Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) showcased the latest design of its agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018. In addition, it launched a bearing hub for planters, and displayed its full product range for the agricultural industry under its new Agri-Smart banner.
Agri-Smart allows BI to offer its agricultural customers a total solution for their specific requirements and conditions. ‘We continuously strive to develop new products for the farming community,’ BI business unit head Ross Trevelyan notes.
‘We believe that the agricultural industry is of utmost importance to food security, and therefore to the economic development of our country. We strive to offer excellence to our customers in both service and product provision,’ he comments.
With the agricultural sector under increasing pressure to cut costs and improve productivity, BI has both the experience and expertise, backed up by some of the best products available on the market, to assist farming customers in reducing their downtime and boosting productivity significantly.
BI’s diverse product line-up for the agricultural industry, under its Agri-Smart banner, runs the gamut from supplying bearings and chain to couplings and transmission products for arduous farming applications such as ploughing, planting, harvesting, and baling. It carries a comprehensive stockholding of critical spares, in addition to chain and V-belt drives, that can be dispatched to customers’ sites at short notice.
BI supplies bearings for agricultural equipment such as combine harvesters, planters, balers, tractors, spreaders, mixers, and hammer mills. Sprockets, chains, and accessories are available for major combine-harvester brands such as John Deere, Claas, Case, Clayson, Fahr, Laverda, Massey Fergusson, and Slattery.
A range of sprockets is available for most agricultural implements, in addition to standard V-pulleys with adaptor sleeve bosses and axle couplings. Gearboxes can be supplied for slashers and cutters, production equipment, and other agricultural implements. Oils, hydraulic seals, and hoses are also available, as well as power take-off (PTO) shafts and variable speed drives (VSDs).
Main BI brands on display at NAMPO 2018 included a new range of hub units, designed and developed in conjunction with KML. Adhesives, sealants, and surface treatment from Loctite were also represented, as were Bauer aluminium three-phase 380V and 525V motors, Citronol environment-friendly hand cleaners and degreasers, Makita cordless power tools, Rocol lubricants, and Dodge housed bearings and shaft-mounted gearboxes.
In terms of Jonnesway hand tools, Trevelyan reveals that NAMPO 2018 saw BI launch a ‘must have’ toolbox with a selection of tools selected by farmers for farmers. The toolbox was available for viewing and purchase exclusively at NAMPO 2018, and will be made available to the general market in due course.