Some of our team members just got back from the Kubota National Dealer Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee and they’ve got good things to say. Besides enjoying some warm weather and BBQ they got to spend a full day in the field with Kubota’s latest line of equipment, including the newly redesigned RTV. Kubota has some great things coming down the pipeline and we’re excited to get them out onto the job site.
We’ll be taking a closer look at these machines when we get our hands on them, but in the meantime, here are a few things to look forward to:
The New Z700 Riding Mower
This is where the affordability of the Kommander mower meets the quality of Kubota’s commercial line. This is an entry-level commercial mower that’s going to have a lot of features any operator will enjoy like the quick dial height adjustment, a wide operator’s platform and an open engine compartment for easy maintenance access. The Z700 line will be equipped with 48, 54 and 60 inch decks that will deliver a Kubota-quality cut at a lower cost than most commercial riding mowers.
Kubota is expanding into hay tools and spreaders to compliment their compact and utility tractor line and the spreaders are one thing we’re excited about. The pendulum spreaders are well designed and easy to work with. They’re specifically engineered to uniformly spread salt, sand or seed and can be customized for application, whether that’s commercial parking lots, golf courses or nurseries.
The New RTV X-Series
The newly redesigned RTVs are going to turn some heads. Not only are they visually redesigned (we’ll have post pictures as soon as we can get ’em) but Kubota made changes to improve performance and operator experience. The RTV1100 (our most popular unit) has a new cab that features roll-down windows, a digital multi-meter and storage underneath the seat cushions. They’ve also moved the radiator to the front of the machine, improving on the old design and decreasing the likelihood of clogging.
Kubota also announced the arrival of a new model for those that appreciate a little flash with their equipment. The RTVX1120D will feature additional styling like alloy wheels, blue-tinted halogen headlights and a top speed of 29 mph. The RTV has long been the utility vehicle of choice on job sites and the new ones are going to be a hit.
If you’d like any more info on what Kubota has in store (and we didn’t even mention the new compact and utility tractors) please give us a call. We’re your Kubota experts and we’ll be glad to tell you everything we know!