In March, Kubota announced it would be introducing a higher-horsepower line of tractors. That announcement, however, was pretty short on specifics. The company said it would reveal more at an official launch later in the year. That happened at the end of July.
Kubota invited a group of dealers and members of the farm media to its headquarters in Grapevine, Texas, to see exactly what the new tractors were all about. The two M8s, the 190 horsepower M8-191 and 210 horsepower M8-211, now become the brand’s flagship models. It is yet another step for the brand toward its stated goal of being a full-line manufacturer and major global player in the ag machinery sector.
After the two M8 tractors took centre stage at their official unveiling, it was out to the field to actually see them at work. Here’s a look at the unveiling ceremony and what we saw in the field.