Ritchie Farm Equipment’s Customers Enriched by Kubota
Ritchie Farm Equipment, part of KZN’s Ritchie Auto group, says that its Kubota customers are delighted with the overall performance of their tractors. “This is not surprising,” says Paul Mannix, Ritchie Farm Equipment dealer principle. “Kubota machines are exceptionally reliable and efficient and, importantly, the back-up service we get from Smith, including parts, is excellent,” he says.
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Pretorius Plant Hire takes on Kubota Mini Excavators
Well-known Bloemfontein plant hire company, Pretorius Plant Hire (PPH), is excited by the new Kubota mini-excavator range and has bought its first Kubota U50 which it is currently using on its own contracts. PPH, which was founded in 1993 has been a Kubota dealer since 2004.
Kubota is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE).
Die eerste gedagte wat deur ’n leek se kop gaan as hy ’n boer op ’n nutsvoertuigie voor sy opstal sien stilhou, is dat sake in die landbou besonders goed moet gaan as daar soveel geld en tyd is vir pret en plesier, maar die waarheid is dat ’n goeie, betaamlike boer deurlopend planne moet maak om die kosteknyptang se bek oop te hou.
Met ’n dieselprys wat al lankal deur die dak is en steeds styg, het Kubota die antwoord, want hulle RTV 1140 kan in goeie omstandighede teen so min as 1 liter diesel per werksuur al die logistiese take op die plaas afhandel. En hy loop waar niks anders kan nie, want RTV staan immers vir rowweterreinvoertuig. “Dit is veral die skaapboere in die Wes-kaap wat baat vind by die voertuie,” sê Leonard Engelke, direkteur van Kubota in die Wes-Kaap. “Ek het onlangs ’n hele paar van die RTV’e aan hulle verkoop. Die lopende koste is so laag dat die boere nou met geruste harte, gereeld na hulle mees afgeleë kampe toe ry om deeglik skaap te werk.”
On the northern border of Lesotho lies Clarens, one of the most charming towns in all of South Africa. And in that town is the Clarens Golf Estate, whose renowned beauty, according to its GM Francois Schoeman, is achieved, in part, with the help of his range of TORO equipment that he uses to cut the lawns, mow the greens, keep the rough trim and the fairways shipshape!
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Well-known Delmas sheep and seed farmer Frikkie Rossouw needed help urgently. His problem was that his forklift, used mainly to off-load fertilizer bags, simply could not do the job properly because the terrain was too rough!
Enter Suneé Heyns, Smith Power Equipment (SPE) Kipor sales executive, Hennie Breytenbach from Kipor dealer Agriquip and Hennie Hattingh from Tubestone, well-known tyre and tube distributor, and the problem was solved quickly and efficiently!
A Polaris RZR racer, an 8-handicap golfer, the managing director of a well-known, highly successful iron ore mining company, father of three wonderful, successful children. This certainly paints a story of a successful man. And down-to-earth Chris Wood is just that – a successful man. But given that he has achieved all this with one arm makes his accomplishments, well, close to superhuman!
According to Chris the motorcycle accident which tore his body apart – crushed right arm which had to be amputated near the shoulder, both legs broken, knees smashed, ribs crushed, punctured lungs – was a massive, divinely inspired, wake-up call for him to get focused. He was just 21 years old at the time!
700cc UTV By now you are familiar with the Linhai range. Over that last few years, they have churned out some very well prices ATV’s that have proved to be practical and very reliable. This is new turf for them. With the introduction of their new 700cc Side By Side, they enter a whole new market in the leisure and utility market. We took the newcomer for a good long spin.
When forklift truck sales and rental specialists, Action Equipment Company (AEC), were first introduced to the Kipor forklift range three years ago they were a little sceptical. “We move very cautiously in our business, which has been a major reason for our success,” says AEC marketing manager Yolanda Jeffries. “So when we were first introduced to the Kipor product, while it gave an excellent first impression of quality, we still needed to see for ourselves. The fact that Kipor was being distributed by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) was the deciding factor for us to take it on and prove it was a great product,” she says. And prove it they did! In the three years that AEC has been a Kipor dealer it has bought more than 100 Kipor forklifts from SPE.
Quads 4 Quads no ride in the park (But raising 700 grand for charity made it all very worthwhile)
October 16-17 Star Motoring.
OKAY, I’ll be the first to admit that perhaps I underestimated the Quads 4 Quads charity offroad event (that last word should really read challenge), when I signed up for what I thought would be a leisurely thousand kay cruise from Durbs up to Jozi over four days.
And I think it showed when I rocked up at the start – at the Cane
Cutters resort in Ballito – in my jeans, with my two-second pop-up
tent in one hand and my thermal jacket in the other. Event head-honcho Glenn Foley, from organisers Family Adventures, took one look at this and asked if I was actually aware that we had 1 000km to ride, to which I promptly asked: “When are were starting?”