Bobcat Equipment South Africa has concluded a contract to supply 25 Bobcat skidsteer loaders to a major leader in Southern Africa in the hardware, home improvement, DIY and building materials sectors. The brand-new machines were supplied direct from the Bobcat factory, reports National Operations Manager Brian Rachman.
“Our machines will be delivered to the respective stores across the country,” comments Rachman. A five-year maintenance agreement has been included to ensure world-class service and back-up from Bobcat Equipment.
Delivering 25 units to one company acts as a huge reference when negotiating similar deals in the future, notes Rachman. “Arranging such a large order from the factory took some well-prepared negotiating with both the customer and the OEM, as well as having the units dispatched timeously within a confined time,” he comments on the challenges.
“Our Bobcat skidsteer loaders feature excellent performance, with a compact body size and power to easily operate in confined spaces. This is due to the fact that, being a vertical lift machine, the load remains closer to the loader throughout the lift path.
“We believe our vertical path skid loader was the best option based on the client’s requirements and needs, in addition to its low running costs, not to mention the extra lift height and bucket capacity resulting in quicker cycle times for both the client and its customers,” highlights Rachman. Advantages include low maintenance, increased lift for loading six and ten cube trucks, minimal electronics, a larger bucket capacity and a longer wheelbase for better machine stability.
“We will embark on an operator training programme for each branch nationally. We have also set up a dedicated call centre at our Boksburg office to handle all enquiries relating to service, parts and breakdowns to ensure minimal downtime for the client, with a rapid response team on call seven days a week,” concludes Rachman.