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The unveiling of the Kubota M8 — its largest ag tractor ever

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It’s no secret that Kubota has been pouring development resources into its M Series for agriculture, and the release of the Kubota M8 — which is the company’s largest and most powerful utility ag machine yet — is just the latest example. Boasting over 200 horsepower with its Cummins B6.7 Performance Series engine and 148 cubic feet of cab space, every inch of this machine functions unlike any Kubota before it. It will be at dealerships for the 2020 season.

With its eye specifically on large utility and material handling tractor market, the commercial hay and forage market, as well as the mid-sized row crop market, Kubota expects to create synergies for the M8 Series and complementary implements with other areas of its businesses and affiliate supply chains.

“The M8 Series is Kubota’s most powerful and advanced tractor line to date,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota senior vice president of marketing, product support and strategic projects. “The M8 allows us to aggressively fill a higher-horsepower customer need across the large utility and mid-size row crop tractor market — for material handling and hay tool application on dairy and livestock operations as well as a variety of field work.”

A variety of applications are available with easy to use and conveniently located controls. Ample sound insulation and premium seating provide a comfortable environment and is designed to mitigate operator fatigue during long days and nights in the field. The tractor’s cab was designed around the concept of “an office with a view” and includes various seat and operator comfort options, all-weather climate control, an ergonomically designed multi-function command center and excellent visibility.

You can expect to see this machine an several farm shows through the end of 2019 and into 2020.

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