Bobcat has supplied a large order of 22 new S550 skid-steer loaders to the Egyptian government for use in one of the largest governorates in the north of the country.
The compact equipment specialist said the machines were delivered recently by Otrac Heavy Equipment, the authorised Bobcat dealer in Egypt, and are being used in a new cleaning and maintenance programme instituted and supported by the Egyptian government. The 22 new Bobcat S550 skid-steer loaders have each been supplied with a Bobcat bucket and will be used for ditching and street cleaning work in the major cities in the governorate.
A Bobcat statement quoted a spokesperson of the governorate as saying: “We purchased the Bobcat brand based on the excellent experience we have had running Bobcat skid-steer loaders, particularly their durability and reliability, backed by the superb aftermarket service provided by Otrac.”
Hatem Ouda, chairman of Otrac Heavy Equipment, said: “We are delighted that Bobcat skid-steer loaders have been chosen to carry out this important work. The Egyptian government and Otrac have a successful, long standing relationship, involving the purchase of many machines, including an order for 21 new Bobcat skid-steer loaders supplied by Otrac three years ago.”
According to Bobcat, among the advantages offered by skid-steer loaders that the convinced the governorate are their compactness and ability to easily operate in the narrow streets of the towns and cities in the district, together with their high performance for loading rubbish into collection vehicles.
Gaby Rhayem, regional director, Middle East and Africa, at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “We congratulate our dealer, Otrac Heavy Equipment, for securing this order, which is a great testament to the professionalism and expertise they always offer their customers in Egypt. An important aspect is the impressive stock of new Bobcat equipment, including skid-steer, backhoe and telescopic loaders maintained by Otrac at all times, ensuring they are the only supplier that can meet any sudden demand for equipment.”