The Birth of Ritlee Industrial & Agricultural
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 acquired 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 Pietermaritzbug 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.
From October 2013, Leo Franse will be part of Ritlee's
team to assist with sales and technical support for
Ritlee in KZN.
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
Range of Beach Cleaning equipment which has both
Tractor drawn models and walk behind beach cleaners.
Ritlee are also proud to market the popular
Boxer range of equipment.
Ritlee Sales & Marketing
Our best Salesmen are our products themselves
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!