Front-mounted wheel-bin operation made easy

Kubota tractors have made their name globally for helping farmers to do things more efficiently and more easily and Western Cape apple farm manager, Neil Reid, of Elgin Orchards is one of these.

We utilise the front-mounted option extensively for moving our apple bins,” says Reid, “and Kubota has made a palpable difference to my operation in terms of efficiency and bottom line savings. These tractors were purchased primarily because of their wet clutch and forward/reserve shuttle technology as other brands of tractors suffer undue downtime during the harvesting season as they do not have this unique technology

M7040 Narrow with chain loader
M7040 Narrow with chain loader

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Linhai to serve in Servest

Servest Security Services, part of the Servest group, has taken delivery of 32 Linhai Rustler 260 XL  quad bikes to be used for patrolling Transnet railway lines.  Servest regional HR manager, Bertie van der Mescht says that the company looked at several options and decided on Linhai because of the very competitive pricing, Linhai’s tried and tested power and reliability and the well-known excellent levels of aftermarket service provided by Smith Power Equipment (SPE).

Servest Security Services
Servest Security Services

It’s obvious that power and, above all, reliability, are key to providing the best possible security service and with SPE and Linhai we are assured of these. This, combined with the good price we were offered made the choice a fairly simple one,” van der Mescht says.

Mark Chittenden and Bertie van der Mescht
Mark Chittenden and Bertie van der Mescht

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Big Daddy Diesel – Linhai 800

Guys and gals. Here’s the skinny. Diesel power is getting better and better – and simply on a scale of economy, it makes enormous sense for companies to utilise this technology. Linhai has just launched their new 3 cylinder Perkins powered 800 – and it does the job… This is an agricultural workhorse.

That’s the bottom line, it feels like one – and runs like one. And that’s a good thing. Power, utility, practicality, the new Linhai seems to tick all the boxes. Best of all, we like the quality feel of this machine.

Linhai 800 Sunset
Linhai 800 Sunset

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