Meet Marlborough’s forestry fellers

November 29, 2018


Here at Partners Finance & Lease we work closely with New Zealand’s forest harvesting businesses, from independent operators to multi-site contracting companies stretching across both the North and South Islands.

Among these are Marlborough-based Gale Contracting, who have been delivering harvesting services to forest owners and businesses in the region since 1997. They provide a variety of solutions including cable, mechanised and ground-based logging. From their Cat D8K Bulldozer to Sumitomo 300 Feller Buncher, Tigercat to Thunderbird TY90 hauler, Cat Skidders, tethers and excavators – Gale Contracting’s impressive range of equipment allows the team to work with the toughest terrains and ensure the highest levels of safety for their four crews.

Commercial Finance Manager Clive Murden recently donned his pink high vis and paid a visit to their site near Renwick, Marlborough.

“It’s always good to catch up with the team at Gale Contracting, I’ve been working alongside them for a while now providing finance solutions that complement their growing demand for forestry services. Gale are embracing mechanisation on the field alongside their traditional operations as part of their proactive approach to ensure site safety for their crews. I had the pleasure of seeing some of their forestry fleet in action and look forward to following their future developments.”

Check out our video of Gale Contracting in full swing below.

For more information about Partners Finance & Lease forestry equipment finance call Clive on 021 870 527 or email