Included in the category of “Implements” are hay and forage equipment, planters, telehandlers and loaders, sprayers, ground-working equipment, spreaders and graders. On this page we give details of suppliers and dealers, and where more information may be found.

The reader is also referred to complementary pages e.g. “Tractors, combines and balers”, “Precision farming”, “Conservation agriculture”, “Animal traction: the use of animal power”, “Grain storage & handling”, the differents etc.

Role players

Agribusinesses and co-operatives deal with agricultural implements (refer to the “Agribusiness” page).

The implements table below categorises the type of implements provided by these companies. Please check this against the company’s own website, or give them a call.

Company Hay / forage /feed-relatedPlantersGround engagingGraders, dams scoops, earth-movingSprayersSpreaders Orchard / vineyard related
Agri Afrika
AgriCAD
Agrifeed Systems
Agrico
Alpha Engineering
Apache SA
Argo Industrial
Barloworld Agriculture
Badger
BJP Supplies
BPI Manufacturing
Cango Engineering
Carel v Niekerk
Carrotech
Diamond Implements
Drotsky Aktief & Agrifeed Systems
Eden Equip
Elko
Equalizer
Erdvark
Ernest H Johnson
Falcon Equipment
Farm Quip SA
G North
GC Tillage
GENTAG
GMG Power SA
GreenAgri
Havco
Hinomoto
Ilgi
INTTRAC
John Deere
Joubert Implemente
Josco Services
Jupidex
Kanna
Kat
Kongskilde
Kouga Implements
Lemken
Martinez & Staneck SA
Mnani Implements
Morningdew Farms
New Holland SA
Northmec
Orbach Agri
Orthman
PELLENC
Quantum Field Services
Radium Engineering
Reapers Agi
Richard Keenan SA
Ritlee Industrial & Agricultural Equipment
Roadking Manufacturing
Rogue Agriculture
Rolo Voermengers
Rovic & Leers
Skaarland Engineering
Soilmaster
Southern Africa Mechanisation
Southtrade
Staalmeester
TERRATill
Tijbos Agricultural Machinery
Turfmaster
Turnerland Manufacturing
Valtrac
Van Zyl Staalwerke
VB Agri
Viking Agri
Vitamech
Wuhlf
X Farm

 

 

Smallholder farmer

 

Training & research

Producer organisations like Grain SA and the South African Sugar Research Institute (SASRI) run farm implement maintenance training courses.

ARC-Agricultural Engineering

Tel: 012 842 4017 / 49

www.arc.agric.za

 

Guidelines can be purchased from the ARC (see “Websites & publications” below) and/or downloaded from their website.

 

New Holland SA

Tel: 056 515 4223

www.nhsa.co.za

 

Training is provided in most of South Africa’s official languages. This covers the functions and operating procdeures of agricultural machinery including implements.

 

University of the Free State

Department of Agricultural Economics

Tel: 051 401 3109

www.ufs.ac.za

 

The FARMS programme can generate mechanisation reports to help determine the effectiveness of your mechanisation system. The user’s guide is available on the website in pdf format.

Websites and publications

Visit the websites listed earlier in this chapter.

Koos le Roux has written the Meganisasiegids (Mechanical Guide). Le Roux can be contacted at 082 828 9531 or on email at koosleroux [at] live.co.za.

Refer to the document compiled by Dr Wimpie Nell, University of the Free State entitled “Guidelines for Mechanisation and Labour Planning” on the Department of Agricultural Economics webpages at www.ufs.ac.za.

Call 012 842 4017 or email iaeinfo [at] arc.agric.za for the following publications, available from the ARC-Agricultural Engineering in Silverton:

  • Mechanisation basics: Sprayers en spraying techniques (Training manual)
  • Mechanisation basics: Row crop planters (Training manual)
  • Mechanisation basics: Calculations and measurement (Training manual)
  • Introduction to row crop planters
  • Comparative review of technical specifications for no-till jab-planters
  • The operation and application of mounted mowers
  • The operation and application of hay rakes and hay tedders
  • The operation and application of medium and big square balers
  • The application and operation of round balers
  • The application and operation of rotary tillers
  • The operation and application of subsoilers and rippers
  • The operation and application of chisel ploughs
  • The operation and application of mouldboard ploughs
  • The operation and application of disc-harrow
  • The operation and application of row-crop cultivators
  • The operation and application of disc ploughs

Included in the ARC’s Maize Information Guide (MIG) are guides on implements e.g. “Testing of drawbar power for tillage implements”, “Testing of drawbar power for tillage implements”. Download the publication at www.arc.agric.za.

World Ploughing Organisationhttp://worldploughing.org

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