Kubota implement launch
Kubota Tractor Australia has launched its Kubota-branded implement range at an Agritechnica-inspired event. Tom Dickson went along to check it out
Kubota has experienced a massive growth in its available product range with the launch of a new line-up of equipment onto the Australian market.
As a result of Kubota’s purchase of agricultural implement manufacturer Kverneland in 2012, it can now offer a whole new Kubota-coloured line-up of cultivation, seeding and fertilising implements in Australia.
Kubota also used the Agritechnica-style launch held at Olympic park in Sydney in mid-September to launch new models of skid-steer, wheel and compact track loaders loaders, zero-turn mowers, and petrol and diesel generators. Also viewed for the first time was the Kubota RTV-X 1140, a side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV) that can be converted from a two-seater to a four-seater in under a minute.
Kubota dealers told Farms and Farm Machinery that the demand for lightweight construction equipment is a fast-growing market in the agricultural industry, so they were pleased to see the new RO65 wheel loader, SSV65 and SSV75 skid-steer loaders and SVL95-2S compact track loader make their debut at the event.
In separate presentations, both Krone/Kubota senior product manager Lars Pasedag and Kverneland area director Marieke Maris said they were happy that Kubota could now offer a broad range of agricultural implements as a result of the Kverneland group purchase.
1: The Kubota CD1350 is a 3.5m-wide compact disc harrow designed for high-speed cultivation and crop residue incorporation. Available in rigid, folding or trailed configuration, the CD1000 and heavierduty CD2000 series range in working widths from 3m to 5m
2: The Kubota PP1000 precision drill allows for a more accurate seed
rate. It’s available with working widths from 3m to 6m
3: Kubota’s 4WD diesel RTV X1140 UTV features a 1123cc, threecylinder Kubota engine that produces 24.8hp at 3000rpm and has a variable hydro transmission. It converts from a two-seater to a four-seater in about 40 seconds
4: Skid-steer loaders are fast becoming commonplace on farms across Australia. The large front door on the Kubota SSV65 and SSV75 can be opened regardless of the loader position, guaranteeing quick and easy entry and exit 3