CRANE LINK ZOOMLION (PTY) LIMITED

Volume 67 Janu/Feb 2018



INTRODUCTION



CHINESE NEW YEAR



This year, the Chinese New Year is being celebrated earlier than usual. 2018 is the year of the dog in the Chinese Luna Cycle. The year of the dog was last celebrated in 2006 and will next be celebrated in the year 2030, and is the 11th of the twelve zodiac animals. 2018 is further designated as an Earth year, which is one of the five elements that is also cycled through in the Chinese zodiac. An Earth Dog year only comes around once every 60 years.

Crane Link wishes all the very best to the Zoomlion staff and their families and hope that they have a good holiday and return to work ready for a fantastic 2018.


ZOOMLION PRODUCT UPDATE


Zoomlion has launched a number of new model cranes for 2018

On the All-Terrain side, a new ZAT300 300 ton crane has been launched with full super lift and at a very good price. This crane comes with 445 diameter tyres and is suitable for the South African Road AV Permit Classification.


The new All Terrain ZAT300 Ton


New ZTC Truck Crane

The new model ZTC600 60 ton Truck Crane with its 46m main boom and option of either manual or automatic gearbox, comes completely with a new design and complies to all Road Weight Regulations for South African roads, and will be imported into South Africa from April 2018.


CRANE LINK SOUTH AFRICA


Crane Link welcomes the New Year and the opportunities it has on offer with the overall improvement in the Crane Hire Sector and the improved demand for cranes. Over the last year there was a noticeable decline in the replacement cycle from Crane Hire companies due to the drop off in utilization of their fleets, and hence the demand to purchase new cranes was limited.

We have already seen a much higher demand from this sector, where companies are looking at replacing their older cranes with Crane Link offering trade-ins to replace with new Zoomlion cranes.


Crane Link's State Of the Art premises in Midrand




HANDOVERS


The first two months of 2018 has been very kind to us, and we have been able to secure 4 orders totalling a sum of 7 cranes - (new and used), all of which have either been delivered or is about to go out for delivery. A very positive sign for 2018.


TONGAAT HULETT - XINAVANE

Late in 2017 we saw the arrival of the new Zoomlion RT60, which was delivered to Tongaat Hulett. The Crane Link team went to site early in January to do the official handover, training and load testing. All went very well with the operators getting the hang of the new technology that the RT60 Zoomlion is offering. We wish Tongaat Hulett all the best on their Expansion Project and thank them for their continued support.


Handover of the new Zoomlion RT60 to Tongaat Hulett - Xinavane


FREDS CRANE HIRE

Freds Crane Hire, one of the oldest Crane Hire Companies in South Africa started purchasing new Zoomlion Cranes back in 2008. In 2018 they decided to trade in a QY30V 30 ton - one of the first cranes they purchased, and replace it with a new QY25V 25 ton crane. This Crane will be delivered in February 2018. We wish to thank Tony and Fred for their wonderful support and friendship, and wish them all the very best with their new investment.


New QY25V 25 ton Crane


DELMAS CRANE HIRE

Delmas Crane Hire is owned by Tinus and now the largest Zoomlion Crane Hire Owner in South Africa. He has a fleet of Zoomlion Cranes ranging from 12 tons to 150 tons and has just taken delivery of a Zoomlion QY70V. The crane was delivered and went straight onto a contract.


Zoomlion QY70V



CRANE LINK STAFF TRAINING 2018


In January 2018, we rolled out an internal and external training plan for all our staff. During the course of the year we will be training all Workshop Staff on technical aspects of the Zoomlion Cranes to keep them all updated with the continuous advancement in technology.

We will also be sending some staff on Inventory/Parts Management Courses, First Aid Level 1 & 3, Working at Heights, Basic OHS Management and Firefighting.

We kicked off the year with Jeanette and Shane doing their First Aid Level 1 & 2 and proud to advise that they both passed with flying colours. Jeanette will be nominated the First Aid Officer for the Midrand Office and Shane will be the First Aid Officer for the Midrand Workshop. They will both be attending First Aid Level 3 later in the year.


Jeanette and Shane busy with their First Aid Level 1 & 2 Course



ZOOMLION LAUNCHES NEW ON-LINE PARTS ORDERING


Over the last 18 months, Zoomlion has been designing and developing a new On-Line Parts Ordering system, the English version of this system called ZOOMLINK is now complete and Crane Link has been invited to the factory in China for training in March. We have been told that this system is going to have a very positive impact on the turn-around time for parts out of China.

We are really looking forward for to seeing what this new ZOOMLINK parts ordering system is about. Further feedback on this system will be in the next edition.



FROM THE SERVICE DESK


Over the last 18 months, Zoomlion has been designing and developing a new On-Line Parts Ordering system, the English version of this system called ZOOMLINK is now complete and Crane Link has been invited to the factory in China for training in March. We have been told that this system is going to have a very positive impact on the turn-around time for parts out of China.

During the month of March we will be running various Crane Service Specials. Book your service now for early March and enjoy the discounted offering on Service Line Items, Travel and Labour. Please send your requirements to parts@cranelink.co.za or rob@cranelink.co.za


When last did you set your tappets?

During March we will also be running specials on tappet setting services. Get 10% off your Gasket Set when using our Technical Team for this service.



ZOOMLION FORKLIFTS



Tax Year End Sale

We are offering a R25 000 discount on the existing price list of all current stock of Zoomlion Forklifts.



USED CRANES FOR SALE


TADANO FAUN ATF30-2L (YEAR: 1998)


ZOOMLION RT550 - LOW HOURS


STOCK FOR SALE


Crane Link continues to offer the highest level of service by holding a wide range of new cranes and used cranes in stock to ensure our clients immediate deliveries.

KATO KR22 R 1 200 000.00


ZOOMLION QY30V R1 200 000.00


LIEHBERR LTM1040 R 1 200 000.00



CRANE LINK SAFETY PRODUCTS




GENERAL

With the low demand of cranes, we have entered into an agreement to sell stock cranes in America of any brand. Kindly let us know what you are in the market for and we can send you a quote.


Kind regards, Mark Bates

082 807 4281 / mark@cranelink.co.za / (032) 947-1702