Standard Specification Compact Tractor Launched by Kubota.
By Mike Bird
Kubota will be using January's BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition in Harrogate to debut a new standard specification compact tractor
Designated the L3200, the 32hp model takes its place in the Kubota range to fill the gap in its manual gearbox line-up, the company already having several hydrostatic transmission (HST) models in this horsepower sector.
Offered with a standard specification, the L3200 will appeal to cost-conscious customers in a wide variety of markets who require a no-frills compact tractor capable of producing reliable, durable, economical and consistent performance in all seasons and all applications, both in confined and open areas. Available through Kubota dealers from March 2006, the L3200 is expected to be priced in the region of £10,000.
Equipped with eight forward and eight reverse gears split into high and low ranges, the L3200 is powered by a three-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine incorporating Kubota's unique three-vortex combustion system (E-TVCS) technology. The design gives enhanced fuel/air mixing for exceptional combustion efficiency resulting in a cleaner, quieter, smoother-running engine with improved power delivery, torque and fuel consumption.
Available with a ROPS (roll-over protection structure) as standard, the L3200 has all of the key features necessary for year-round cost-effective working. These include four-wheel drive, a dual clutch, 540rpm rear power take-off, power steering, oil-immersed multi disc brakes and a choice of tyres to suit field, road or turf applications.
Kubota's own LA463 front-end loader can be specified as a dealer or retro-fitted option. Equipped with single lever joystick control, the quick-attach loader offers a lift height of 2.42m (8ft) to the bucket pivot pin and a maximum load capacity of just over 500kg.
End users requiring further information on the L3200 should visit the Kubota exhibit at BTME 2006 (Hall A, Stand 13), or phone Kubota's freephone enquiry hotline on 0800 0231111, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.kubota.co.uk
For further information, please contact:
David Roberts, Sales and Marketing Manager
Kubota (U. K.) Limited
Oxon OX9 3UN
Tel: 01844 268168