Kubota working with Compact Power
By Kubota Tractor CorporationNews
Dec. 13, 2011 - Kubota Tractor has announced a strategic partnership with Compact Power Equipment Centers allowing it to offer select construction equipment for rent within various locations of The Home Depot Tool Rental. Since 2008, Compact Power has provided customers with towable rental equipment for a variety of projects, which now includes Kubota's K008-3 excavator and BX25 tractor/loader/backhoe.
The K008-3 and BX25 are currently available in approximately 100 Home Depot locations nationwide
including The Home Depot flagship store in Georgia, as well as stores
in Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas, Florida and Mississippi. Compact Power hopes
to place Kubota equipment in each of its 280 current locations, with a
2012 expansion goal of more than 400 additional locations.
"Our partnership with Compact Power makes Kubota available to an entirely new
customer base of rental users," said Tim Bauer, Kubota national accounts manager. "During these uncertain economic times, the rental option
serves customers who are hesitant to invest in equipment ownership,
conserving their cash flow and lines of credit.
This partnership will expose many new consumers to the quality,
durability and versatility of Kubota equipment. People who have rented
Kubota products are visiting their local dealers to see more of our
products, and in some cases, purchasing products for their own permanent
Kubota plans to penetrate all levels of the rental market, working
with large players in the industry, regional rental companies and
expanding rental departments within Kubota dealerships nationwide. "With people choosing to stay in their homes longer, we're seeing a
large portion of rentals going towards property improvement projects,"
said Andy Lewis, director of marketing for Compact Power. "Our partnership with
Kubota takes us to a new level. At Compact Power, we pride ourselves on providing
top tier equipment and Kubota's reputation lends further credibility to
our dedication to quality. Kubota's K008-3 excavator and the BX25's
ease of operation and functionality make them high-demand rental items.
And, just as importantly, their durability and ease of service ensure
rental readiness. Having the equipment serviced and operational at all
times is a key requirement of The Home Depot."
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