Congratulations on another prosperous year. As we celebrate your business successes from a busy season, we also share your optimism as we look at what 2020 has in store for the turf industry.
At Kubota, we believe products and equipment that reduce time for commercial contractors will continue to be a focus of the industry. These products will allow landscapers to compete, remain profitable and grow their businesses. A large time saver for commercial cutters are the stand-on mowers Kubota just introduced – three new machines in this segment aimed at filling this need.
Service support is also important to the landscape segment. Contractors must be able to quickly get parts and service when they need them to keep their businesses running. We understand that down time does not pay the bills and so finding the right dealer to service and support your business is key to growing and maintaining a profitable business. Considering certain types of equipment can also reduce dependence on service support; for example, contractors can consider equipment that reduce the impact of ethanol related issues, like the new EFI’s which are designed to eliminate these issues and need for service. This equipment promotes up-time and productivity. The EFI segment of the industry is growing just over 20% per year, which is an indicator that many landscape pros see the benefit.
Employee retention and performance is also a major consideration for contractors; reducing operator fatigue while improving productivity will continue to lead product development in commercial mowing equipment. Kubota focuses its product development on delivering these results. Improved operator performance yields better results and reduced time on the job. We understand this and are continually adding and improving our equipment accordingly.
Kubota looks at 2020 with an unwavering commitment to the turf segment. With product introductions and complete “one stop shop” equipment offerings for landscape professionals, we will continue to innovate and work with our dealer and landscape partners to provide the best equipment and service.