“We have nine Kubota tractors total. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
They’re unbelievable tractors, and we’ll be using them for as long as we’re in business.”

Drive near Dolan Road in Paris, Tennessee, and you’re bound to see some of the most beautiful sod fields you’ve ever laid eyes on. You’ll see acre after acre—500 to be exact, and all of them part of Kubota user Jason Pooler’s sod farm. Jason’s company does it all, from sod production to laser grading to sod installation, for both residential and commercial customers like 18-hole golf courses and athletic fields. You name it and Jason can roll sod on it.

But Jason isn’t just any Kubota owner; he’s a Kubota man extraordinaire! His businesses utilize nine, count them, nine Kubota tractors in all, including: two L3830s, three L4630s, an M4900, an M6800, an M8200 and an M8900. “We take on all phases of sod production,” explains Jason, “the 4900 does the big-roll harvesting, the cab tractors pull a 50-foot boom for spraying and the 6800 pulls a 22-foot mower. All of our sod gets mowed twice a week.” Amazed, we started to do the calculations in our head, but Jason stopped us. “We have a 500-acre operation. That means we easily mow 100 to 150 acres every day.”

With all that work, it’s clear that these Kubotas need to perform. We asked Jason how he thought Kubota tractors fared in that arena. “Between the mowing, fertilizing and spraying these tractors go non-stop,” he said. “Our Kubotas perform beyond anything else we have. We run a couple (competitive brand) tractors, but our Kubotas are the best hands-down. They’re easy to run, easy to work on and easy to train new people on. And we’ve had almost no trouble—and we’ve had some of them for more than 10 years.”

Handling the daily grind is one thing, but how do Kubotas hold up to Jason’s special needs? He told us that while working on golf course jobs, he and his team often come across a common tractor obstacle—steep inclines. “We’ve had some problems with (a competitive brand) tractor in the past—some exciting trips on inclines and banks. But the Kubotas hold up great—never a problem.”

Finally, we spoke with Jason about why he purchased Kubotas. He had quite a few reasons. “Of course, how they run is the most important thing,” he began, “but I initially got into the Kubotas for the price. You’re probably saving $3,000 to $4,000 per tractor with these machines, and the resale value is great. Also, I have a great dealer here in Paris—the service department is excellent. If we need a part and they don’t have it, they’ll usually get it to us by the next morning. They really cater to our needs.”