Mechanised planting of marram grass was found to be quicker and more efficient than hand planting. Machines, such as this one on the Aupōuri Peninsula in 1969, were used in many areas. This two-man planter, pulled by a Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, was used mainly for patching smaller areas of active dunes. A six-man machine planted larger areas.
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Reference: AAQA 6395 M10810
Photograph by John Johns
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