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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60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf Course

Magalies Park, a time-share facility situated on the Hartebeespoort Dam with exceptional views of the Magaliesberg, is known for its top-notch golfing facilities. Golf Club Manager, William van Mierlo, has seen fit to invest in no fewer than 60 Precedent i2 Electric Club Cars from Smith Power Equipment to update his fleet of rental golf carts.

The Precedent i2 from American Club Car represents top of class in terms of both design and performance for golf cars, and with great success in the market, it is considered the best in its league.
The Precedent i2 from Club Car represents top of class in terms of both design and performance for golf cars, and with great success in the market, it is considered the best in its league.

Magalies Park’s operation began in 1986 as time-share accommodation. Today, it boasts 186 units serviced by 212 members of staff, complemented by entertainment, squash, tennis, fishing, boating, volleyball, bird watching and, of course, golfing facilities. Under the management of First Resort Management Company, which oversees the running of 52 resorts in the country, continual maintenance and upgrades are an essential part of successful business.

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Tautona’s Linhai’s Boost Business

Tautona Safaris GM, Moses Mokone, says that his recent purchase of 10 Linhai quad bikes has helped to boost his business. “We now have 12 of these machines and so many of our guests love to experience our wonderful natural environment while driving these exhilarating, powerful machines,” he says.

Moses Mokone with his Linhai
Moses Mokone with his Linhai’s

Tautona has standardised on the Linhai Rustler 260 XL 2X4 Quad Bikes, which are sold and maintained by Maubra Utility and imported and distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE).

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Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles used for rough terrains

Owing to the improved gearboxes and motors in the new Linhai and Polaris ranges of quad bikes and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) Rangers, engine and gearbox services for both are required only after 100 hrs of use as opposed to the run in time service of 50 hrs.

Being distributed in South Africa through equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment (SPE), the quads and the ATV rangers are used for robust tasks, such as working in off-road conditions that can be muddy, uneven or traversing up and down hills, explains SPE Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden.

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Iconic brand cements good relationships at Icon Brick

Kipor forklifts, fast reaching the status of an iconic materials handling brand in South Africa, has, through innovation and good service, helped Icon Brick to ensure efficient forklift operation at its cement plant on the East Rand.

Icon’s Spencer Haydock says that in these tight economic times operators need to be as efficient as possible in their materials handling applications and there is, therefore, greater focus on innovative products that are aimed at reducing operating costs, while improving productivity.

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Club Car and the Visage GPS system – Pearls in the valley

Let’s face facts! When a prestigious organisation like Pearl Valley chooses your product it’s a good thing – a very good thing! And so, when Club Car – distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) – got the order to supply Pearl Valley with 70 spanking new Club Car Precedent i2 golf carts to replace its ageing Club Car fleet, there were celebrations all-round.

Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car
Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car

We were very excited for this order,” says SPE’s Stephen Mangold. “Pearl Valley is one of the most professionally run golf facilities in the country and for them to choose Club Car is a powerful statement not only of their respect for the product but also of their confidence they have in our ability to give them world-class service and support,” he says. Mangold paid special tribute to Damian Wrigley who played an integral part in the negotiations.
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