First Falcon Winch Assist in Gisborne


First Falcon Winch Assist in Gisborne

A&R Logging’s new Falcon Winch Assist was delivered the week of October 9. The Winch Assist was the first DC Equipment machine to be delivered to the Gisborne area on the East Cast of the North Island.

This machine was also the first Falcon Winch Assist on a brand-new Hitachi ZX280 Excavator base.  The Excavator was completely stripped down to the chassis and rebuilt into a Falcon Winch including a full guarding package, fire suppression and quickhitch.

A&R Logging’s owner Arana Kuru has three steep slope Yarder crews operating in the Gisborne area. Arana is only the second Logging contractor in the Gisborne area to purchase a Winch Assist machine and is using it in conjunction with a Cat 552 Felling machine.

An identical Hitachi Falcon Winch Assist has been sold to another North Island contractor and is due to leave DC’s Brightwater manufacturing facility in the beginning of November.

DC’s Nick Andrews with A&R Logging’s Arana Kuru

Falcon Winch Assist Tethered to the Cat 552