Offer integrated technology solutions.
Provide value-adding support that improves productivity and efficiency.
Contribute to a successful harvest.
It’s not soil our people see but rather the difference we can make with it.
Perspective makes a world of difference. And so do we.
With over a hundred years of experience in agriculture, Barloworld understands the value of partnerships. We invest time in getting to understand the farmer’s individual needs and provide mechanised agricultural machinery solutions with the intention of growing their success and building their future.
Stinus Breedt, of the farm De Paarl near Hendrina in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is one such farmer. His partnership with Barloworld spans over a decade. Stinus, who began farming on his own in 1984, has grown his business from 450 ha of maize and 109 head of cattle to 2 200 ha of maize and a large commercial cattle stud. Since buying his first Massey Ferguson tractor in 1998, he has expanded his equipment into a comprehensive fleet of AGCO equipment. Barloworld speaks to Stinus about the difference equipment makes to his farming.
Stinus’s farm makes use of conventional cropping, a system in which soil tillage is the greatest energy consumer. This is also where, according to Stinus, Barloworld products have delivered the greatest efficiency. With narrow windows for soil preparation, planting, spraying and harvesting, his AGCO machinery helps ensure optimum productivity, uptime and peace of mind. “I use the Challenger tracked tractors for soil preparation and planting. They deliver in terms of both productivity and economy, providing more engine power on the ground, while protecting the soil from yield-sapping compaction. In dry years when soil compaction is serious, my yield has improved by more than 10%.”
“Challenger and Massey Ferguson provide me with robust, quality technology that gets the job done quickly, reliably and efficiently, while lowering maintenance and fuel costs.” Stinus’s first Challenger tracked tractor worked seven seasons. In that time, in addition to scheduled maintenance, he only had to replace two fan belts and two batteries. In terms of longevity, Barloworld offers skilled maintenance to maximise equipment life and offer value for money and broad-scale sustainability. Barloworld suppliers stock all necessary equipment components and parts and can provide replacement equipment to minimise downtime. In the words of Stinus, it’s more than just equipment. “Great equipment is complemented by excellent backup from the AGCO distributor in South Africa, Barloworld Agriculture, and my local dealer.”
The Barloworld offering is as multi-faceted as farming itself. Barloworld’s difference lies in its people and their attitudes. “The Barloworld representatives are approachable people who understand the needs of today’s farmer – the quest to farm ever more productively, efficiently and sustainably. Barloworld ensures that we have the right range of equipment to achieve our goals and remain competitive in a challenging environment.”
At Barloworld, it’s not soil our people see, but rather the difference we can make with it.