Royal Mid-Surrey ‘Take Ten’ with Kubota

By Alistair February 17, 2024 08:31

A fleet of five RTVs and five tractors from Kubota are supporting operations across the busy 36-hole complex at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club. Some of the vehicles have delivered close to 20 years of reliable service and it’s this dependability that keeps golf course manager, Gavin Kinsella, loyal to the brand for some of its most vital and well-used pieces of equipment.

“Keeping on top of condition and delivering the standards that players expect with a team of 20 is a challenge, particularly when you factor in holidays and staff absence” explains Gavin, “but it helps when you can rely on the equipment you have in the shed.

“We purchased our first Kubota RTV and compact tractor based on the great working relationship the club developed with local dealers Lister Wilder. Since then, the outstanding reliability we’ve had combined with the operator experience and suitability of these vehicles on our site means we’ve never looked at anything else.” He adds, “Forty percent of our land is floodplain which can lay very wet over winter, and these all-rounders keep us mobile and never fail to get us and our attachments out on the course even in very inclement weather.”

One of the club’s original RTV-900s, purchased in 2005, remains on the fleet joined by two RTV-X900s and two RTV-X1110s in more recent years. “These vehicles are the first out of the shed every morning and often the last to return.

“They’re our go-to for towing trailers, moving greens machines, and transporting tools and the team around the site for course set up. All the controls on the RTVs are where you want them, and the suspension makes for a smooth and comfortable drive experience.”

Alongside RTVs, and proving to be the workhorses for the majority of autumn, winter and spring maintenance and renovations are an L2602, L3830 and L5040 from Kubota’s popular L tractor series, a B2710 and a larger, M6060 with loader.

“The versatility we have in our tractor fleet means that no matter the operation or implement required, we can get the job done with efficiency.”


By Alistair February 17, 2024 08:31

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