Kubota Tractor Wows with New Diesel Utility Vehicles

11/1/2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kubota Tractor Corporation showed its new RTV X-Series at last week's GIE+EXPO here. Since 2004, Kubota RTVs have been the best-selling diesel utility vehicle in North America, according to Power Products Marketing's North American Utility Vehicle Report. The Kubota RTV X- Series is sure to carry on this tradition of being a top pick among operators coast to coast.

Available at dealerships nationwide in November, Kubota's new lineup includes the RTV-X900, a comfortable and versatile model for a wide variety of jobs; the RTV-X1120D, a deluxe model that steps up in power and amenities; and the RTV-X1100C, which offers a best-in-class factory- installed, fully-enclosed unibody cab with a powerful heating and air conditioning system.

"The new Kubota X-Series is the perfect combination of beauty and brawn," said Dan Muramoto, Kubota RTV product manager. "We have raised the bar on styling, ergonomics, comfort and storage without giving up the durability, ruggedness and reliability that Kubota utility vehicles are known for. We've taken a huge leap with feature enhancements for this line, and the powertrain componentry, fit and finish, and quality of materials are arguably best-in-class."

Beyond the enhanced styling and ergonomics, the muscle in the machine is fueled by Kubota-built diesel engines and Variable Hydraulic Transmissions (VHT-X), a powertrain combination that has garnered a world-wide reputation for dependable performance. In fact, Kubota has more experience in VHTs than any other utility vehicle manufacturer.

Kubota RTV-X900 - The RTV-X900 is equipped with a  21.6 HP diesel engine, standard 4wd and standard hydraulic power steering for exceptional comfort and control. The two-speed in-line shift allows the operator to maintain better control and shift less often, with two forward speeds - high and low - as well as neutral and reverse. The steel-structured frame insulates the operator from outside noise and vibrations, and front and rear independent suspension offers a smoother, more enjoyable ride even on rough terrain or when carrying heavy cargo. With standard 2 in. hitch receivers at the front and back, the X1120D has a 1,300 lb.-towing capacity. The heavy-duty, hydraulic-lift steel cargo dumping box can carry up to a half ton (1,102 lbs.) and comes with a factory-option, spray-on bed liner to protect the cargo bed from dirt and damage.

Kubota RTV-X1120D - From its proven 24.8 HP diesel engine and higher ground speed of up to 29 mph to its blue-tinted halogen headlights and attention-grabbing polished alloy wheels, the RTV-X1120D is Kubota's new deluxe model that offers a step up in power, comfort and style. The responsive hydrostatic power steering offers more personalized comfort with a tilt-feature.

Kubota RTV-X1100C - Completing the lineup is the all-weather RTV-X1100C, offering a quiet, factory- installed, fully-enclosed unibody cab that features a powerful heating and air conditioning system. The lightweight unit has two large roll-down windows, is nearly airtight, low noise and is virtually rattle-free for a smoother, quieter ride that raises the bar on comfort, convenience and performance. The X1100C is also pre-wired with an antenna and two speakers for easy and efficient installation of an optional radio. Engineered for safety, the X1100C cab, as well as all other RTV X-Series models, meets SAE J2194 and OSHA 1928 ROPS standards.

Available in classic Kubota Orange or Realtree AP Camo, Kubota's new line of RTVs is engineered with power and comfort in mind to provide versatile work solutions for a wide range of operator needs. The Kubota RTV-X900 and X1100C replace the RTV900XT and the RTV1100, respectively, and the RTV X1120D is an incremental new model. Kubota will continue to offer the RTV400, RTV500 and RTV1140CPX in 2014. To learn more about Kubota's full RTV lineup, or to find a Kubota dealer near you, visit www.kubota.com.