Kubota is growing its mid-size tractor lineup with four new models that were released at the 2009 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville last week. The new releases include the M100X, M110X, M126X and M135X with 97.7, 107.5, 125, and 135 net horsepower engines respectively. The M135X is Kubota’s most powerful M-Series tractor to date, with a 374 cubic inch, turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder diesel engine that boasts 118 PTO horsepower.
“Increased horsepower and enhanced design elements on these M-Series deluxe mid-size tractors will allow operators to be more efficient during long days in the field,” says Paul Williams, Kubota product manager. “Leading the pack is the new M135X, a deluxe, high performance tractor with advance features at an affordable price.”
Other standard features include a dual-range eight powershift speed transmission (16 total speeds forward and reverse) wide-front tread that provides an overall 70-74 inch tread spacing, making straddling wide windrows in baler applications easier. Float links have been added to the three-point hitch, which provide lateral floatation for the use of wide implements. To provide for a smooth, comfortable ride on the M135X, especially when equipped with a loader, Kubota offers optional front axle hydraulic suspension with a toggle switch to turn the system on-and-off. These features, combined with the standard radial tires on each M-Series model, provide excellent traction and a quiet ride.
To further enhance the new M-Series designs, Kubota is also introducing two new loaders: the LA1953 and the LA2253. Each loader is configured with Kubota’s current quick coupler system or, new to these models, is the ISO Euro-coupler system. The LA1953 is performance matched to the M100X and the M110X and has a lifting capacity of 4299 pounds, while the LA2253 is matched to the M126X and the M135X and has a lifting capacity of 4934 pounds.
If you are in the market for a chore boy in the 100 plus horsepower range, check these new utility tractors out at a Kubota dealer near you.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.