To gauge how well Carlu Tractors has been doing with Kubota tractors one need look no further than three of his customers – Dewald Strydom of Giraffe Farms, Bokkie Kritizinger of Tulpieskraal and Chrisleo Botha (Blue Mountain Berries) – who have 49 Kubota tractors between them.
Kubota is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment and Carlu Tractors, after becoming a Kubota dealer in 2004, has been a top-three Kubota dealer for Smith every year since 2006.
“Kubota tractors are efficient and reliable machines and this, combined with the excellent service we get from Carlu Tractor owner Iando Minnie, I can sleep easy at night,” says Strydom. “For me minimising downtime and reducing the total cost of ownership of a tractor is the key to running an efficient business and Carlu and Kubota allow us to achieve this,” he says.
Strydom’s most popular choice is the Kubota L3200, which is a simple to operate yet amazingly powerful tractor ideal for everything from estate maintenance chores to commercial landscaping and smaller-scale farming.
“Focusing on both value and versatility, the Kubota L 3200 and, indeed the L-series in general, delivers a high level of productivity for a very economical price,” says Minnie. “Also, my customers are always praising the excellent fuel consumption of their Kubota tractors which, of course, is a major contributing factor to their overall efficiency.
Other features of the L 3200 include: FOPS; vertical liquid-cooled diesel indirect injection 24.6kW Kubota engine; 21.3kW PTO power; lift capacity @ lift point 906kg; integral power steering and sliding gear and constant mesh transmission with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears. Download the L3200 Brochure here.
George-based Carlu Tractors has been serving the Southern Cape farming community since 1974. “Being a family business, we strive to give a personal service to our customers, always making them feel at home whilst supplying the best products at the best possible prices,” concludes Minnie.
Address: 15 Montagu Street, Blanco
Telephone: 044 870 7660
Fax: 044 870 8433
Contact: Iando Minnie