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Dec 02, 2011

New machinery added to SA firm’s product offering

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Astec Underground product sales manager Peet Venter discusses the latest additions to the Osborn product range. Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer.
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Machines from US-based Astec Underground, Trencor, Roadtec, Breaker Technology Inc (BTI) and American Augers are now being supplied and supported in the South African market by manufacturer of bulk materials handling plant and equipment Osborn Engineered Products.

Osborn, which is also part of the Astec stable and is the African agent for its US sister companies, showcased some of the additions to its equipment offering at its open day held at its premises in Elandsfontein, in November.

Machines on display included horizontal directional drills, an auger borer, a roadtec shuttle buggy and BTI hydraulic hammers. The applications of the new equipment ranges from mining and quarrying to road surfacing, the installation of utilities, water, gas, sewerage, communications and drainage.

“Astec Underground provides equipment to meet the needs of customers involved in underground construction, the pipeline industry and the installation of infrastructure. It offers Trencor high-performance rock trenchers and road miners as well as Astec utility trenchers, horizontal directional drills and geothermal drills. These products are manufactured at the company’s facility in Loudon, Tennessee,” said Osborn marketing manager Neill du Plessis.

“For more than 60 years, Trencor has been the preferred choice for heavy-duty rock trenching and milling needs. This tough, ruggedly built equipment is a favourite of the oil and gas markets and contractors working in demanding conditions globally. As the world’s energy needs continue to grow, we expect these markets to continue to generate demand for this specialised equipment. At Osborn, we are proud to be able to add it to our product offering,” said Astec Underground product sales manager Peet Venter.

Local customers buying the machines through Osborn have access to a seamless, 24/7 after-sales service, backup and spares, Du Plessis added.

“We have engineers dedicated to these machines, who will assemble and commission a customer’s machine and offer operator training, service and backup. We also hold spares to minimise downtime and ensure that our customer is back in business as quick as possible. In addition, Osborn engineers are able to undertake on-site repairs,” concluded Du Plessis.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
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