Formally established in 2012, Red One Fabrication is the home of Helispread Helicopter fertiliser spreading buckets and fire fighting monsoon buckets.

Based in Dunedin New Zealand, Dave and his team of experts, custom design and fabricate some of the world's finest spreading buckets with proven industry leading swath widths.  Their designs are lightweight yet strong offering an easy fly yet long life solution.

Contact Dave at Red One Fabrication to discuss how he can help your helicopter business stay one step ahead of the competition.

Kind words from our customers

  • Dave and the team at Red One build all our helicopter spreader buckets and carry out all of our stainless & aluminium welding & fabrication jobs. They have consistently provided us with extremely high quality workmanship and products. They have a unique ability to listen to our sometimes out-of-the-box ideas and provide us with design and build solutions that ensure our company stays at the leading edge of our industry. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.    Alister Lister (CEO/Chief Pilot – Lister Helicopters Ltd)
  • The Helispread 800lt spreader bucket we run built by Red1 is spot on for our requirements. The Helispread bucket allows a comfortable load capacity of 500kg of urea and when used for seeding, the swath width is unparalleled.  The build quality is top notch with this showing through in not just looks but superb handling in the air either with or without a load in the spreader bucket. The smart, quick-change setup for the disc’s and air ram is hassle free and easy. The low spill neck height allows for the ground crew to look into the spreader bucket and hand load bags of seed while standing on the ground, no ladder required.Another project we worked together on with Red1 was our LongRanger spray system and the mounting of the pump & motor assembly to the tank. Red1’s innovative philosophy and lateral thinking towards design and problem solving makes design and build a stress free and fast process. We highly recommend you contact Red 1 Fabrication, they are the best.    Paul Williams. CEO and Chief Pilot Highland Helicopters Ltd, New Zealand
  • Helispread have provided us with several specialist aviation spreading buckets, fire buckets and foam injection units for all our aircraft and many other custom pieces designed for the specialist work we do. We find them an innovative company always looking for ways to make our gear more effective and our job easier. The fabrication work is always extremely high standard and aesthetically very tidy which is important for our company. They are great to deal with and always keen to help with any issues we come across.  Jak Elliott. Operations Manager, HeliventuresNZ Ltd
  • Recently, Rotor Solutions Australia took delivery of a Helispread fertiliser spreading bucket from Red Fabrication of New Zealand for use with our Helicopters.  The bucket is performing perfectly and it has exceeded our expectations in terms of quality of manufacture and ease of operation.  Throughout the procurement stage, communication with Red Fabrication has been very professional and helpful.  David and his team met our tight delivery timetable and we highly recommend Red Fabrication.  Ken Gorman, Ground Operations Manager.  Rotor Solutions Australia Pty Ltd