The Goscor Group, part of the Bud Group, will have a substantial presence at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day this year. Bobcat Equipment South Africa, Goscor Cleaning Equipment, Goscor Earth Moving, Goscor Power Products, Goscor Lift Truck Company, Goscor Compressed Air Systems, and Prowalco Tatsuno will all showcase leading products for the agricultural industry.
With the industry under substantial pressure due to the ongoing drought, spiralling fuel and labour costs, and lower margins, this represents a great opportunity for the Goscor Group stable to showcase high-quality, cost-effective, and robust solutions to improve productivity and reduce costs.
An example of this proactive approach, and what promises to be a major drawcard to the Goscor Group stand at NAMPO 2019, is the new diesel genset range to be unveiled by Goscor Power Products (GPP). This handy back-up or standby power source ranges from 5 kVA to 110 kVA, and will be available at a special launch price for the duration of the exhibition.
“It is ideal to combat load shedding, which poses a significant risk to energy-intensive farming operations such as dairies,” GPP MD Mark Bester comments. GPP distributes well-known brands such as Weima, Rato, Lutian, CSM Mixers, and Meiwa.
From fencing to trenching and excavating to loading and cleaning, and even grapples for bales, Bobcat Equipment South Africa will have a full line-up of equipment ideal for the agricultural industry on display at NAMPO 2019.
“The agricultural industry is an important growth market for Bobcat, and therefore the exposure we obtain by attending is very important for our brand visibility,” Bobcat National Sales Manager Brian Rachman highlights. This is the number one compact materials-handling equipment brand in the world.
The Bobcat B730 is a versatile ‘back-to-basics’ backhoe loader for trenching, breaking, or even materials-handling. Features include a 100 hp turbocharged engine, a powershift transmission as standard, 18″ front tyres and two-wheel steer, superior breakout force with double loader bucket cylinders, and reduced maintenance costs due to a bolt-type cylinder head design.
The Bobcat E55 Compact Excavator is ideal for agricultural applications such as fruit farming. This conventional tail-swing model is easy to manoeuvre through tight spaces, increasing its versatility and flexibility. Features include exceptional performance, dig depth, and dump height.
Tier 4-compliant, the E55 is available with a clamp-ready extendable-arm configuration for additional length when fully extended. This allows for extended reach without having to upsize the machine, representing a significant cost-saving for farmers. An angle-blade option is also available.
Bobcat even has a range of auger attachments to dig holes quickly and accurately. Heavy-duty hydraulics make these attachments ideal for any soil conditions. Farmers can choose between a direct-drive auger for an optimum balance between torque and rpm, or a gear-driven planetary auger for applications that require the most torque. Multiple bit types and teeth enhance the flexibility of these attachments even further.
The range of agricultural attachments available from Bobcat extends to buckets, fertilisers, and grain loaders for large-scale agricultural jobs, and grapples and graders for tough forestry work, diggers and drop hammers for construction, concrete mixers for laying down groundwork, or angle brooms for clean-up.
Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), the official distributor of SANY, the fifth-largest construction and related equipment manufacturer in the world, will showcase its front-end loader and excavator range at NAMPO 2019.
With the agricultural sector representing a potential growth area for the brand in Africa, NAMPO 2019 is the ideal opportunity to have the farming community get up close and personal with the SANY range, according to Murray Leith, who heads up SANY Operations at GEM.
The SYL 956H1 front-end loader will take centre stage at the GEM portion of the Goscor Group stand. This machine is built tough, with a bucket capacity from 3 m3 to 4.6 m3 to ensure it is well-suited for the agricultural sector.
The highly-efficient drive system features a rotary automatic gearbox that boosts travel speed by 10%, and increases towing force by over 6%. The rated load is 5 000 kg, rated power is 164 kW, and the break-out force is 175 kN.
The SY215C medium excavator has an operating weight of 21 900 kg, an engine output of 114 kW, and a 1 m3 bucket capacity. Features include a customised engine, strengthened components, high operating efficiency, low fuel consumption, easy maintenance, and an ergonomic cabin to promote operator comfort and productivity.
The operating efficiency of the SY215C has been boosted by 8% thanks to an innovative controller that reduces the response time of the hydraulic components, as well as lowering the internal power loss of the system, and boosting the output power.
Goscor Lift Truck Company will display its ever-trustworthy Doosan Electric 7-Series, which has been a reputable and durable staple in terms of agricultural equipment for 30 years. In addition to the high-quality range itself, farmers can rest assured of efficient and expert technical support and back-up wherever needed.
Other leading forklift and warehouse equipment brands distributed by Goscor Lift Truck Company include Crown, Bendi, and Hubtex. “What gives our products the leading edge in the agricultural industry, in particular, is the five-year brake warranty on all Doosan forklifts, for example. This is ample testament to the quality of the brand,” MD Darryl Shafto points out.
Goscor Cleaning Equipment has been the sole distributor of the Italian Maer brand of high-pressure washers for the past decade, which range from 220 V to 380 V electric versions, as well as petrol- and diesel-driven units. Pressure ratings range from 100 to 500 bar, allowing for a wide range of applications. A national branch network ensures excellent customer service.
The Sullair and Ozen range of air compressors will be exhibited by Goscor Compressed Air Systems, which also has the capability to supply and repair a full range of machines. Mobile and electric compressors, vacuum pumps, dryers, and filters are also available. “We pride ourselves not only on our customer service, but on the longstanding relationships we forge with our customers,” Sales and Business Development Manager Duane Kruger comments.
A key attraction at the Goscor Group stand at NAMPO 2019 is likely to be the presence of Goscor Finance, which provides long-term financing options for farmers interested in any of the products and solutions from the Goscor Group. Not only are these financing solutions extremely flexible, but maintenance plans can also be included if need be.
Lastly, proudly South African manufacturer Prowalco Tatsuno, which has a Level 1 B-BBEE rating, and has the lion’s share of both the fuel-pump and dispenser supply and maintenance market in South Africa, will showcase its ICON 5000 Series commercial range at NAMPO 2019.
“This is a locally-developed and manufactured fuel-dispensing and management solution that not only removes the burden from farmers of maintaining logbooks, but allows them to cut costs, improve uptime, and hence focus on their core business of farming,” Prowalco Tatsuno CEO Annali May elaborates.
A longstanding supporter of NAMPO, the Goscor Group looks forward to display its full stable of leading brands, products, and solutions at this year’s exhibition, billed as the largest of its kind on the continent.
Visit the Goscor Group at Stand C17 at NAMPO 2019 from 14 to 17 May at Bothaville in the Free State. For more information go to www.grainsa.co.za/pages/nampo/nampo-home.