Capital Equipment News September 2016


For Afrigrit, a South African specialist in rehabilitation of slag dumps and mineral separation, every piece of equipment is as good as its service. Based on that understanding, it has bolstered its LiuGong wheel loader fleet, a decision largely influenced by sound backup support and parts availability from local dealer Burgers Equipment & Spares. By Munesu Shoko.

is money through the drain, while a piece of equipment that has high availability is a boon on site. A cunning businessman in every aspect of the word, Pick doesn’t leave anything to chance as far as the health of his fleet of equipment is concerned. While reliability of equipment is a prime factor when investing in Afrigrit’s equipment needs, backup service and parts availability are up the company’s checklist too. For Pick, quality of equipment – whether premium or value brand – is one thing, but backup support, is quite another. Based on this notion, the company has further expanded its LiuGong wheel loader fleet with the recent purchase of a new 17 t CLG856H model from Burgers Equipment & Spares, LiuGong’s dealer in South Africa and Namibia. The new acquisition joins an existing fleet of two other LiuGong CLG856 wheel loaders, as well as a LiuGong forklift

A frigrit runs a 24/7 operation at its Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa factory where it primarily loads, hauls and screens chrome slag for chrome recovery, as well as treating waste material to produce sand-blasting sand. In 1996, the company started its business pri-

marily producing sand-blasting sand out of chrome slag. It eventually expanded with the recovery of chrome from waste material on behalf of Ferro Metals. For a round-the-clock venture of this nature, equipment downtime and uptime are sink or swim factors. For Marius Pick, owner of Afrigrit, an hour lost through downtime


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