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Bristol & Clifton Golf Club invests in Kubota


From front to back, the Kubota L5040 tractor from Lister Wilder was the right choice for the Bristol & Clifton Golf Club. 

At the front, it has a loader that will be used throughout the year handling top dressing and soil. Meanwhile at the back, it has been fitted with a hedge cutter to help keep both hedgerows and gorse looking neat.
Between the two ends, the Kubota’s 52hp engine has the power that is needed to make light work of whatever is being demanded by both the loader and the power take off for the hedgecutter – and it will also happily pull a loaded trailer. The four-wheel drive provides superior pulling power and traction in any working condition.
“It has a lot of power for the size of the tractor,” says Head Greenkeeper Matt Hawker. “Our previous one had come to the end of its life and was starting to cost more than was acceptable on maintenance. I looked at various alternatives and it was the Kubota that stood out. I had heard some great things about it from others in the industry and knew it was a great, easy-to-use tractor with a reputation for reliability and low maintenance costs.”
The L5040 has independent power take-off and synchro transmission. It comes with air-conditioning as standard but is nonetheless a no-frills tractor to appeal to the cost-conscious who require a compact workhorse capable of reliable, durable, economical and consistent performance in all weathers and across a range of applications.
Available with roll-over protection structure as standard, the L series has all the key features needed for year-round cost-effective working including four-wheel drive, a dual clutch, 5430rpm rear power take off and power steering. It also has a high level of comfort with plenty of cab space, deluxe seat and ample legroom. 
It will have a flexible and important role to play at the Bristol & Clifton which prides itself on the immaculate care of its mature parkland. Located within four miles of the M5 and a similar distance from Bristol’s city centre, the course has seen continuous improvement since it was first established in 1891, providing challenges for golfers of all abilities.