Transfrig Thirty Years using Kubota engines and still cool!

When it comes to keeping things cool, Transfrig is one of the most reliable in Africa! For almost 40 years this leading supplier of transport refrigeration equipment has offered world class refrigeration equipment along with outstanding after sales service to a wide range of customers.

Transfrig director Bill Wilson alongside Kubota engine being assembled in truck refrigeration unit
Transfrig director Bill Wilson alongside Kubota engine being assembled in truck refrigeration unit

Having started in South Africa they have expanded into many other countries in Africa and also Australia, the Middle East, China and Hong Kong – and, for the last 30 years, Tranfrig has used nothing but Kubota engines to power its refrigeration units of all sizes.

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Só arbei Kubota op aarbeiplaas

Mike Miller en sy seun, Mark, van die Redberry-aarbeiplaas net buite George, het so ses jaar gelede half langtand gebyt aan die gedagte om die L39-trekker-laaigraaf-trugrawer (TLB) van Kubota aan te koop, want hulle het gedink hulle sal dit net af en toe kan gebruik.

Die L39 reik ver en grawe diep. Dit kan as ’n gewone trekker ook gebruik word, maar wie wil nou? Daar is genoeg werk op Redberry vir hom!
Die L39 reik ver en grawe diep. Dit kan as ’n
gewone trekker ook gebruik word, maar wie
wil nou? Daar is genoeg werk op Redberry vir
hom!

Iando Minnie van Carlu Trekkers vertel dat die Millers se doel was om die masjien as gewone trekker in te span en dan net die arms te haak as daar grouwerk gedoen moet word. Hy sê na so ’n jaar se daaglikse gebruik het Mike hom gebel om te sê hy moet hulle net weer een of ander tyd kom wys hoe om die arms af te haal!

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2Hire – Kubota L45 a natural choice

In a capital investment decision the owner terms a ‘natural choice’, 2Hire, a Western Cape-based plant hire company, has taken delivery of a new Kubota L45 TLB from Carlu Trekkers, the authorised distributor of Smith Power Equipment, the sole importer of the Kubota range of equipment in South Africa. 

2Hire with the Kubota TLB L45 - 45HP
2Hire with the Kubota TLB L45 – 45HP

The downside of unreliable plant hire equipment is two-way. For the end-user, unplanned downtime translates into project delays, while for the plant hire company, faulty gear is tantamount to channelling both potential profits and reputation down the drain.

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Kubota U50 plus agricultural nets equals increased bottom line

When PlusNet’s Chris Vermeulen was introduced to the Kubota U50 mini-excavators at Smith Power Equipment’s (SPE) Nampo 2017 stand, it did not take long for him to make up his mind. “I was immediately impressed with their power to size ratio, their maneuverability in tight spaces and their range of features which promoted efficiency. So we bought three units with attachments including augurs, breakers and standard buckets.

“One of the most impressive features of this machine is the superb matching performance of every front attachment which contributes to the smooth and efficient overall operation,” Vermeulen says.

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Calmax thumbs-up for Kubota M130X … reports a fuel saving of more than R130 000 per annum

Well-known Hartswater dairy farm, Calmax Farming, has reported a fuel saving of more than R130 000 per annum since changing from a well-known tractor brand to the Kubota M130X. Calmax manager, Ulli Nauhaus says that the change would have been worth it for the fuel savings alone.

Dirk venter and Callie Wolhuter
Dirk venter and Callie Wolhuter

“This fuel efficiency is a real bonus but if you also take into account the added reliability of these tractors and the world class service we get from Danilou Agri, the overall package has been a huge advantage,” he says.

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TORO – Groundbreaking Hybrid Fairway Mower saving 20% of fuel

TORO, distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE), has launched the TORO Reelmaster 5010H, the first and only fairway mower with a true hybrid drive system. “Its uniquely efficient operation saves 20% fuel on average while producing plenty of power to perform in the toughest turf conditions,” says SPE’s Mark Viljoen.

TORO’s hybrid innovation starts with its exclusive PowerMatch™ technology, which monitors operating conditions in real time and then uses the mower’s 24.8hp Kubota diesel engine in concert with an in-line motor generator and a self-recharging 48-volt battery pack to provide seamless power to the vehicle and cutting units.

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Cairns Foods – Four Kipor forklifts lift into Zimbabwe

[Johannesburg, 02 August 2017]: Smith Power Equipment, the sole importer and distributor of the Kipor range of forklifts in South Africa, has supplied a total of four Kipor KDF 25 units to Cairns Foods, a major grocery and wine producer in Zimbabwe.

Cairns Head Office
Cairns Head Office

In today’s materials handling market, being a supplier that can address any problem statement optimally and service end users’ needs across board from a reliable product, through to aftermarket support, is more critical than ever. This was the basis on which Smith Power Equipment (SPE) recently won a nearly R1-million order to supply a total of four KDF 25 diesel forklifts to Cairns Foods of Zimbabwe.

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Mini Excavator Getting the better of tight spaces

[Johannesburg, 16 August 2017]: Tight working areas are the order of the day in Mburg Mini Plant’s line of work, and to prevail over space-constrained jobsites, the Western Cape-based company recently took delivery of a 3 t Kubota U30 mini-excavator from Smith Power Equipment (SPE), South African importers and distributors of leading global specialist machinery, turf maintenance equipment and off-road vehicles.

U30 Kubota
U30 Kubota

Mburg Mini Plant is a Cape Town-based, family-owned contractor that specialises in earthmoving, trenching, rock breaking and hole-drilling jobs, but its area of speciality is in space-constrained jobsites where big machines are often out of question.

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Serengeti Changes to Polaris

Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is a completely self-contained ‘city’ with everything inside its perimeter that discerning home-owners and their families could desire – including, most importantly perhaps, security!

Omega Security Guards
Omega Security Guards

Serengeti Risk Manager, Omega Security’s Jackie Viljoen, who recently decided to change from another utility vehicle to Polaris for his patrol staff, says that safety and security is of the highest priority on the estate.

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Maverick Polaris Ranger Solutions from Maverick

Go to the dictionary and look up the word ‘maverick’. You’ll see that it means, among other things, free-spirited, trendsetter, original. Well these words couldn’t be more appropriate when describing Leon Laing and the entire Maverick Motorsport team from Strand in the Western Cape.

Gun Storage
Gun Storage

To make the successful modifications that they have made to various Polaris Ranger Utility Vehicle (UTV) units in line with their customers’ requirements, one needs a ‘maverick’ spirit. “That’s always been our approach,” says Laing. “Whatever the customer needs, we’ll make a plan that is completely professionally executed.

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