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Kubota Tractor Donates a Rubber Tire Loader to the City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department
Press Release
Monday, December 11, 2017

GALVESTON, TX (December 11, 2017) – Earlier this year, Kubota Tractor became a permanent residence and a welcomed addition to the State of Texas family when they moved their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. A few months later, devastation struck their neighbors to the south and they did what any good Texan does and committed to helping with efforts to rebuild the state they now call home. Recognizing that the equipment they manufacture could be vital to rebuilding efforts taking place across the state, Kubota Tractor donated $1 million worth of funds and equipment to Hurricane affected regions.

“We have a long history of helping to rebuild communities when disaster strikes, throughout the world – it is truly the Kubota Way to be socially responsible and help our neighbors,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corporation senior vice president of Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects.  

Kubota Tractor worked with local supplier Lansdowne Moody to facilitate the donation of a SSV 75 Rubber Tire Loader to the City of Galveston on Monday December 11th. This brand-new piece of equipment comes with a Kubota heavy duty grapple that will be used by the City’s Parks & Recreation staff for landscaping, park improvements, right of way improvements, and more.  

“Having been established since 1936, we have worked with numerous municipalities across the region during their rebuilding efforts, but this storm was different.” said Jeff Ewing, Lansdowne Moody’s South Region Manager. “Harvey created incredible need in devastated communities for equipment that some municipalities simply didn’t have. Kubota Tractor recognized that and we are thankful to be teamed up with an organization that has a heart for the community that they serve.” 

“Donations like this are what will give communities the hope they need to continue on,” said City Manager Brian Maxwell. “Rebuilding is a long and strenuous process and having the tools you need can make all the difference. We will be better equipped when we face our next major event because of the generosity of these two incredible community partners.” 

The donated equipment is valued at $39,276. Lansdowne Moody is also currently facilitating the donation of similar equipment to Galveston County. 

About Kubota Tractor

Kubota Corporation introduced its first tractor to the United States in 1969. Filling a product void in the American marketplace for a sub-compact tractor, the Kubota 21 HP L200 was an overnight success. Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) was formed in 1972 and the company continued to expand its product line for the US market. This expansion has continued over the next 40 years, and Kubota now offers products in a wide variety of segments. www.kubotausa.com 

About Lansdowne Moody

Lansdowne-Moody Co. is the official dealer of choice for Kubota, New Holland, Ferris and Scag products. Proudly serving the Houston, Texas area since 1936. An experienced government service provider, Lansdowne specializes in providing tractors, skid steers, excavators, zero turn mowers, and other equipment to numerous municipalities in Houston. They also offer corporate rentals and sales. www.lmtractor.com 

Additional photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xsm2wfi3zlbeemz/AACDEnkylKDCmXm7tZ0M-tNba?dl=0





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