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Push and pull

Warn, through its sole southern African distributor Torre Parts and Components, has a range of 12V, 24V, and hydraulic winches, ranging between 9 000lb (about 4082kg), 12 000lb (about5443kg), 15 000lb (about 6803kg), 18 000lb (about 8164kg), 20 000lb (about 9071kg), and 30 000lb (about 13 607kg).


Improved performance and enhanced productivity

Case 885B series motor graders – available locally from CSE Equipment – offer the latest technological and design features for improved performance and enhanced productivity. Case 885B series graders have low fuel consumption, turbocharged and high performance Common Rail Tier 3 engines.


Low-profile bulk bag discharger

A new series of Flexicon BULK-OUT® half-frame bulk bag dischargers features low-cost frames of variable heights and offsets, to fit restricted areas previously used for the dumping of smaller containers such as sacks, pails, drums, boxes, and bins.


Putting a stop to runaways

Bobcat Equipment South Africa, in partnership with Ferobrake in Witbank, has pioneered a failsafe braking system on the Bobcat T40180 Telescopic Handler.


 Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder

Load handling revolutionised REF: MMPR 567

Benefits to the industry: Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder can easily manage more than 500 000 load changes – over double the service life of a conventional box-section girder – making it a game changer in the local material handling sector.
Demag’s V-Type girder delivers safety and impressive load handling rates. Regardless of the model type selected – the V-Type girder can be easily adapted to any building shape, and is the ideal solution both for existing buildings, as well as for new construction projects.

Improve cargo handling REF: MMPR 570

Benefits to the industry: New to BLT SA’s range of materials handling equipment are Capacity Sabre 9 terminal tractors which are coupled with trailers to safely move heavy weight trailered cargo throughout container terminals, across docks and over airport runways.

These modular terminal tractors, which can be customised for every specific handling task they need to perform, are ideally suited for demanding operations in distribution and logistics centres, warehouses, container and intermodal facilities, as well as for light industrial handling.
Maintenance: Built-in on-board diagnostics enable operators to easily monitor the machine’s service status. Numerous service checks can be performed at ground level, which ensures more uptime for each machine.

Backup service: The company’s support service encompasses a technical advisory and original spare parts facility.

Innovative pressure testing and flushing technology REF: MMPR 575

Benefits to the industry: Indicative of Metric Automotive Engineering’s strategy of implementing best practice to the advantage of its customers, the company has introduced innovative technology that will guarantee the cleanliness of coolers and will eliminate the issues that many customers have faced in the past with secondary failures during operation.

This pressure testing and flushing system can be implemented on any type of cooler, whether for engine oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil, intercooler or radiators.
The new technology being applied by Metric Automotive Engineering uses a flushing fluid which runs at 85˚C. This temperature causes expansion within the cooler and opens it up to free any debris that is trapped. The system operates at 3 bar pressure, something which cannot be achieved with ultrasonic cleaning.

An optimum site solution REF: MMPR 574

Benefits to the industry: Based on customer input, Caterpillar is working on a multi-generational product development plan, dedicated to creating optimum site solutions. With significant testing and design improvements, this will bring products to market faster. In turn, Caterpillar continues to enhance existing undercarriage systems across its model range. 

A prime example is its sleeve bearing track system, which has more than 10 years of proven performance in the field.
Maintenance: This patented design has demonstrated its ability to eliminate galling between pins and bushings, thereby increasing track life. Extended intervals for bushing turns also reduce maintenance interventions.
Standard on all Cat D11N, D11R, and D11T track-type tractors, this undercarriage system is designed to operate at higher speeds and greater loads.


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