Probe understands the robust requirements necessary for heavy-duty vehicles, and serves the heavy and light duty automotive, mining and construction equipment industries through a national dealer network with a comprehensive range of services. This includes the sales and distribution of world-class batteries, alternators, starters and associated spares as well as an expanding product range that includes engine cooling fans, viscous fan clutches and MasterLock systems.
As South Africa’s largest importer and distributor of premium automotive batteries for over 50 years, and a leader in rotating electrics, Probe understands the robust requirements necessary for heavy-duty vehicles.
Probe serves the heavy and light duty automotive, mining and construction equipment industries through a national dealer network with a comprehensive range of services, including the sales and distribution of world-class batteries, alternators, starters and associated spares for American, European and Asian vehicles.
An expanding product range includes engine cooling fans, viscous fan clutches and Masterlock systems.
Probe is a licensed distributor of top international brands such as Delco Remy, Prestolite/Leece Neville and Horton that have a range of products and accessories able to deliver the optimal performance necessary for heavy-duty vehicles.
Demanding trucking conditions
Trucks that operate over sustained periods of time and within harsh terrain require engine cooling systems, starters, alternators and batteries that must faultlessly operate to the highest standards. With increasingly stringent global emission standards and low-profile cab designs that reduce air circulation, today’s trucks must operate efficiently while running engines that reach higher temperatures than ever before.
Probe meets the increased operating demands on heavy-duty vehicles by supplying the trucking industry with a variety of superior-performance products that provide innovative solutions for heat management and prolonged on-highway durations. In particular, Prestolite alternators and Horton cooling fans are ideal for the African terrain.
Prestolite 4000 alternator series adheres to tough operating conditions and are able to withstand today’s hotter temperatures. The 4000 alternator series is designed for reliability in applications where high output at idle is required.
Horton engine cooling fans are designed for optimal on-highway use, and are regarded as standard equipment on the premier brands of heavy-duty, long-haul trucks as well as highly-recognised medium-duty truck brands such as panel trucks and utility vehicles. Depending on the environment in which the vehicle operates, Horton provides a variety of fan component materials from nylon or metal, to complex composites.
The Probe value-line
In addition to distributing top international solutions, Probe produces an in-house range of OEM starters and alternators known as the Probe value-line. Probe is the only local company that effectively remanufactures automotive starters and alternators. These parts offer a cost-effective alternative to their imported counterparts without compromising on quality.
Each product is remanufactured following international standards and undergoes stringent quality testing prior to leaving the factory floor. Particularly popular is the universal Lucas alternator, which has a wide variety of applications and is an ideal option for older makes of heavy-duty vehicles such as tractors and certain petrol engine forklifts.