The Birth of Ritlee Industrial & Agricultural Equipment Sales
Marc Custers started Ritlee Sales and Service in the lawnmower business back in 1984 from his dining room table. Ritlee marketed lawnmowers for the industrial and farmer market where Ritlee’s most popular mower was and still is their 750mm rotary self propelled unit. Their Ritlee 750 rotary mower is exceptionally popular at Municipal Parks Departments, Contractors Education, Farms, Industry etc.
Growth & Expansion
Ritlee aquired the Morbark South African Distributor agreement back in 1990 when they mostly sold the Morbark Self Powered Drum Style Wood Chipper and Disc Style Wood Chipper. This went quite well for SA Conditions.
Next Morbark also gave Ritlee their Whole Tree Wood Chipper, their Wood Grinder, Waste Grinder, Hog Grinder, Tub Grinder, Grapple feed wood chipper, Whole tree chippers, Stump grinder, Mill Waste Grinder, Debarker, Flail Debarker, Pole Peeler, Post Pole Peeler, Screens, Stationary Chipper, Chip Pacs machines to market in Africa. This Morbark agency has worked so well with Ritlee that Morbark is one of the leading brands for wood chippers, wood grinders and organic waste grinders here in Southern Africa.
In April 2013, AfrEquip – a supplier of premium forestry equipment (located in Peitermartizburg and Nelspruit) was appointed by Morbark to sell, support and service their Industrial Range of equipment together with Ritlee.
During early 2000, Nick Custers joined up with Ritlee, and is now also a partner in Ritlee. During March 2011 John Hodgson joined our sales force and May, 2011 Leigh Custers and Daniel joined Ritlee in the sales, spares and management department.
As from 1st March, 2017, Jordi Hodgson is part of our team. He will also be on the sales side of Ritlee with the added function of being in charge of deliveries and operator training of new equipment.
Ritlee has added to their import range of equipment which includes: The Wright range of Ride on lawn mowers, Wright Walk behind lawn mowers, Wright Stand On lawn mowers with rotary cut up to 1,51 Meter. These Wright machines are all hydraulic drive on wheels and drive to blades through safety electric clutch. Ritlee also Proudly Represent the Barber (USA) as well as the PSG (Italy) range of Beach Cleaning equipment which has both Tractor drawn models and walk behind beach cleaners.
Ritlee are also proud to market the popular Backhus, Eggersmann and Boxer range of equipment.
We at Ritlee Innovate, we do NOT imitate!
Ritlee Sales & Marketing
Our best Salesmen are our products themselves working at Citrus Farms, Mac Farms, Avo Farms, Municipalities, Landfill sites, Industry, Bio Fuel Customers, Wood Chip Customers, Wood Grinding Customers. Where we can, we are so confident of our product, that we offer our customer that if he is 100% genuinely interested in our wood chipper, then we will come do demo at his venue – If successful we leave with payment if not we leave with machine with No Obligation to buy at all!