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Kubota’s M5001 Series makes it mark at FTMTA

Farmers and contractors had the opportunity to get a close look at Kubota’s wide range of agricultural and construction machinery solutions at this year’s FTMTA show, with the company’s M5001 Series one of the highlights of the show.

Visitors to Ireland’s premier farm machinery event had the chance to see the Japanese manufacturer’s M5001 Series for the first time, with the recently launched M5111 making its show debut in Ireland.

In addition, Kubota also showcased its 150hp M7151 tractor, along with other solutions from its machinery range, including the RT270D wheeled loader, the KC70 track dumper, and the market leading K008-3 mini-excavator.

Kevin Pryce, Kubota’s agricultural dealer manager for Ireland, said: “We were absolutely delighted to see so many potential customers on stand and also catch up with existing customers to show them what’s new and the investment we are making in our agricultural range.

“The feedback we had, particularly for the M5111 and the M7151, was extremely positive and got a lot of attention. The market is realising the commitment Kubota is making in the mainstream agricultural market, not only with the M5001 and MGX-III ranges, but also with our flagship higher horse power M7001 Series.”

Kubota’s new M5001 Series comes in two models, the M5091 and M5111, offering 95hp and 113hp respectively. With styling that mimics the M7001, the M5001 is a simple, mechanical power unit that is ideally suited for the Irish livestock sector. Powered by Kubota’s market leading four cylinder V3800 engine, the 3.8 litre unit utilises common rail injection and cooled EGR, combined with a range of after treatment items to meet Stage IV emissions that includes DOC, DPF and SCR technology.

Kevin continued: “Our new M5001 Series, which supersedes the M8560 and M9960 models, is generating a lot of interest based on its leading edge technology to maximise power and performance for farmers and contractors. Key features include its ease of use, driving convenience, the versatility of the tractor and its manoeuvrability.”

The M5001 Series includes a 40-ECO transmission with six synchronised gears and dual speed High-Lo technology, allowing farmers and contractors to change gear directly, gently and quickly. The electro-hydraulic reverser, which avoids using the clutch, provides a fast and gradual change in direction that reduces emissions and increases user comfort and control.

To further support ease of use, the retrofit ISOBUS system and range of solutions in precision farming allows pesticides and fertilizers to be applied and seeding jobs be carried out efficiently, cost-effectively and precisely. Facilitating this is the advanced and improved dashboard which provides a wide range of operational information in real time, including fuel usage and particulate matter indication, installed discreetly within the cab.

The latest cab design provides maximum operator control and comfort, designed specifically for jobs that demand excellent manoeuvrability and a demanding operability. The continuous glass creates almost 360º panoramic visibility, with reduced internal noise for greater safety. The new down-sloping bonnet design also provides optimum visibility and safety while the anti-lowering valves allows the loader to maintain its position even if the system suffers pressure losses.

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