Kub­ota’s M5 mid-range trac­tor

Kub­ota fills the gap with its new M5 mid-range trac­tor se­ries

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Kub­ota Trac­tor Aus­tralia says that its M5 se­ries of mid-range trac­tors will of­fer buy­ers an all-pur­pose farm­ing so­lu­tion en­com­pass­ing power, agility and re­li­a­bil­ity.

The range will com­prise the nar­row-sized 78kW (105 horse­power) M5101, the stan­dard sized, 82kW (110hp) M5111 and the 69kW (93hp) M5091 in both nar­row and stan­dard sizes. The stan­dard-size trac­tors mea­sure be­tween 1,982mm and 2,174mm wide, while the nar­row-size trac­tors mea­sure be­tween 1,432mm and 1,723mm with stan­dard tyres.

Pow­ered by a V38 four-cylin­der diesel en­gine, the M5 range boasts all-wheel drive, six syn­chro­nised gears with clutch and dual-speed con­trols and big­ger fuel tanks – 105 litres on stan­dard mod­els and 76 litres on the nar­row model.

The trac­tors also of­fer a Cat­e­gory II three-point hitch that lifts 3,200kg at the rear (stan­dard model) and 1,500kg (nar­row mod­els), with a power take-off of 56.6kW (M5-091) or 66.3kW (M5-111).

Kub­ota Aus­tralia se­nior prod­uct man­ager trac­tors and pre­ci­sion farm­ing Kon­stantin Bler­sch says the range will suit a va­ri­ety of pro­duc­ers, from or­chard and vine­yard grow­ers to broad­acre farm­ers.

“The M5 is the slightly more so­phis­ti­cated, up­mar­ket trac­tor our prod­uct line up has been miss­ing,” he says.

“The nar­row de­sign of the M5-091 and M5-101 means it can op­er­ate in tight spa­ces and pro­vide smooth power at all times.

“On the other hand, the Stan­dard M5-111 and M5-091 is per­fect for a va­ri­ety farm­ing op­er­a­tions with ver­sa­tile hy­draulics and a tough Cat­e­gory II three-point hitch that lifts 3,200kg at the rear,” he says.

The stan­dard size M5 trac­tor’s flat floor is 160mm wider than pre­vi­ous mod­els, while its cabin is de­signed with glare-re­duc­ing curved glass and slop­ing bon­net to im­prove vis­i­bil­ity.

The stan­dard-size cabin also has more stor­age and a new lay­out as well as air-con­di­tion­ing, a sun­roof and re­tractable shade, Kub­ota says.

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