Dixon Farm Machinery Limited was purchased in 1979 and was originally based at 6 Methven Chertsey Road. The business specialised in the service and repair of farm machinery and developed some key dealerships and agencies including Husqvarna, Duncan Drills, Bareco parts and Castrol Oils.
In 2005 the business acquired Dieseltech, an automotive repairs and servicing business and moved into a larger premises at Line road, Methven. Dixon Machinery and Dieseltech is an MTA member.
In 2006 the company began to source and supply high quality diesel generators for the dairy industry and also a range of industrial uses to customers throughout Canterbury and the South Island. In 2012, the company launched a mobile hydraulics service, Dixon Hydraulics.
The company is owned by Paul Dixon and is actively involved in supporting events within the local community.