All posts by robertk@smithpower.co.za

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

Kubota: Vir die boer vir wie net die beste goed genoeg is

Betroubaarheid, ekonomie en werkverrigting is eise wat vandag se boer aan werktuie moet stel as hy van plan is om volhoubaar te boer. Kubota se puik produkreeks bied die boer al hierdie hoedanighede, met veelsydigheid en blitsige diens op die koop toe.

Kubota word volgens die strengste standaarde en met die gevorderdste ingenieursvernuf van die beste materiaal in Japan, die land bekend vir tegnologiese prestasie, vervaardig. Kubota vervaardig elke onderdeel van elke Kubota-produk self om perfekte gehalte te verseker.

Kyk wat het Kubota vir die boer:

Kubota-trekkers is toonbeelde van ekonomiese doeltreffendheid, en van die kleinste tot die grootste in die reeks word met dieselfde toewyding en sorg vervaardig as die heel duurste trekker wat in die mark beskikbaar is. Elke Kubota is ’n ware, nuttige, bruikbare, professionele trekker.

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TORO THE ROCK AT PAARL SHOW 2014

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May 2014

TORO THE ROCK AT PAARL SHOW

At the recent Trade Day held at the Paarl Gold Club on 16th May 2014, TORO showed why it has become one of the most popular turf maintenance brands on the planet. On display was a wide range of TORO equipment for golf courses, sports fields and general municipal needs. “We have developed a reputation for excellence in product quality and service and it was good to be able to show these attributes off in Paarl,” said TORO’s Stephan Gerber.

He added that even though this was the first time the show was held, it was pleasing to see a good attendance. We hope the show grows from strength to strength,” he said.

Other equipment included a Kubota backhoe and a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle

All equipment is distributed in Southern Africa by Smith Power Equipment.

Kubota on the Rise – Western Cape Revamps

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May 2014

Kubota on the Rise – Western Cape Revamps

Spend thirty minutes with “Mr Kubota S.A” – Deon Engelke – and you too will be a convert to the Kubota cause. His enthusiasm about this outstanding product is palpable and his obvious knowledge and expertise impressive.

Born in the shadow of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the Western Cape, Deon was driving tractors almost before he could ride a bike. “At the age of ten I was already doing a host of chores on the farm which required driving a tractor and ever since then these power-house machines have been a real passion for me,” Engelke says.

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Stripped Naked at Nampo 2014

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May 2014

Stripped Naked at Nampo

A body stripped naked would undoubtedly cause much consternation at South Africa’s premier agricultural show NAMPO. And, at the latest NAMPO, held in Bothaville in May 2014, this is exactly what happened. Fortunately for all the visitors it was the body of a Kubota tractor… but the consternation was no less.

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Kipor Generators for TF Design

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Kipor Generators for TF Design

TF Design has ordered two KDE 12STA, which are to be used to supply power to equipment in mobile medical units that operate in remote rural areas.

Ivan Marais TF Design project engineer says that the KIPOR generators were chosen because of the good service provided by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) and the positive experience of generators that were very similar to the two Kipor KDE 12STA generators he purchased.

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NEW SAND PRO FROM TORO RAKES IN THE ORDERS

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NEW SAND PRO FROM TORO RAKES IN THE ORDERS

Smith Power Equipment (SPE) distributors of TORO Equipment in South Africa has announced the arrival of the all-new Sand Pro 2040Z which, according to SPE director, Lionel Coetzee, significantly cuts bunker grooming time and labour through unmatched manoeuvrability and productivity.

There are few jobs on a golf course requiring more time and effort than bunker maintenance,” says Coetzee. “The Sand Pro 2040Z, apart from its improved efficiency, delivers picture-perfect grooming in any shape or size bunker, even small, tight ones and those with very sloped walls,” he says.

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Slimmer is better – Kubota M8540 Narrow Tractor

The Kubota M8540 Narrow Tractor is fully manufactured by Kubota in Japan and imported by Smith Power Equipment in South Africa. According to Smith Power Equipment communications officer, Robert Keir, Kubota is keeping up with the latest technology and research to produce a better tractor.

“Lots of room in the cab for such a narrow tractor”, said one of our client’s down in the Western Cape, South Africa. Kubota is defiantly heading in the right direction and comfort is not our only concern. Keeping up with the latest technology and all research has been key in making a better tractor for the orchards and hops row work.

M8540 CAB
M8540 CAB

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Kubota se L39 is die veelsydigheid vanself

Kubota se L39 is die veelsydigheid vanself – deur du Preez de Villiers

Baie jare se dure sake-ervaring het Fanie de Jongh, ’n ontwikkelaar in Vanderbijlpark, geleer dat dit net beter is om so veel as moontlik beheer oor sy produksie- en waardekettings te hê.
Vir ’n man wat staal verwerk; winkelruimte, kantoorblokke en woonstelle uithuur en motors verkoop, maak hy ook tyd om, net soos ’n goeie boer, oral waar hy kan self betrokke te wees. Daarom het hy twee jaar gelede, toe hy begin het om ’n reuse motorhawe te bou, vir hom ’n Kubota L39 gekoop. Die L39 is ’n volwaardige laaigraaf, tru-grawer en 4×4 trekker, volledig met alles wat jy van ’n gevorderde trekker verwag.

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RUGGED. READY. The Rustler 300!

The Linhai rustler is one of those machines that has really proved itself over the years. Not many budget models have stuck around for as long as this one has – and we’d be very interested to see just how many of these units have been sold in South Africa – and of those units what percentage still work hard almost everyday.

Linhai 300 4x4
Linhai 300 4×4

Back to basics:

There is a reason that this quad has done so well. Historically it has never been very expensive and it has proved to be rugged and reliable. Ask any of the thousands of farmers who use them commercially, they will tell you that. Parts are inexpensive and readily available, so that’s also a big plus.

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Kubota het gekom om te… groei

Die oranje Kubota-trekkerspan van Japan het nou voorwaar vir hulleself ‘n plek in die Afrikason oopgewerk.”Ons het geweldige groei getoon oar die afgelope ses maande tot ‘n jaar en ons moes drasties uitbrei om tred te hou met die voorraadvereistes,” vertel Deon Engelke, handelsmerkbestuurder van Smith Power, die verspreiders van Kubota in Suid-Afrika en Namibie.

In die ruim monteeraanleg kan ’n groot voorraad onderdele geberg word en toerusting gereed gemaak word om boere se werk op die plaas makliker en lonender te maak.
In die ruim monteeraanleg kan ’n groot voorraad onderdele geberg
word en toerusting gereed gemaak word om boere se werk op die
plaas makliker en lonender te maak.

Die uitbreidings het ‘n tuiste gevind in ‘n splinternuwe aanleg van 6 000m2 in Edenvale aan die Rand. By die aanleg word die boude en blaaie van al die toerusting wat van Japan af gestuur word in ‘n moderne fabriekslyn aanmekaargesit en gereed gemaak vir versending aan die landwye handelaarsnetwerk.

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