Kubota Tractor Corporation recently introduced some new products for ag at the company’s annual dealer meeting. Here’s a look at the new line-up:
Gas-powered RTV-XG850 Sidekick, the company’s fastest utility vehicle yet
Around the farm to the backwoods, the new gas-powered Sidekick is ready for anything and is Kubota’s fastest, strongest, and most agile utility vehicle, with the same durability and quality that Kubota customers have come to expect from the best-selling diesel utility vehicle manufacturer in North America since 2004.
Available at Kubota dealerships beginning spring of 2018, the new Sidekick features a quick and powerful 48-HP gasoline engine, with the speed to get there fast, up to 40 mph fast.
“With this kind of speed and versatility, Kubota customers can confidently get more work done in less time, and take on every big hill and distant destination with ease,” said Roger Gifford, Kubota product manager, utility vehicles. “The Sidekick will be the best multi-use machine on the market, ready to take on any task or terrain with the perfect balance of comfortable styling, convenient features and strong, durable Kubota performance.”
Six new M Series specialty ag tractors
The new M Series introductions include the M4N-071 ROPS, M5N-091 ROPS, and M5N-111 ROPS narrow tractors; the M5N-091PK Power Krawler tractor; the M6L-111 low profile tractor; and the M6H-101 high clearance tractor. Engineered to combine Kubota power and performance with versatility and reliability, and with intelligently revamped operator stations, the new M Series specialty tractors bring greater variety, performance, and operator options for specialty crop producers. These tractors are available at Kubota dealerships now.
“We introduced the newly upgraded M4 and M5 narrow tractors just six months ago, and today we are adding open platform ROPS models and a Power Krawler track to this line, giving customers more options to consider at the dealership. Each model meets specific demands of orchard, vineyard and specialty row crop producers,” said Tyler Pittson, Kubota utility tractors product manager. “The new ROPS models offer an open platform design for added comfort, and the new M5N-091 Power Krawler delivers increased hydraulic capacity and even more durable frame for the stable, sure-footed climb that only tracks can provide. With these tractor introductions we are providing specialty crop producers with all the variations and options they could need, all in our M Series lineup.”
New open-station M6S-111 with ROPS, a well-suited model for a full range of cattle and hay operations
The M6S-111 ROPS model diesel tractor combines Kubota power and performance with a lower price point than its cabbed counterparts. The M6S-111 gives cattle and hay producers an open-station option when seeking a tractor suited for the full range of cattle and hay operations, loader work and mowing.
“We introduced the M6S Series just six months ago and it has received a tremendous reception. The only thing missing from the series was an open-station option; we are pleased to announce that starting now, farmers and ranchers are able to order this new ROPS model,” said Kent Brown, Kubota senior product manager, ag tractors. “The M6S Series is designed for the small to mid-sized producer who values big performance at an economical price.”
The M6S-111 with ROPS features technology-driven Kubota diesel engines matched with transmissions equipped with Kubota’s exclusive Swing Shift feature, providing easy shifting from the ergonomic open operator’s station. The M6S-111 completes the M6S Series which includes the four-wheel drive M6S-111SHDC and M6S-111SDSC and the two-wheel drive M6S-111SHC cab models.