In a first for South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal material handling market, 600SA, a division of Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”), is supplying a Fassi F800RA.2.23 heavy-duty truck-mounted crane with night-work lights mounted on the Volvo Tridem truck. The crane has been ordered by Southern African market leader Lovemore Bros Machine Movers and Riggers to assist with night operation, with handover expected by mid December 2015.

The Fassi F800RA.2.23, catagorised in the 80 tonne meter class, will be the largest knuckle boom truck mounted crane operating in KwaZulu-Natal rear mounted on specialized Tridem chassis. This will enable the rig to achieve a relatively large payload, superior to most conventional 8 x 4 chassis available today, due to the load distribution having the three axles carrying all the weight at the rear underneath the crane.

Very light in tare mass for their lifting capacity, Fassi cranes have revolutionised the traditional heavy-weight knuckle boom truck-mounted cranes by combining exceptional lifting performance, a low tare mass and a reduced structural design, without compromising crane structure.


Headquartered in New Germany in KwaZulu-Natal, Lovemore Bros has seen remarkable growth since it commenced operation in 1989 and 600SA are proud to have been supplying Fassi cranes into Lovemores fleet of 32 heavy duty rigs and numerous specialised equipment.

“To stay competitive in the industry, the company’s focus is not only on offering clients a full range of specialized services to cater for their material handling and logistics needs, but also on investing in specialized equipment that clients would expect to find in the inventory of a quality rigging contractor,” says Lovemore Bros’ Director Rob Lovemore.

“The ability to be versatile and never say no to a request is what customers want and we have found over the last 26 years that staying ahead is about investing in the quiet times and being ready for the busy trade with a full toolbox.”

“We are proud to have been part of Lovemore Bros’ success story,” says 600SA’s Managing Director Brendan Londt. “Lovemore Bros has been purchasing Fassi cranes from us, ranging in capacity from 17 t/m up to 50 t/m since the early 90’s. Some of the Fassi cranes bought in the late 1990’s have been remounted onto their second and even third new truck chassis and are still working today – testimony to the superior durability and ruggedness of this best-in-class brand.

“Lovemore Bros’ professionalism is evident in the exacting standards they require of the specialised machines they deploy.  The fact that the work lights could have been fitted after-market, but the company selected the original fully specialized LED work lights, is just one example.”

600SA distributes Fassi’s light-duty 1/12 tonnes, medium-duty 13/38 tonnes and heavy-duty (over 41 tonnes) truck-mounted, knuckle-boom cranes, which are characterised by advanced technological features that not only facilitate optimal productivity, but also ensure high levels of safety.

In addition to its suite of best in class brands and comprehensive service offering, 600SA’s client-focused service is based on its commitment to forming partnerships for life and the reliable back-up service provided by the long term stability of the company. As an example, 600SA is the only crane supplier in KwaZulu-Natal that has consistently stayed in operation for the past 10 years.

600SA fully supports its client base over the complete product lifecycle, including maintenance contracts, operator and maintenance staff training and spares and aftermarket support.

Note to Editors

Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”) provides distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services for industrial, materials handling and agricultural equipment in South Africa, various other African countries, the UK and Ireland. EIE has exclusive distribution agreements with best-in-class brands and operates from 4 branches, 10 depots and a comprehensive dealership network in Southern Africa, with representation in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The UK industrial equipment business, Impact Handling is the exclusive distributor for Cat Lift Trucks in the UK and Ireland. EIE forms part of the EQSTRA Holdings Limited Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange.

Further Information
Greg Hayes
Burban Branch Manager
+27 (0)31 7052311