SUMITOMO FOR BAIRD
Southland Logger, Bobby Baird, has taken delivery of a second high and wide Sumitomo 240. The new 240TL logger sports the huge 8.5” pitch undercarriage and drive motors etc from the larger SH330, along with the 240 upper, with an excavator-style boom and arm, as Bobby chose to keep the bucket, cylinder and linkage option. Guarded by Bullied Engineering and plumbed by Hydraulic Solutions, it has an Ensign 1730 centre hose-through grapple. This machine joins a Sumitomo SH240-TLFS factory guarded unit with felling boom and arm all set up for shovelling and de-limbing. Baird Logging works with the large Southland forestry company, Log Marketing Ltd, operating in forests and woodlots throughout Southland and Otago. Dean Cousins from AB’s Invercargill branch made the sale. Bobby (far left) and his crew with the newly delivered machine.