Kubota Meets our Needs
In 2002 MacFarlane Pheasants purchased two John Deere Gators. The gators were used extensively to move feeders in and out of pens and spray weeds in pens. After eight years and 5000 hours on each machine, they have become unreliable. This past spring when we were setting up pens, both gators broke down, and the pen crews got behind because of it. We needed another utility vehicle and needed it fast or were risking not being able to get pens set up when needed.
When looking at all the new utility vehicles on the market, only two fit our budget and pen height requirement: the John Deere Gator TS and the Kubota RTV 500. We chose the Kubota because of the 4-wheel drive, independent suspension, hydrostatic transmission and fuel injection. The Gator has none of these features. The Kubota also out powers and has a much tighter turning radius. The only two draw backs are the smaller cargo bed and costly maintenance (filters and fluids). The employees of MacFarlane Pheasants are happy with the new Kubotas and have found that they help tremendously in their day-to-day work.
MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.