A HELPING HAND The Feed a Farmer initiative by BMG helps sustain farmers that have been badly affected by the drought
At this year’s Nampo, or National Maize Producers Organisation, Harvest Day, components manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) will be focusing on its ‘Feed a Farmer/Voer ‘n Boer’ initiative, in addition to exhibiting its extensive range of agricultural components.
BMG agricultural manager Carlo Beukes says, “This drought relief initiative, launched recently in conjunction with agricultural association Agri-SA, is helping to sustain farmers, farm workers and their families, who are severely affected by the crippling drought.” BMG agricultural branches throughout the country act as collection points for nonperishable food items, which are then distributed to farming communities in dire need. Beukes states, “this interminable drought – the worst in more than a decade – is having a devastating effect on producers. We know that each food donation is greatly appreciated by those in need.”
BMG’s Smart Farming concept, which was introduced three years ago, will also be a highlight at this year’s Nampo show. This project not only ensures the right product, for the required application, at the right time, but also constructively interacts with the entire farming process. Beukes explains that, by working closely with farmers, BMG’s agricultural experts fully understand changing requirements in the local farming sector.
“This year’s event will not only highlight our extensive product portfolio, but there will be a focus on practical working demonstrations of how components operate together to form an efficient system that enhances productivity and energy efficiency,” says Beukes.
He notes that BMG’s technical resources team applies design and re-engineering capabilities to assist farmers in improving operational efficiencies. “With strategically positioned outlets throughout Africa, our team of agricultural experts offers farming sustainability solutions that focus on effective food production, the use of correct equipment and the application of technology to maximise scarce resources of water, electricity and labour.”
Meanwhile, the company’s extensive range of high-quality branded engineering components are carefully selected to cope efficiently in harsh farming conditions. All components are compatible with original equipment to ensure optimum performance, extended service life and cost efficiency.
BMG’s existing agricultural portfolio encompasses a variety of wear parts, including bearings, seals, adhesives and gaskets, harvester and planter chains, as well as agricultural gearboxes, electric motors and inverters. The range also encompasses tie rod cylinders, drive belts, pulleys and couplings, as well as fasteners and tools. These and more will be on display in the Sanlam Hall at stands 15 and 16.
Recently launched products include new design BTC disc harrow flange bearings, BTC fertiliser and seed discs, diesel filtration units, as well as Motoline variable speed drives. The flange bearings are now available in both 4 and 5 hole configurations, making them suitable for a variety of agricultural machinery.
BMG’s new red power take-off shafts have been improved and upgraded to provide even more reliable service. Also on display will be a range of tools and equipment, as well as solar pumps.
BMG’s high quality replacement agricultural components, which conform to relevant quality assurance and specification certifications, are engineered to improve productivity in the farming sector, to operate efficiently for extended periods and to reduce costs in the long term.
The company provides a technical advisory and support service to the agricultural community throughout Africa.