All posts by robertk@smithpower.co.za

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

Kubota on the Rise – Western Cape Revamps

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SMITH POWER EQUIPMENT
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

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SMITH POWER EQUIPMENT (April 2014)

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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Kubota Powers Up

The company’s new M9540 range is being used successfully in forestry operations in KZN. Article by Joe Spencer.

Kubota’s ‘small’ tractors have been around for many years. Now the company has launched new ranges, including the M9540, with a 3,8l engine rated at 71kW. The standard transmission has 12 forward and 12 reverse gears with three ranges and a fully synchronised four-speed main gear shift and a hydraulic shuttle shift.

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Kieskeurige boere kies Kubota

Honderd persent reg is die enigste manier waarop dinge gedoen word op Habata se plase by Kirkwood en Addo in die Oos-Kaap. Daar is immers derduisende plaaslike en oorsese lekkerbekke
wat gretig wag op Habata se keurige sitrus, waatlemoene,
spanspekke, botterskorsies, kool en pikantrissies.

Vir spuitwerk en grondvoorbereiding is Habata se Kubota M9540 van 71 kW, wat sy hidrouliese stelsel met ‘n vloei van 64,3 ℓ/min hier gebruik om die spuitbalk te ontvou vir voorplantonkruidbeheer, die perfekte trekker.
Vir spuitwerk en grondvoorbereiding is Habata se Kubota M9540 van 71 kW, wat sy hidrouliese stelsel met ‘n vloei van 64,3 ℓ/min hier gebruik om die spuitbalk te ontvou vir voorplantonkruidbeheer, die perfekte trekker.

Om net die beste produkte te lewer, gebruik Habata net die beste
boerderymetodes en tegnologie – en deel van hierdie allerbeste tegnologie is Habata se flink span Kubota-trekkers. Hannes en Marie Joubert het dertig jaar gelede in die Sondagsriviervallei
begin boer en Habata met harde werk en toewyding tot ’n modelboerdery opgebou.

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