Volume 68 March/April 2018


With the Crane Industry picking up in general in 2018, we have seen some new products from various suppliers introduced into South Africa, including Zoomlion.

Crane Hire Companies are showing an increase in utilization, and with the lack of quality used crane stock now for sale in South Africa, we firmly believe that sales of new cranes will be better than it was in 2017.


The Zoomlion Research & Development Department is always looking at how to improve the overall performance and quality of the Zoomlion product range. The latest range of truck cranes being launched in 2018 will soon be arriving in South Africa. We are confident that the cranes will excite the customers in terms of look and technical improvements. The new QY30V that has just arrived, truly is impressive.

New QY30V Overall performance and Quality Improvements


With the current challenges all suppliers have with AV permits, we at Crane Link are very pleased to state that we have done a lot of work with the Department of Transport and have achieved a great deal of success in the last few months. We recently received a new AV for a Zoomlion QY25V after Mr Jose Heredia came through and inspected the crane and being 100% happy to issue an AV for the crane that was delivered within the Gauteng region. We have also had a Zoomlion QY30V crane - the latest model specification that has just arrived in South Africa delivered to Perfect Slabs and had Mr. Izak Roux from the Free State Transport Department carry out the inspection for the AVR, which he has issued the AV.


The business has had a steady flow of orders over the last few months and we are very pleased with the overall order intake. We have also received positive enquiries and orders on Used Crane Stock, which we now have very limited stock of.



The Diamond Mine based in Lime Acers recently took delivery of a Zoomlion RT55 Crane. The crane went straight onto a job after handover and training was done on site.

Petra Diamonds – Took delivery of a RT55 Crane


Buffalo Coal based in Dundee, Kwa-Zulua Natal purchased a used Tadano Faun ATF30-2L. The crane was refurbished at the end of 2017 and then painted and branded in the Buffalo Coal colours and delivered to site. Crane Link then trained three operators on the driving and operation on the crane over three days to ensure that the operators understood the workings of the crane.

Buffalo Coal purchased a Used Tadano Faun ATF30-2L


Thabani and Sipiwe who are based in the Diamond Mining Town of Orapa in Botswana have seen the growth in opportunity for Crane Hire in Orapa, Botswana. They have been hiring Zoomlion cranes now for years, and when it came to buying their own crane the decision to buy a used Zoomlion QY30V from Crane Link came easily. The Orapa Diamond operations inspected the crane and sent it to work within days of the crane arriving on site. With the continued growth of opportunity we at Crane Link wish Thabani and Sipiwe all the very best.

Thasp Enterprises purchased a used Zoomlion QY30V


Bernie and Wilma De Klerk, Directors/Owners of Perfect Slabs are very hands on individuals with a highly successful pre-cast, pre-stressed hollow core concrete slabs and high quality Concrete Flooring Systems Company, satisfying the demand for high quality, reliable products that are available within short lead times, which in the building industry is very important to success. The Delivery of the all new Zoomlion QY30V532.9 will allow Perfect Slabs to control their slab installations as they have use of their own crane and only have to hire in other cranes when they are at full capacity. The Zoomlion crane was delivered to Bloemfontein where Crane Link trained the operator as well as Bernie De Klerk the owner. Even though Perfect Slabs is no stranger to mobile cranes, this is the first ever crane that they have owned. We wish Bernie and Wilma all the best with their new Zoomlion and thank them for the business.

Thasp Enterprises purchased a used Zoomlion QY30V


Tertius Bothma the owner of Terbot Crane Hire situated in Sasolburg is excited about this new business venture and looks forward to receiving the first (two) of his cranes that he has purchased from Crane Link. The balance of the cranes he has purchased will be delivered in the coming months.

Terbot Crane Hire – 2 x QY25V Cranes


GDS Construction has looked at some new methods of pouring concrete and the demand for a crane on site has grown, giving GDS the niche opportunity in their business sector. Gualliame the owner looks forward to receiving his new crane in May.

GDS Construction – QY25V


Crane Link did large repairs and a repaint on a Tadano RT Crane for Buffalo Coal. It needed a large amounts of work done to it.

Repairs done on the Tadano RT for Buffalo Coal

AFRICA SERVICE - The demand for our Technical Support in countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia have stretched the technical team over the last few months with the guys carrying out services and repairs to Zoomlion cranes.


The growth of our Parts Department is excellent since we have started to source and supply parts for all makes of cranes. Customers have found our delivery time frames much shorter, and our prices competitive.


April saw a fantastic month with over 90% of our stock forklift units sold. Please contact us for specials on the remaining stock items


Crane Link sponsored a Hockey Tour to Benoni for the Ashton 1st Team Hockey Team. The girls did superbly well and produced excellent results and we here at Crane Link are so proud of them flying the Zoomlion flag so high.


The focus of Crane Link has always been to provide a total solution for the supply and service of cranes within Southern Africa, we therefore urge you to send us your enquiries for cranes or spare parts.

Kind regards, Mark Bates

082 807 4281 / / (032) 947-1702