Kubota Heads Over to Iloilo for Makina Expo 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Kubota Philippines Inc. partners up with Iloilo New Agri Industrial Marketing and General Services headed by Engr. Ely Bagtasus for the 5th Makina Expo organized by the Department of Agriculture. Held simultaneously at the state-of-the-art Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) and Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) on September 7-9, 2017, the convention aims to enhance the awareness and access to agri-mechanization technologies available in the country and related government policies.
Formerly dubbed as Makina Saka, the Makina Expo 2017 was attended and graced by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, Senator Cynthia A. Villar. The 3-day event was said to have been attended by around 5,000 participants which include farmers association, cooperatives, farmers, local government employees and representatives from other agricultural machineries companies.
Kubota and Iloilo New Agri’s booth displayed a powerful line up of covering all machineries from land preparation to transplanting and harvesting. Tractor displays range from B2140 (21 hp), B2420 (24 hp), L3218 (32 hp), L3608 (36hp) L4018 (40 hp), L5018 (50 hp), and M9540 (95 hp). Display units of transplanters SPW-48C and NSPU-68CMD were present including the SR-K800PH automatic seeder. The Kubota displays were even made more powerful by the outstanding combine harvesters DC-35 and DC-70. Furthermore, the L3608 was among the tractor models featured in the demonstration at the WESVIARC.