Here at Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry, we take pride in providing exceptional customer service and custom-tailored equipment solutions. We create long-lasting relationships with leading businesses across the West, becoming key partners and consultants. We were thrilled to expand our business to Hawaii, and as it turns out, so was our incredible partner, Dole Plantation.
Dole Plantation originally operated as a fruit stand starting in 1950, and then opened as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989. In addition to being a leading supplier of pineapples on the island, Dole is a popular tourist attraction. They offer a Plantation Garden Tour, a Pineapple Express Train Tour, and an incredible Pineapple Garden Maze.
Harvesting in Hawaii
In Hawaii, with the absence of winter, operations happen year-round. The pineapple harvesting process is especially long, taking 12-18 months from plant to harvest. Dole can’t afford any downtime, making it absolutely essential that their tillage and harvesting equipment is functioning at full capacity at all times.
Additionally, the conditions in Hawaii are especially unique. Operators in Oahu are working with heavier clay, which is hard on the land and also puts a lot more stress on the equipment.
Given the nature of their business, anything that breaks needs to be repaired, well, yesterday; so remaining on top of equipment health and maintenance is essential to stay on schedule and keep up with demand..
Partnering with Papé
Dole Plantation needs year-round support, and specialized equipment knowledge to weather tough Oahu conditions, minimizing impact on the land and maximizing longevity of equipment. That’s why they were thrilled when we expanded our business to Hawaii and began partnering with Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry.
“Our equipment is running year round and we don’t have any idle time. Getting the support from Papé is actually greater, we can’t afford any downtime,” Andrew Gon, M&R Manager at Dole Plantation in Wahiawa shared.
About partnering with Papé, Andrew calls it a “dream come true,” highlighting our ability to:
- Share in-depth knowledge of the agriculture industry
- Go hand over foot to get parts serviced
- Provide custom-tailored equipment acquisition solutions
- Reduce impact on the land and minimize wear and tear on equipment
Thank You, Dole!
We’re thrilled to be able to partner with incredible companies like Dole Plantation across the West. Whether you're looking for small construction equipment for your property or you’re the owner of a large construction business, Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry is your destination for premium equipment and services that will grow your business. Let us know how we can help maximize your uptime.