Earlier this year Rabasotho Projects acquired a P12SH Promove hammer from TML Technik SA, which has proved to be an excellent buy.
Says Mike Greenslade, Member – Administration, Rabasotho Projects: “TML’s range of products seemed good and as we are a small business trying out the recycling market for the first time, price was an issue. The Promove is a cost effective choice for our needs and those of our customers. The product’s pedigree was already there and the hammer has opened up a new market for us.”
Although Rabasotho’s hammer still has to make an impact on productivity the company says that so far hammer activity has been fairly quiet, but having the capability available has given the company access to a few new customers while it provides access to additional applications they can offer their customers.
“We anticipate increased hammer activity during 2015. As we specialise in waste material disposal at Readymix concrete plants and construction sites, the hammer is used mainly for breaking up the material that has set into solid form. It is also used on some earth moving jobs,” says Greenslade.
In reference to TML’s after sales service Greenslade says: ”So far so good, I am happy with TML’s response and the service we have received. We look forward to building sales and technical relationships going forward.”
Rabasotho currently operates out of Roodepoort and the East Rand and is mainly contracted to construction materials companies to deliver their cement, aggregate and Readymix products in various forms.
“The Promove hammer is used with our non-contracted TLB and tipper equipment hire section which deals with a range of waste material disposal, earthworks and site cleaning jobs in Gauteng,” adds Greenslade.
Piet Motsweni, the managing member of Rabasotho Operations, says that there are various operations that Rabasotho is currently using the hammer to break up Readymix cement.
Says Motsweni: “The hammer is also very useful when we need to demolish a floor, which is what we do mainly in Readymix quarries and on other construction jobs, such as when we need to break down old houses and other buildings.
“Having this hammer available makes our job much easier than before, as we used to have to hire manual mobile jack hammers from a hire company for each job we had to do.”
Motsweni also adds that the hammer is particularly useful on difficult jobs such as when demolishing all concrete structures on construction sites and quarries. Rabasotho’s main clients include On Time Readymix and Afrisam Cement, both of which Rabasotho services on various construction and quarry sites in and around Gauteng.
TML Technik SA is not only a distributor for Promove hydraulic hammers and shears; it also sells Gross-Funk remote controlled systems; McQuaid Engineering pedestals; mobile and scaler boom systems for crushing and handling purposes; as well as MPTech laser and radar technology for slag and hot spot detecting; and levelling sensors for metallurgical plants.
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