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Kubota launches new tractors

With updates to its smaller and mid-range tractors, Kubota has been busy launching new models.


James   Rickard

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Taking many design cues from the larger M7001 series, Kubota has launched the M5001 tractor series.

Replacing its M8540 and M9960 tractor models, Kubota has introduced the M5001 series to its portfolio.

 

Comprising two models; the M5091 with 95hp and M5111 with 113hp, both models are powered by the manufacturer’s own 3.7-litre, 16-valve, four-cylinder engines. Using all the toys in the box including exhaust gas recirculation, selective catalytic reduction, a diesel particulate filter and a diesel oxidation catalyst, the tractors meet Stage 4 emissions levels.

 

Transmission-wise, a three range gearbox, with six manually changed gears and a splitter for each gear offers 36 forward and 36 reverse gears. Top speed is 40kph.

Versatility was the main design mantra behind the new M5001, says Kubota.

At the rear the tractors get a 4.1 tonne lift capacity and a two-speed pto as standard; 540rpm and 540rpm economy. A 1,000rpm pto can be specified as an option.

 

Sharing family styling, M5001 series tractors compliment the already launched M7001 series, along with the same model numbering logic.

 

For loader work, the tractor can be specified with the firm’s own LA1854 front loader. As well as multi-couplers for quick attachment, it also gets Kubota’s shockless ride system which uses accumulators to iron out any bumps.

MGX tractor updates

With a bit more grunt thanks to a re-mapped torque curve offering 25 per cent more torque, Kubota has tweaked its MGX II tractor series, now designated the MGX III.

 

In addition, the tractor’s Intelli-Shift powershift transmission can now be operated in manual or automatic modes.

 

Five models are available, with model numbers relating to power; M95GX, M105GX, M115GX, M125GX and the M135GX.

 

As an option, front axle suspension can be offered on all MGX models.

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