Kubota previews its new M7001 tractor to the Irish market

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Japanese manufacturer, Kubota, exhibited its new M7001 tractor to the Irish market for the first time at FTMTA Farm Machinery Show 2015.

The premier farm machinery event, held at Punchestown Event Centre on Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 February, was the first in Ireland to preview the new higher horsepower agricultural tractor, which will to be released to market in June 2015.

Its release follows significant developments to place this tractor into the mainstream agricultural market, with the strength and ability to carry out a wide range of tasks from ploughing, cultivating and drilling duties, on both mixed and arable farms.

The M7001 is Kubota’s most powerful and high-tech tractor manufactured to date, fulfilling the stringent requirements of large-scale upland farming across the European and North American agricultural markets.

Available in three models - 130, 150 and 170hp - the series will be available in a choice of a 24x24 powershift or full CVT transmission, suitable for use across a diverse variety of agricultural applications.

Other options include a 24-speed semi-powershift or the Kubota K-VT transmissions; an auto function and custom setting for fieldwork; as well as the incorporation of a 12” touch-screen, specially programmed to handle the tractor’s main functions including transmission, linkage and hydraulic settings.

The M7001’s four-pillar design provides excellent driver visibility and the opening roof window allows the operator a full view of loader attachments when at full height.

Built at Kubota’s new factory near Dunkirk in France, the M7001 range integrates a four-cylinder engine with full tier 4 compliance, including DPF and SCR Technology to clean up emissions - the result being a more environmentally friendly tractor.

For more information on Kubota and its extensive range of solutions for the groundcare and agriculture sectors visit www.kubota.co.uk or call 01844 268000.