PERMAPINE VOLVO PAIR
Permapine has added two new Volvo machines to its roundwood facility at Reporoa, near Taupo. The first, an L90F wheel loader, is Volvo loader number 12 at the site and it has all the well-known Volvo features, making this the perfect machine for the operation. The new L90F is fitted with a set of Ensign log forks. The other machine is the second Volvo EC140DL that has made its way into the Permapine operation, following the delivery of the first one a year ago. This EC140DL is equipped with a blade and Attach2 wide bucket to help with site work and clean up but will also have a fixed Ensign grapple to work in the yard sorting poles. Dylan Maki, who operates the new machine, is impressed with the comfortable operation and performance. Both machines were sold by Ewen Satherley, of TransDiesel.