Kubota and Space
We are writing this blog just 24 hours after the massive TV coverage of Elon Musk’s huge rocket launch in the USA.
It’s impossible not to admire anyone who has their old sports car sent into deep space with a dummy strapped in the seat whilst David Bowie’s “Space Oddity is playing on an endless loop and “DON’T PANIC” (from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), is displayed on the radio’s screen in the dashboard. It’ll apparently orbit around the sun at the same distance as Mars, where it’s assumed it will remain for at least 300million years.
Showmanship? Yes - but impressive for all that
Whilst watching all this, I guess, we were struck by the millions of young people all over the world who were enthralled by the event and the sight of a big rocket lifting off. That was rather strange for anyone much over the age of about 55, for whom the memories of the days when giant rockets were lifting off routinely on the way to the moon are probably very clear!
You may though be wondering where all this nostalgia is going and what it has to do with Kubota tractors.
Well, when thinking of the now long-distant “space race” days, we couldn’t help thinking about how much Kubota have evolved over recent years too.
Tractors and other agricultural equipment that we gasped in amazement at 30 years ago, still now look impressive but also a little dated given recent advances. In fact, Kubota’s first Japanese tractor was produced way back in 1960 - just as the space race was getting underway.
It’s always hard to predict what future technology will hold but we already know of some incredible new things coming along in the Kubota pipeline. It’s quite amazing to think though that that farming equipment we consider now to be “state of the art” will most likely in 40 years’ time be something our children and grandchildren look at with nostalgia.
If you’d like to know more about some of the Kubota things coming along in the near future, why not pop down and see us in Goulburn? We can’t promise you massive rocket launches but we are pretty confident you will find it interesting anyway.
Look forward to seeing you soon! Houston out!
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