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Kubota – Tractors, TLBS, Excvators, Mowers, Engines

L-Series: Easier, better and faster

Kubota’s new L-series of compact tractors, with their simplified operation and smoother performance, enables a farmer to be more productive as well as more comfortable. The tractors also offer improved fuel efficiency, thanks to greater air flow into the combustion chamber.

The Kubota L1361, which is part of the company’s new L-Series tractors, is the only tractor in the series fitted with a 27kW engine.
The Kubota L1361, which is part of the company’s new L-Series tractors, is the only tractor in the series fitted with a 27kW engine.

Kubota is taking compact tractors to an entirely new level with its new L-Series, which features the L1361, L1421 and L1421 HST.

The series represents not only a performance enhancement, but refreshed design that increases visibility and allows jobs to be done more easily, better and faster than with standard models,” says Dieter Bergmann, national sales manager of Kubota in South Africa.

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Gough Island – Kuboa U15 excavators fit the bill for restoration project

Smith Power Equipment has supplied two Kubota U15-3 excavators to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for use on the Gough Island Restoration Programme. The U15-3 was chosen for its compact build – both for transportation and working purposes – yet it punches above its weight with a strong performance.

The machines were bolted to galvanised steel I_beams with a lifting point in each corner to allow them to be hooked up to the helicopter
The machines were bolted to galvanised steel I_beams with a lifting point in each corner to allow them to be hooked up to the helicopter

For its Gough Island Restoration Programme – which will endeavour to eradicate the invasive house mice from Gough Island in 2020 – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), a UK-based conversation organisation, specifically opted for two Kubota U15-3 excavators.

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M7 A new flagship tractor for Kubota in SA

Visitors at Nampo Cape 2019, which took place from 4 to 6 September in Bredasdorp, had the opportunity to see the most powerful tractor in the Kubota range available on the South African market, the powerful M7-172. Denene Erasmus and Jeandré van der Walt reports.

Dieter Bergmann (left), Kubota national sales manager and Tom Bloom, Director of agriculture at Smith Power Equipment, with the Kubota M7-172 Premium KVT at Nampo Cape in Bredasdorp.
Dieter Bergmann (left), Kubota national sales manager and Tom Bloom, Director of agriculture at Smith Power Equipment, with the Kubota M7-172 Premium KVT at Nampo Cape in Bredasdorp.

The past year has been one of many highlights for the Japanese headquartered Kubota Corporation. The company announced the launch of its most powerful tractors yet produced. Farmer’s Weekly reported in August (FW, 23 August) that Kubota previewed the M8 Series for its North America market at the end of July.

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Why Kubota are the leaders in vineyard and orchard tractors

Kubota South Africa is committed to working with its customers to adapt to industry trends. One market it has specifically focused on is orchards, with a range of open-station and cab narrow tractors.

Kubota has invested in a drive to make improvements in its aftersales offering and product range. Its South African distributors, Smith Power Equipment, has worked closely with the company to develop tractors to suit South African conditions.

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Goeie nuus vir boere: Kubota brei wyd uit

‘n Nuwe reeks oranje trekkers het boere vanjaar op die Kubotastandplaas by NAMPO begroet, langs die bekende reeks ratse Kubota boorden wingerd-trekkers met hulle groter
broers, soos die nuwe M7172 hierbo, en veelsydige ruweterreintoerusting.

Internasionale samewerking tussen Indië, Suid-Afrika, Japan en Nederland op sy beste met Nishant Bindra, Summant Khanna, en Vijay Gupta van Escorts voor en langs die trekker. Op die trekker is Tom Bloom van Smith Power, Arjan Mulder van Royal Reesink en Rajiv Wahi van Escorts.
Internasionale samewerking tussen Indië, Suid-Afrika, Japan en Nederland op sy beste met Nishant Bindra, Summant Khanna, en Vijay Gupta van Escorts voor en langs die trekker. Op die trekker is Tom Bloom van Smith Power, Arjan Mulder van Royal Reesink en Rajiv Wahi van Escorts.

Die nuwe reeks spruit uit ’n gesamentlike onderneming tussen Kubota van Japan en Escorts van Indië. Kubota sal saam met Escorts trekkers ontwikkel en vervaardig vir die groeiende mark in Indië en wêreldwye uitvoer na lande soos Suid-Afrika.

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Escorts-Kubota JV good news for the utility tractor market

In a multi-faceted joint venture, Japan’s leading tractor manufacturer, Kubota Corporation, will jointly develop and manufacture utility tractors with Escorts Limited of India. The two companies will jointly sell the range in India, while Kubota will export to selected international markets, including South Africa.

Ahead of NAMPO 2019 – to be held between 14 and 17 May at Bothaville in the Free State – local farmers will be glad to know that Smith Power Equipment will soon be adding a new utility tractor brand to be jointly developed and manufactured by Kubota and Escorts in India.

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Preventative maintenance: the key to sustainability

The significance of preventative maintenance in the capital equipment equation cannot be reiterated enough. Benefits abound and include operator and machine safety, machine efficiency and time savings, among others. All these point towards one direction – optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).

Eugene Brown
Eugene Brown (Service Manager at Smith Power)

One of the key drivers in the TCO calculation is the frequency and costs associated with unplanned maintenance, or as everyone experiences it, breakdowns. Modern equipment is becoming increasingly complex, and with this increase in complexity, comes increased risks associated with breakdowns.

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Kubota U15 Digging into greater efficiencies

Kubota: GDM Plumbing & Projects (GDM) was established by brothers David and Gareth Buirski in August 2012, when they saw the opportunity for reliable plumbers committed to delivering projects on time and hassle-free.

Matt Buirski
Matt Buirski Director of GDM

Operating in the greater Gauteng Area, the company specialises in plumbing –including water, sewer and stormwater lines; mainly trench excavations. With a focus on providing clients with quick and professional services, no matter what their plumbing and drainage requirements, GDM completes all work according to national and local bylaws.

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Madikwe Berry: Die beste bloubessies kies die beste oranje trekkers

Diep in die bos en na baie kilometer se grondpad na die Botswana-grens kry jy Madikwe Berry – ՚n nuwe ontwikkeling in die Dwaalboom-omgewing wat binnekort 50 hektaar bloubessies in tonnels gaan hê. Die projek is op 1 Mei 2017 afgeskop en daar is reeds 20 hektaar se rye en rye sakkies wat wag op die eerste oes in Augustus.

Francois Kriel with his kubota
Francois Kriel with his kubota

Francois Kriel is die projekbestuurder en een van sy eerste take was om ՚n geskikte trekker te kies waarmee met hierdie sensitiewe nisproduk geboer kan word.

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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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