Anyone who knows Kubota knows that the company excels in the compact tractor market — and two new offerings unveiled to the public at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show further demonstrate how Kubota continues to innovate the space. The new machines are the B2401, which include two new models in Kubota’s flagship B01 series, and the LX Series, which is an entirely new tractor line from the company.
Tagged for being a blend of affordability, functionality, and power, the B2401 comes in a standard and a narrow version. The narrow one, called the B2401DTN, measures in at just under 36 inches wide, perfect for commercial applications on nurseries, greenhouses, vineyards, and some veggies. Think tight rows, in the 48-to-60-inch range, while still having 21.9 gross horsepower capable of tilling, doing rotary cutting, and pulling carts.
Both B2401 models come standard with a gear-drive transmission and operate intuitively with an ergonomic lever design, optimal precision with position control, telescopic stabilizers on the 3-point hitch, and ease of implement attaching and detaching with the new LA435 Swift-Tach Loader, which allows the front loader to be removed in about 70 seconds without leaving your seat.
Other specs include an E-TVCS, liquid cooled, 3-cylinder diesel engine, 6.1 gallon tank, and ground clearance of 12 inches (11.8 for the narrow).
The B2401 will be hitting dealers this spring.
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Kubota’s second major new offering, the LX Series, fills the crossover gap between the B01 Series and the more powerful L Series. Designed to be comfortable and versatile, the LX Series includes three models that range from 24.8 horsepower to 30.8 horsepower, hitting the heavier residential and light commercial operator.
The versatility shines through in the machines’ ability to use loaders, backhoes, snow attachments, and, on the LX2610 and LX3310 models, a 60- or 72-inch deck thanks to a mid-mount PTO. Those two versions include a cab model option, making the LX Series the smallest tractor in the industry to be able to have a factory-installed cab with both heat and air conditioning. The third model in the series, the LX2610SU, is an entry-level model yet still includes most of the series’ perks. It is available with a rollover protection system (ROPS).
Both the ROPS and cab models feature cruise control, tilt-steering, and a new deluxe suspension seat and armrests with deeper suspension that keeps operators comfortable and productive. They also have Goodyear R14 crossover tires, which are among the most dynamic tractor tires available today. They have a unique hybrid tread design that is optimized to perform well in snow, ice, turf, or mud applications.
Other specs of the LX Series include an E-TVCS, liquid cooled, 3-cylinder of 4-cylinder diesel engine, 8.3 gallon tank, a front loader lift capacity of 1,000 pounds, and ground clearance of 14.6 inches. The highest end of the LX Series, the LX3310, has a Kubota Common Rail System diesel engine that provides better fuel economy and lower emissions as well a high level of power, torque and performance, even in cold weather.
The LX Series will be arriving at dealers in late April or early May.