Stallion Plastics are a kiwi farming icon. They are the manufacturers of some of New Zealands most popular agricultural equipment - especially in the calf rearing market.
My Role: Lead Designer
Client: Stallion Plastics
Designed For: Designbrand Ltd.
We were asked to design an improved 'fence feeder' to compliment Stallion's range. This roto-molded feeder needed to evenly distribute milk to 12 calves. I designed this feeder to pallatise and to stack for shipping. The end result being that seven of these feeders have the same shipping volume as two of their previous version.
I also designed a trailer tanker for transporting colostrum on the farm. The design included the pump housing and a hose 'reel' and nozzle dock at the rear. The brief required sheetmetal tooling and the parts had to fit with the existing trailer chassis and an existing tank from a previous product.
The pump housing had to fit a pre-selected pump and allow for the neccessary plumbing to be accessible. Particular attention was paid to the waterproofing rebate detail on the rim and integrating 'off-the-shelf' hinges for simplicity.