Kubota U50 excels on Orange River farm

Since the Kubota U50 mini-excavator, which is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE), was launched in South Africa in 2014 it has received much praise and none higher than from Kobus Luttig, a well-known raisin and wine grape farmer just outside Upington on the Orange River.

Oversized Bucket Especially Made for the U50
Oversized Bucket Especially Made for the U50

It’s a fantastic tool,” he says. “We use it for everything on the farm from laying pipelines, cleaning water canals, cutting and cleaning drainage channels, to taking out trees, loading equipment and more.

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Ryder Cup Europe extends agreement with Club Car to 2018

Smith Power Equipment (SPE), Southern African distributors of Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles, has announced that Ryder Cup Europe has extended its long-term agreement with Club Car, which will see them providing a fleet of more than 500 vehicles for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, on the outskirts of Versailles near Paris.

Marco Natale, Vice President of Club Car in EMEA, and Darren Clarke, Captain of The 2016 Ryder Cup European team, in the captain’s vehicle that will be supplied to Le Golf National in 2018 (Getty Images)
Marco Natale, Vice President of Club Car in EMEA, and Darren Clarke, Captain of The 2016 Ryder Cup European team, in the captain’s vehicle that will be supplied to Le Golf National in 2018 (Getty Images)

Club Car, as the Official Supplier of the European Tour will provide a fleet of vehicles that includes golf cars, utility and transporter vehicles, essential in the operation of golf’s most prestigious team event.

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Kies Kubota vir veelsydigheid

Daar is mos nie ’n beter trekker nie,” sê Derick Calitz van Calitz Boerdery in die Suid-Kaap. Hy praat met groot lof van sy reeks Kubota-trekkers wat alles op die plaas doen.

Tot die plaaslike gholfklub kan nie sonder hulle Kubota klaarkom nie!
Tot die plaaslike gholfklub kan nie sonder hulle Kubota klaarkom nie!

Ek het van die heel kleinste tot die heel grootste,” gesels hy. Die kleintjies, dis nou die B- en L-reeks se manne, word veral met oestyd in die wingerde gebruik. Hulle sleep maklik twee ton druiwe. Die groteres, dis nou die M7040’s, word meesal vir spuitwerk gebruik en dan is daar die M130X wat die grond gelyk moet skraap en die skeurploeg moet sleep.

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