Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles used for rough terrains

Owing to the improved gearboxes and motors in the new Linhai and Polaris ranges of quad bikes and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) Rangers, engine and gearbox services for both are required only after 100 hrs of use as opposed to the run in time service of 50 hrs.

Being distributed in South Africa through equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment (SPE), the quads and the ATV rangers are used for robust tasks, such as working in off-road conditions that can be muddy, uneven or traversing up and down hills, explains SPE Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden.

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Iconic brand cements good relationships at Icon Brick

Kipor forklifts, fast reaching the status of an iconic materials handling brand in South Africa, has, through innovation and good service, helped Icon Brick to ensure efficient forklift operation at its cement plant on the East Rand.

Icon’s Spencer Haydock says that in these tight economic times operators need to be as efficient as possible in their materials handling applications and there is, therefore, greater focus on innovative products that are aimed at reducing operating costs, while improving productivity.

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Club Car and the Visage GPS system – Pearls in the valley

Let’s face facts! When a prestigious organisation like Pearl Valley chooses your product it’s a good thing – a very good thing! And so, when Club Car – distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) – got the order to supply Pearl Valley with 70 spanking new Club Car Precedent i2 golf carts to replace its ageing Club Car fleet, there were celebrations all-round.

Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car
Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car

We were very excited for this order,” says SPE’s Stephen Mangold. “Pearl Valley is one of the most professionally run golf facilities in the country and for them to choose Club Car is a powerful statement not only of their respect for the product but also of their confidence they have in our ability to give them world-class service and support,” he says. Mangold paid special tribute to Damian Wrigley who played an integral part in the negotiations.
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Duzi Turf Grass grower high on Kubota

Pietermaritzburg-based instant grass lawn supplier, Duzi Turf, says that Kubota has been an important part of their success. “The basic workhorse of this operation is our Kubota M8540 tractor and its power, versatility and reliability have been crucial to our ability to provide our customers a professional product and service,” says Adam Ashton, Duzi Turf operations manager.

Duzi Turf Team with Kubota
Duzi Turf Team with Kubota

He adds that the service Duzi Turf gets from Francois and the whole Valtrac team is exceptional. “When you rely on a machine for so much, it’s vital that the backup service is world class and I haven’t been disappointed in this regard,” Adam Ashton says.

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