Kubota target upland market

JAPANESE manufacturer Kubota’s new M7001 higher horsepower agricultural tractor will be released to the market in June.

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Its launch followed “significant developments to place this tractor into the mainstream agricultural market” with the strength and ability to carry out a wide range of ploughing, cultivating and drilling duties on mixed and arable farms. The M7001 is Kubota’s most powerful and high-tech tractor manufactured to date, fulfilling the stringent requirements of largescale upland farming across the European and North American agricultural markets.

Available in three models – 130, 150 and 170hp – the series will be available in a choice of a 24×24 powershift or full CVT transmission, suitable for use across a diverse variety of agricultural applications. Other options include a 24- speed semi-powershift or the Kubota K-VT transmissions; an auto function and custom setting for fieldwork; as well as the incorporation of a 12” touch-screen, specially programmed to handle the tractor’s main functions including transmission, linkage and hydraulic settings. The M7001’s four-pillar design provides excellent driver visibility and the opening roof window allows the operator a full view of loader attachments when at full height.

Built at Kubota’s new factory near Dunkirk in France, the M7001 range integrates a fourcylinder engine with full tier 4 compliance, including DPF and SCR Technology clean up emissions – the result being a more environmentally friendly tractor. Kubota tractor and groundcare business development manager Adrian Langmead said: “We have some really exciting products set to hit the market in 2015 and it was fantastic to get great feedback from LAMMA visitors on the M7001 Series. “We have always excelled in developing new machinery and our commitment to extend our offering into areas that we have not always specialised in is paramount to our progress as a company.” The Kubota Care extended warranty package launched last year to provide customers with a vital five-year after sales service package remains a key focus for the company this year.

The scheme is eligible to all new buyers of our M Series range of tractors and customers can specify the service hour usage most appropriate to them across the five-year term, whether that be 2,000, 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 hours.

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