Getting the work done with TGB's quad bikes
Farmer's Weekly|December 03, 2021
TGB recently launched its Blade 600 range of all-terrain vehicles in South Africa. The range includes models for recreational and commercial use, and could be a wonderful on-farm helper. Janine Ryan reports.
Janine Ryan

The Taiwan Golden Bee (TGB) Blade 600 range of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was officially launched in South Africa on 12 November. The TGB ATVs will be distributed in Southern Africa by ETG Logistics (ETGL).

The ATVs are renowned for their safety features, and are the only ATVs in Australia that meet the strict Australian safety driving standards, says Francois van Eeden, sales and marketing head for automotive and farm equipment at ETGL.

The commercial model of the ATVs are used in mines in Australia, and thus have to pass the strict safety regulations.

At the recent launch, Taiwanese ambassador to South Africa Anthony Ho explained that the collaboration between TGB and ETGL was symbolic of Taiwan and South Africa working together to create prosperity and economic opportunities for both countries.

The TGB Blade series currently available in Southern Africa includes two models: the SE.X EPS 4x4 (SE), specifically designed for recreational use, and the AR EPS 4x4 (AR), which has been designed for commercial use, especially for the agriculture and mining sectors.

It was also announced that ETG was in discussion to distribute the more powerful TGB Blade 1000 series and three-seater Utility Terrain Vehicles in Southern Africa in the future.

“We believe the TGB Blade 600 series will find quick market acceptance given the very competitive price positioning. And, considering the generous standard specification level, we are confident buyers will appreciate the outstanding value- for-money proposition,” said Rajeev Saxena, CEO of ETGL, in a statement.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The SE and AR models feature a single cylinder SOHC 561cc engine. Maximum output is 33,4kW, and 46,5Nm of torque.

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