http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.80Change: 0.18
R/$ = 15.83Change: -0.02
Au 1233.95 $/ozChange: -19.80
Pt 957.50 $/ozChange: -5.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Apr 27, 2012

Company helps build the pick of the crop in maize planters

Back
Bothaville|Cape Town|Design|Engineering|fittings|Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse|System|Equipment|Equipment Manufacturer|Fittings Supplier|Mounted Farming Equipment Manufacturer|Products|Rubber|Raymond Forlee
|Design|Engineering|fittings|System|Equipment|Products|Rubber|
bothaville|cape-town|design|engineering|fittings|hydraulic-automation-warehouse|system|equipment|equipment-manufacturer|fittings-supplier|mounted-farming-equipment-manufacturer|products|rubber|raymond-forlee
© Reuse this

Hose and fittings supplier Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse (HAW) Cape Town, recently supplied hose, fittings, accumulators and other products to tractor-drawn and mounted farming equipment manufacturer and distributer Rovic & Leers for use on a custom-designed maize planter.

“A farmer from Lichtenburg visited the Rovic & Leers stand at last year’s Nampo Agricultural Show, in Bothaville. He enquired about a 21-m-wide, 24-row planter that could also incorporate a fertiliser system capable of carrying 18 t of fertiliser,” says HAW technical sales representative Raymond Forlee.

At that point, the biggest planter the equipment manufacturer had in its range was 12 m wide, with a carrying capacity of 8 t.

Realising that farming equipment is becoming more powerful and that bigger implements can assist farmers in reducing their input costs, the Rovic & Leers engineering team completed a provisional design and quote for the customer.

The farmer accepted the quote, enabling the equipment manufacturer to build and assemble the planter. HAW was contracted to measure, assemble and supply the hose assemblies to complete the connection of the system.

“To absorb the shocks from the tines that hit rocks in the planting process, we used two 20 accumulators. As the pressure was within the 200 bar range, we selected hose to SAE 100 R2 AT specification to perform the various functions required of the planter, including the frame lift, wingfold, wing lock and the parkjack, as well as for driving the fan motor,” says Forlee.

The SAE 100 R2 AT specification relates to rubber hydraulic high-pressure hose.

The unit was tested and delivered on time.

There is potential for more orders of such implements to follow.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Hydraulics News
As part of its continued strive to diversify its portfolio from the struggling mining industry, JSE-listed Hudaco has acquired the trading assets and liabilities of Hydraulic Engineering Repair Services (HERS) for up to R100-million. HERS manufactures and repairs...
The directors of UK-based hydraulic bolt tensioning company Boltight will continue to manage the company at its Walsall base following the company’s acquisition by Swedish bolting solutions provider Nord-Lock Group, in September. Boltight was founded in 1999 and the...
Fully integrated drive systems – mechanical and hydraulic – offer many benefits in terms of easier procurement, improved performance and ease of maintenance. Increasingly, plant engineers and original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are adopting a systems approach...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 4 minutes ago The drought in Southern Africa could become one of the worst on record should the current below-normal rainfall continue, the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme said this week. The El Niño conditions presently being experienced in the region had resulted in a...
Updated 21 minutes ago Kelibone Masiyane has been appointed the new MD of PPC Zimbabwe, succeeding Njombo Lekula, who had recently been redeployed as MD of PPC’s international operations. Masiyane would be supported by new PPC commercial director Iain Sheasby and new PPC GM of finance...
Updated 25 minutes ago Government says it hasn’t yet selected the “lead agent” for its R740-million municipal broadband project, despite indications that Telkom could win the deal. At the 2015 State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Jacob Zuma said government had “decided to...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
Energy Roundup – February 2016 (PDF Report)
The February 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for December 2015 and January 2016 and includes details of a Government Gazette notice that confirms Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme; State-owned power...
Energy Roundup - December 2015 (PDF Report)
The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear...
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
WIDENING FLEXIBILITY The trailers have a 3-m-wide (2-file) and 4.3-m-wide (2-file) configuration
Lifting, transporting, installing and ballasting solutions provider Ale has expanded its global fleet of trailers and invested in the latest range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from 3 m to the desired width for any project. Ale ordered 48 axle...
The market for the BMW 7 Series in South Africa differs quite significantly from the rest of the world. China, the US and the Middle East almost exclusively buy the long-wheel-base version, using the German manufacturer’s luxury high-end sedan as a chaffeur-driven...
January new-vehicle sales fell by 6.9%, to 48 615 units, compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that the domestic new passenger-car market declined by 6.1%, to 34 936 units, compared with 12 months ago.
Information technology (IT) equipment and infrastructure multinational Dell is providing open infrastructure systems for clients so that they can use any systems, including innovative new systems, that suit their business needs, says Dell Europe, Middle East and...
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group, Denel, has set up another international partnership, based in Hong Kong. This new subsidiary is Denel Asia and it is a joint venture (JV) with South African private sector company VR Laser.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149