VOLVO FOR DONGWHA
Dongwha’s new Volvo L220H and L50H, pictured facing off at the Mataura plant in Southland, replace an L90F Volvo that had been on site for about four years. With ever-changing roles on site it was deemed that two machines with pre-determined roles would best fit future plans. Procurement Manager, Dean Cochrane, considered several brands with Volvo’s proven log handers, power, performance and comfort preferred. The log grab and bucket were manufactured by Ensign. The L50H is the first H-model in NZ with a Tier 4 Final engine, and among its duties are to clear the bins should the plant shut down and the product starts to back up and become a fire hazard. The machines were sold by Mark Hopwood, with Brent Mitchell providing driver familiarisation and training.