Model M135X, with 118 PTO horsepower and 135 engine horsepower, takes Kubota into the 110-plus PTO hp sector for the first time.
Other tractors in the deluxe M Series include M126X, M110X and M100X, with model number to match engine horsepower.
Kubota’s higher horsepower M-Series tractors have an electronic common rail fuel system for more power, less noise and reduced emissions. The two larger models have a new four-cylinder, high-torque engine with a large displacement of 6.1 litres. While Kubota will not be producing a 200-hp tractor any time soon, this new 6.1-litre engine block does offer space for horsepower growth with upcoming models, says Christian Bisson, marketing specialist with Kubota Canada.
The 16F/16R Intelli-Shift transmission features an eight-speed dual-range powershift for 16 gears in forward and reverse. Hydraulic shuttle and wet main clutch are standard.
New dash instrumentation includes a central command LCD panel that displays engine information, fuel used per hour, travel direction and gear selection. The Kubota-Electronic Management System includes a computerized governor control dial that maintains engine revolutions per minute (r. p. m.) to the operator’s selection, while two memory settings can be set for frequently used speeds. To provide for a smooth, comfortable ride on the M135X, especially when equipped with a loader, Kubota offers optional front-axle hydraulic suspension with a toggle switch to turn the system on and off.
Kubota has more than 50 dealerships across the Prairies. For more information or to find a dealer, visit the website at www.kubota.ca.