Neville's Dairy Farm

Trusting Kubota for over 40 years

Alastair Neville is a third-generation dairy farmer, running the family 320-cow dairy farm in Reporoa in the Central North Island. Since their first purchase in 1982, the Neville’s have owned 13 different Kubota tractors. The family farm has relied on Kubota for the past 40 years.


Mr Neville currently uses four different Kubota tractors including the 2004 M110, 2006 L5030, 2013 M126GX and the 
2021 M7152.

Over the past five years, Mr Neville’s dairy farm has transitioned from a traditional spring calving system to a 100 percent autumn high input system. “Despite the increased demands on our farm, our Kubota tractors have kept up,” Mr Neville said.

“To ensure we don’t have any production related interruptions, we need reliable machines that will pull their weight.”


The reality of running a high input system requires different machines and tractors to be running daily. Between February and September, it is vital that the mixer wagon produces mixed ration for the feed pad. Pulled by the Kubota M7152, the wagon guarantees quality feed for the Neville’s livestock and keeps them healthy and strong.


Mr Neville’s Kubota tractors have enabled him to run bigger, more efficient equipment on his farm and been responsible for major work. “As well as being able to take on larger jobs such as cultivation, general farm work and harvesting, our Kubota tractors have been nimble and compact too, with the ability to get into tighter spaces.”


“I feel confident that whoever works on our farm will feel comfortable from the moment they are in the cab. Kubota tractors are user friendly and safe, with clear key operating controls, a logical layout and easily accessible service points.


“Kubota machines stand out because they are simple and reliable. There aren’t any fancy tricks with their machines, it’s simple to start the machine and put it into gear and get on with the work,” Mr Neville said.


“I went through the exercise of buying an additional machine for the farm recently and I did look into four other tractor brands. Knowing how reliable Kubota machines are, their excellent components and build quality it was a no brainer to choose Kubota again.


“We have continually purchased Kubota tractors due to their excellent service and back up. You mix that with the quality of their machines, the comfort and technology which is constantly evolving and being released, and this really sets them apart from their competitors.”


The Neville’s revel in their Kubota tractors, which have been servicing their dairy farm for the past 40 years and recently expanded into mango farming too. Since 2006, they have used their L5030 intermittently on Mr Neville’s father’s mango farm in the Philippines. The L5030 has completed a diverse range of work across both New Zealand and the Philippines.


“Kubota tractors get the jobs done efficiently and won’t cost you a bomb.”


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