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Agriculture industry



Agriculture is a 24/7 industry, and at Total, we understand the time constraints our customers are under to help farmers cultivate high-quality products all year round. Farming cooperatives and all those who use agricultural equipment rely on products that ensure their machinery will run efficiently, powerfully, and reliably.

The sector has unique needs in terms of equipment and supporting products. For this reason, TOTAL has developed a complete range of lubricants that are entirely dedicated to agricultural machinery. Our products draw on the latest technological developments to provide a practical, economical solution for our customers.

Reducing costs by protecting machinery

For those in the agricultural industry, even one day of missed work due to equipment failure can lead to significant losses. Total is dedicated to helping you maximize efficiency and profits by ensuring that your machines can keep up with the demands of your specific sector.

A comprehensive, specialized range

The TOTAL range of lubricants for the agricultural sector includes:

  • Lubricants for engines
  • Lubricants for transmissions
  • Lubricants for hydraulic systems
  • Multifunctional lubricants
  • Lubricants for special applications

A closer look at special applications

At Total, specificity is one of our greatest strengths. Because no aspect of your industry should go overlooked, we have developed lubricants that are specifically formulated for special applications, such as:

  • Mechanized farming equipment
  • Milking machines
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Saw chains

Promoting and supporting agriculture

Total South Africa has enjoyed a unique relationship with organised agriculture going back to 1956. Unique in the sense that it was built on a gentleman’s agreement that was based on the supply of petroleum products to farmers that revolutionised the way in which farmers were able to acquire these products.

In addition to making it easier for farmers to buy their petroleum products from Total via their agricultural co-operatives, the company had in 1966 introduced a scheme that saved farmers more than R1 million per year at the time in the cost of lubricants. A range of ‘coop’ oils of the same quality as Total’s normal lubricants was sold to the cooperatives at a very competitive price.

The range of agricultural lubricants, called Total Agri Lubricants, is still available and specially blended by Total for the agricultural market and its applications. After more than three decades Total Agri Lubricants are firmly entrenched as a proven high quality product in the agricultural market that has maintained its cost effectiveness through the years.

The majority of farmers in the country still buy their fuel and lubricants from cooperatives, although there is a tendency for some farmers to do business directly with agents.

Total Products are supplied to the agricultural community through some 300 agricultural co-operative branches and agricultural distributors.

The relationship, that could even be termed a partnership, between Total and organised agriculture is beyond the supply of products. It has over the years included a congress service, financial sponsorship to these congress and assistance with drought relief.