Kubota Tractor Corporation will utilize the development and production capabilities of Buhler Industries Inc. for a new series of tractors. Buhler has a proven track record for designing, manufacturing, and distributing large tractors in North America. Kubota has chosen to take this direction with a view toward improving development lead time and optimizing product specifications to meet local requirements.
This new agreement enables Kubota to add tractors in a horsepower range greater than that of its currently largest 170-horsepower line to accelerate its large tractor business in the North American market.
These new large tractors have been customized exclusively for Kubota through the company’s engineering expertise for ease of operation and functional design. The tractors will be launched in the United States and Canada in the second half of 2019 as Kubota continues its strategy to enter into the North American large tractor market.
This comes just after the news of expansion of their livestock equipment market. The new Kubota M7 Gen 2 is built on the successes of Kubota’s first-generation M7 ag tractors, introduced in 2014, with added refinements and enhancements designed to meet the specific needs of today’s customers. There are three new models under the M7 Gen 2 line including the M7-132, M7-152 and the M7-172, ranging from 100 to 140 in PTO horsepower.
Depending on the model there are standard, deluxe and premium grade options to further customize for performance and job function. The new M7 Gen 2 tractors will be available at authorized Kubota dealers beginning April 2019. The new additions include new semi-powershift transmission, exceptionally clean diesel engine, and industry leading front loader capabilities.