All posts by robertk@smithpower.co.za

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

Smith Power becomes part of Royal Reesink

As part of its first steps into Africa, Dutch multinational Royal Reesink, one of the world’s largest distributors of high-quality equipment across several industries, has acquired the shares of Smith Mining Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global brands.

Royal Reesink B.V., a leading global distributor of high-quality machines for agriculture, landscape maintenance, golf courses, warehouse fittings and the civil engineering industry, is taking its first steps on the African continent through the acquisition of Smith Mining Equipment shares. Smith is a leading supplier of globally-renowned equipment brands in southern Africa.

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Baoli: Smith Power extends Range

Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global equipment brands, has expanded its offering with the addition of the Baoli range of materials handling equipment to its distribution stable.

As part of its one-stop shop approach, Smith Power Equipment has signed a distributorship agreement with Baoli, a leading global manufacturer of materials handling equipment.

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EGO Power Plus passes the test

The battery-powered EGO+ Power mower recently cut beyond expectations when it was subjected to both normal and super thick turf by globally renowned lawn specialist, Allyn Hane, better known as ‘The Lawn Care Nut’.

The innovative EGO Power+ system was introduced in South Africa early this year by specialist equipment supplier, Smith Power Equipment, following the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with EGO in December 2017.

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Avokadoboorde: Kubota staan sy man op ’n sendingstasie

Avokadoboorde: Om na 1 200 mense om te sien sit nie in enige organisasie se broek nie, maar dit is die daaglikse taak van die Emseni  waSizabantusendingstasie, 50 km oos van Greytown.

Die Kubota U50-gatgrawer met sy bossiekapperkoppelstuk sny die onkruid versigtig en akkuraat tussen en onder die bome af sodat dit as kompos kan dien en steeds verhoed dat die bogrond tydens die Natalse
Die Kubota U50-gatgrawer met sy bossiekapperkoppelstuk sny die onkruid versigtig en akkuraat tussen en onder die bome af sodat dit as kompos kan dien en steeds verhoed dat die bogrond tydens die Natalse

Die dinamiese Duitste sendeling, Erlo Stegen, het die sendingstasie in 1970 gestig en dit word sedertdien oorstroom deur mense wat ՚n behoefte het aan geestelike en liggaamlike hulp.

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Ausa telehandler T204H for Grobbelaar Boerdery

The versatility of the machine was a major factor behind Grobbelaar Boerdery’s recent purchase of the AUSA T 204 H telehandler from Danlou Agri Hartswater, the authorised distributor of Smith Power Equipment, AUSA’s southern African dealer.

AUSA Telehandler T 204 H
AUSA Telehandler T 204 H

Having previously used tractors and an old, big telehandler to load bales at the farm, Grobbelaar Boerdery – a specialist in the farming of lurcene and pecanuts – recently went into the market for a telehandler. From the onset, Mareli Grobbelaar was quite clear on a preferred piece of machine – she wanted a versatile telehandler that could multi-task and be deployed across several applications around the farm, apart from the usual loading of lurcene bales.

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New Toro Top Dresser give Randpark Golf Club new spark

A fleet of three Toro machines has provided a breath of fresh air for Randpark Golf Club, especially the new Workman HDX with a Pro Pass Top Dresser which has ushered in a new level of efficiency as far as topdressing of the greens is concerned.

Randpark Golf Club has taken delivery of three Toro machines from local supplier, Smith Power Equipment, as part of a fleet replacement programme. The order comprises a Reelmaster 5510-D fairway mower, a Reelmaster 3100-D semi-rough mower and a Workman HDX with a Pro Pass Top Dresser. The new range is offering new capabilities at the legendary Johannesburg-based golf club which has played host to some major tournaments, and more recently the Joburg Open.

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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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