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The Cat 305.5E2 CR can be fitted with an optional rear view camera. In addition to maximum workplace safety, this improves operator productivity and efficiency through a 360 degree view of the job, making tasks easier to execute.

A multi-task workhorse suited for anything, from trenching to tunnel wall scaling

Manufactured at Caterpillar’s Athens factory in Georgia, USA, the latest generation Cat Cat 305.5E2 CR (Compact Radius) mini excavator has now been launched into the southern African market for diverse, high performance applications across the building, construction and allied industrial segments, including the refractory and mining sectors.  (more…)

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Intelligent off-road trucking keeps Bell in the driver’s seat

When it comes to off-road trucking, Bell Equipment is a major global competitor and innovation leader in the Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) market; often setting the benchmark in the marketplace with its locally designed and manufactured product range that offers the highest levels of automation and control.  Terry Gillham, Director of Sales and Marketing for […]

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A Great display by Cat

Barloworld Equipment, sole distributor for Caterpillar Equipment in South Africa, recently held a very successful customer day at the Modderfontein Golf Club. At a media conference members of Barloworld Equipment announced the launch of upgrades of several models in a whole range of their equipment. Cherry Ellis takes a look at some of the equipment […]

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Diverse range secures stability – ELB

The exchange rate for South African companies importing OEM equipment from around the world is not for the feint-of-heart. Hire SA spoke to ELB Equipment’s divisional director, Desmond van Heerden about the challenges facing the industry and the path ahead. First up van Heerden makes no allusions about the fact that 2013 was a tough […]

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Bauma Africa ticks all the boxes for Bell

Proudly South African heavy equipment manufacturer and distributor, Bell Equipment had a strong presence at Bauma Africa 2013 in September, occupying the largest exhibition space at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg with their impressive display of twenty-eight machines.  Bell Equipment Chief Executive, Gary Bell says: “As the leading local equipment supplier on the continent we committed […]

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Bobcat T40140 Telescopic handler delivers reliable service to GeoPile Africa

GeoPile Africa impressed by Bobcat

“The Bobcat T40140 telescopic handler has been performing reliably for close on five years, and continues to serve us well,” reports GeoPile Africa’s Managing Director and CEO, Rob Marsden. GeoPile Africa is the exclusive agency and supplier of the globally renowned Duktus driven ductile iron pile system in Africa. “We use the Bobcat telehandler to […]

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MB Plant to distribute New Holland

It is official, a new agent has been appointed for New Holland. In an exclusive interview Frank Reid (MD) at MB Plant SA and Danie Gerber from CNH speaks to Cherry Ellis. It has been one year since Eqstra gave up the agency for New Holland, how did it come about that MB Plant was […]

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