Bearings and accessories distributor Bearings International (BI) unveiled a range of new products at the SA Nampo Harvest in Bothaville yesterday.
These products include the novelty Jonnesway toolbox, Agri HUB bearings and the blue and white Agri Grease sachets.
The Jonnesway toolbox is designed specifically for farmers said BI marketing manager Victor Strobel during a media tour at their Nampo stand.
“We did a survey with over 11 000 farmers to find out what they needed in a toolbox. The toolbox is compatible, and has innovative devices like the spectacular bearing puller and electric fault founder screwdriver which are not found in any toolbox” added Victor Strobel.
Mr Strobel further mentioned that the Jonnesway toolbox offers a lifetime warranty, is of high quality, lightweight and the devices in the set can be replaced individually.
More so, the Agri HUB bearings have been designed specifically for use in agriculture equipment such as combine harvesters, planters, balers, tractors, spreaders, mixers, and hammer mills.
“These specialised bearings have been developed to withstand the harsh conditions in which these machines have to operate,” said agriculture business development leader Gerhard Pienaar.
He notes that the bearings feature special tri-ply seals designed in a one-piece triple-lip seal moulded to an electroplated shroud cap that extends to the outer circumference of the bearing. This is to protect the bearings against dust and moisture contamination.
BI also has specially packed fastener kits that include the correct bolts and nuts for these Agri HUB bearings, as well as the different coulters with which farmers operate.
The design of the Agri HUB bearings is such that the operating life is extended under harsh operating conditions.
“One-piece designs with different adaptor shafts reduce the need for extensive spares replacements in different applications and are, therefore, very cost-effective.”
boasts that the new 200 mℓ Agri Grease sachets for general-purpose agricultural application are simple to apply, and very easy to carry around, which is perfect for a farmer attending to machinery in the field.
Meanwhile, other products on display at Nampo include power transmission supplier Bauer’s aluminium three-phase 380 V motors, and industrial cleaning supplier Citronol’s environment-friendly hand cleaners and degreasers. Power tools manufacturer Makita’s cordless power tools will also be available at the stand.
Additionally, the lubricants of industrial chemicals wholesaler Rocol, and the housed bearings and shaft-mounted gearboxes of industrial manufacturer Dodge can be viewed by visitors.
To promote traffic to the BI stand, a toolbox by tools manufacturer Jonnesway Agri will be given away every day of the event. The toolboxes contain tools essential to the maintenance of agriculture machinery in the field.