MEDIA RELEASE FROM SMITH POWER EQUIPMENT (July 2014)
Kubota RTVs save the day at Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ Dolomite Camp
LMG MD, Etienne Lubbe, says that the Dolomite camp was previously using well-known traditional golf carts for its internal
transport. “These were unsuitable for the difficult terrain. The Dolomite Camp is situated on extremely steep – up to 40 degree gradients – and rocky ground and the golf carts were simply not designed for such conditions,” says Lubbe. “However Kubota’s heavy-duty, high performance RTV Series utility vehicles have the power and durability to tackle the toughest tasks on a wide variety of terrains and they are just what the doctor ordered.”
Lubbe says that one demonstration of Kubota RTV was sufficient for NWR to make a decision. “The ability of the machine to handle the situation was immediately apparent,” he says. “In particular the 3-range Variable Hydro Transmission and hydrostatic power-steering made a great impression.”
He adds that the high ground clearance was also an important factor as this allows easy gliding over any terrain.
Kubota South Africa’s Tallie Giessing says he is particularly pleased with the way Etienne and LMG handled this deal. “Wilderness-type resorts are an important market for us and this deal is an important example of what Kubota RTVs can accomplish in such environments,” he said.
Kubota is distributed in Southern Africa by the Smith Power Equipment.
For more information contact + 27 11 284 2000 or go to www.smithpower.co.za