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Kubota M Series Narrow

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces four new specialty ag tractors designed for narrow and low-clearance applications. The new M-Series introductions include the M4N-071, M5N-091 and M5N-111 narrow tractors, and the M5L-111 low profile* tractor. Engineered to combine Kubota power and performance with versatility and reliability, the new M-Series specialty tractors bring more variety, performance and operator options to the orchard and vineyard markets. These tractors are available at Kubota dealerships now.

“Through dealer and customer feedback we have learned vineyard and orchard managers are looking for higher horsepower, more versatile tractors. We designed Kubota’s new M-Series specialty models to meet their specific needs and harvest demands,” said Tyler Pittson, Kubota compact and utility tractor product manager. “Take a seat in any one of these new tractors and you’ll understand why they stand out against the competition.”

Kubota Geared to Give

Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced that the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is farmer veteran Chad Tackett, owner of Tackett Family Farms in Lincolnton, Georgia. During a special ceremony, Tackett was presented with the keys to a new Kubota L-Series compact tractor in recognition of his years of service in the U.S. Army and for his dedication to farming. The donation was made by Kubota in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), in an effort to provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming.

Tackett and his wife Shirlene, a U.S. Air Force veteran, manage roughly 200 acres of land including planted pines, hardwoods and pastures where they raise grass-fed Texas Longhorn cattle. Tackett grew up feeding cattle and raising hogs on family farms, and with his experience and new Kubota tractor, he plans to develop the farm and expand his cattle operation to sell meat locally by late next year. A father of four, Tackett’s son Zach serves in the U.S. Navy where he is stationed in King’s Bay, Georgia. Tackett served in the U.S. Army for 22 years where he was stationed across the U.S. and overseas before retiring in 2012.

Curtis Kubota L47

Curtis Industries, LLC manufacturer of cab enclosures, attachments and accessories for compact vehicles, announces the release of cab systems for the Kubota L47 and M62 TLBs.

The cabs are commercial grade with fully welded steel frame construction, ideal for construction contractors, landscapers and municipal workers.

Kubota and Great Plains

(Press Release) Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan, parent company to Kubota U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., based in Salina, Kansas. Once final, the purchase will expand the company’s long-time partnership with Land Pride and will include all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and a manufacturing plant in Sleaford, England.

Since 2007, Kubota has worked closely with Land Pride to provide quality, performance-matched implements to Kubota dealers and customers across the U.S. and Canada. “This acquisition aligns with our long-term strategic vision to continue our market expansion and provide high-quality products and comprehensive solutions for our customers,” said Mr. Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “Great Plains and Kubota share a common set of values in that we both were founded four decades ago on a reputation for quality, innovation and engineering excellence. We believe these synergies will continue to add value for our dealers and our customers for many years to come.”

2016 Kubota RTV-X1140 Feature

Kubota has added a new model to its RTV-X Series of UTVs – the diesel-powered RTV-X1140. This Utility Side-by-Side features what Kubota calls a K-Vertible cargo conversion system, allowing users to transform the vehicle to suit two passengers or four.

“The RTV-X1140 has a unique ROPS design that makes it easy to convert from crew to cargo,” said Eric Goins, Kubota RTV product manager. “With the RTV-X1140, Kubota offers industry-leading cargo capacity and comfortable seating for four adults in three simple steps – when you need to move your crew, swing in the cargo bed sides, fold the bed up, and flip down the rear seat – conversion is quickly and easily performed by just one person.”

Kubota Milestone Tractor

Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced it has sold its two millionth retail unit in the United States.

The Kubota B2320DTN-1 tractor was sold by Kubota dealership Moen Machinery Company in Gresham, Ore., to customer Don Schmidt Nursery, both of whom were recognized today by Kubota executives in a special ceremony.

Kubota M5-111

Kubota is calling its new M5-Series its “most versatile utility tractor series to-date.”

Two models are available upon introduction – the M5-091 and M5-111. Both are available with two- or four-wheel-drive.

Kubota RTV Series

Kubota has announced plans to increase production capacity for Kubota equipment in the U.S. by building a new manufacturing plant and expanding its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga.

The company’s expansion plans come on the heels of KTC’s recent announcement that it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Grapevine, Texas, in an effort to get closer to its major markets and customers.

Kubota-Tractor-Corporation-Logo

Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Credit Corporation (KCC) is relocating their headquarters to Grapevine, Tex.

Both companies are U.S. subsidiaries of Kubota Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan, and have been planning for increased efficiencies on the heels of recent expansions and an aggressive growth strategy. The move will affect about 180 employees and is expected to happen within the next 18 months.

2015 Kubota L2501

In conjunction with National Ag Day, Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the launch of “Geared To Give,” a new program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) that will provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming.

Kubota and FVC jointly launched their partnership at the California State Capitol in Sacramento during the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Ag Day festivities.

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