Introducing Kubota’s newest M7-Series tractor line, with three new mid-range tractors in the 130 to 170 horsepower range. This is the largest horsepower offering for Kubota in its tractor line-up to date.
The M7 series will be offered in a standard and premium configuration. The standard model will be available in 150 and 170 hp. with a flange axle and an open-center hydraulic system offering 21 gallons per minute (GPM) hydraulic flow. Three mechanical auxiliary rear remotes with the option to add a fourth rear remote.
With the premium model, you get more options and hydraulics, including a closed center, load sensing system and up to 29 GPM maximum flow. The premium configuration is available in 130, 150, and 170 hp. Other options include a flange axle or classic true bar axle and a 24-speed powershift transmission or a Kubota infinitely variable transmission (KVT). A creeper package can be added that gives you 16 forward and 16 reverse creep speeds.
An added bonus of the premium package is advanced controls. Premium cabs have a multi-function lever that puts all of the M7’s functions on one control. A 7-inch monitor is standard or you can upgrade to a 12-inch touch-screen monitor.
There are four main functions of the monitor: tractor control, ISOBUS implement control, GPS auto guidance, and a camera monitor. In addition, a Headland Management system works with the GPS and ISOBUS compatible implements to provide customizable programs to automate operations. The wide cab on the M7-Series features ample operating space and ergonomically-placed controls, minimizing operator fatigue even after long periods of work.
Kubota’s four-speed PTO allows you to operate a variety of rear-mounted implements at the optimum speed. The independent PTO can be engaged and disengaged without stopping the tractor using a single control knob.
All models are powered by a Kubota V6108 Tier 4 Final engine with SCR, EGR, and a DPF.
Kubota also introduced the LM2605 mechanical self-leveling loader.
Mechanical self-leveling allows the loader to lift more weight throughout the lift range, which is an impressive 13 feet 11 inches. The new loader can lift up to 5,700 pounds and features z-bar linkage. “With z-bar linkage there is no linkage above the boom so you have a clear view of the loader. Additional features include a front loader joystick, single-lever hydraulic quick coupler, a quick attachment and detachment system, and a third function valve that lets you work with a grapple bucket and other hydraulically controlled attachments.
So stay tuned for more pictures, and arrival dates. Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure. And a short video from the European Agri Convention.