Eqstra heavy equipment to distribute world renowned link-belt cranes

In an exciting addition to its world-class portfolio of heavy equipment, Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”) is adding market-leading Link-Belt Cranes to its range, following the signing of an agreement giving it the distributorship rights for South Africa and some 17 other countries across Africa.

Manufactured by Link-Belt Construction Equipment, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, USA and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) of Tokyo, Japan, Link-Belt cranes are based on a rich history of innovation and superior product quality dating back 140 years.

Known worldwide for its telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes, Link-Belt offers the construction industry one of the most diverse line-ups of cranes available. This includes rough terrain cranes (from 30 mt to 135 mt), telescopic truck cranes (from 36 mt to 120 mt), truck terrain cranes (70 mt and 85 mt), all terrain cranes (185 mt and 250 mt), lattice truck cranes (136 mt  and 272 mt) and telescopic crawler cranes (from 51 mt to 100 mt).

Besides their cranes’ reliability and smooth, pinpoint hydraulic controls, Link-Belt cranes also provide a number of unique features that set them apart from their competition. For example, the incorporation of hydrostatic drive on their six-wheel rough terrain cranes eliminates the need for axles and provides a tighter turning radius with greater flexibility on the jobsite. The use of a six-wheel rough terrain crane also allows for lower profile tires which reduce overall deck and transport height for ease of transport.

A modular approach to attachments make the cranes exceptionally versatile, while other features of Link-Belt cranes include superior lifting capacities and site manoeuvrability, as well as excellent roadability and/or transportability. Link-Belt offers the largest telescopic crawler crane that can be transported with its tracks attached.

“We are exceptionally proud to add Link-Belt Cranes to our best-in-class brand offering,” comments Eqstra Heavy Equipment Managing Director, Ronald Erasmus. “Extending our range with such a globally recognized heritage brand has significantly enhanced our capability to offer heavy lift solutions optimised to our customers’ needs. This reinforces our position as a partner choice for the industrial, mining and construction sectors.”

“We believe that when you invest in a Link-Belt crane, you invest in outstanding customer support,” adds Roy Burger, Link-Belt’s International Sales Manager. “As a result, we are delighted to enter into this agreement with Eqstra Heavy Equipment, whose philosophy of building lifetime partnerships with their customers underscores our vision to be a leader in customer service and satisfaction.”

In line with its total commitment to delivering optimal product life-time value to its clients, Eqstra Heavy Equipment will provide comprehensive aftermarket parts, service, and maintenance support on the complete range of Link-Belt cranes it distributes.

Note to Editors

Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”) provides distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services for industrial, materials handling and agricultural equipment in South Africa, various other African countries, the UK and Ireland. EIE has exclusive distribution agreements with best-in-class brands and operates from 9 branches, 4 depots and many dealerships in Southern Africa, with representation in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The UK industrial equipment business, Impact Fork Trucks Handling (Impact) is the exclusive distributor for Cat Lift Trucks and Konecranes in the UK and Ireland. EIE forms part of the EQSTRA Holdings Limited Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange.

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