Every farm needs heavy equipment.

Up till now, we have been relying on our neighbour for bulldozer and excavator services. While he is very efficient and does a great job, it is not economical for smaller jobs. So we decided to purchase an excavator. The Caterpillar 312C arrived during the weekend.

After an initial assessment by the local service agent it was put to work at the stockyards.

The fencing contractors will use it to remove any obstacles inline with the new fence.

The lower pin and bushes on the stick are worn and will need repairing before too long.  We also intend to attach the Taupo Hand onto the quick-hitch, which is currently configured for the tractor using the universal mount.

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