Xtractor second South-African expedition begins on April 3, 2018
The second South-African expedition of Xtractor, sponsored by BKT, will be held from April 3 to May 20, 2018. Agricultural tractors are the stars of the Xtractor adventure on a splendid itinerary through South Africa. Four latest-generation McCormick tractors equipped with Agrimax Force and Agrimax RT 657 tyres by BKT will participate in the expedition.
The patterns fitted on the four McCormick tractors: Agrimax Force IF 710/75 R 42 and Agrimax Force IF 650/65 R 34 for the McCormick X8 tractors and Agrimax RT 657 in sizes 650/65 R 42 and 540/65 R 30 for the McCormick X7 tractors.
The new edition the Xtractor itinerary will reach the vast vineyards of the Cape Winelands, Karoo semi-desert, follow the spectacular Garden Route embracing the Indian Ocean. Then moving towards Port Elizabeth, South Africa’s major seaport, the Greater Addo Elephant National Park populated by the Big Five, up to the Drakensberg, the Mountain of Dragon, in Lesotho, reaching 3,482 meters above sea level. And finally, travelling towards the sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland till arriving in the city of Pretoria, the journey’s final destination.
The BKT team will also be involved in humanitarian missions such as the creation of a orchard and vegetable garden for the community in Ephraim Mogale scheduled for May 11 and 12 to ensure food and more well-being to local communities depending on help for further economic development, and a project of building a new 100m x 50m soccer pitch at Sedibeng West’s high school. At the official opening on May 17, Iya Traoré, the king of football freestyle, will be present. He is BKT’s official special guest at the main corporate events worldwide, lending his image to the Indian multinational for all its marketing activities. As many as 500 BKT footballs will be distributed for free.