Kubota goes deluxe with two new models for its M-Series

  • 25-Sep-2013 02:40 EDT

The M6060/M7060 engine features a new electronic control of engine rpm. Activating the system keeps engine revolution nearly constant with a push of the switch, preventing a reduction in PTO speed and enabling stable operation. It makes working with PTO-driven implements much more efficient.

Kubota Tractor's M6060 and M7060 are its two newest models in its premium M-60 utility ag tractor line.

The deluxe M7060 12-speed-transmission ROPS model will benefit farms of all sizes, says Kubota, since it's able to tackle applications such as hauling, material handling and loader work, snow removal, and operating hay tools.

“We are continuing to grow and expand our utility tractor offerings for customers big and small,” said Paul Williams, Senior Product Manager, Kubota.

M7060 deluxe models “elevate Kubota’s M60-Series to a new level” with a 71 net hp (53 kW) V3307 common rail system (CRS), 12-speed transmission, high-flow hydraulic system, electric-over-hydraulic four-wheel-drive engagement, and 540/540E rpm PTO.

The CRS electronically controls the timing and amount of injected fuel providing high-pressure injections in stages, rather than all at once for an optimal combustion rate that results in greater efficiency, better fuel economy, and less engine noise. It's combined with a DPF and EGR to meet emissions regulations.

The 12-speed HDC transmission provides progressive movement of the gears for increased efficiency as the operator moves through all 12 forward and 12 reverse gears. The high-capacity hydraulic flow provides 16 gal/min (60 L/min), increasing fuel economy with lower engine speed and lowering operational noise when working with a loader. This four-wheel-drive model is equipped with electric-over engagement, allowing operators to engage four-wheel drive at the flip of a switch.

Auto braking from two-wheel-drive mode reduces front tire wear, while providing efficient braking action. Hydraulic wet-disc brakes are standard equipment.

The 540 PTO can operate in 540E (Economy) mode for light-duty applications, increasing fuel economy and reducing operating noise while running implements such as a post hole digger or boom sprayer. The M7060 is also Tier 4 compliant, minimizing emissions.

To help reduce operator fatigue and stress, the V3307 CRS engine has been specially designed to minimize noise and vibration via several innovative technologies. Noise is reduced through a ladder frame crankshaft support, giving the engines a stiffer structure and thus lower noise. Also, a gear train on the flywheel side reduces the gear chattering noise caused by crankshaft torsion. Vibration is lowered through the application of compact, built-in balancers.

Another addition to the M60 line this year is the M6060, available in two- or four-wheel drive and equipped with a Kubota V3307, 63.5 net hp (47 kW) diesel engine. This model features a standard wet-disc brakes. Hydraulic shuttle clutch is designed specifically to meet demanding loader work; this feature sets the M6060 apart from other units on the market with a dry clutch.

Other features include an ergonomically designed console, with an added direct shift linkage and hydraulic remote levers that are positioned for easy operation. The PTO can now be engaged with a simple push-and-turn motion of a large yellow knob. The V3307 engine has been updated to Tier 4 emissions standards with a CRS electronic fuel component with electronically controlled governor, both of which increase engine performance while saving fuel.

Also new is Kubota’s M-Series front loader, built in Georgia, which it says was designed with the farm in mind. The LA1154 front loader is performance-matched for optimal operation with the M60-Series.

The loader is also equipped with a series valve with regenerative function, which increases performance, productivity, and quick cycle times. The series valve allows simultaneous lift and dump or rollback and raising of the bucket.

Fully integrated with the tractor’s design, the loader has a sleek look and increased operator visibility. In the power position, the LA1154 has a maximum lift height of 117.2 in (2977 mm) and lift capacity (at pivot pin) of 2928 lb (1328 kg).

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