Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - Back on track

Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - Back on track

 September 2021    Story & photos: John Ellegard

Times have been tough for KFT Logging after crew boss, William ‘Hoot’ Knowles, died suddenly during a wood chopping tournament in Australia two years ago.

But they’re a resilient lot over in Gisborne. Instead of selling up, Hoot’s wife Sharon was determined to keep the crew going and, together with eldest son, Steven, and a core of loyal employees, they got things back on track.

It’s not been easy. Sharon had to sell some of their best gear, including a levelling harvester and key road building equipment, to keep the...

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