ELB Equipment says it is aggressively gearing its excavator offering to meet an anticipated demand upsurge as the economy turns upwards.

Excavators are at the heart of any construction or mining operation and their availability is pivotal to getting projects off the ground. It is for this reason that Rhett O’Neill, of ELB Equipment, says the company has brought in extra units, especially 21-tonners, as they are the most commonly used excavators in South Africa.

“We have also tagged them at competitive prices along with extras and extended-hour warranties to help ensure the success of these new projects,” he says.

A premier brand

Sumitomo is a specialist excavator manufacturer with more than 100 years of experience in mining and earthmoving. The company produces premium-brand excavators that excel in tough conditions and often match bigger and heavier machines outputs on site.

Not only are they fast, powerful and durable, but they are easier to maintain and operate for extended periods of time on site with less maintenance required.

Reduced consumption

Another characteristic that endears Sumitomo excavator, which are represented locally by ELB Equipment, to the local market is its low diesel consumption that ranks among the lowest in its class.

It also has three modes of operation namely: Speed Priority, Heavy, and an Auto option, which gives operators the ability to choose the mode best suited to the kind of operation encountered. Either to speed up work, reduce diesel consumption by as much as 20% or a mixture of both when working in mixed terrain.

In tough economic times ELB Equipment has also sourced more cost effective but equally good quality Service Genuine undercarriage and service parts through Sumitomo which makes owning and servicing a Sumitomo more affordable than ever before.