straighten up to 1000 posts in one day. So far we have straightened 34,000 posts.