AGRICO – An irrigation and manufacturing company.


Agrico designs and supplies all types of irrigation systems. Many components of the irrigation systems as well as AGRICO centre pivots, -implements, -sprayers and -tractors are developed and manufactured in-house. All products are reliable and robust and offer excellent value in terms of initial capital cost and low running cost, as well as ease of use – saving time and money. Agrico backs up the products with an unmatched service network. We help you to farm more economically, to achieve better yields and to be more profitable.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF AGRICO

On February 4, 1896 Paul Andrag arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, having left Germany to work for the Moravian Mission near Caledon. His task was to manage the trading store at Genadendal. During 1904 he started his own business in Cape Town and subsequently transferred to Saron, situated between Gouda and Porterville in the Cape and continued with a trading store.

Paul noticed that the local farmers faced many problems due to a lack of proper equipment. He knew that European agricultural machinery could solve some of these difficulties and began to import equipment to sell locally. Well-known agencies were acquired, including Lanz Tractors, Perrot Irrigation, Deutz Engines, John Deere Tractors, Fahr Combines, KSB pumps and others.

In time, his sons joined him in the business and many pioneering ideas were introduced to South Africa by them. Some of these are: The first rubber-tyred tractor, the first sprinkler irrigation, useful varieties of plants (Including Lupins and Serradella), some of the first locally manufactured ploughs, the first locally made irrigation tubing and many more. By the time the second world war had ended, all five sons of Paul were active in the business, which was then called P Andrag & Sons.

In 1950 Agrico Machinery (Pty) Ltd was founded to resume importation of Lanz Tractors. The branch network of Agrico grew steadily to follow the demand for its products. During 2000 the shareholders merged the Andrag and Agrico companies into one, larger group. This was done to make use of synergies in manufacturing, marketing and distribution. In 2016 Agrico decided to sell the machanisation devision (comprising various agencies) in order to focus on Agrico’s own manufactured products and it’s water related business. Today there are 27 branches spread over Southern Africa, including a new branch in Zambia.

Three factories produce implements, agricultural tractors, industrial tractors, centre pivots, quick coupling pipes, PVC pipes, polyethylene pipes, drippers, micro jets, aluminium and iron castings, electric valves and crop sprayers. The 4+Series of tractors was developed, with sales to farmers commencing in 1986. The cumulative production exceeds 600 tractors. The manufacture of centre pivots was started in 1988 and is done in an integrated factory that features on-site galvanising.

Currently five shareholders, who are all university graduates, are active in the day to day management of the company with more third and fourth generation family members serving as non-executive directors. Therefore three successful generation successions have taken place, often a critical stage for a family business.

Our company currently employs over 900 people, and has annual sales exceeding 1 Billion Rand.

Our management style can be characterised as conservative. This philosophy coincides with that of our main customers, the farming community, construction and industrial companies. These customers generally have a low mobility and tend to favour long-term business relationships, based on mutual trust.

 

AGRICO: More than 100 years’ service!

BRANCHES: Aliwal North | Bellville | Bethlehem | Bloemfontein | Caledon | Ceres | Christiana | Cradock | Estcourt | George | Hartswater | Humansdorp | Kakamas | Kimberley | Kroonstad | Lichtenburg | Lusaka, Zambia | Mkushi, Zambia | Nelspruit | Nigel | Nylstroom | Pietermaritzburg | Piketberg | Rawsonville | Tzaneen | Upington | Vredendal | Wellington

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LOCALLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

 

AGRICO Centre Pivot

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AGRICO 4+ PRODUCT RANGE

 

Agrico 4+ Tractor

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The AGRICO 4+ series tractor is the only tractor designed and produced in South Africa.
This range of articulated tractors is made up of 6 models from 125kW to 400 kW.
The articulated design can accommodate a rear 3 pt as well as a front 3pt or
shovel attachment, allowing a 4+ series tractor to handle a variety of implements and
tools. The flexibility, high power output and narrow working width make 4+series
tractors ideal for large arable farms. Production of the 4+ series commenced in 1985
and continues to the present.

 

AGRICO IMPLEMENTS PRODUCT RANGE

Agrico Tandem Sprayer

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  • The heavy-duty fibreglass tank is resistant to chemicals and ultraviolet rays and has a capacity of 2 000 litres.
  • The frame is of galvanised steel.
  • A Bertolini 2136Poli pump (125 litres/min, 1 500 kPa) is fitted, driven from the tractor’s PTO. This is of the piston diaphragm type and can be used to pump liquid fertiliser and other corrosive materials as the material being pumped never come into contact with the pistons. AGRICO has been successfully using similar Bertolini pumps for many years.

Agrico Ripper

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  • Adjustable tine spacing
  • Standard shares with low draught force
  • Protected by 50kN shearing bolts
  • Category II three point hitch
  • Tines manufactured from Roqlast
  • Frame manufactured from 300WA high strength steel

 

Agrico Scraper

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  • Easy to se by a single operator
  • Sturdy stand to keep implement upright
  • Blade angle adjustable in 15° increments
  • Can be used for back dosing as well as scraping forward
  • Category II three point hitch
  • Manufactured from grade 300WA high strength steel

Agrico T1000 Reset Ripper

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  • The Agrico T1000 is a proven and popular reset ripper.
  • Ideal working depth from 400 to 630 mm.
  • Frame clearance 1 000 mm.
  • Breakaway force 7 600 N (760 kg).
  • Plus much more

Agrico Scraper

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The Agrico scraper is the universal earthmoving machine, one operator can:

  • load the machine with soil.
  • transport soil where it is necessary.
  • unload the soil to a controlled depth with the blade staying on a fixed height.
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico T800 Ripper

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  • The Agrico T800 is a proven and popular reset ripper.
  • Ideal working depth from 250 to 400 mm.
  • Frame ground clearance 800 mm.
  • Power needed per tine is ± 16 kW.
  • Plus much more

Agrico Stalk Chopper

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  • The Agrico stalk chopper is a proven multi purpose implement.
  • Used to shred crop residue.
  • Triple sealed, self aligning ball bearings, mounted in shock absorbing rubber rings.
  • Drawbar tongue is made of high tensile steel for extra wear resistance.
  • Plus much more

Agrico 6.3 and 10t Trailer

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  • The Agrico 6,3 and 10 ton trailer is a robust trailer.
  • All trailers are roadworthy with chevron, lights, mudflaps and run-under protection.
  • 400/60-15.5 tyres for excellent flotation on sandy soil.
  • Floor height is a low 1 050 mm for a low centre of gravity for extra safety and easy loading.
  • Drawbar length is 2 000 mm for excellent manoeuvrability.
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico D710 Disc Harrow

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  • A modern, heavy-duty implement, with a frame of 200×150 mm rectangular tube.
  • A multi-purpose disc harrow for stalk chopping or the preparation of perfect seedbeds.
  • Triple sealed, self-aligning ball bearings, mounted in shock-absorbing rubber rings.
  • Gang bolts of 45 mm round high tensile steel, with 285 mm disc spacing.
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico LT Ripper

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  • The Agrico LT-series is a proven and popular shear bolt ripper.
  • Spacing between tines is fully adjustable.
  • Available in 3-point mounted and drawn models.
  • Very low draught force.
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico Row Crop Cultivator

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  • The AGRICO cultivator is a high-quality implement for the cultivation of row crops at up to 12 km/h built with the best technology and -materials with a model for every configuration.
  • Highly suitable for seedbed preparation and ideal for moisture conservation and prevention of wind erosion.
  • Heavy-duty– Famous DVS tines mounted on a robust spring and shank for extreme conditions.
  • Standard duty – Famous spring steel S-tines with helper springs are adjustable and ensure very low draught requirements, due to high-frequency vibrations and very narrow streamlined profile at share fixing point. This result in very low fuel consumption and production costs.
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico T1250 Ripper

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  • The Agrico T1250 is a proven and popular reset ripper.
  • Ideal working depth from 600 to 800 mm.
  • Frame clearance 1 250 mm.
  • Breakaway force 12 500 N (1 250 kg).
  • Plus much more

 

Agrico 3PT Sprayers

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  • The heavy-duty polyethelene tank is resistant to chemicals and ultraviolet rays and has a capacity of 400 or 630 litres.
  • The frame is galvanised steel.
  • The wet stainless steel spray boom can be 8, 10, 12 or 16 metres wide.
  • The boom is equipped with non-drip nozzles.
  • Local manufacture means that the sprayer is very competitively priced against imported machines.

 

Agrico Trackfiller

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  • The AGRICO Trackfiller fills centre pivot ruts and compresses the soil.
  • Robust welded frame for longevity.
  • Adjustable soil compression.
  • Working width of 1.6 m.
  • Power requirement ± 32 kW.

Agrico FMG Delving Plow

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  • Maximum working depth is 800mm.
  • Rear scuffler working depth and cutting width is adjustable.
  • The cutting width is 500 mm on the main share and 320-400mm on scuffler share.
  • Power required is 100 – 160kW, depending on working depth, speed and soil type.
  • Cat III/IV 3-point hitch.

 

Agrico SD1000 Ripper

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  • Ideal for road building and bush clearing
  • Ideal working depth of 400 to 630mm
  • Frame clearance  of 1 000mm
  • The power needed per tine is 40 – 50kW

 

Agrico HP Cleaner

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  • Inline filter on the supply side of the pump.
  • Motor switches off automatically when the trigger is released or no flow is present. No water is circulated in the pump, preventing overheating and possible damage.
  • Soap is sucked into the system on the high pressure side. No chemicals in the pump.
  • Hands free change between soap and high pressure water. Easily done by flipping over the gun.

 

Agrico T710 Chisel Plow

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  • Maximum working depth of 250 – 300mm.
  • Underframe clearance: 710mm.
  • Tine breakaway force: 2000N.
  • Power requirement:  ± 7.5kW per tine depending on working depth, speed and soil.
  • Reset action is automatic, without reducing speed or raising the implement.

 

Agrico 6,3t Tipper Trailer

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  • Tipping is done with a single, centrally placed hydraulic cylinder.
  • 400/60-15.5 tyres for excellent flotation.
  • Floor height is a low 560 mm for a low centre of gravity, for extra stability and easy loading.
  • Load body made of 4 mm high strength steel for longevity.

 

Agrico D630 Disc Harrow

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  • High tensile Ø630 x 6 mm discs, notched front & rear.
  • 250 mm disc spacing.
  • Ø40 mm carbon steel gangbolts.
  • Mass per blade 40-50 kg.
  • Maximum working depth:  160 – 200 mm.

 

Agrico HSD630 High-Speed Disc

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  • The robust, rigid, welded frame ensures stability and reliability.
  • Individual rubber reset mechanism protects discs and bearings.
  • High working speed ensures excellent performance.
  • High tensile steel Ø630 x 6 mm notched discs, front and rear.
  • Optional rollers are available for soil consolidation and levelling and depth control.

 

Agrico SB1000/1600 Blower Sprayer

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  • The new fan needs less power and thus saves fuel. The installation angle of the fan prevents vibration. Less dust and leaves are sucked in from the ground.
  • The driveline is not in a tunnel and therefore easily accessible for service.
  • The frame and fan are galvanized.
  • The tank is manufactured of durable polyethylene and the design prevents the pump from sucking air in on slopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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