Kubota sit Suid-Afrikaanse opmars voort

Kubota sit Suid-Afrikaanse opmars voort

Die Suid-Afrikaanse trekkermark kan nie anders as om kennis te neem van die Japanse gehalte trekker, Kubota, se opmars in die mededingende plaaslike mark nie. Ondanks ‘n beskeie begin in Suid-Afrika net meer as ‘n dekade gelede, het dié staatmakertrekker nou reeds ‘n aansienlike aandeel van die plaaslike verkope.

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In die afgelope jaar het sy omset ‘n indrukwekkende groei getoon. As in ag geneem word dat die plaaslike mark die afgelope drie tot vier jaar byna onveranderd gebly het, is dit nie te versmaai nie. “Die afgelope jaar se groei dui daarop dat die produk meer en meer aanvaar word,” sê mnr Deon Engelke, produkbestuurder van Smith Power Equipment, die plaaslike verspreider van Kubota.

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Dirt & Trail RZR XP 1000 Review

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Two Months or so back, we Brought you a scoop feature on the New Polaris RZR 1000. At the time they were being uncrated and shipped to dealers and race teams for the 2014 season. Naturally we have been itching to drive one and it’s taken a while. Katay Racing has fitted plenty of Genuine Polaris accessories to this one; they let us take it for a spin…

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Slimmer is better – Kubota M8540 Narrow Tractor

The Kubota M8540 Narrow Tractor is fully manufactured by Kubota in Japan and imported by Smith Power Equipment in South Africa. According to Smith Power Equipment communications officer, Robert Keir, Kubota is keeping up with the latest technology and research to produce a better tractor.

“Lots of room in the cab for such a narrow tractor”, said one of our client’s down in the Western Cape, South Africa. Kubota is defiantly heading in the right direction and comfort is not our only concern. Keeping up with the latest technology and all research has been key in making a better tractor for the orchards and hops row work.

M8540 CAB
M8540 CAB

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Kubota se L39 is die veelsydigheid vanself

Kubota se L39 is die veelsydigheid vanself – deur du Preez de Villiers

Baie jare se dure sake-ervaring het Fanie de Jongh, ’n ontwikkelaar in Vanderbijlpark, geleer dat dit net beter is om so veel as moontlik beheer oor sy produksie- en waardekettings te hê.
Vir ’n man wat staal verwerk; winkelruimte, kantoorblokke en woonstelle uithuur en motors verkoop, maak hy ook tyd om, net soos ’n goeie boer, oral waar hy kan self betrokke te wees. Daarom het hy twee jaar gelede, toe hy begin het om ’n reuse motorhawe te bou, vir hom ’n Kubota L39 gekoop. Die L39 is ’n volwaardige laaigraaf, tru-grawer en 4×4 trekker, volledig met alles wat jy van ’n gevorderde trekker verwag.

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Kubota aims to become an all-round agricultural machine manufacturer

Kubota aims to become an all-round agricultural machine manufacturer

Kubota has announced that it, is to start work on a tractor factory in Northern France, near Dunkerque, in December 2014. Mass production is expected to commence in April 2015.

The company is investing 40 300 000 Euros in the project. Once fully operational the plant is expected to produce 3 000 upland forming tractors (130 to 1 70 horsepower) per year, for Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

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RUGGED. READY. The Rustler 300!

The Linhai rustler is one of those machines that has really proved itself over the years. Not many budget models have stuck around for as long as this one has – and we’d be very interested to see just how many of these units have been sold in South Africa – and of those units what percentage still work hard almost everyday.

Linhai 300 4x4
Linhai 300 4×4

Back to basics:

There is a reason that this quad has done so well. Historically it has never been very expensive and it has proved to be rugged and reliable. Ask any of the thousands of farmers who use them commercially, they will tell you that. Parts are inexpensive and readily available, so that’s also a big plus.

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The Polaris 850 Scrambler

AND THE ATV OF THE YEAR GOES TO…

Looking back on the year 2013 – we only got to ride one brand new ATV – and what a quad that was. The New Polaris 850XP is simply put – amazing. Our pick for new machine of the Year…

Why is it so good?

Well that’s easy. Sheer excitement from the moment that you hit the throttle…absolutely brilliant! But wait, there’s more – handling is faultless with the standard Fox suspension delivering one of the plushest rides on the planet. That simple.

Check out out youtube video of the scrambler 850.

But naturally, there is more to it than just that. The Polaris 850 is packed with all kinds of technology that we love… Be warned: The scrambler is a big monster 4×4. Beginners may feel overwhelmed by its size; however, the cockpit will accommodate most any rider comfortably. Its slim midsection aids in comfort and control adding to the sporty feel of the scrambler.

Deciding whether the new styling appeals to you or not is a matter of personal taste. We have grown to really like it.

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Kubota het gekom om te… groei

Die oranje Kubota-trekkerspan van Japan het nou voorwaar vir hulleself ‘n plek in die Afrikason oopgewerk.”Ons het geweldige groei getoon oar die afgelope ses maande tot ‘n jaar en ons moes drasties uitbrei om tred te hou met die voorraadvereistes,” vertel Deon Engelke, handelsmerkbestuurder van Smith Power, die verspreiders van Kubota in Suid-Afrika en Namibie.

In die ruim monteeraanleg kan ’n groot voorraad onderdele geberg word en toerusting gereed gemaak word om boere se werk op die plaas makliker en lonender te maak.
In die ruim monteeraanleg kan ’n groot voorraad onderdele geberg
word en toerusting gereed gemaak word om boere se werk op die
plaas makliker en lonender te maak.

Die uitbreidings het ‘n tuiste gevind in ‘n splinternuwe aanleg van 6 000m2 in Edenvale aan die Rand. By die aanleg word die boude en blaaie van al die toerusting wat van Japan af gestuur word in ‘n moderne fabriekslyn aanmekaargesit en gereed gemaak vir versending aan die landwye handelaarsnetwerk.

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Kubota het die skietgoed

Kubota het die skietgoed

Almal weet dot jy goeie en minder goeie internasionale rugbyspanne kry. Onnodig om te se: die Springbokke val gewoonlik onder die heel bestes. Maar dan kry jy ook ‘n span wat net te veel skietgoed vir selfs die bestes het- soos die All Blacks onlangs in die laaste, beslissende toets teen die Springbokke op Ellispark bewys het.

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By trekkergroepe is dit ook die gevol: sommige het net eenvoudig meer skietgoed as onder. Die opgong wot die Kuboto-trekker in Suid-Afriko gemook het, is nie blote toevol nie: boere wot groot Kubota-aanhangers is, is dit eens dot die Japonse trekkers se geholte, betroubaarheid en tegnologiese gevorderdheid onoortreflik is. “Vanjaar het ons sells ons eie verwagtinge oortref wat verkope betref,” se Deon Engelke, produkbestuurder van Smith Power Equipment, wat Kubota-trekkers en -laaigrawe in Suid-Afrika versprei .

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Kubota Powers Up

The company’s new M9540 range is being used successfully in forestry operations in KZN. Article by Joe Spencer.

Kubota’s ‘small’ tractors have been around for many years. Now the company has launched new ranges, including the M9540, with a 3,8l engine rated at 71kW. The standard transmission has 12 forward and 12 reverse gears with three ranges and a fully synchronised four-speed main gear shift and a hydraulic shuttle shift.

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