Kubota has unveiled two new models to its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX4800 and MX5200. Both tractors offer two- and four-wheel-drive models and HST models, and deliver 49.3 or 54.7 horsepower, respectively. Kubota boasts the new machines offer enhanced environmental performance, compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions, as well as increased engine power, greater comfort and upgraded ergonomics.
“Kubota’s MX4800 and MX5200 diesel utility tractors offer one of the smoothest running 4-cylinder diesel engines in the industry,” says Paul Williams, senior product manager for Kubota. “The added bonus is the new bold design – including the new seat, wide deck with ample leg room, and the digital LCD dash panel. The MX-Series delivers exceptional comfort that will allow the operator to maximize productivity and minimize fatigue.”
The Kubota diesel engine in the new MX4800 and MX5200 models is designed to provide a smooth transfer of power, low noise and quick starts. A Common Rail System (CRS) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) offer cleaner emissions that comply with EPA Tier 4 Final emission regulations, and Kubota says electronic common rail direct fuel injection maximizes fuel economy. Each model features hydraulic servo HST systems that increase pedal responsiveness and shifting ease regardless of load size. Kubota’s synchro shuttle transmissions (eight forward and eight reverse speeds) is available on the gear drive models.
Both the two- and four-wheel-drive models come equipped with hydrostatic power steering, and a touch and turn, electric PTO switch has been repositioned to the right side of the console.
Kubota says the new suspension seat on the MX4800 and MX5200 provides greater comfort for reduced fatigue after a long day’s work. The fully flat deck is designed to enable safe and easy mounting and dismounting, with 30 inches of space between fenders. In addition, Kubota notes the hanging pedals optimize leg room. More comfort features include a cup holder, behind-the-seat toolbox, and newly designed LCD dash panel with larger gauges. The new models also feature a larger fuel tank with 13.5-gallon capacity.
The newly designed, one-piece slanted hood was built to increase visibility and is made of steel. With hydraulic dampers for easier opening, the fully-opening hood allows for quick routine maintenance checks.
Assembled in Georgia, Kubota’s performance-matched LA1065 front loader and BH92 backhoe match up with the MX Series. The LA1065 front loader delivers has a maximum lift height of 111.2 inches and lift capacity (at pivot pin) of 2,275 pounds. The regenerative dump circuit provides fast bucket dump times. A two-lever quick coupler is now standard equipment for easy attaching and detaching of implements.
The BH92 backhoe delivers more power and greater capacity with over nine feet of digging depth. Its hoses are routed through the backhoe arm for a cleaner appearance and improved protection.
Category I and II three-point hitches are made to easily handle implements, with standard rigid link ends on the MX4800 and MX5200 models. Telescoping link ends and stabilizers are standard on the MX5200 four-wheel-drive models and optional on other models in the series.