TIGERCAT FOR NGARUNUI
Ryan and Angel, of Ngarunui Holdings, have taken delivery of a new Tigercat 635G skidder for their ground-base operation north of Whangarei to replace their older 635D model. When they were considering the replacement of the older workhorse they only had eyes for the new ‘G’ series model. With its increased HP, EHS transmission and larger implement pump, it stood head and shoulders above the rest. Running the 780/55-28.5 rear bogie configuration has allowed Ngarunui to fit Clark band tracks to the rear tyres for increased tractive effort in the often muddy and steep terrain. Pictured with their new beast, from left, are Piki Ayerst-Brown, Sandi Ayerst, Angel Ayerst, Rodney Takimoana, Winky Tipene, Nick Wall, Rowan MacIndoe, Sonny, Steve Tahere and on the tyres are Ryan Donnelly and Sonny.