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?”
Toe Victer Kerslake enkele jare gelede die eerste keer met Kubota-gehalte en -werkverrigting te doen gekry het, het hy onmiddellik geweet dat hy ’n wenner beet het.
Ek het daar en dan besluit dat ek ten alle koste dié trekker moet hanteer,” sê Kerslake, eienaar van Tractor Warehouse. “Ons
onderneming se verbintenis met Smith Power Equipment, die plaaslike verskaffer van die Kubota-trekker, duur nou reeds drie jaar.”
Vandag hanteer Tractor Warehouse, wat takke in Vereeniging, Groblersdal, Middelburg en Bapsfontein het, ook ander bekende
handelsname van Smith Power, waaronder Polaris, Linhai en Kipor. “Maar as ons trekkersake gesels, sal jy my geesdrif vir die Kubota moeilik kan demp.”
Golf Data has taken delivery of a range of equipment from Smith Power Equipment (SPE) for the soon to be opened Steyn City Golf Course. Steyn City, on the urban edge of Sandton, Gauteng, is the result of well-known South African businessman Douw Steyn’s vision to ‘build a city like no other on the African continent – a lifestyle estate founded on the principle of community and quality of life.
open, matches the vision. “It has magnificent views and numerous water features including dams and creeks. But, most importantly, it is a user-friendly course with wide fairways and a network of walkways, which will encourage everyone to play or to just walk and enjoy the spectacular environment,” says Golf Data’s Fanie Bester.
He adds that the entire development exudes excellence and building and maintaining the golf course demands the same level of service and expertise. “For this reason we had no hesitation in getting our new equipment from SPE which not only has outstanding products, like Toro, Club Car and Kubota, but has proven over many years that they back these products up with an equally excellent level of service and support,” Bester says.
To date Golf Data has taken delivery of: TORO – 4 X flex 21s, 1 sidewinder 3500, 1 X utility spray rig Workman 3300, 3 X zero turn rotary mowers; KUBOTA -1 X STV 32 Tractor; CLUB CAR: 7 X 500 series carry-alls.
SPE director Lionel Coetzee who has worked with Golf Data for decades says that his company never takes for granted this excellent relationship. “We deeply appreciate the business we have got from Golf Data over the years and will continue to give them the best possible service that we can. We look forward the Steyn City opening and to working closely with them in the future,” Coetzee concluded.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM SMITH POWER EQUIPMENT (September 2014)
Kubota Spray Cabins – a significant differentiating factor
Veteran tractor expert, Kubota SA’s Mike Heath, warns that South African farmers are not taking seriously enough the importance of a well-designed, safe tractor cab which conforms to the international safety standards. “This is most especially important with cabs of spraying tractors,” says Heath.
“Kubota het die smalste trekker in die land” deur Du Preez de Villiers
Die groot verskil tussen boordboerdery en ander gewasverbouing is dat die gewasse in jou boorde ’n leeftyd van tussen 20 en 25 jaar kan hê. Dit beteken dat vrugtebome of wingerde as sodanig, ook deel van ’n boer se beleggingsportefeulje uitmaak en as dit van meet af aan net die beste behandeling kry, kan dit vir baie jare goeie dividende lewer. Daar is dus geen onduidelikheid nie: Die toerusting wat ’n boer in sy wingerde of boorde gebruik, moet so min as moontlik ontwrigting veroorsaak wat ’n invloed op toekomstige produksie kan hê.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM SMITH POWER EQUIPMENT
Kubota Mini Excavators Launched in S.A.
Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors in South Africa of Kubota tractors and construction equipment, has announced the launch of the world-renowned Kubota u-30 and u-50 mini excavators.
Since the early 1990s when Kubota took the lead by launching its world class mini excavator, which integrated both the zero boom-swing and zero tail-swing features, it has been the dominant force in the mini-excavator market worldwide.