Bobcat News

Full line-up of tough Bobcat agricultural machines at NAMPO 2019

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 Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day from 14 to 17 May in Bothaville in the Free State. Bobcat will once again have a significant presence at the Goscor Group stand at this leading event for the farming community, according to National Sales Manager Brian Rachman. “The agricultural [...]

Bobcat Conference 2019

The Bobcat Conference 2019 was held at Intundla Game Lodge and Bush spa in Dinokeng on the 21-24 of February this year. The sales team lead by Brian Rachman was trained on sales and products throughout the course of the conference. Barry Owen, MD explained in detail regarding the focus and strategy that the business would embark on in 2019. Supporting roles had an opportunity to address the team regarding new ideas and processes to ease the workings within [...]

Picturesque castles

Picturesque castles, Charles bridge, Old Town Market, a charming little description of what you would see entering the Czech Republic. In this Central Bohemian region, about 40km southwest of Prague one would find a little village, Dobris, which is home to one of the Bobcat’s factories where R&D and manufacturing of some of our biggest selling units are conducted. In this establishment there is also a training centre, whereby training is held regularly to ensure that the employees skills in their field of expertise is continuously [...]

Muddy Princess

“Our very own Bobkittens set out early February to compete in the Muddy Princess at Rietvlei Zoo Farm. The team participated as a group and what fun was had, one epic team building exercise and we are proud to have such tough kittens on board! Well done ladies!”

Mpeke Plant Hire acquires four machines from Bobcat Cape Town

A major trenching and loading contract has seen plant-hire company Mpeke Plant Hire acquire its latest batch of equipment from Bobcat Cape Town. Mpeke Plant Hire started off in 2014 as an enterprise development initiative. However, since 2017 it started renting out machines throughout the Western Cape, to all market segments. Today it is a flourishing independent plant-hire company, aiming to become the preferred plant-hire company in the region. Bobcat Cape Town has been instrumental to the company’s growth, enjoying a [...]

Complete solution from Bobcat paves the way in roadwork projects

Not only does Bobcat Equipment South Africa offer some of the toughest and most innovative machines on the market, it can also supply complete equipment solutions to speed up project delivery, enhance health and safety, and improve overall quality. A recent example was well a known civils company utilising Bobcat machines for a cold-asphalt walkway and road-patching repairs. This comprised of a S650 and S850 skidsteer loader, a Pavijet MG7, a 610 mm to 1 m planer attachment, and a [...]

Bobcat Rental has largest skidsteer fleet in South Africa

Whether it’s the economic climate or the desire to ensure business continuity throughout projects, Bobcat Rental gives the assurance of new, regularly-serviced plant that is ready to take on any job. Daily, weekly, monthly, and evergreen rental contracts cater for the full market spectrum, Bobcat Rental General Manager Vanessa Koszulinski explains. “All our rental machines are serviced and repaired at our workshops at each branch to ensure maximum uptime, while equipment is replaced to ensure business continuity for our clients.” The [...]

Message from the MD – Barry Owen

Dear loyal Bobcat and SANY customers And, just like that, it was (almost) over! 2018 is rapidly drawing to a close, and I’m sure we all look eagerly forward to spending some well-deserved time off with our families. What a year it’s been! Essentially, 2018 in South Africa has been a year of polar opposites, with both good news and disappointing news seemingly the order of the day. On the whole, though, we at SANY/Bobcat remain optimistic about the future of [...]

Bobcat assists with world record attempt for longest slip-and-slide

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch of Bobcat Equipment South Africa was instrumental in assisting the Pecanwood Oktoberfest Lifestyle Festival in the Midlands attempt a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest slip-and-slide on Saturday 20 October. The 1.6-m-wide and 630-m-long trench needed for the slip-and-slide was dug out over a three-day period with the assistance of a Bobcat S175 skidsteer loader. Here the main challenge was to dig through the thick wattle-like ground cover, KZN GM Brian Rachman explains. “The project [...]

Bobcat makes mountain-bike track a reality for Jeppe High School

Fresh from its involvement in turning the Ekurhuleni Mountainbike Park community project in Boksburg into a reality, Bobcat Equipment South Africa has collaborated with cycling-industry veteran Allen Mee for a second time on the mountain-bike track at Jeppe High School in Kensington. Such was the success of the Boksburg project that Jeppe parents approached Mee to enquire if he would be willing to design-and-build a similar facility at their local high school. “It seemed a particularly challenging undertaking from the [...]