If you're visiting the Balmoral Show (12-14th May) and are looking for affordable, productive and economical agricultural machines, then make sure that a visit to Kubota's extensive stand, E9, is top of your list.
The world-leading manufacturer will be showcasing a full line-up from its ranges of tractors including the award-winning M40 Series tractors, the RTV 900 All Terrain Utility Vehicle, as well as a comprehensive range from their market leading groundcare products.
The M40 Series tractors, which scooped the coveted Silver medal at the 2009 Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Machinery Awards, comprises four models spanning 63 to 95hp. The tractors feature Kubota's well-proven Tier III compliant, four cylinder E-CDIS (Centre Direct Injection System) engines.
These high performance, low emission engines provide exceptional power and efficiency, whilst minimising noise and vibration levels. Excellent fuel economy combined with a 110 litre capacity fuel tank, allow the tractors to work hour after hour without refuelling.
Meanwhile, the 108.5hp M108S delivers a consistently high level of performance. Incorporating Kubota's common rail diesel engine, a 32 x 32 gearbox with hydraulic shuttle, on demand 4WD and a host of features such as air conditioning, the M108S delivers unrivalled productivity and outstanding versatility.
For enhanced versatility, the M40 range and M108S can be fitted with Kubota's own loader range. Each model is available with features such as hydraulic self levelling, 3rd service, Euro 8 quick hitches, hydraulic quick couplers and Kubota's shockless ride accumulator system.
The M Series is completed with the flagship M128X, which at 128hp is the largest machine in Kubota's agricultural line-up. The M128X has the power to tackle the most demanding jobs and with its unique Bi-Speed turn offers outstanding manoeuvrability. An eight speed powershift transmission provides a total of 16 forward and reverse speeds (Option of 24 x 24).
Kubota's RTV900 has set a new standard in all-terrain utility vehicles. It features a unique transmission system, advanced automotive type suspension, power steering and, thanks to the highest ground clearance in its class, this four-wheel drive vehicle is comfortable across even the most difficult terrain.
It is powered by a Kubota 22hp E-TVCS three cylinder water-cooled diesel engine, together with a unique three-range variable hydrostatic transmission system (VHT). In action, VHT delivers rapid acceleration, excellent traction and impressive hill climbing. It also provides dynamic braking for safe, controlled hill starts and descents without having to rely solely on the vehicle's brakes.
Kubota will also be exhibiting models from the its range of professional ride on mowers, including the new G-Series models (G23 & G26). Introduced in the summer of 2009, the G-Series has proved to be an instant hit with both professional and semi-professional users alike, thanks to their high output diesel engines, direct drive mower decks and proven collection systems. Also on display will be the ever popular F80 high output out front rotary mowers.
And for the discerning private consumer, Kubota will also be exhibiting their GR range of ride on mowers. The diesel powered GR1600-II has proved to be extremely successful with customers, who want low running costs, high durability and an efficient cut and collect machine. In addition to this model, Kubota will be showcasing the GR2100, 21HP diesel with Kubota's innovative Glide steer system for tighter turning and improved efficiency.
"The Balmoral Show is always a hugely popular event and we are looking forward to meeting with our existing customers, as well as potential customers throughout Northern Ireland, and show them our extensive range of agricultural and groundcare products," commented Dave Roberts, Kubota's Sales and Marketing Manager.
Kubota Tractor & Groundcare Division is a world leading manufacturer that has been at the forefront of innovation for commercial tractors, groundcare equipment and ride-on mowers since first entering the UK market more than 30 years ago. The company's product portfolio now encompasses 24 tractor models between 12 and 128hp, 13 ride-on mower models, which cater for domestic and professional users alike and four variants of the class-leading RTV900 all-terrain utility vehicle.
Kubota machines have a legendary reputation for quality, performance, reliability and ease of operation. This is backed-up by a national network of specialist dealers who provide the highest standards of advice and aftersales service.
So if you want to find out more about the M40 and M Series Tractor, the GR1600-II and the RTV900, or to view the rest of Kubota's extensive product range, visit the Kubota on stand E9 at the Balmoral show.