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Kubota Unveils Six New Specialty Ag Tractors at its Annual Dealer Meeting

10/25/2017 Categories: Agriculture

New M Series Specialty Ag Tractor Introductions Include Three Narrow ROPS Tractors, a Power Krawler and High Clearance, Low Profile Models

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PHOENIX, Az. (October 25, 2017) – During its annual dealer meeting Kubota Tractor Corporation announced six new specialty ag tractors designed for narrow, low profile and high clearance applications. 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.”

The new M Series specialty tractors feature Kubota V-3800-Tier 4 engines, intelligently revamped operator stations and improved hydraulics. The highly versatile transmissions are designed to provide superior power and efficiency for the rigorous demands of specialty crop production. The M5N-091 PK continues Kubota’s distinctive crawler design with track upgrades.

The M6L-111 low profile tractor, first engineered for work in tree fruit and nut orchards, features a folding ROPS, enhanced hydraulic capacity and a Kubota powertrain that performs over a wide range of commercial agriculture applications requiring superior power in low clearance spaces, including poultry and livestock facilities. The M6H-101 high clearance models deliver the same M Series power in the high-clearance design required for strawberries, vegetable, and other specialty agriculture environments.

ROPS Models Deliver the Same M Series Power with Greater Economy

The new M4N-071 ROPS, M5N-091 ROPS and M5N-111 ROPS models all feature Kubota-engineered and built V-3800 Tier 4 engine, performance-matched to bring Kubota durability and greater affordability to the strenuous demands of specialty agricultural applications. The open operator station design of the M5N-091 ROPS and M5N-111 ROPS offers more operator leg room and, combined with design changes in the bevel gear housing, they also boast two-inches lower hood height than the cab models. The three new ROPS models include increased alternator capacity, larger radiator and larger diameter cooling fan introduced in the cab models. All engines include a common rail fuel system, intercooler and exhaust gas recirculation, while employing a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction for minimizing emissions. Standard RPM memory settings for repetitious actions enhance performance efficiency.

The New M5N-091 4WD Power Krawler Provides Solutions for Rugged, Hilly Terrain

The new Kubota M5N-091 PK Narrow Cab tractor also features the Kubota V-3800 Tier 4 engine, along with interior cab upgrades, updated hydraulic capacity and greater track durability through design and material enhancements. Track engineering upgrades and thicker material promotes longevity of the independently oscillating left and right rear tracks, which ensure greater traction and sure-footed climbing in vineyards and other hilly terrain. Like the other new narrow tractor models, the Power Krawler offers two self-cancelling detent deluxe built-in flow control valves, with an option to add up to five total valves. A redesigned operator station puts all main controls on the operator’s right-hand side, and a steering wheel with 40 degrees of tilt. The M5N-091 4WD Narrow Power Krawler has a maximum travel speed of 17.9 mph, an increase over the maximum speed of 13.2 mph of the M8540 PK, which it replaces in Kubota’s narrow tractor lineup.

Powerful Low Profile and High Clearance Solutions from the New M6L-111 and M6H-101

The new M6H-101 and M6L-111 execute high clearance and low profile applications, powered by Tier-4 Kubota Clean Diesel engines. Strawberry and specialty row crop producers have anticipated the M6H-101, which brings top-of-class 25.8 inches of ground clearance. The low profile M6L-111 provides superior power for tree fruit and nut orchards, as well as poultry operations and other agricultural applications requiring superior power in a low-clearance design. The new high-clearance and low profile tractors feature the same engine technology in other models of the M6 Series, with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Common Rail System (CRS) that combine with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) muffler and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to meet Tier 4 Final emissions regulations.

*Low profile is for low clearance applications and is lower than the standard M6 tractors. High profile is for high clearance applications and is taller than the standard M6 tractors.


About Kubota Tractor Corporation

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact:  Kubota Tractor Corporation, 1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit KubotaUSA.com.

Kubota Tractor Corporation reserves the right to change the stated specifications without notice. These comparisons are for descriptive purposes only and do not provide any express or implied warranty of any nature, including any warranty of merchantability or for a particular purpose. For complete operational information, the operator's manual should be consulted. Kubota strongly recommends the use of a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) and seat belt in almost all applications. Kubota Tractor Corporation supplies products and services to United States residents only. For information regarding Kubota products or services outside the United States, see Kubota Corporation's global website.

Kubota M Series Specialty Tractors Description

Kubota introduces six new M Series specialty utility-class ag tractors: the M4N-071, M5N-091, M5N-111 and M5N-091 narrow Power Krawler track model, and the M6H-101 high clearance and M6L-111 low profile tractors. Kubota engineered the new tractors specifically to work in vineyards, orchards, and row crop fields requiring top power in specialty clearance applications. The M4N/M5N ROPS tractors combine power and performance with unmatched versatility and reliability, featuring updated Kubota V-3800 Tier 4 engines, improved hydraulic capacity and redesigned operator stations enhancing ergonomics and efficiency. The M5N-091 PK delivers design and material enhancements and provides greater durability for challenging terrain. *Low profile is for low clearance applications and is lower than the standard M6 tractors. High profile is for high clearance applications and is taller than the standard M6 tractors.