ABC’s Willem van der Merwe explains that in September 2016 Bandit Industries approached his company to represent the entire range of Bandit equipment.
“We are Bandit’s biggest customer in Southern Africa and over the years our technicians and machine operators have become experts in all aspects of the equipment,” he explains.
ABC is fully equipped to provide technical support, spares and machine maintenance services for Bandit owners. There are more than 50 different types of Bandit machines:
- Hand-fed chippers
- Stump grinders
- The Beast range of horizontal grinders
- Skid-steer attachments
- Whole-tree chippers
- Stationary chippers
- Track carriers
- Forestry mowers
- Stump grinding heads
“Our future depends on us to keep the carbon cycle healthy and I believe there are huge opportunities for entrepreneurs who enjoy the outdoors to start a business and hire or buy one of more of these machines,” says Van der Merwe.
He adds that there is a growing demand from small and large municipalities, farmers, land owners, sawmills, tree felling and garden service companies, forestry companies, wildfire rehabilitation organisations and garden centres for the value these machines can add to wood waste.
“A well-managed business that follows a strict equipment maintenance regime can soon become sustainable while contributing to making the soil healthier which will result in higher yields for agricultural concerns,” he explains.
With names like Beast and Intimidator, the machines come in a wide range of standard and customisable sizes. Examples include the Model HB20 self-propelled 25-horsepower stump grinder with 381mm diameter cutter wheel and the likes of the Beast Model 4680XP horizontal grinder (1200-horsepower) with a huge 1143mm x 1524mm mill opening.
Van der Merwe invites everyone who needs assistance with their Bandit equipment, or who would like to explore business options to contact ABC at its headquarters in Worcester, north of Cape Town.
Originally Published: Wood & Timber Times South Africa – February 2017 | Vol. 42 | No. 4