New locally-assembled equipment range ready to earn its stripes
30 August 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201811370
TOOL hire and sales company Hire It has officially launched the Kwagga range of locally-assembled equipment for the building and construction industry.
“Powered by Honda engines, the Kwagga range is ideal for use in tough South African operating conditions,” said Hire It Sales Director Richard Fraser. “This is due to its durability, in conjunction with the company’s well-established back-up and service division offering aftersales support. The Kwagga range is supplied with a standard one-year warranty.”
The range includes compaction equipment such as tamping rammers and plate compactors, floor saws, scarifying machines, drive units, poker vibrators, submersible pumps, generators, high-pressure cleaners and water pumps. Hire It intends establishing a nationwide distribution network supplying end users, retailers, and hire companies.
Fraser said the main reason for the introduction of the Kwagga range was to leverage off the cost-competitiveness of local assembly. “We wanted to bring a brand-new range to the market that is both high quality and cost-effective.”
Hire It has over 37 years’ experience in the hire and sales industry. It is also an authorised Honda power products dealership and a Level 4 BBBEE supplier.
The company is also a dealer for leading brands such as Husqvarna, Yamaha, Makita, Bosch, and Hoffman. “The addition of the Kwagga range means we can provide our customers with total equipment solutions at a more competitive price point,” Fraser said.
“We are extremely excited about its prospects, particularly at a time when many equipment suppliers are rationalising their ranges. We believe that a totally different approach is required, ensuring that quality, affordable products are available to meet the requirements of our customers.”
The Kwagga FS400 floor saw, with a 12 hp GX390 Honda engine, is ideal for cutting surfaces such as concrete and asphalt. Key features are a maximum cutting depth of 140 mm, and a super-rigid box frame to ensure straight cuts and extend blade life substantially. A height-adjustable handle gives a comfortable grip for users, while an easy-to-use crank raises and lowers the cutting depth efficiently.
The 70 kg Kwagga four-stroke petrol tamping rammer has a GXR 120 Honda engine and float-type carburettor. Key characteristics are its easy-start mechanism, low-noise operations, a rated power output of 2.2 kW, and an impact force of 1 3 00 kg. It is ideal for compacting in confined areas such as trenches and foundations, and around pipes.
Fraser said pre-orders had already been received for the Kwagga range, which he believes bodes well for its future success. Full training and aftermarket support will be available through Hire It and its partners and resellers.