South African Case IH distributor Northmec handed over the latest in a series of farm equipment orders from the government, with President Cyril Ramaphosa  in attendance at an event to mark the delivery of the new machines.

The 50-strong fleet of Case IH tractors covers some of the most popular ranges in the market’s product line-up for South Africa, from JXT models to Farmall JX machines. It includes eight of the 45hp JX45T tractors, 27 of the 95hp JX95 Straddle machines and 15 of the 110hp JX100 models. They will be used by the Ebenhaeser community in the Suikerbosrand and Roodeplaat areas.

The handover of the new tractors was conducted by Marc Davids and Jacques du Plessis of Northmec, and attended by President Ramaphosa who spoke about the need to ensure land was used as productively as possible. The fleet was purchased under the South African government’s land reform initiative to empower individuals to farm in their own right. Northmec has previously supplied a number of Case IH machines to the area’s farmers, including JXT, JX, Maxxum and Puma tractors, and 5140 Axial-Flow combines as part of this initiative.

Alongside the new tractors, Northmec has also supplied implements suited to the power of the individual models, enabling farmer buyers to invest in a package of tractor plus matching equipment to perform a complete range of farming tasks. – Press release