Bobcat News

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 [...]

Bobcat Kathu establishes long-standing relationship with Olivier Beton

Such is the popularity of the Bobcat brand that customers seldom only buy single machines, but are often converted into long-standing customers due to the reliability, durability, and cost-effectiveness of the brand. One such customer is Olivier Beton of the Northern Cape, a multi-disciplinary construction company specialising in civils, building, and readymix concrete. It is ably supported by the Bobcat Kathu branch, which relocated from Kuruman in 2016. The company bought its first Bobcat T410180 telescopic handler in 2016. It [...]

Bobcat digs in with major savings on B730 TLB servicing and parts

Well-known for its reliable, versatile, and rugged skidsteer loaders, Bobcat Equipment South Africa is making inroads in the tractor loader backhoe (TLB) segment for agricultural applications. The service intervals on the Bobcat B730 TLB have been extended from every 250 to 500 hours, in addition to a substantial discount on parts and labour. This forms part of a concerted effort to entrench the Bobcat brand in the agricultural sector, Bobcat National Aftermarket Manager Arina Van Der Westhuizen comments. “The agricultural [...]

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 https://user-54716422671.cld.bz/Capital-Equipment-News-September-2018/24/ 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 [...]