To unload delivery trucks at its warehouse, Pie City recently purchased a Baoli electric forklift from Smith Power Equipment. The unit is a perfect fit for the food industry due to its electric motor, which produces no fumes.
Pie City stores specialise in the manufacturing and retailing of a variety of pies, pizzas and fruit juices. Electric has become the most preferred power source in the food industry as companies seek for a solution with no fumes to avoid contamination of food items.
The ‘value for money’ nature of the Baoli forklift range has proved to be key in Adlam Engineering’s recent decision to purchase two Baoli KBD35+ 3,5 t diesel units from local supplier, Smith Power Equipment.
When it took the decision to go into the market for its materials handling equipment needs, Adlam Engineering looked no further than Baoli forklifts, a brand that has gained early traction in the South African market since its launch by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) in late 2018.
Smith Power Equipment has introduced a three-model range comprising of an electric quad bike and two side-by-sides from its principal, Linhai. With no diesel nor fumes, it is ideally suited for noise- and environmentally-sensitive areas.
Latest from Smith Power Equipment (SPE) is a range of electric utility vehicles from Linhai. The range includes the Linhai Rustler e-ATV 2×4 quad bike and two side-by-sides, the Linhai T-Boss e-UTV 2×4 and the Linhai T-Boss e-UTVX 2×4.
At a time when farmers are battling input cost volatility that is largely outside of their control, the MANKAR ULV spraying systems are designed for economical weed control with minimum herbicide consumption – offering up to 80% herbicide savings.
It is no secret that the farming industry is under significant pressure. In the short term, incessant droughts are squeezing cash flow, while a struggling economy is not doing farmers any favours. Added to that, weeds can have a devastating effect on the potential yield of crops. In fact, weeds are the farmer’s biggest enemy and are the single biggest threat to potential crop yield.
The backhoe loader, better known as the TLB in our local circles, has always been deemed the trusted ‘pick and shovel’ of the local construction industry, and continues to dig its way onto local sites. However, in line with global trends, the compact excavator is continuously digging for a sizeable share of the market as the move towards compact solutions on African sites continues to gain pace.
The ever-growing trend towards smaller construction equipment is at this point anchored by mature markets, where about 70% of total equipment sales are driven by compact ranges. In Africa, the opposite is true; 75-80% of machines sold are still heavy ranges. However, there is a gradual growth of smaller machines in Africa.
Kubota’s new L-series of compact tractors, with their simplified operation and smoother performance, enables a farmer to be more productive as well as more comfortable. The tractors also offer improved fuel efficiency, thanks to greater air flow into the combustion chamber.
Kubota is taking compact tractors to an entirely new level with its new L-Series, which features the L1361, L1421 and L1421 HST.
“The series represents not only a performance enhancement, but refreshed design that increases visibility and allows jobs to be done more easily, better and faster than with standard models,” says Dieter Bergmann, national sales manager of Kubota in South Africa.
Smith Power Equipment has supplied two Kubota U15-3 excavators to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for use on the Gough Island Restoration Programme. The U15-3 was chosen for its compact build – both for transportation and working purposes – yet it punches above its weight with a strong performance.
For its Gough Island Restoration Programme – which will endeavour to eradicate the invasive house mice from Gough Island in 2020 – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), a UK-based conversation organisation, specifically opted for two Kubota U15-3 excavators.
Following the acquisition of exclusive importation and distribution rights for AUSA and Baoli, Smith Power Equipment has become a go-to supplier of all things materials handling.
Baoli KBE 25 Lowered Mast with a wide range of products and services under one roof, Smith Power Equipment has over the years redefined the one-stop shop model when it comes to the provision of application-specific equipment solutions specially adapted to suit an array of applications in an array of industries. One industry that has benefitted from this approach is the materials handling sector.
Visitors at Nampo Cape 2019, which took place from 4 to 6 September in Bredasdorp, had the opportunity to see the most powerful tractor in the Kubota range available on the South African market, the powerful M7-172. Denene Erasmus and Jeandré van der Walt reports.
The past year has been one of many highlights for the Japanese headquartered Kubota Corporation. The company announced the launch of its most powerful tractors yet produced. Farmer’s Weekly reported in August (FW, 23 August) that Kubota previewed the M8 Series for its North America market at the end of July.