All posts by robertk@smithpower.co.za

Marketing Manager for Smith Power Equipment. Managed brands of Kubota, Polaris, Linhai, Kipor, ClubCar and Toro.

Oakhurst se Kubotas kry werk lekkerkry klaar

Oakhurst Melkery se 380 ha groen weivelde lê tussen die Outeniekwaberge en die see. Altesaam 125 ha is onder spilpuntbesproeiing uit twee damme wat uit die berge gevoed word, terwyl die res droëland is wat met die gemiddelde reënval van 780 mm per jaar lowergroen gehou word.

Kubota M130x and M9540 with Trailer
Kubota M130x and M9540 with Trailer

Hier boer Jake Crowther sedert 2003 met Jerseys; 800 van die 1 200 koeie is in produksie en lewer daagliks sowat 14 000 liter melk aan Parmalat. Die Jerseys wei saam met ’n geslote swart Angusstoet op die raaigras- en kikoejoeweiding.

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EGO POWER BRINGS SILENT, GREEN GARDENING TECHNOLOGY TO DECOREX JOBURG

EGO With Spring fast approaching, visitors to Decorex Joburg – brought to you by Plascon – will get the chance to find modern landscaping solutions to revitalise their gardens at the innovative EGO Garden of the Future, brought to you by Smith Power Equipment. This unique installation forms part of the 25th #rhythmoflife exhibition programme, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August.

We want people to have a fresh start this Spring, and the best way to do that is by adopting cleaner, greener energy. We want home-owners to enjoy bringing new life to their gardens after the harsh Joburg winter and that’s why we’ve introduced a smarter new way to power through gardening and landscaping tasks,” explained Jarryd McDonald, CMO of Smith Power Equipment, distributors of EGO in South Africa. “The new EGO Power range, which will feature at Decorex Joburg, is a completely new brand that we believe will revolutionise the garden and landscaping market.”

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Smith Power verf SA oranje

Die kleur van vooruitgang is oranje – en Smith Power Equipment is stadig maar seker besig om Suid-Afrika oranje te verf. In 2000 het die maatskappy die verspreider van Kubota in Suid-Afrika geword en die oranje masjiene geniet nou 8% markaandeel in die tawwe trekkermark.

Wally Bergmann Kubota M7-172
Wally Bergmann Kubota M7-172

Dit is merkwaardig, veral as ’n mens in ag neem dat Kubota spesialiseer in kleiner, maar meer tegnologies gevorderde, trekkers. Wally Bergmann, besturende direkteur van Smith Power, sê: “Hier is ’n goederetrein op pad en hy is oranje!

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Royal Johannesburg: Retaining the home of golf’s sparkle

Royal Johannesburg: A carefully planned fleet replacement programme over the past five years – facilitated by close consultation between supplier, Smith Power Equipment, and client – has helped retain the legendary repute that The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course has always been renowned for throughout its rich, century-long golfing history in South Africa.   

Toro Sprayer and Bunker Rake
Toro Sprayer and Bunker Rake

Situated northwest of Johannesburg’s hustling city centre sets one of the most famed golf clubs in South African history – The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf. In over a century of South African golfing history, few clubs, if any, are able to replicate a heritage like that of the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club.

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The New Linhai 550 T-Boss

Linhai is one of those “Alternative” brands that has a credible track record in South Africa. There must be zillions of those little Rustler Quads still operating on farms and mines all over South Africa – and lets not exclude the social scene where people were looking for reliable, economical fun.

T-Boss Petrol 550 4x4
T-Boss Petrol 550 4×4

Over the years, we’ve watched this brand progress. Sure – they do copy quite a few of the innovations found on the mainstream brands – but that’s how technology improves.

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AUSA – Reinforcing the compact strategy

In line with its compact approach, Smith Power Equipment used the recently-ended bauma CONEXPO AFRICA to present a range of few
products from several new international partners, namely AUSA, Haulotte and Italian attachment manufacturer, Cangini.

Mario Torres with Tom Bloom at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018
Mario Torres with Tom Bloom at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018

The new distributorship agreements with the internationally-renowned brands further reiterate the local distributor’s pioneering position in the local compact market. Bear in mind that the new ranges join an ever-growing and updated line of compact excavators from leading international manufacturer, Kubota, already  distributed locally by Smith Power since 2014.

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SMITH POWER EXPANDS KUBOTA MINI-EXCAVATOR RANGE

Smith Power, the South African distributor of the Kubota range of mini-excavators, has launched the new Kubota U15-3, a 1,5-tonne compact excavator that punches above its weight with greater power, required control and smooth performance in space-restricted working environments.

Tom Bloom, General Manager for Construction Equipment at Smith Power Equipment
Tom Bloom, General Manager for Construction Equipment at Smith Power Equipment

The U15-3 is the latest model to join Smith Power’s range of Kubota mini-excavators available for the South African market. With an operating weight of 1,5-tonne, the U15-3 provides enough power to tackle some of the toughest jobs in space-constrained environments.

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Smith Power Equipment bied veelsydige oplossings vir Laeveldboere

Goeie produkte en goeie diens is ‛n wenresep wat Smith Power  Equipment in Nelspruit noukeurig toepas. Die tak het in Maart oopgemaak en is ideaal geleë om die streek se boere te dien met landboumasjinerie.

Zander van der Merwe, werknemer van Smith Power Equipment, Nelspruittak, Jacques de Klerk van JDK Konstruksie en Dirk Joubert, gebiedsbestuurder van Smith Power Equipment.
Zander van der Merwe, werknemer van Smith Power Equipment, Nelspruittak, Jacques de Klerk van JDK Konstruksie en Dirk Joubert, gebiedsbestuurder
van Smith Power Equipment.

Smith Power Equipment hou ‛n uiteenlopende reeks handelsmerke
aan, wat Kubota, Polaris, Kawasaki, Kipor, en Linhai insluit. Trekkers, vurkhysers, wipbaktrokke, kragopwekkers, laaigrawe, vierwielmotorfietse en ATV’e is daar om van te kies en keur.

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Bauma Smith Power reaffirms the future is compact

At the recently-ended bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, Smith Power, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global brands, reiterated its pioneering position in the local compact equipment market by showcasing several of its new, internationally-renowned brands recently added to its ever-growing stable.

Kubota Excavators at Bauma 2018
Kubota Excavators at Bauma 2018

Apart from the usual launch of new products, major capital equipment exhibitions of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA nature have also evolved to be great platforms to learn of new trends in the capital equipment space.

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Toro Restating the significance of long-term business relationships

In a deal that restates the significance of long-term business relationships, as part of its fleet replacement programme, Serengeti Golf Club has taken delivery of a large fleet of Toro turf maintenance gear from Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global brands in the specialist machinery, turf maintenance and off-road vehicle market.

Serengeti Toro Mower
Serengeti Toro Mower

No matter what type of business you are into, you need to establish and maintain business relationships. The world is filled with people, not just products and consumers, and it is the connection between people that creates trust and long-term relationships.

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