My Sugar Fix

QLD Sugarcane farmer’s first choice

North Queensland sugarcane and cattle farmer Clint Reynolds operates across 300 acres between Port Douglas and Daintree. A fourth-generation sugarcane farmer, Mr Reynolds knows a lot about the industry and what he needs to get the job done.

Running the farm day-to-day with the help of his wife and two children, Mr Reynolds has diversified his operations. From farm management and previously lending a hand on construction sites, Mr Reynolds approaches any job knowing he can rely on his trusty Kubota tractors. “We bought an M7-171 about three years ago, and that was the start of it. It ran so well, I sold all my other tractors and bought another M7-151,” Mr Reynolds said. Mr Reynolds now owns a fleet of Kubota tractors and Kubota and Land Pride implements including the M7-171, M7-151, L5740 HDCA, M108 and a versatile compact disc harrow, which help him complete every job that comes his way. From heavy cultivation and tillage to slashing, mowing and general farm work, there’s not a job too big or small. “My Kubota L5740 HDCA tractor is a beautiful little tractor. It’s so easy to drive and punches way above its weight. With the stall guard on it, it’s pretty much bulletproof.

“It fits into really tight spaces and handles narrow turns well thanks to the hydrostatic power steering. I’ll be using it to put up some cattle fencing around the farm.

It’s nearly “It fits into really tight spaces and handles narrow turns well thanks to the hydrostatic power steering. I’ll be using it to put up some cattle fencing around the farm – it’s nearly my favourite tractor,” Mr Reynolds said.

For Mr Reynolds, flexibility is key as a wide array of farming jobs require tractors to handle it all. Kubota tractors’ superior lifting power has come to Mr Reynold’s rescue on many occasions.

“The M108 is a powerhouse. I mainly use it for slashing and general farm use, basically everything to do with farming. It’s a no-frills tractor but it does what it needs to do and does it well. It’s manoeuvrable and efficient,” Mr Reynolds said. Covering the vast countryside in north Queensland is a taxing endeavour, particularly with heavy implements and equipment needed to carry out jobs. Mr Reynolds said the M7-151 is the master of efficiency, saving him hours every day with its ability to load up to 9000 kg. “The M7-151 is my everything tractor. I’ve currently got it working in Cairns for a road building job – they use it to get even compaction on the road. It really does the job.

“They tried other methods for a little while and then one day rang me up and said they need it back.

“ You don’t get that with other tractor companies, if there’s a problem they want to fix it”

“I’ve got the premium models of the M7s and the touch-controlled K-monitor is amazing. It’s so easy to use and user-friendly. The GPS, too. Plug it in and away you go.

“The front-mounted three-point hitch on the M7-151 is awesome. “There’s about 40 kilometres between farms and I can take two implements with me in one go.” Mr Reynolds said while the quality of Kubota tractors speaks for itself, Kubota as a company sets it apart from its competitors. “Kubota Australia has the mindset they need to have something right before they get it out to customers,” Mr Reynolds said. “I once had an issue on my M7-151 and Kubota responded by sending five engineers out from Japan to fix it. They redesigned a whole new component to fix the problem and that component now features in the current model. You don’t get that with other tractor companies. If there’s a problem, they want to fix it.”

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