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Kubota will be demonstrating its continued commitment and investment in becoming a global major brand in the agricultural industry and what this means for the UK market at LAMMA 2018.
The machinery manufacturer will be showcasing its complete range of high performance and innovative agricultural solutions at the show on Stand R10, with its new flagship M7002 Series (up to 170hp) taking centre stage to make its UK show debut. Kubota’s stand will also feature its popular M5001 Series MGX-III tractors and an exclusive UK show preview of the M5001 (Narrow) tractors.
Kubota’s new orange implements will also be on display, such as its RA2072 Twin Rotor Rakes, BV5260 Variable Chamber Baler, WR1600 Trailed Turntable Wrapper and DM1024, DMC6032N and DMC7032N Disk Mowers. Its new TE6576 Mounted Tedder, SE3185 Chopper, DSXW1500 Weighing Spreader and VS330H Pendulum Spreader will also be on show.
Visitors to Kubota UK’s stand will have the opportunity to find out more about Kubota Farm Solutions, the company’s unique solution that offers farmers and contractors complete aftersales support and servicing, along with unrivalled Kubota finance options. Kubota Farm Solutions is designed to help farmers improve their productivity, but not at any cost. Kubota Finance, for example, enables farmers to make planned investments with ease and convenience. Whether financing or leasing, they will benefit from Kubota’s professional advice and continued support.
Rob Edwards, Business Development Manager for Kubota UK’s Agriculture Division, said: “We are very excited to introduce the new M7002 Series to the UK market and for farmers to get a closer look at its enhanced performance capabilities. The introduction of this new range is yet another example of our continued investment into the agricultural industry and our ambitious growth plans as a business.
“We constantly want to bring solutions to market that add value to our customer’s farming operations, not only through product innovation but also the aftersales services we offer. Kubota Farm Solutions gives our customers the confidence that we are there to support them every step of the way, from sales and finance options, right through to aftersales support and advice.”
Kubota UK’s expert team and representatives from the company’s extensive independent dealer network, including George Browns Limited, Arthur Ibbett Ltd, Ireland’s Farm Machinery Ltd, K Farm Machinery Ltd and N Richardson Ltd, will be on-stand to help visitors at the show.
Back by popular demand and returning for 2018 will be Kubota’s green screen photo booth, which saw thousands of visitors queue up last year to have their pictures taken as an event souvenir. Kubota will also be carrying out a number of live social media Q&A sessions and product walk around videos during the event to support its ever increasing social community.
In addition to Kubota’s agricultural solutions, the company’s high performance groundcare products will be showcased on stand R41, giving visitors the chance to see the latest innovations in the turf care market, including a brand new range of compact tractors and zero-turn ride-on mowers. Kubota’s world class industrial diesel and dual fuel engines will also feature on the Mitchell Powersystems stand (104).
The M7002 Series: In focus
The main innovation in Kubota’s new M7002 Series is the new 6-speed Powershift transmission, which as either 30/15 or 54/27 if equipped with creeper. A number of its specifications have been improved, such as the increase in maximum permissible weight to 11,500 kg, offering a greater payload, together with efficient engine performance focused on increased power and lower fuel consumption.
Other key features on the M7002 include an increased tyre size range with the incorporation of 600/60R28 sizes for the front axle and 710/60R38 for the rear axle to minimise compaction and maximise traction. Comfort has been improved with the inclusion of a Deluxe seat, LED working lights for better visibility and a revised finish inside the cabin. Kubota has also increased the customisation options based on the standard model. This means it is possible to fit electrical rear-view mirrors.
Technological improvements have also been made in the operation of the main joystick and the increased Headland Management System (HMS) memory, making work notably easier. Autosteer has been optimised, giving it a new “nudge” function, for example. Thanks to this, the driver can see the distance from the set route in centimetres, and several HMS settings can be created, up to a maximum of 20.