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.
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.
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.
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.
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.