The versatile Kubota B50 series
Kubota UKLtd is celebrating 35 years of serving the UK and Irish markets, so theintroduction of the B50 serves as a timely reminder of Kubotas roots, says the company. TheB-Series tractor range was the 1st tractor to be introduced tothe UK market all those years ago, and while this new range raises the bar interms of new technology and features, the basic principle of compactdimensions, high power-to-weight ratio, and high quality engineering remain keyattributes that keep Kubota as market leaders in this HP class.
Availablefor purchase from July, Kubota’s B50 Series – an enhancement of the B30 -is designed to deliver outstanding performance, durability, and reliability.The B50 has an optional A/C integrated cab option, including an all newfour-pillar design with curved glass for more space, 360 degree panoramicvision and low noise, giving the operator maximum comfort for longer workinghours.
The B50offers the choice of a nine-speed manual gearbox with fwd/rev shuttle control, ora three-range HST transmission which includes a new multi-stage notch typecruise control, for fixed working speed. Available in four models from20hp-31hp, each model boasts Kubotas innovative hydraulic bi-speed turnfunction that automatically activates when the front wheel turning angleexceeds 35 degrees, which ensures a smoother, faster and tighter turn foroperators as well as reducing turf damage.
Some of thekey enhancements on the B50 include a stylish new one-piece bonnet, for quickerand simpler access to the engine for easier maintenance and allowing increasedair flow through the cooling radiators.
In addition,ground clearance has been increased and significant cab improvements have beenmade. These include major changes like the new air conditioned cab foroutstanding visibility, and a single piece door for easier entry and exit.
Theindependent brake pedals are now on the left hand side to allow the operator tocontrol them while using the HST pedal on the right.
The B50compact tractor series comes with hydraulic power steering for ease of use, anda new easy to read LCD digital dash panel (cab version only), displaying vitalinformation like fuel usage, engine temperature, hours of use and RPM.
Ergonomicallydesigned to maximise operator comfort, the machine also features a hydraulicindependent PTO system (both mid and rear) for outstanding productivity andperformance when carrying out a multitude of tasks from mowing right through tofront loader and trailer work.
As hasbecome customary now, Kubota is also introducing new loader models tocomplement the new tractors. With increased lift capacities and the ease ofuse, these new matched LA424 and LA534 loaders allow the operator to get the most out of theB50 range, says the manufacturer.
Kubota-built54 and 60 mid-mounted mower decks are also available, as well as a whole hostof Kubota matched rear mounted implements, designed to help users get the most from their tractors.