Desmond Equipment SA, recently introduced a new backhoe loader into the market. The company, based in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal is an original equipment manufacturer in SA.
The company recently got into a joint venture with Cukurova Machine Industry (CMI). This, according to the firm’s director Carl Gutzeit will highly influence Dezzi’s engineering and manufacturing capability.
He also expressed confidence in the firm’s capability as a dealer for CMI. He further added that they would provide a suitable platform for the product into the market.
Dezzi will distribute the Dezzi CMI in South Africa as well as offer aftersales service through its national service network. This will be through its branches and dealers in Port Shepstone, Cape Town, North West, Port Elizabeth, Camperdown, Gauteng, Bloemfontein and Dalton.
The backhoe loader is fitted with a ZF rear and front axle. ZF transmission offering four forward and four reverse gears with a maximum travelling speed of 40 km/h complements its Tier II Perkins engine. This results in offering 74,5 kW at 2 200 rpm.
Mechanical levers control the backhoe boom, arm and loader are controlled. Customers are also able to customize the Dezzi CMI according to their needs with the options of a hydraulic joystick for loader control.
Weighing in at 7 800-8 750kg and fitted standard with a 1,1 m³ bucket, it is fitted with a ROPS/FOPS cab, which can be entered from either the left or right side, with doors opening wide for easy access.
Desmond Equipment SA is a local manufacturer, with most of their manufacturing done in house. This allows for custom built equipment. A factory area of approximately 11000m³ neatly laid out with office space, drawings and engineering department. They also have a fabrication shop with profile cutters as well as test track for testing machines.