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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 is die projekbestuurder en een van sy eerste take was om ՚n geskikte trekker te kies waarmee met hierdie sensitiewe nisproduk geboer kan word.
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.
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.
Om saadjies te laat ontkiem en met die nodige groeikrag voor te berei vir groenteboere is die werk waarin Multiplant buite Brits spesialiseer.