A hopper was fitted and it carried out it first ag operation on 17-10-1956 until damaged at Rotoiti on 26-04-1957. It went to Airwork (NZ) Ltd of Christchurch for repairs, remaining with them until damaged at Scargill on 28-02-1964. During May of 1959 it carried out some high level (For a Beaver - 20,000ft) photography work.
|ZK-BFO at Christchurch on 24-12-1963|
It had a couple more incidents, being damaged near Masterton on 17-10-1966 and was repaired at DH at Wellington and then another incident at Te Ore Ore on 28-02-1967.
|ZK-BFO at Wellington (date unknown).|
|ZK-BFO at Masterton on 23-09-1969.|
On 10-06-1972 (as a floatplane) it was involved in a fatal accident near Nelson River, Manitoba.