EDITORIAL – The Weekly Times.
A new range of certified front end loader kits is now available from SOTA Tractors. Designed to suit Kubota imported tractors, the bolt-on loader kits are manufactured to stringent ISO certifications, according to the company’s Business Manager, Steve Watts. Steve said loaders for other brands of Japanese tractors including Yanmar, Iseki, Mitsubishi, Shibaura, Hinomoto and Satoh could be supplied to order. The new kits come in two configurations: a standard bucket or a versatile four-in-bucket.
Steve said the compact SOTA tractor was ideal for stables and stud farms, small scale agricultural operations and boutique vineyards. The front end loaders feature well-positioned controls, a broad steel bucket, fully setup hydraulics and a superior finish designed to be long-lasting. The kit comes ready-to-install with bucket hydraulic fittings and controls plus mounting hardware. The loader bolts directly into existing holes and is supplied with fittings for existing tractor hydraulics. The four-in-one bucket is a specially designed multi-purpose bucket that can be used as a normal pickup bucket, as well as a dozer blade, leveller and picker.
Two hydraulic cylinders located on the back enable the bucket to open up from the bottom and close down on any object with a vice-like grip. The lifting parameters of each loader have been ISO tested for safe operation. Although easy to install, a mechanic is required to ensure proper hydraulic attachment, safe loader fit and alignment and ballast adjustment. Kits can be shipped Australia wide.
SOTA imports and distributes a range of high-quality used Kubota tractors, each with a full warranty and fully refurbished for the Australian market.