Capital Equipment News

Volvo Trucks is introducing its Connected Safety, a cloud-based service which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Thanks to pioneering collaboration, two independent vehicle manufacturers are allowing their cars and trucks to share real-time traffic hazard information.

Mark Handley has been appointed as Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which is one of the three brands currently operating in South Africa under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group South Africa. The others are Audi and Volkswagen Passenger cars.

Bearings International (BI) used NAMPO 2018 to showcase the latest design of its agricultural hub bearings. In addition, it launched a bearing hub for planters, and displayed its full product range for the agricultural industry under its new Agri-Smart banner.

This year marked 18 years that Smith Power Equipment (SPE) attended South Africa’s premier agricultural show, NAMPO Harvest Days. “NAMPO brings together the agricultural community, both buyers and sellers, in one place. It is a perfect platform for us to showcase some of our newly introduced solutions to our agricultural customers. This helps them make informed decisions when considering investing in a new piece of equipment,” says Wally Bergmann, MD of SPE.

To maximise farm productivity, tillage machinery is getting bigger. Larger diameter, heavier tillage discs allow deeper tillage penetration, but they endure the same harsh contaminants and even heavier loads than smaller discs. Shock impacts with stones can cause structural cracks, while failed seals can allow contaminants to cause disc bearing failure. SKF Agri Hub for harsh tillage can handle these operating challenges and more.

South Africa’s plantation area covers more than 1,5 million hectares, stretching over five provinces – Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape. “With the forestry industry nearing the fire season, forestry machinery not fitted with a fire suppression system will be at high risk,” warns John Russell, GM of Fogmaker South Africa, supplier of high pressure, water mist fire suppression systems. 

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