Die deurlopende omsetgroei wat Carlu Trekkers van George sedert 2010 met Kubota-trekkers ervaar het, bevestig andermaal die opgang van dié Japanse trekker in Suid-Afrika.
“Kubota-trekkers is bitter goed,” sê Iando Minnie, mede-eienaar van Carlu Trekkers. “Ek weet nie van ’n enkele boer in ons gebied wat al na ’n ander fabrikaat oorgeskakel het as hy eers Kubotas begin koop het nie.”
In die Joubertina-omgewing is daar byvoorbeeld twee groot Kubota-aanhangers wat reeds 37 Kubota-trekkers tussen hulle besit. “Hulle is begeesterde Kubota-gebruikers, soos mens uit dié syfers kan aflei,” sê Minnie. “Dié trekkers is uiters betroubaar en hul dieselverbruik is strate beter as hul mededingers s’n. Ons praat van minstens 20% beter, wat op ’n groot plaas ’n aansienlike besparing van honderde duisende rande per jaar kan beteken.”
The best thing to come out of World War 2 for American farmers was the famous Willys Jeep. Thousands of men in the allied forces relied on this famous utility vehicle whilst serving their country on battlefields all over Europe, North Africa and Asia. The original Jeep was probably the most recognizable and useful vehicle in the World from 1935 until the 1950’s.
After the war American farmers realized the potential of the famous Jeep as a utility vehicle on their farms and bought Army surplus stock for as Little as $50 a Jeep! As it turned out the Lightweight, rugged little 4×4 continued service in its country in this capacity after the frantic sounds of battle were Long forgotten.
We were visiting mates at the very larney Eagle Canyon golf Estate North of JHB when we came across Albert, one of the estates security guys in this pimped out Polaris 570 Ranger. We got chatting to the man and found out that the guys from Katay Racing built the Ranger to the golf estates specifications.
The estate needs a machine that was more economical to run than their bakkies. They need a vehicle that has greater range and better performance than a golf cart. They also need a vehicle that is narrow enough to traverse the golf cart lanes and greens, without destroying them.