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SANY helps DarkFEST 2020 achieve new heights

Second Quarter 2020 News & events

A SANY excavator played a key role in assisting UK MTB star and course builder, Sam Reynolds, design and construct the biggest jumps yet for DarkFEST 2020, recently held in Stellenbosch. Monster Energy marketing manager Ryan Franklin explains that the Goscor Group’s Christo Swart approached the event organisers at the end of 2019. “He expressed an interest to come on-board with the 2020 event and obviously we were very excited to partner with him.”

Swart was undaunted by the fact that DarkFEST 2020 aimed to build the best jumps of all time, confident in the capability of the SANY excavator to undertake this project safely, quickly and cost-effectively.

The excavator played a key role in stacking and shaping the large quantities of dirt required to build the jumps comprising the course. It was operated by the expert DarkFEST builders, who ‘loved the machine’, Franklin comments.

Creating these never before seen jumps, which are believed to have been some of the most gravity-defying in the world, required a high level of creative conceptualisation, which translated into long hours in the excavator.

“We only had three weeks and the excavator was critical for the build. We were very happy with the machine, which operated perfectly, with no breakdowns and amazing fuel efficiency,” Franklin highlights. “Thank you so much to Christo and the team for making the DarkFEST 2020 build a reality,” he concludes.

For more information contact Debby Marx, Goscor, +27 11 230 2600, dmarx@goscor.co.za, www.goscor.co.za




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