All posts by robertk@smithpower.co.za

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

Multiplant Brits kies Kubota

Multiplant: Min groot groenteboere het nog tyd om te sukkel om saailinge van saad te maak. Hulle soek stewige, gesonde saailinge wat blitsig geplant kan word en ewe vinnig kan groei sodat die groente op die mark kan kom.

Len du Toit van Multiplant en Chris Coetzee van Maubra, die Kubotahandelaar op Brits, sê hulle is vennote wat mekaar se ondernemings ondersteun.
Len du Toit van Multiplant en Chris Coetzee van Maubra, die Kubotahandelaar op Brits, sê hulle is vennote wat mekaar se ondernemings ondersteun.

Om saadjies te laat ontkiem en met die nodige groeikrag voor te berei vir groenteboere is die werk waarin Multiplant buite Brits spesialiseer.

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Kubota U15-3 punches above its weight for CSA Landscaping

Paarl-based CSA Landscaping & Contractors recently purchased one of the first Kubota U15-3 mini-excavators to be deployed in the Western Cape, and apart from the versatility of the machine, the owner is ‘surprised by the power that this small machine can deliver’.   

CSA Landscaping & Contractors recently became one of the first companies to take delivery of one of the two Kubota U-15 mini-excavators sold by Wynland Agri Services, Smith Power Equipment’s authorised distributor in the Western Cape territory of Paarl, Wemmershoek, Pniel, Stellenbosch, Klipheuwel, Malmesburry, Hermon and Wellington.

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Smith Power launches new Kubota B26 TLB

From construction to landscaping, the newly launched Kubota B26 TLB – available locally from exclusive distributor, Smith Power Equipment (SPE) – is built to work across diverse applications. It also boasts more digging force, increased backhoe lift, bucket, breakout and digging capacity, but retaining a very compact build.

In today’s operating conditions, versatility is right up every machine owner’s buying checklist. Equipment owners often base their new machine selection on a number of common factors such as fuel economy, total cost of ownership and performance.

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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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