The latest Kubota M40 Series tractors have received the coveted Silver medal in the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Machinery Awards 2009.
M40 users across the country were visited by RASE appointed judges who reported that they repeatedly commented on the simplicity of the machines, with their easy to use controls, a top speed of 40kph, the comfortable cab, as well as their construction, durability, reliability, manoeuvrability and highly competitive price.
The M40 Series consists of four models spanning 63 to 95hp (63, 71, 85, and 95hp). They feature Kubota's well-proven Tier III compliant, 4 cylinder E-CDIS (Centre Direct Injection System) engines. The two larger models, the M8540 and M9540, are turbo-charged.
The high performance, low emission engines provide exceptional power and efficiency, whilst minimising noise and vibration levels, combined with unrivalled fuel economy. The excellent fuel economy is maximised by using a 110 litre capacity fuel tank, enabling the tractors to carry out many hours of work without refuelling.
Kubota's M108S 108.5hp model delivers a consistently high level of performance. Incorporating Kubota's common rail diesel engine, a 32 x 32 gearbox with hydraulic shuttle, on demand 4WD and a host of features such as air conditioning, the M108S delivers unrivalled productivity and outstanding versatility.
The M40 range and M108S are also available with Kubota's own loader range. The LA1153 is compatible with the M6040/7040, the LA1353 fits the M8540/9540 and the LA1403 is perfectly matched to the M108S. They are all available with features such as hydraulic self levelling, 3rd service, Euro 8 quick hitches, hydraulic quick couplers and Kubota's shockless ride accumulator system, making the M Series even more versatile.
At 128hp, the flagship M128X model is the largest machine in Kubota's agricultural line-up. The M128X has the power to tackle the most demanding jobs and with its unique Bi-Speed turn offers outstanding manoeuvrability. An eight speed powershift transmission provides a total of 16 forward and reverse speeds (Option of 24 x 24).
Its roomy cab offers unobstructed all-round views, a deluxe air-ride seat and ergonomically located operating controls enhance ease of use and reduce fatigue. It has an optional instructor's seat, plus highly efficient air conditioning as standard.
All M Series machines come with a three year manufacturer's warranty as standard - offering exceptionally good value – which is testament to their unparalleled engineering excellence and reliability. Kubota also offers the option to extend the warranty for up to five years with the Kubota protection plan scheme, which offers peace of mind at a great price.
Also ideal for an extensive range of jobs around the farm or estate, the Kubota RTV900 4WD all-terrain utility vehicle is an extremely rugged machine and has set new standards in its class.
Designed and built on tractor technology, it is powered by a Kubota 22hp three cylinder water-cooled diesel engine, easily accessible for servicing.
There are four standard variants to choose from – General Purpose, Recreational (with camouflage body), Worksite and Street Legal models – all featuring a unique transmission system, advanced automotive type suspension, power steering and exceptional ground clearance.
Kubota also offers a range of market-leading compact tractors, which are ideally suited for farming applications. The L3200 and L4100 standard specification tractors are perfect yard scraper machines, being able to manoeuvre in and around low livestock buildings.