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Linhai UTV’s cut costs at Power Station

Two well-known contractors’ replacement of bakkies with Linhai Rebel 400 UTVs on one of South Africa’s newest Power Stations, has saved them up to 50% in costs including maintenance.

Linhai is distributed by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) in Southern Africa.

Linhai Rebel 400 at Power Station
Linhai Rebel 400 at Power Station

Eugene Swart, MD of Outdoor Motoring, one of SPE’s leading dealers, says that the units have been an unmitigated success in this application. “I suggested they take the Linhai Rebel 400 because it is an excellent and reliable product with reasonably priced parts. Also the site is a relatively easy one to negotiate and the Linhai 400 is ideal for these circumstances,” says Swart.

He adds that the two contractors – Grinaker and Esor Construction – took 35 units between them (Grinaker 9 units and Esor Construction 26 units) on a rental basis. “This is a self-rental deal as I like to be in control of every part of the process and this has worked out extremely well.

Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Dieter Bergmann giving Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Dieter Bergmann giving Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side
Training on the Linhai 400 Side-by-Side

Gert Goosen, Esor Construction site manager, says that he is very satisfied with both the performance of the Linhai machines and the service of Outdoor Motoring. “The product and service have been world class,” he says.

The Linhai Rebel 400 4×4 side-by-side is an incredible value-for-money mid-sized machine. Its unmatched comfort and easy operation, combined with a top-speed of 65kmph make it perfect for farming, ranching, hunting, recreational riding and of course for transport on construction sites like the power station.

Flags also attached to the Linhai 400 Rebel
Flags also attached to the Linhai 400 Rebel
Safety Light attached to roof
Safety Light attached to roof

Some of the more pertinent features of the Rebel 400 are:

  • 352 cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder DOHC, liquid cooled engine
  • Independent rear suspension
  • CVT drive system
  • High/low range with reverse gear
  • 260kg tow capacity
  • 2655mm x 1470mm x 1860mm (LxWxH) dimensions
  • Dual hydraulic disc brakes.

For more information please contact SPE on 011 284 2000.

Dieter Bergmann and Eugene Swart
Dieter Bergmann and Eugene Swart

You can contact Eugene Swart of Outdoor Motoring:

  • Outdoor Motoring
  • Address: 55 Motor City, Mandela Drive
  • Telephone: 013 656 5569
  • Fax: 086 657 6857
  • E-Mail: outdoor@telkomsa.net

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