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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.

Kubota Hay Tools

Kubota has expanded its hay tools line, bringing to market new round balers and turntable bale wrappers; side-mounted and trailed disc mowers; trailed mower conditioners; and a complete range of rotary tedders and rakes.

The new machinery is designed specifically for the U.S. market to further expand Kubota’s presence in the larger agricultural product market.

2015 Kubota L2501

Kubota will give away an L-Series tractor to one lucky winner in conjunction with its 2015 Keepin’ It Country with Alan Jackson L-Series Sweepstakes. The giveaway will coincide with the company’s sponsorship of Jackson’s 25th Anniversary National Concert Tour by the same name.

Contestants may enter by scanning QR codes at Kubota dealerships nationwide or at concert venues on Jackson’s 2015 tour schedule, which kicks off this week in Fort Myers, Fla.

2014 Kubota L3301

Kubota Tractor Corporation plans to open a 450,000 square foot Parts Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kan. The company has entered into a five-year lease agreement with ELHC XI, LLC, a Kansas limited liability company.

“As Kubota’s business continues to grow and we enter new markets, we are committed to being equipped to meet our dealers’ and customers’ needs,” says Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “This new Parts Distribution Center is going to further streamline our operations and improve our parts delivery support, making sure that our dealers and customers have the support they need when they need it.”

Kubota MX5800 Front

Kubota has expanded its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX5800, a four-wheel-drive HST model delivering 61.4 gross horsepower.

The MX5800 meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards and offers increased engine power and ergonomic features for operator comfort.

Kubota M7-Series Tractor

Kubota took the covers off its anticipated M7-Series tractor line at its 2014 Dealer Meeting in Nashville. Included in the line are three new mid-range tractors in the 130 to 170 horsepower range. This is the largest horsepower offering for Kubota in its tractor line-up to date.

“With the Kubota M7, we’ve set in motion a strategy for full-scale entry into new markets, setting our sights on commercial livestock and row-crop production customers, and readying Kubota to compete with other big players in the field,” says Todd Stucke, Kubota vice president, agriculture and turf division. “The M7’s ease of operation, technological advances and overall comfort factor will make it a top choice for hay producers as well.”

Kubota MX5200

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.”

Our Favorite Tractors of the Year


Top Tractors of 2011By Geof Fowler

Although the final numbers aren’t in, 2011 is shaping up as a good year for the tractor industry. Leading the increased demand is the large farm tractor segment which after a year of postponed purchases attributed to the added cost of Interim Tier 4 engines (as much as a 9% increase to sticker prices) has bounced back. High horsepower, high flow hydraulics, GPS, field mapping and telemetry options, automated steering and 4WD all are in demand. It won’t be long before we see the trickledown of these new improvements to the Utility (UT), Compact Utility (CUT), Subcompact Utility (SCUT) and even Lawn and Garden (LGT) and Garden Tractor (GT) industry segments. We can hardly wait to see what 2012 will bring.

In 2011 we were treated to a taste of new designs as well as machines from manufacturers who understood they had a good thing going and didn’t tinker with the recipe. In that vein, we introduce you to our pick for the Top Ten Tractors of 2011.

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