Profile of businesses in Taminda, Tamworth

ACCESS ALL AREAS: Tamworth Mufflers and Mechanical owner Tim Bensley offers mechanical repairs, log-book servicing, registration inspections and noise testing.
ACCESS ALL AREAS: Tamworth Mufflers and Mechanical owner Tim Bensley offers mechanical repairs, log-book servicing, registration inspections and noise testing.

THE right exhaust system can improve your fuel and overall vehicle performance, making it a critical part of good driving.

“We’re passionate about educating our clients about the benefits of a new exhaust system, for all trucks and cars, not just sports types,” Tamworth Mufflers and Mechanical owner Tim Bensley said.

He started the business, in Anson Street, in July.

“I wanted to provide customers with more local choice when having their vehicle repaired, serviced and exhaust systems altered,” Mr Bensley said.

A key difference to his competitors is the ability to custom-build a client’s exhaust system.

“We also offer a wider range of services,” Mr Bensley said. “We offer mechanical repairs, log-book servicing, registration inspections and EP and noise testing.”

The business is locally owned and easily accessible, with parking available.

Starting Tamworth Mufflers and Mechanical was a natural progression for Mr Bensley, who restores old cars and rides motorbikes in his spare time.

“I’m currently restoring a 1964 Cortina and a 1969 F100 that was my father’s,” he said.

Born and bred in Crookwell, NSW, Mr Bensley moved to Tamworth in 2007 to manage Rundles Auctions and later co-owned Country Auctions at Nemingha.

For more information, phone 6762 3939.

FAMILY-owned business Tamworth Polytanks manufacture all tanks on site at Kingsford Smith Street, Taminda. 

Which is a bonus as the weather warms, since there is no delay in the delivery of tanks and water troughs, sales coordinator Jan Lyons said.

“We have tanks from 500 litres to 22500 litres, as well as 300-litre and 600-litre water troughs,” Ms Lyons said.

The business also manufactures molasses tanks, from 5000 litres to 22500 litres. 

Tamworth Polytanks employs two staff and a full-time sales representative.

The Taminda business services the east coast, from Raymond Terrace through to the NSW-Queensland border, as well as all local areas.

“We also manufacture dry lick feeders for sheep and cattle, feed bins and  long line water troughs for lambs and other small animals,” Ms Lyons said.

“We have been making our 5000 gallon (22500-litre) tanks for nearly two years, and this tank has proven to be our biggest seller.”

Prices are competitive and delivery is free for the first 100 kilometres.

Go to the website, tamworthpolytanks.com.au, to view at least 23 rainwater tanks, including the super-slimline range, and 16 troughs and tubs.

Tamworth Polytanks is open 8.30am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, and will open weekends by appointment.

For more information, phone 6762 6636.

HELPING HAND: Independent Communications supplies and installs UHF-VHF radio systems into vehicles, from a single UHF right up to full private repeater systems.

HELPING HAND: Independent Communications supplies and installs UHF-VHF radio systems into vehicles, from a single UHF right up to full private repeater systems.

FARMERS, government agencies and the general public have all relied on Independent Communications for their radio systems.

“Our customer base is very broad,” Independent Communications co-owner Philip George said.

The business was established 30 years ago by Jabez Nicholls, who remains a partner in the business. 

Independent Communications designs, sells, installs and repairs two-way radios, including UHF CB radios, UHF CB hand-helds, GPS and aerials.

Mr George said: “We supply and install UHF-VHF radio systems into vehicles, from a single UHF right up to full private repeater systems.”

Latest products in stock include the CelFi mobile phone boosters, aimed at eliminating in-building dead zones and improving indoor mobile phone reception. 

“It is for vehicles and stationary for the home, where we have seen some excellent results,” Mr George said.

Independent Communications, in Gunnedah Road, Tamworth, employs six full-time staff, including three installers, technical staff, administration and salespeople. 

“We can customise your requirements to suit,” Mr George said. 

“Let us know what you are looking to achieve with purchasing your new UHF and our staff will recommend what will suit the job,” Mr George said. 

For more information, phone 6762 6708. 

HAIR RAISING: The Spark Trixx is a crowd-pulling way to do tricks on the water, weighing160 kilograms and 279 centimetres in length. Try it on Chaffey Dam.

HAIR RAISING: The Spark Trixx is a crowd-pulling way to do tricks on the water, weighing160 kilograms and 279 centimetres in length. Try it on Chaffey Dam.

TIME to test the waters with the latest range of Seadoo Personal watercraft (jet skis) at Harvey Morris Motorcycles.

The Dampier Street shop has a wide range of skis and you can grab a bargain with rebates of up to $1500 off selected models.

They’re proving popular with Tamworth families wanting some fun on Chaffey Dam and Lake Keepit.

“We do demonstration days on the dam and promote these on our facebook page,” Harvey Morris Motorcycles co-owner Margot Morris said.

Jet skis are proving winners.

Some models, such as the Spark 3-UP, are perfect for carrying two adults and a child across the water while other larger models will easily carry three adults.

The Spark Trixx is a crowd-pulling way to do tricks on the water, weighing 160 kilograms and 279 centimetres in length.

Harvey Morris Motorcycles also sells used quad bikes and motorbikes including leading brands Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, KTM and Ducati.

The shop is stocked with a wide range of accessories, including ski pylons, ladders, life jackets and covers.

The Morrises have more than 30 years’ experience in the business and are keen for customers to test drive their vehicles on ride day events.

Book an appointment, or arrange an appointment to inspect the range of vehicles available.

Phone 6765 9008.

MODERN PUSH: Business owners Graham and Denise Stevens design and print stationery products on this state-of-the-art Ricoh Digital Production Printer.

MODERN PUSH: Business owners Graham and Denise Stevens design and print stationery products on this state-of-the-art Ricoh Digital Production Printer.

FINE print is the key to success for Graham and Denise Stevens.

They started Graham Stevens Print and Office Supplies in 1988, printing continuous computer invoices, statements and letterhead.

“Our offset presses are used for printing of envelopes, duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate invoice and delivery books, and A5 to A3+ sheet printing,” Mr Stevens said.

“We have digital machines that print business cards, flyers and invites, so old technology and new are combined here.”

The couple are joined by Andy Seymour.

“Not only is he a good operator, but he can do maintenance on the presses, too,” Mr Stevens said.

Graham Stevens Print and Office Supplies is on the corner of Gunnedah Road and Bass Street.

They will deliver to businesses around the vicinity. “We print all commercial stationery, including cheques. envelopes, tags and labels”  Mr Stevens said.

They laminate up to large posters and stock a wide range of ink and toner cartridges.

“We can print sympathy cards, general invitation and celebration cards, raffle tickets in books plus pub raffle 10 number sheet tickets.”

Outside work, Graham is a life member of the Tamworth Sporting Car Club, while Denise is involved in the South Tamworth Conference of St Vincent de Paul.