The world’s leading equipment supplier Caterpillar‘s South African dealer, Barloworld has introduced its hydraulic hose assembly container service.
The 40 ft high-rise container comes equipped with the latest Caterpillar technologies and is manned and managed on-site with on-the-spot hose changes.
Standard for each container configuration are features that include an air conditioning system, an office area, and ISO electrical points with lock-out.
The hose tooling comprises a Cat S6.2 radial press with the Series (III) Crimputer permanent coupling software set-up for no-skive products, an XT press for all reusable coupling changes, a fully ventilated hose cutter, a workbench with vice, a contamination control cupboard, storage shelving, and hose reel racking.
“Catering for low, medium or high pressure applications, hose and coupling inventories are customised to match the client’s machine population for both Cat and other OEM products,” says Barloworld Equipment group product specialist, Paul Verwey.
Verwey explains that the container’s easy portability also means that the unit can be loaded onto a truck and moved from site to site when required, adding that this will cut out part delivery lead times and ensure fast and efficient maintenance.
Barloworld was recently awarded a contract in excess of US$130 million (R1.15 billion) by Swakop Uranium for mining equipment for the Greenfield Husab uranium project in Namibia.