TORRANCE, Calif. — Kubota Tractor Corp. introduces its M5-Series utility tractor series. The series offers two models – the M5-091 and M5-111 – both available with 2 or 4WD. The M5-Series features an Ultra Grand Cab II that has expanded space, enhanced visibility and an ergonomically designed control panel. Both the M5-091 and the M5-111 are performance-matched with a variety of Kubota’s new hay tools and other implements, making them ideal for a variety of uses on cattle and dairy operations, large properties, and in the hay field, too.
“Take a seat in the Kubota M5-Series’ Ultra Grand Cab II and you’ll see – and experience – why these tractors stand out against the competition,” said Tyler Pittson, product manager, compact and utility tractors for Kubota. “We know our customers typically use this horsepower range for hay production and other hard-working chores on the farm or ranch, so we designed Kubota’s M5-Series to be spacious, comfortable and versatile to help tackle the tasks at hand.”
Ultra Grand Cab II: More Room and Greater Visibility
The Ultra Grand Cab II has an enclosed, air-conditioned cab complete with a sunroof and retractable shade. The cab is 6 inches larger than previous models and the tilt steering angle has been increased. The economy PTO change lever has also been relocated inside the cab on the right-hand side for easier use. Operators will enjoy the operator-friendly controls and a high-back bucket seat for more efficient and comfortable work days. Plus, an optional instructor’s seat can be added for training purposes. The Ultra Grand Cab II is available on both the M5-091 and M5-111 models.
Powerful and Clean Running
The M5-091 and M5-111 are equipped with four-cylinder turbocharged 76 and 89 PTO horsepower Kubota engines, respectively. These tractors combine Kubota’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technologies for an exceptionally clean operation and total compliance with the EPA Tier 4 final emission regulations. For the first time, both the DPF and SCR are located inside the hood, increasing visibility around the tractor.
Options and Operation
The M5-Series offers multiple transmission speeds, providing operators the flexibility to choose the best solution for their job. Transmissions are available in 8-, 12- and 24-speed options and an economy PTO is standard on the 12- and 24-speed transmissions. A hydraulic shuttle provides smooth-shifting between forward and reverse by use of a single lever, eliminating the need to engage the clutch to change directions. The hydraulic shuttle lever boosts productivity in any job that requires repetitive forward and reverse movements, such as front loader work.
From the popular, versatile front loader to a variety of mowers, tillers and hay tools, the M5-Series is performance-matched with a variety of implements and attachments – truly making it a tool of many trades. Both the M5-091 and the M5-111 are equipped with a Category II 3-point hitch which allows for fast and simple attachment and detachment of rear implements. A floating lift rod comes standard for a smoother ride and enhanced traction while using the 3-point hitch. Kubota’s new M5-Series utility tractors will be available at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide starting in August 2015.