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NFMS Snapshot 2022: Kubota adds next-generation tractor models to its L Series

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At the 2022 National Farm Machinery Show, Kubota Tractor Corporation debuted two new models to its Standard L Series compact tractor line with the addition of the traditional gear drive L3302 and the hydrostatic transmission L3902.

The two new L02 models build on the L Series’ reputation for durability, affordability, and versatility that has made it the top selling compact tractor in the U.S. for decades.

“The standard market for the L Series as a whole, and certainly the new tractors we have here, is individuals who are looking for performance with affordability. With the new L02, we made sure we maintained that,” Beau Woodbury, Kubota compact tractor product manager, told AGDAILY at the National Farm Machinery Show.

The new L02 models boast enhanced operator comfort features, such as an upgraded suspension seat, optional arm rests, and rubber mats for wear and tear and minimized vibration. The models also have modern styling and most notably an independent PTO available on the hydrostatic transmission (HST) model, which adds simplicity for the operator with one less pedal to manage.

Both the L3302 and the L3902 will be available at authorized Kubota dealerships early this spring.

This is “a tractor that’s easy to use, has good comfort and operability, and can do what they need to get done,” Woodbury said.

Powerful Performance

The L02 Series offers two horsepower options, with 33 and 37.5 gross horsepower on the L3302 and L3902, respectively. Kubota’s L02 Series tractors are equipped with a Common-Rail System (CRS) with electronic controlled fuel injection and are designed to reduce noise and vibration for a smooth operator experience. Kubota diesel engines are designed to not only maximize performance, but also to keep you operating thanks to a large fuel tank and fuel-efficient engine. 

Modern Styling and Comfort Abound

The new L02 Series sets itself apart from its predecessor models with a more spacious operator station, standard rubber floor mats and improved suspension seat with optional arm rests. The modern styling stands out with a sleek curve to the bonnet and standard LED headlights and side work lights — the L3302 and L3902 look, feel, and operate as a premium compact tractor.

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Smooth and Easy Operation with Independent PTO Option

Both Kubota’s new L02 four-wheel drive models are available with either gear drive or HST transmissions. The HST provides speed and forward/reverse control that can be operated simply by pressing down on the pedal. The gear drive transmission provides the power and versatility with eight forward and eight reverse speeds to get the job done. Plus, new to the L02 this year is an independent PTO on the HST models, allowing for a quick engagement of the PTO by the easy flip of a switch while operating the tractor.

Performance-Matched LA526 Front Loader

Designed specifically for the L3302 and L3902, the performance-matched front loader is deeper and has a maximum lift capacity of 1,144 pounds at the pin and a maximum lift height of 94 inches at the pin. The loader valve is design for simultaneous boom and bucket operation and a regenerative circuit, increasing speed and dump times and maximizing productivity. The LA526 front loader can quickly and easily be removed from the tractor without tools or need for buying additional “parking” kits, making it more versatile and easier to use.

“The changes that we made have made a great tractor even better, especially by focusing on the operator,” Woodbury said. “With the overall comfort and the overall operation, I think we did just that.”


Updated: This article was originally published Feb. 15 and was updated Feb. 17 with an interview from the National Farm Machinery Show.

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