5 April 2019, 11:06
Fleet comprises a total of 50 tractors from 45-110hp / Investment intended to help empower farmers to independently run their own farms / Cyril Ramaphosa attends handover / Machines add to fleet of Case IH tractors, combines and implements previously supplied /
South African Case IH distributor Northmec handed over the latest in a series of farm equipment orders from the country’s government, with Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president, in attendance at an event to mark the delivery of the new machines.
The 50-strong fleet of Case IH tractors covers some of the most popular ranges in the marque’s product line-up for South Africa, from JXT models to Farmall JX machines. It includes eight of the 45hp JX45T tractors, 27 of the 95hp JX95 Straddle machines and 15 of the 110hp JX100 models. They will be used by the Ebenhaeser community in the Suikerbosrand and Roodplaat areas of the country.
Attended by Mr Ramaphosa, who underlined in a speech the need to ensure land was used as productively as possible, the handover of the new tractors was conducted by Marc Davids and Jacques Du Plessis of Northmec. The fleet purchase was instigated under the South African government’s land reform initiative to empower individuals to farm in their own right. Under this programme, Northmec has previously supplied a number of Case IH machines to the area’s farmers, including JXT, JX, Maxxum and Puma tractors, and 5140 Axial-Flow combines.
Alongside the new tractors, Northmec has also supplied a number of implements suited to the power of the individual models, enabling farmer buyers to be able invest in a package of tractor plus matching equipment to perform a complete range of farming tasks.
Source: CNH Industrial Österreich GmbH