More off-road fun on Wednesday at the Euromec and Sturgess Driving Day. Keeping fingers crossed weather is like today!
Our 2013 RTV driving experience was a great success that we intend to repeat in 2015! Sixty invited guests enjoyed a wonderfully sunny day playing in the mud at Rockingham Castle putting our fleet of RTVs to the test. The 2015 event will take place on March 12th, again at Rockingham Castle.
The invitation-only event will enable guests to drive all the latest Kubota RTVs including the newly launched RTVX900, around a selection of demanding off-road courses. Set in the rolling estate of Rockingham Castle there are many steep and slippery sectors to test your nerve and resolve.
Mowers and Tractors
Also available to play with will be various zero turn mowers and tractors. Want to come? Let Annie know ([email protected]) and we will add you to the guest list.
Kubota’s new RTV’s are brilliantly popular; users love the nippy go anywhere performance and owners love the rugged build and metronomic reliability. We sell them to farmers wanting a small utility vehicle to fetch and carry, estate owners that want a way of getting around quickly and to companies for general transport and maintenance tasks.
One of the attractions of the Kubota RTV range is its high quality cab and interior. Users adapt quickly to the control layout and driving position, both being very similar to their car. Also, having wide door openings enables the driver to hop in and out easily as required.
Recently one of our customers wanted an RTV with a weatherproof cab as in their application the driver would be in the cab at night and for long periods. This meant doors had to be added. RTV doors are not an option from Kubota, so we designed and built the doors.
Kubota RTV Doors
Glazed and weatherproof, they not only seal the cab but also provide unimpeded views with both high level and low level windows. Lockable and hinged they can be retrofitted to existing RTV400 and 500 models as well as specified on a new machine.
With a range of vehicles to drive and different courses to experience guests were able to see for themselves the abilities of the Kubota RTV. As James Counsell an exiting customer pointed out: “It was enormously valuable to be able to try the full range of these remarkable vehicles in such demanding surroundings, and to talk to other customers. It is this investment in pre-service that really makes Euromec stand out from the crowd. Plus, the chilli was delicious!”
Yes the food was excellent and the hospitality arrangements seemed to be just right for the day. A biting wind kept the clouds away and also increased demand for hot drinks, not that Sarah and her helpers ever looked under pressure.
Andrew Harding of Qube Management attended: “Qube Property Management has enjoyed a great relationship with Euromec for several years and have purchased a number of the Kubota RTV Vehicles from them for our client’s developments to mainly tow refuse bins from below ground storage area. We are delighted to be invited to test the vehicles in an off road capacity which is something none of our client’s vehicles ever do. So we had a great time testing them to their full ability! It was a great day and we will be recommending further vehicles purchases in 2014.”
This was the first such event we have run at Rockingham dedicated to the off road utility vehicles in our product range. Given the success and that a number of our other partners are interested in doing something similar it will not be the last. If you are interested in hearing about future events email [email protected] and ask to be put on our mailing list.
Together with Kubota we have organised a unique off-road driving experience at RockinghamCastle on the 14th November 2013. Featuring the whole range of the excellent Kubota RTVs this event is open to invited guests only so if you would like to come you need to let us know as soon as possible by emailing [email protected].
The object of the day is simple; we want to give all our guests the opportunity of driving at least one if not all four RTVs around the infamous Land Rover Experience track at RockinghamCastle.
Renown for its slippery slopes, deep gullies and adverse cambers this course will test the abilities of even the most experienced driver and will graphically illustrate the go-anywhere, cross-anything qualities of the RTV. There will be instructors there all day to ensure that everyone is safe and they will be happy to give one-to-one driving advice, time allowing.
Refreshments will be available all day together with a hot buffet. Proceedings start around 11.00 and will go on until around 4.00pm.
This unique experience is for invited guests only and numbers are limited, so email annie as soon as you can if you are interested in attending.
As this is being written there are only 19 days until Burghley. Wow its come around quickly; is summer really over? As before we are going to be there with a wide range of relevant vehicles. Centre stage will be our range of Kubota RTVs. Recently expanded there are now four models to choose from with a variety of engine sizes, people carrying and load carrying capabilities. See us on stand B58 for more information and to kick their tyres so to speak.
Other machines on our lot will be a wide range of high quality ride-on mowers from Kubota, Stiga and Mountfield along with some Mountfield walk behinds. Also in attendance will be a few Kubota compact tractors and our RCM hard surface sweepers.
So treat yourself to a great day out – or even make a weekend of it and come visit us on stand B58, yes that’s stand B58. We will have refreshments and some very comfortable chairs for you to take a welcome break. See you there.
No It Didn’t
Despite what it looks like the RTV just carried on regardless of the deeper than anticipated rut. At the time it didn’t seem that dramatic but as the picture shows the water nearly covered the rear wheel and the RTV was pitched at a remarkable lean angle. Nicky, the driver seems quite calm too so all in a day’s work then! What a brilliant illustration of the capability of these machines.
The range of Kubota RTVs has been expanded so we are selling even more of these tough, versatile machines. If you want to know more then visit our website. We are presently adding some videos shot during the day so look out for more hills, ruts and muddy action, coming soon to a computer screen near you.
Whenever a totally new model comes along there is always a great deal of anticipation and excitement and the new Kubota RTVs are no exception. And now they’re here!
Four Wheel Drive
Small, light and agile the new Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 deliver exceptional performance and reliability in a compact size. Both machines have four wheel drive with selectable two wheel drive and differential lock plus disc brakes and independent suspension.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
Where the new machines differ is their engines and transmissions. One has a single cylinder air cooled motor, the other a twin cylinder water cooled motor. Both have fuel injection. The single cylinder motor is paired with continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an inertia clutch. The other machine has variable hydro transmission (VHT).
Comfortable and Safe
Whichever model you choose you can be assured of Kubota’s renown reliability, a comfortable cabin and standard rollover protection. You can specify either orange or camouflage paintwork and front guards to make your RTV match your needs precisely.
So new they are not on our website yet, so if you want to see one of these exciting machines in the metal then call us and we’ll arrange for it to happen.