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The Limb Saw

No More Ladders, Lifts, Buckets or Hand Held Chainsaws or Pole Pruners

     Fall on the farm is a great time for clean up.  The weather is nice, the crops are in, and calves have been born.  This is when farmers and ranchers can  take the time to make their place look neat and tidy. Taking pride in the year’s worth of hard work is ingrained in the lives of farmers and ranchers.  They do what has to be done, and they do it by whatever means possible, and with whatever tools are at hand.  Sometimes safety is sacrificed, especially when it comes to pruning trees.  Whether its a ladder, or the bucket of a tractor, maintaining tree growth can be dangerous, but with the safety and the affordability of the LimbSaw, farmers and ranchers can not only cut limbs safely, but they can do it without any help other than their tractor.
The LimbSaw easily attaches and mounts directly to the front end loader of your tractor, skid loader or backhoe. This commercial-grade chainsaw hooks in  to a receiver on the back of your front end loader or bucket and connects to your tractor’s auxiliary hydraulics.  It’s extra long reach can cut limbs that are 18 to 20 feet, depending on your loader reach. The LimbSaw attachment folds into a convenient transport position, and at only 84 lbs makes it easy to remove and store in your shop or garage.  This saw attachment is super fast and super safe making it ideal for a one man job. At 5,000 RPM’s this saw has incredible cutting power, but it doesn’t take away power to operate.  It only requires seven gallons of hydraulic flow to operate the 12 horsepower chainsaw, making it a perfect fit for compact tractors to skid steers.  It features a reversible motor that backs the saw out of any pinch, and it’s equipped with a self oiling system.  To top it off the bar and chain are interchangeable with most chainsaw manufacturers.
Other than it’s ease of use the LimbSaw is the safest way to trim trees.  The LimbSaw drastically reduces the risk of injury by eliminating common practices such as, precariously placed ladders or climbing in and out of loader buckets while operating a hand held saw.  When cut, limbs fall in front of the loader while you sit in the safety and comfort of your tractor seat. In addition, the danger of chainsaw kickback is virtually eliminated.  A shock indicator has been added which allows the user to know how much pressure to put on the saw.  Like any chainsaw it’s important to let the saw do the cutting, it’s no different with the LimbSaw, and this easy to see indicator make for easy cutting.
Titanium Blade
While most chainsaw bars are laminated, the LimbSaw’s bar is made from a single piece of solid titanium alloy steel, and is laser cut for precision.
Aggressive Chain
Kickback is not an issue with the LimbSaw because each saw is equipped with an aggressive chain that utilizes each and every tooth for maximum cutting power.
Steel Construction
For unsurpassed durability, the LimbSaw’s extension arm is made from heavy-duty square tubing that is double-walled at the cutting end.
The loader mounted, hydraulic powered chainsaw that is sold today as LimbSaw was invented by Wendell McCracken of Pauls Valley, OK.  A retiree with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Wendall and his wife Donna raised eight children on their 250 acre pecan and cattle farm where tree trimming was an ongoing family chore.  Now you can find the LimbSaw Company owner, Frank Casey assembling  his products in his shop behind his house near Norman, OK.  Casey and his wife run the business, but not without the help of a few part-time employees and the streamlined manufacturing of Prifert.  With Prifert handling the manufacturing, Casey can focus on assembly and distribution to dealers like Great Plains Kubota.  This is the ninth year Casey has had the chainsaw on the market, and two years ago Casey developed a circular saw.
The LimbSaw Company Circular Saw was developed for trimming under fence lines and cutting branches that are too small for chainsaws.  Using the same concept of trimming from the comfort and safety of your tractor seat, users can regain areas of property and fence lines that are unusable due to brushy overgrowth.  Regrowth can be too flexible for chainsaws which only grab instead of cut, but with circular saw one can literally trim a hedge.  When used with the rotating actuator, you can pivot this tool 22, 30, 45 and 90 degrees to allow trimming at angles and under fence lines. The cutting head is also interchangeable onto the 8 ft. mast of the original tool (Limbinator Saw, LS08). The total weight of the new LSC Circular Saw with mast is 105 lbs.
Manufactured with unsurpassed durability, every detail of LimbSaw products have been tailored for optimum safety and function.
These affordable saws are perfect for farmers, ranchers, highway departments, municipalities, and even hunters.  There are a lot of saw attachments on the market today, but the LimbSaw is the ideal saw for pruning and trimming.
See the saws at work at your local Great Plains Kubota, or on the LimbSaw Company L.L.C on Facebook page.

This story and others posted in this blog are originally published in Great Plains living.  The official magazine of Great Plains Kubota.

We Are Kubota

     The brand statement of Kubota is “For Earth, For Life.”  These four words, when combined and implemented, are so much more than fancy advertising speak.  These words are a mission that Kubota is fulfilling as a global company.  They are committed to designing and producing the very best equipment and products so their customers can focus on their jobs of planting, feeding, building and caring for the world in which we live.  From investing in their communities and dealerships and ensuring a wide range of high quality products, to employing America’s best and brightest men and women, Kubota never loses sight of their purpose: to engineer rewarding experiences and help people achieve more.
Kubota Corporation unveiled their first tractor to the US in 1969. The Kubota L200 (21HP) sub-compact tractor was an immediate success, and it quickly filled an equipment void in the American tractor market.  The result of this success was the birth of Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) in 1972.  Since then KTC has continued to expand and refine their product lines for the U.S. market. Now customers can rely on the manufacturing quality of Kubota for lawn mower, utility vehicle, construction equipment, tractor and hay tool usage.
We are passionate.  Anyone that knows a Kubota owner knows how much they love their machine.  Whether it be a tractor or mower, Kubota owners love spending time on their equipment, and love making the land better.
We are producers.  Kubota equipment produces results.  KTC knows you’ve got a job to do and the importance of your equipment.  This is why every Kubota piece is manufactured to the highest quality.
We are caretakers.  From the dealership to the field, those associated with Kubota know the meaning behind the brand and what it means to provide a service.
Kubota may seem new compared to other manufacturers, but for almost 50 years they have brought a new level of productivity and reliability to equipment owners.  Kubota Tractor Corporation has challenged traditions, and even started a few of their own, thus positioning themselves as a major player in the American equipment market.  Their solid network of dealerships and continued dealer support is just the tip of the iceberg for this corporation.  Focusing on the preservation of natural resources and assisting the producers thereof creates a family of Kubota owners made of people like you.  So if you’re Kubota owner, say this out loud, We Are Kubota!

We are Kubota was written by Reed Boettcher in the Summer 2016 issue of Great Plains living.  For more information about Kubota products visit www.gpkubota.com

We Are Great Plains Kubota

We’ve asked our customers to ride with the brand.  We’ve now become “The Brand That Works For You.”  At Great Plains we operate beyond the boundaries of our slogans and brand statements because our actions speak louder than our words.  The GP Kubota mission is to provide quality equipment solutions while conducting business in a manner that honors and respects God, our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and the communities we serve.
It’s our job to understand the work of our customers.  It’s our responsibility to represent Kubota and our other equipment vendors with integrity.  It’s our duty to stand by our products and our customers. We don’t always have the answers, but we don’t stop until we’ve found the right solution.  Beyond the solutions Great Plains offers, customers will experience a friendly and helpful shopping environment.  If it’s not right, it’s on us.  That’s as simple as it gets, and is exactly what we promise.  From showroom floor to field, our promise, combined with a clean and professional environment, takes GP services beyond the sale.  It doesn’t matter if it’s two or 20 years, every time a customer operates equipment purchased from us, they’re doing business with Great Plains.
What makes Great Plains Kubota different from other equipment dealerships?  A solid foundation built by honest, hard-working ownership and management supports all aspects of GP operations.  GP leadership makes our business more than a tractor dealership;  they’ve created an oasis in a desert of work.  Our full-line Kubota dealerships in Ada, Duncan, Edmond, and Shawnee will quench customers’ thirst for productivity.  Great Plains Kubota is a diverse group of friendly employees, trained to operate as a unified resource that strives to earn every customers’ business.  The privilege to serve customers does not come automatically; the privilege is earned by the daily diligence of our employees.
Great Plains Kubota is comprised of people that, like you, know the value of quality equipment.  We are farmers, ranchers, pastors, leaders, gardeners, hunters, builders, fishermen, cooks, and auctioneers.   We’re friends of the family and stewards of the land.  We are “The Brand That Works For You.”
What we offer is more than equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals.  We offer the means to achieve dreams and goals.  We offer a hard to find promise: We will work for you every step of the way.  As we continue to grow we will continue to improve and refine our operations.
What it all boils down to is this – many places offer equipment, furthermore there’s lot of places that offer Kubota equipment.  It’s the service and satisfaction you’ll get at any Great Plains Kubota dealership that makes all the difference.  We are many different things, but most of all, we are Great Plains Kubota.

For more information about Great Plains Kubota visit www.gpkubota.com

The Code…Be Tough But Fair

This is the fifth article in the Cowboy Code series that I have written in Great Plains living.  Of all of the Cowboy ethics we have talked about, “Be Tough, but Fair” might be one of the most lacking in our society today.  It’s really easy to find examples of people who are tough and maybe we can even name a few people who we might consider fair, but the combination of the two is where most people like myself fail.  Who is the first person that comes to mind when you think about someone who was or is “Tough but Fair”.  John Wayne?  Roy Rogers?  Gene Autry?  All of which are great examples of “Tough but Fair” cowboys in the movies, but we know they were just human and in real life, they made some mistakes.  So, as I started to put my thoughts to paper, the week before Easter, I simply couldn’t get off my mind that there really is only one perfect example of someone who was, is and always will be, “Tough but Fair”.  His name is Jesus.
No, Jesus wasn’t a cowboy during his time here on earth, but he did ride a donkey.  My belief that Jesus was fully human and that He is fully God is why I say no one, including the best of the cowboys, has ever been tougher or will ever be fairer.
Jesus as a human was tough.  During the time He spent here on earth in human form, He suffered the most painful and humiliating death known while going through more mental suffering and anguish than any human has ever endured.   His mental strain from carrying the burden of all of our sins was so much that the Bible tells us he literally sweated drops of blood the night before his crucifixion.  No human has ever been tougher.
Jesus as God is fair.  How many times have each of us said or at least thought “that’s not fair”?  I will confess that I probably weigh things on the fairness scales several times a day and catch myself saying “that’s not fair”.  When we see injustice on earth, it is at the hands of men as the Bible tells us that God is just. This means that He is fair and impartial. It also means that He hates the very things that we would call unfair, the ill-treatment and oppression of people and of nature, which He has created.  The fact that God is just means that He can and will judge between right and wrong and He will administer justice in accordance with His standards, in His time.
I have a friend in law enforcement that has a movie poster showing Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers walking down the street of Tombstone, side by side, fully armed.   The poster is titled “Justice is Coming”.   Revelations 19:11 speaks of Jesus’ return to earth.  It says, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.”  Justice is coming and this time He will be riding a white horse instead of a donkey.

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Kubota ZD1200 Series Mowers

Kubota has produced over twenty five million diesel engines since 1922.  Their engines are recognized the world over as a symbol of quality and reliability.  Likewise the Kubota ZD Series (diesel mowers) have consistently produced powerful yet clean running mowers that homeowners and lawn care professionals have grown to depend on.  This year Kubota has extended their level of mowing performance and productivity even more with the introduction of the ZD1200 series mowers.
The ZD1211 is available with 60 and 72 inch mowing decks with side or rear discharge.  Both are equipped with a 24.8 Kubota diesel engine, and have several new features that will increase efficiency and productivity.  The ACS or Aerodynamic Cutting SystemTM  of the Kubota pro decks have been designed for optimized airflow.  The ACS decks are built for faster, efficient cutting and discharge.  This improvement results in reduced power consumption and increases fuel economy.  New spindle shafts, blade designs, and a flexible discharge chute all play an integral part in optimizing airflow within the deck.  The deck’s spindle shaft is now larger and more durable, while the redesigned cutting blades are shaped to improve both cutting efficiency and overall load balance.  These new blades also provide a longer service life!
Improved airflow within the deck is a great advancement                      for performance, but there are also several new features that will ensure a smoother ride with the ZD1211 and improve overall comfort.  A more comfortable seat will result in less operator fatigue and great productivity, and that’s exactly what customers are getting with Kubota’s new 1200 series mowers.  With dual armrests, higher backrests, and lumbar support, the fully padded reclining bucket seat ensures a high level of comfort.  The new low profile tires are sure to improve stability and traction on turf and the 3 position damper force adjustment lever lets owners personalize their comfort even more.  The new ergonomically designed control layout and large bright LCD panel allows for faster operations and easier handling.
There’s a lot of changes with the new Kubota 1200 series diesel mowers, but customers can still expect a rugged design powered by a dependable engine that will get through the toughest mowing jobs with ease.  The 1200 series is now available at your local Great Plains Kubota.

For more information about #Kubota mowers visit www.greatplainskubota.com

Kubota And The Kelly Family

Danny and Tina Kelly know the importance of reliable equipment, and the value of quality work.  The couple bought their first Kubota in 1997.  They now own 5 Kubotas including: three Kubota tractors, a M135GX, M110, B2320, a Kubota SVL compact track loader, and a RTVX-1100 utility vehicle.  Over the years they’ve built a foundation of work ethics and instilled equipment operating knowledge to their four daughters.  Jessie, Madison, Hunter, and Briar can all operate any of the family’s Kubota equipment, but 11 year-old Briar, much like her father, has a true passion for operating Kubota equipment.

Briar, the youngest of the Kelly’s daughters, is the most enthusiastic among her sisters when it comes to using a Kubota.  Impressively, she can run the SVL as well as most operators could.  She even loads and unloads the skid steer from the trailer.  Perhaps Briar’s favorite Kubota is her little B2320 lawn tractor which she uses to clean the stock trailer out after every use.  She’s also the go-to family member when its time to pull their finish mower, but when it comes to time spent in the drivers seat of a Kubota, no one in the family can surpass Danny.

As a foreman for a family oriented company called Ag & Oil, Danny puts his Kubota equipment and advanced operational skills to work.  He uses his skid steer to make landings on rivers, plug spillways, and build and maintain roads for oil field companies.  One of the hardest and most impressive jobs Danny does with his SVL is building river landings.  He basically starts in the Washita river and builds the landing 20 to 30 feet up from the river.  His skid steer usage is by no means limited to oil field applications.  This year he built a cattle lot in which his SVL90-2 was a versatile necessity. During this job the SVL dug post holes, moved materials, and removed trees (even trees that a John Deere dozer couldn’t take down).  As a proficient equipment operator, Danny maximizes his SVL’s capabilities by using an arsenal of skid steer attachments.  Tina even mentioned that “he must have every attachment made for it, or at least wants every new attachment he sees.”  Danny elaborated on the family’s Kubota skid steer.

“Our skid steer is by far my favorite Kubota.  There’s nothing I can’t do with it.  The variety of attachments it can use along with its stability and power make our SVL irreplaceable.”

There’s a Kubota for everyone in the Kelly family, even Tina’s mini Aussie loves to ride in the buddy seat of their M110 tractor and tags along whenever the tractor is in use.  Danny and Tina’s granddaughters, Dani and Henslee Ray, both have Kubota pedal tractors which may be limited in farming applications, but for Danny they’re a way to start teaching them early.

In a family that could choose to ride  one of their ATVs or Polaris RZRs you wouldn’t think the Kubota RTV workhorse would be the first choice for the kids, but it is.  Such is the case of the Kelly family whose brand loyalty goes beyond the color of paint, and into the depths of what it means to be a part of a family.  Tina explained further.

“We have run lots of other brands of equipment, but Kubota is more dependable and seems to have more operating room.  Kubota also has the best insurance money can buy.  They fix everything when needed and never complain.  We go to Great Plains Duncan because Todd, Alex, and the rest of the staff treat us like family,” said Tina.

On any given Saturday Danny and his girls can be found working on the farm or caring for their show calves.  When they aren’t in the seat of a Kubota the Kellys stay busy with sports and showing livestock.  In a time where more emphasis is put on an individual’s needs rather than the groups, the Kelly family shines as an example of how working together can be the most rewarding and satisfying thing in life.  It’s hard working families such as the Kellys that shape the future of Kubota.  They are the backbone that supports the next generation of Kubota owners, and what it means to produce a product with pride.  As part of the Great Plains Kubota family, the Kellys give purpose to our business.  They allow us the opportunity to satisfy their equipment needs which play such an important role in their livelihood.

To learn more about Kubota equipment visit www.gpkubota.com

Something Big This Summer – Kubota’s New SSV Skid Steer Loader Offers New Level Of Productivity –

During the last few years job sites and ranches have seen the coming and advancement of Kubota compact track loaders.  Now, with the SSV, Kubota has set new standards in skid steer loader performance and operator comfort.
Kubota’s new wheeled skid steers will continue to provide the outstanding power and exceptional comfort operators have come to expect, while at the same time, offering a new level of productivity.  Kubota’s SSV is designed to get the job done faster, and keep operators working comfortably, both of which are proven to increase productivity.  Lets take a look at the factors of performance and comfort which make this happen.
– Outstanding Performance –
High productivity requires versatility, and that’s exactly what to expect with  the new Kubota SSV65 and SSV75.  Their ability to travel at low or high speed ranges while executing multiple functions is backed by powerful Kubota engines.  This abundant power, provided by Kubota’s turbocharged four cylinder diesel engines makes multiple functionality easier and more effective.
– Exceptional Comfort –
Operator comfort begins in the spacious, fatigue friendly cab that promotes less stress, allowing operators to stay alert all day.  The wider entrance means easier entry and exit.  The convenient sliding front door can be opened or closed regardless of the loader position.  The Kubota optimized air conditioning and climate controlled cab keeps operators clean and alert during any kind of weather or work conditions.  Another standard feature on Kubota’s new skid steers is the new side light  which expands operator’s visibility while working in low light conditions.
If you’re looking for big performance enhancing features to optimize your levels of productivity this summer look no further than the all new Kubota SSV!

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