Kubota UK Ltd is celebrating 35 years of serving the UK and Irish markets, so the introduction of the B50 serves as a timely reminder of Kubota's roots. The B-Series tractor range was the 1st tractor range to be introduced to the UK market all those years ago, and whilst this new range raises the bar in terms of new technology and features, the basic principle of compact dimensions, high power to weight ratio, and high quality engineering remain key attributes that keep Kubota as market leaders in this HP class.
Available for purchase from July, Kubota's B50 Series - an enhancement of the B30 - is designed to deliver outstanding performance, durability, and reliability. The B50 has an optional A/C integrated cab option, including an all new four-pillar design with curved glass for more space, 360 degree panoramic vision and low noise, giving the operator maximum comfort for longer working hours.
The B50 offers the choice of a 9 speed manual gearbox with fwd/rev shuttle control, or a three-range HST transmission which includes a new multi-stage notch type cruise control, for fixed working speed. Available in four models from 20HP to 31HP, each model boasts Kubota's innovative hydraulic bi-speed turn function that automatically activates when the front wheel turning angle exceeds 35 degrees, which ensures a smoother, faster and tighter turn for operators as well as reducing turf damage.
Some of the key enhancements on the B50 include a stylish new one-piece bonnet, for quicker and simpler access to the engine for easier maintenance and allowing increased air flow through the cooling radiators.
In addition, ground clearance has been increased and significant cab improvements have been made. These include major changes like the new air conditioned cab for outstanding visibility, and a single piece door for easier entry and exit.
The independent brake pedals are now on the left hand side to allow the operator to control them while using the HST pedal on the right. The B50 compact tractor series comes with hydraulic power steering for ease of use, and a new easy to read LCD digital dash panel (cab version only), displaying vital information like fuel usage, engine temperature, hours of use and RPM.
Ergonomically designed to maximise operator comfort, the machine also features a hydraulic independent PTO system (both mid and rear) for outstanding productivity and performance when carrying out a multitude of tasks from mowing right through to front loader and trailer work.
As has become customary now, Kubota is also introducing new loader models to compliment the new tractors. With increased lift capacities and the ease of use, these new matched LA424 and LA534 loaders really get the most out of the B50 range.
Kubota built 54" and 60" mid mounted mower decks are also available, as well as a whole host of Kubota matched rear mounted implements that allow you to optimize your B50 tractor.
Contact your local Kubota dealer and book a demo today!
For more information on Kubota and its extensive range of solutions for the Groundcare and agriculture sectors visit www.kubota.co.uk