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Reviewing the RTV400CI & RTV500 - Small RTVs

2/5/2019

For us, “utility” means performance for every task, every terrain. That’s what our small RTVs deliver!

It’s pretty simple, when you get right down to it -- the purpose of a utility vehicle is just that: Utility. That’s why our wide range of utility vehicles are all built to perform in a variety of settings, whether at work or play. These vehicles are durable, efficient and fun. In other words, it’s the machine you’re looking for.

For the daily dependability and efficient, technologically-advanced performance, there's a Kubota RTV model to meet your exact needs. Let’s take a look at our RTV400Ci and RTV500. The EFI gas-powered 4WD RTV400Ci and RTV500 feature mid-size utility, agility and the legendary Kubota reliability you need to get the job done.

Big performance in a compact design. That’s the ultimate in value.

Whether you need a utility vehicle for farming during the week, hunting on the weekend, or simply getting around your land more efficiently, the RTV Series is for you. These machines are ready to work, wherever work takes you.

America’s best-selling diesel utility vehicle.

By now, you’re probably aware of this, but we’ll say it again, just in case: Kubota RTVs have been the best-selling diesel utility vehicles for more than a decade. Why? Performance, plain and simple. Year after year, Kubota sets the standard for ruggedness and reliability, proving themselves ready to work under all kinds of conditions.

About the 4 Wheel Drive 400Ci: It starts with a responsive 16 HP gasoline engine:

The RTV400Ci incorporates a new, high-revving 16HP air-cooled, single- cylinder gasoline engine that was developed to meet Kubota's stringent performance specifications and durability requirements. This engine also features an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system that helps eliminate cold starting issues and annoying manual choke adjustments that plague competitors' carbureted utility vehicles.

Continuously variable transmission with inertial clutch (CVT Plus):

The RTV400Ci's newly designed CVT Plus is virtually worry free. The exclusive inertial clutch keeps the thick, double cogged-belts tight for minimal slippage, resulting in greater response and much better durability than the competitors' belt-drive systems. As an additional plus, the inertial clutch provides noticeable engine braking to help maintain control during descents with engine- assisted deceleration. And for more plus, CVT Plus has a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion, enhancing durability and enabling a longer belt life.

Comfortable operator area:

Get in and get going. The RTV400Ci features ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, and a comfortable contoured bench seat, so both the driver and passenger can enjoy a full day of work or play. The low operator platform offers ample and obstacle-free leg room, so it’s simple to step on or off.

About the 4 Wheel Drive 500: Built around a smooth, quiet 15.8 HP gasoline engine:

The RTV500's smooth 15.8-horsepower, 2-cylinder Kubota gasoline engine is liquid-cooled to ensure reliability and minimize noise and vibration, reducing operator fatigue and increasing efficiency. The engine features an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system that provides on-demand power, optimizes acceleration and enhances quiet operability. Plus, the EFI eliminates the need to adjust the carburetor—enabling better engine start-up in cold weather or after long-term storage, and improving engine serviceability.

Exclusive variable hydro transmission (VHT Plus):

Kubota’s exclusive and innovative hydrostatic transmission provides the RTV500 with an exceptional level of performance, handling, and reliability under tough conditions. Approach long downhill grades with confidence utilizing the VHT Plus smooth, engine- assisted deceleration. In addition, the VHT offers outstanding traction and impressive power, providing the muscle to take you almost anywhere.

Comfortable operating area:

The RTV500 features ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, and a comfortable contoured bench seat, so as with the 400Ci, both the driver and passenger can enjoy a full day of work or play. The low operator platform offers ample and obstacle-free leg room, so it’s simple to step on or off.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about Kubota’s high-performance mid-sized utility vehicles, contact your authorized Kubota dealer. They have the answers. Or, why not head to your nearest dealer for a test drive today!

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