b'A RE W EN AA man of many parts could be used to fix one of Dixon & Haddons machines. Peter had a knack for making things Mike Sullivan, Dean Pouwhare and his fatherfrom disparate parts. It didnt matter what it Pat, and Peter Rafferty all knew each other fromwas, he could get it going.their Wilkins & Davies days. Peter was the plantDuring that time, each of Peters boysyard mechanic and maintained all of the cranescame to work for Dixon & HaddonGlen and until that business fell over.Dean Rafferty. The latter has been with D&H Once Mike was at Dixon & Haddon and in aSteel for almost 20 years. He joined the outside position to buy gear, he invited Peter to comecrew under site supervisor Eric Birch and went on board to look after it all. If the company wason to excel at the rigging game. Today, Dean is in the market for a machine, Peter would beone of D&Hs main erectors. the one to appraise it to make sure it was in acceptable condition and Dixon & Haddon was getting it for the right value. He was responsiblePeter had a knack for for the purchase of Dixon & Haddons first two old cranes from Waikato Cranesa 20-tonnemaking things fromrough terrain Grove and a 35-tonne TRT disparate parts. It didnttruck crane. matter what it was,Dixon & Haddon had a workshop at Penrose where all of its erection machinery was housed,he could get it going.and its where the site team was based for a time. Peter was also based there and its whereDEAN POUWHAREhe used to fix everything.Peter had a vast set of skills, recalls Dean Pouwhare, and he was an avid collector of parts. He would salvage cranes that others were throwing out to strip them for parts in case they Above: Peter Rafferty maintained all of Dixon & Haddonssite erection machinery.67'