Bobcat News

Bobcat skidsteer helps Stepping Stone extension get off the ground

The donation of a skidsteer, together with a highly-trained operator from Bobcat Equipment South Africa, has allowed a much-needed extension project at the Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services In-Patient Unit in Alberton get off the ground. The extension, from an eight-ward unit to a 14-ward unit, is the result of the donation of a 435 m2 second-hand park home, used previously as offices, by Kim Scanell from Grayston Travel, Stepping Stone CEO Tersia Burger explains. Russell Cruickshank from Cornerstone [...]

Machine Customisation

Modified to spec To meet the special needs of the specialised potline basement cleaning application, Bobcat sent the machines to Engineering Top Tech for a full strip and customisation. Our remote control bobcat story is in Capital Equipment page 24-27 – This edition is handed out at Electra Mining. You can view the online version here In a world where a one-size-fits-all approach has lost relevance, Bobcat South Africa has partnered with Engineering Top Tech, a specialist in custom vehicle solutions [...]

Bobcat S650 helps make Ekurhuleni community cycle track a reality

The Ekurhuleni Mountainbike Park community project in Boksburg turned from a long-held dream into a reality for cycling-industry veteran Allen Mee, thanks to Bobcat Equipment South Africa donating a S650skidsteer loader and operator to jumpstart its construction. By assisting in completing the project in record time, the Ekurhuleni Mountainbike Park was able to host the Spur High School MTB Series on 28 July, a particular achievement for Mee. “Not only is this the first mountainbike track on the East Rand, but [...]

Bobcat digs in deep on Mandela Day to help Manger Care Centre

To mark the centenary of Mandela Day on 18 July, Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, supplied a B730 backhoe loader for the Manger Care Centre’s SD & ED project in Benoni, Johannesburg to boost sustainable agricultural output in line with the National Development Plan 2030. The project specialises in providing accredited agricultural training to rural communities in Benoni, where Manger Care Centre’s sustainable farm has 15 small and four  large vegetable tunnel, and five polyhouse [...]

Bobcat treasure beach clean up

Bobcat Equipment South Africa, was a proud sponsor and partner to Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA’s) Big Treasure Beach Clean-Up in KwaZulu-Natal from 5 to 8 June. The event coincided with the UN World Environment Day and World Ocean Day. Over 1 300 people assisted with the beach clean-up and Bobcat used their specialised machinery to collect over 1.5 t of waste material. “This project forms as an integral part of WESSA’s role as a leader in implementing both [...]

Bobcat attachment options for agriculture, construction applications

Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, has an extensive range of accessories, comprising over 95 attachments, that are ideal for agricultural and construction applications in challenging African operating environments. The attachments can be used on Bobcat skidsteers, compact track loaders, compact excavators and telehandler machines. Bobcat Equipment South Africa Product Specialist Brian Rachman highlights that these genuine Bobcat attachments are used in many different applications such as construction, civils, plant hire, shipping, agriculture and warehousing. “Companies can always [...]

Animal-feed producer stocks up with Bobcat skidsteer loaders

Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, delivered five Bobcat S550 skidsteer loaders (SSLs) to De Heus Animal Nutrition in September 2017, deployed at various sites in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Gauteng, and the Eastern Cape. De Heus is an international company that produces and markets high-quality animal feeds. The machines were delivered from Bobcat branches in each of the respective provinces. Bobcat Equipment South Africa General Manager Brian Rachman explains that the SSLs are used at De Heus’ facilities [...]

Big showcase for Bobcat compact equipment range at NAMPO 2018

Bobcat will showcase its M-Series of at NAMPO 2018 following the significant success achieved with its 5-Series and 4-Series Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, will showcase its full range of compact machinery, which is well-suited for application in the agricultural sector, at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Bothaville in the Free State. This includes Bobcat mini excavators, agricultural telescopic handlers, skidsteer loaders (SSLs), and tractor loader backhoes (TLBs), as well [...]

Bobcat stocks up on R18-million worth of spare parts

Fast-moving general-service parts are critical to customers’ daily operations, and are needed on-hand immediately to avoid costly downtime. It is for this reason that Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, holds a comprehensive spares stockholding of about R18 million. The biggest range of spare parts stocked are fast-moving and general service parts, such as sparkplugs, filters, nuts and bolts, ground-engaging tools, wear parts, and cutting edges, among others, Bobcat Equipment South Africa National Parts Manager Deric Knox [...]