Langhoogte Plase’s Josias le Roux is a no-nonsense grain and sheep farmer in Caledon, Western Cape who makes decisions after careful consideration of what is right for the task at hand. Recently he bought a Kubota RTV-X900 utility vehicle and a Kubota L45 tractor, loader, backhoe (TLB) because “they address my needs and fit my portfolio of implements and machines”.
“That’s how I look at things,” says le Roux. “If I see a machine that is right for a particular application on the farm then I will buy it. Of course the machine must be a quality product and the backup service world class and I found both these qualities in Kubota,” he says.
Kubota RTV: South Africans are renowned for being able to “maak n plan” and pioneering many solutions to complex problems. This is especially true in the mining industry, where we are world leaders in deep underground mining expertise.
Of course we have to thank the gold and diamond mining industries for this. One of the aspects of mining where we also lead the World is in mining safety. Considering the thousands of underground workers and the number of hours they toil at the rock face our safety record is second to none.
Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors in South Africa of Kubota tractors and compact construction equipment, has announced the arrival of the Kubota KX080-3S Super Series 8-ton excavator, which is the ideal solution for jobs requiring extra power and performance in confined spaces.
“The KX080-3S can do almost anything that larger, more conventional machines can do but it can achieve this level of industrial performance on small, space-restricted construction sites. This makes the KX080-3S a unique proposition for local contractors needing real power in the congested urban environment,” says Tom Bloom, SPE General Manager Construction Equipment division.
The 250th Fresh Stop was recently opened at the Caltex Croydon service station and Smith Power Equipment (SPE) has provided the backup power for it and the rest of the station.
Caltex Croydon retailer and well-known entrepreneur, Lesley Masia, says that he is excited about the effect that Fresh Stop will have on business and also thanked Smith for the effort they made in providing him the 150 kva generator for backup power. The generator, which has a Cummins engine and Stamford alternator was custom-built for Caltex Croydon.