Kubota expands utility vehicle lineup

  • 08-Dec-2011 03:42 EST
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Building on the strengths of Kubota’s diesel-powered RTV900, the new XT model features an improved Variable Hydro Transmission Plus2. The new transmission, coupled with smooth dynamic-braking and easier shifting, makes the Kubota RTV900XT suitable for tough residential and professional jobs.

Kubota Tractor Corp. says its new RTV900XT builds on the strengths of the diesel-powered RTV900 utility vehicle. One unique feature of the new model is the hydrostatic Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT) Plus2, which is said to offer higher torque to maximize towing and hauling performance, along with smooth dynamic-braking and easier shifting for residential and professional jobs.

“We entered the utility vehicle market in 2004 with the original RTV900 and its unique diesel engine and hydraulic transmission combination; and we are continually looking for ways to bring additional value and satisfaction to this platform. The RTV900XT delivers on that goal with tangible improvements to quality, durability, and overall worksite performance,” said Dan Muramoto, Utility Vehicle Product Manager for Kubota.

The RTV900XT is powered by a 21.6-gross-hp (16-kW), three-cylinder, liquid-cooled Kubota diesel that is performance-matched to the exclusive VHT Plus2. The company says that combination provides the power and torque—and stamina—to handle difficult jobs.

With an extra-large steel cargo bed and an optional hydraulic bed-lift system, the RTV900XT allows for hauling and dumping via the operation of a single lever. The front of the machine features a new reinforced gunmetal gray steel front guard for extra protection and durability. The hydrostatic power steering makes for enhanced comfort, control, and maneuverability, and a new seat design provides increased comfort for both operator and passenger.

Kubota says its entire lineup of utility vehicles are engineered and built for versatility and durability. With the introduction of the RTV900XT, the RTV family continues to include four different models, each of which offers an extensive list of optional accessories and implements and come in Kubota Orange or Realtree Hardwoods Camouflage.

Other vehicles in the lineup include the RTV500, a 15.8-hp (12-kW) utility vehicle that fits into the bed of a full-sized pickup truck—making it suitable for everything from hunting and camping to everyday work around the jobsite. The RTV500 is Kubota’s first gas-powered utility vehicle.

The RTV1100 offers what Kubota claims is the industry’s first, and only, air-conditioned factory-installed cab as standard equipment for all-weather protection and comfort. New in 2010, Kubota now equips all RTV1100 models with sliding glass windows in the doors.

Kubota's RTV1140CPX features an innovative new transformation system that quickly converts from one- to two-row seating options. This feature allows the operator to choose between additional passenger capacity and 18.4-ft³ (0.53-m³) cargo space, depending on the task at hand.

Each model in the Kubota RTV series is designed with durable and comfortable bench seats, a simple and intuitive dash layout, and a flat floor that provides unobstructed legroom.

Regardless of model, the integrated rollover protective structure is designed for optimal safety while meeting OSHA and SAE rollover protection standards.

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