Bobcat’s versatile B730 backhoe loader has been a central feature of the Manger Care Centre’s SD & ED project in Benoni, South Africa. The goal of said project is to offer accredited agricultural training to rural communities in Benoni.
After being approached by Manger Care Centre during its fundraising drive, Bobcat agreed to deliver its B730 to Benoni on Mandela Day 2018 in order to help with the extension of a carpentry workshop and development of new greenhouse tunnels.
SD & ED Projects PA Naidene Andersson stated: “We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the Bobcat team, including the operator and truck driver, who participated in this initiative. Your hard work and enthusiasm were truly inspiring.
“The size of our organisation, and the scale of the various projects we embark upon, means that assistance from corporates is vital. We often have donors providing assistance, but what Bobcat delivered far exceeds anything we have received in the past.”
The B730 backhoe loader features a 100hp Perkins four-cylinder turbocharged engine, standard ZF power shift transmission and ZF axles, while a double-mounted front bucket cylinder enhances breakout force.
According to Bobcat Equipment South Africa GM Brian Rachman, “Possibly one of the most attractive features of the B730 is its reduced maintenance costs, thanks to the bolt-type cylinder head design on all hydraulic cylinders.”
Bobcat Equipment South Africa Marketing Manager Madel Dalla Pria further explained that as “the global village is leaning towards a greener lifestyle and reduced carbon footprint, it has become notably important not only for us, but for the entire industry, to consider the environment. Partnerships like these offer hope that the environment will be developed and sustained for a better world for all.”