Back in 2015, Kubota started offering midrange tractors featuring 130 to 170 horsepower engines. These tractors are ideal for commercial livestock and row-crop production markets.
The introduction of the M7 series tractors provides Kubota with entry into new markets including commercial livestock and row-crop production.
The M7 series include integrated controls for the engine, transmission, hydraulic functions and implements. They also are equipped with easy-to-use, precision-farming technologies. The controls in the control panel of the wide-cab offer ergonomically placed controls and a touchscreen allows command of all operating functions. The series also offers a performance monitor and auto-guiding system to assist operators to make fieldwork more productive and efficient.
Standard features include three rear remotes, air suspension seat, high capacity three point hitch, 24×24 semi-powershift transmission, and available 40 x 40 semi powershift transmission.
Premium features include mechanically suspended cab, K-monitor pro, four rear remotes, available suspended front axle (30 mph travel speed), 24×24 semi-powershift transmission, available 40 x 40 semi-powershift transmission, 110-inch bar axle, and high spec and spacious cab (including instructor seat).
The series is ideal for hydraulic driven and commercial equipment. It offers closed center load sensing (CCLS), a hydraulic system made for equipment utilizing hydraulically driven components and features hydraulic flow rates fully capable of supporting planters and other applications demanding high performing hydraulics. It can support an assortment of tasks including:
• Round Baling
• Mixer Wagon
• Grain Cart
It also provides various travel speeds including:
• An optional creeper on either the standard or premium M7 Series models that allows slower travel speeds for applications needing low ground speeds for such things as specialty crop applications.
• The optional 50K speed on either the premium or premium KVT models offers 32 mph travel speed ensuring efficiency with higher road speed capabilities.
A Kubota standard 4-speed live-independent PTO permits a variety of rear-mounting implements with an optimum speed for each. This results in lower operating cost and fuel consumption. An auto PTO on/off with 3-point hitch position automatically disengages the PTO when the linkage is raised, then re-engages when the linkage is lowered ensuring increased operator efficiency.
Transmission options for the M7 series include 24-speed semi-powershift for the standard and premium models that offer 24 forward and 24 reverse speeds for optimal gear range for specific applications and a KVT transmission for the premium KVT models that offers continuous variable transmission for an infinite number of forward and reverse speeds.
In addition, there is an EZ-Command Center on the M7 Series premium and premium KVT models that permits access to many tractor functions. It helps reduce operator fatigue and allows for a more comfortable productive and efficient operator environment.
A Kubota Headland Control for the premium and premium KVT models works with ISO-BUS compatible implements to offer customizable programs of fully automated operations. This permits one-touch control to a pre-set sequence, significantly reducing operator workload.
The premium and premium KVT models also have premium closed center load sensing hydraulics that offers high and variable flow rates that are perfect for applications needing a high performing hydraulic system. The standard model features a pressure compensated, fixed displacement hydraulic system that provides adjustable flow rates for loader, baler, tillage, and rotary cutter applications.
Finally, the Kubota V6108 engine with power boost features clean-engine technology for a high level of performance while adhering to emission regulations. The power boast delivers more power when needed to operate and maintain maximum efficiency within the travel and PTO applications.
(Sources: Kubota Tractor Corporation)