Mpeke Plant invests in Bobcat
By Thomas Allen07 March 2019
Mpeke Plant Hire, based in Cape Town, South Africa, has taken delivery of three new Bobcat B730 backhoe loaders and a new Bobcat S550 skid-steer loader.
These latest arrivals join two Bobcat B730 backhoe loaders that Mpeke Plant purchased in 2018.
All of the machines were supplied by Bobcat Equipment South Africa (BESA), part of the Goscor Group of Companies and the Authorised Bobcat dealer for South Africa. The new Bobcat equipment will be working on a government project doing trenching and loading work.
The B730 is one of four models in the Bobcat range of backhoe loaders for sale throughout Africa and the Middle East. Together with the B730, the B700, B750 and B780 backhoe loader models offer a choice of different specifications for a range of applications in construction, utility, rental, roadworks, demolition, excavation, landscaping and agriculture.
All four models are powered by a Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4 litre engine with direct fuel injection. The engine has an output of 74.5kW (100hp) at 2,200rpm and offers a maximum torque of 408Nm at 1,350rpm. As a result, they can be used in demanding applications while delivering low operating costs due to their low fuel and oil consumption.