With the success of Kubota tractors worldwide and particularly in South Africa over the past few years in agriculture, one tends to forget how well Kubota has performed in smaller applications. One such example is Muldersdrift-based Random Harvest Indigenous Nurseries whose owner, Linda De Luca, says that her fleet of Kubota’s has been “life-saving”.
“I have had our Kubota tractors for about five months now and I use them to move product around the nursery, to pull orders, to move rubbish from one area to another and for a host of other daily tasks that must be done in the nursery environment. I shudder to think for how long we did all this with wheel barrows!” says Linda.
Linda owns two Kubota B2420 tractors and an L4100, which are very versatile and easy to operate. The B2420 features a fuel efficient 24hp Kubota ETVCS diesel engine making it the ideal tractor for smaller applications. Like all Kubota tractors, operator comfort and easy operation is fundamental for improved operator productivity and the two independent lamps and the fully rubber covered operator deck on the B2420 are but two examples of this.
The 41.6hp Kubota L4100 is also an extremely popular choice in smaller application spaces. It has an 8-forward/ 4-reverse transmission with Kubota’s sliding gear range shift system allowing seamless directional changes between forward and reverse. “This is particularly useful for us when operating in some of the nursery’s narrow aisles,” Linda says.
She adds that the productivity at the nursery has improved tenfold with the acquisition of these Kubota tractors and that she is not only pleased with their performance but also with the outstanding service she has received from Victer Kerslake at Kubota dealer Tractor Warehouse.
Open seven days a week, Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery offers about 800 species of plants in its retail and wholesale sections. “This is quite a unique business,” says Linda. “Whether its trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs, grasses, succulents or water plants they can be found here.”
Linda and her staff are as passionate about biodiversity, the environment and gardening for wild life now as when then they started over 24 years ago. “And now we’re passionate about being part of the Kubota world,” she says.
This article was featured in the Capital Equipment News – March 2016.
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