19 April 2018The name BULL is no doubt synonymous with strength and power and the name given to the range of construction equipment bears testimony to the quality and strength built into the TLB/backhoe loaders now available in the local market through FEELER AFRICA. BULL is built in world-class- manufacturing plants in the sub-continent, having been designed for the demanding conditions found in those regions. With some 30000 units already in operation world-wide, there can be no doubt that the equipment will find favour with local South African operators where operating conditions are some of the most arduous in the world.
BULL has a range of TLB's that compete on an equal footing and in some cases surpass the top brands available in global markets, in the areas of quality, ruggedness and operational cost. One of the models, the BULL Smart HD60 stands out amongst its competitors as a high specification, high performance machine suitable for a range of interchangeable bucket options, allowing up to forty different applications.
The backhoe performance of the BULL Smart HD60 stands out amongst its equivalent European rivals as it boasts a larger bucket capacity of 0.23cum in standard trim, which allows a tearout force of 5610kgf and a dipper tearout force of 2200kgf. Significantly the working height of the backhoe at 5.4m is well above its average competitor. The loader performance is equally as impressive with a standard bucket capacity of 0.90cum giving a payload of 1560kg and a dump height of 2.72m, making it ideal for loading high-sided tippers. The bucket tearout force of 7178kgf, combined with the overall 6200 kg overall operating weight allows the unit to be used in heavy digging applications as opposed to merely loading loose material.
Power for the BULL Smart HD60 is a Kirloskar 4R 810T (Perkins) four cylinder TURBO diesel engine, with an output of 44.8kW (60hp) @ 2400 rpm and driving through a CARRARO Synchroshift transmission with integral torque convertor, with the option of two or four-wheel drive. The transmission is manufactured by Italian company, Carraro Drive Tech, a world leader in power transmission systems. The company designs and manufactures axles, transmissions and steel gears for a wide range of applications in agricultural tractors, construction equipment and trucks and in many cases enters into partnership with the manufacturer.
With a retail price of R550,000 excluding vat and delivery, the BULL Smart HD60 is already carving a niche into various segments of the market.
FEELER AFRICA, importers and distributors of BULL equipment is a well established and professional materials handling and earthmoving equipment company, established in 2009, dedicated to the research, production and marketing of agricultural machinery, forklift trucks and earthmoving equipment. The company prides itself in providing dedicated quality, on-time and cost effective service to their clients backed by manufacturers' participation