Durban recently experienced heavy rainfalls and floods which left debris washed down from the rivers along the coastlines. With the huge task of cleaning up resting on Parks & Beaches and the Durban Municipality, Goscor’s Bobcat division took it upon themselves to be involved in restoring the clean coastlines.

Bobcat’s Brian Rachman commented,“We approached Parks & Beaches manager, Bruce Blake, and Durban municipality’s technical engineering manager, Godfrey Vella, to offer our assistance.

“Using the T870 Bobcat fitted with a skeleton bucket, we managed to push and stock pile huge amounts of litter over a 3 day period from the Blue Lagoon river mouth. This machinery enabled us to lift most of the heavy debris, leaving the beach sand behind. For collecting the finer material, we used the new beach cleaner attachment.”

Parks & Beaches manager, Blake expressed his gratitude to Goscor and added, “When dealing with the outcome of natural disasters, particularly along our coastlines, every type of assistance is most welcome. It is indeed a mammoth task to get our beaches and parks to the state they were in before being hit by heavy rains and floods.

“Companies such as Goscor have demonstrated their commitment to keeping our areas clean and safe, and we commend them for coming forward without waiting on us to call for help. Watching the machinery in action was an amazing sigh,” he said.

 About Bobcat South Africa

Bobcat Equipment South Africa (Pty) Ltd, part of the Goscor Group of Companies, came into being in 2006 when Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) took the strategic decision to direct all their resources toward the accelerated development of the Bobcat brand in South Africa.

CRM entered the compact equipment rental industry in 2003, with the launch of CRM Rental. Customers now also had the opportunity to rent the full range of Bobcat Compact Equipment from an organisation with a large national footprint.

Having achieved growth beyond that of the rest of the market from 2001, Bobcat Equipment South Africa focuses entirely on the sale, rental and aftermarket support of the Bobcat range of compact equipment. www.goscor.co.za

For more information

Debby Marx – Group Marketing Communications Manager on 011 230 2600 or email dmarx@goscor.co.za

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