Source: Kubota news release
Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced the new M7 Gen 2 tractor to the company’s agriculture tractor line, further defining its position in the livestock equipment market. The new Kubota M7 Gen 2 is built on the successes of Kubota’s first-generation M7 ag tractors, introduced in 2014, with added refinements and enhancements designed to meet the specific needs of today’s customers.
There are three new models under the M7 Gen 2 line including the M7-132, M7-152 and the M7-172, ranging from 100 to 140 in PTO horsepower. Depending on the model there are standard, deluxe and premium grade options to further customize for performance and job function. The new M7 Gen 2 tractors will be available at authorized Kubota dealers beginning April 2019.
“Kubota’s M7 Series is our largest tractor line, and while we didn’t make the new M7 Gen 2 bigger, we absolutely made it better,” said Martin Carrier, Kubota ag equipment product marketing director. “We gathered feedback directly from our customers and upgraded the series to include a Closed Center Load Sensing (CCLS) hydraulic system, but built with the simplicity of mechanical operation controls. The M7 Gen 2 Deluxe models are engineered to achieve exactly what livestock producers need and we’re excited to bring them to market.”
New Semi-Powershift Transmission
The M7 Gen 2 features a 30-speed semi-powershift transmission, upgraded from its predecessor’s standard 24/24 transmission. The new transmission provides greater flexibility, allowing the operator to find the optimal gear for each job. The number of main gears has increased from four to six, and an auto shifting function evaluates range gear and then automatically adjusts engine output to improve acceleration performance under light loads. The new transmission maximizes productivity and increases efficiency.
Exceptionally Clean Diesel Engine
Kubota’s M7 Series boasts a powerful V6108 Kubota turbocharged diesel engine with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) that transforms exhaust into water vapor and nitrogen. The Common Rail System (CRS) on the M7 Series electronically controls the timing and amount of high-pressure injected fuel in stages for optimal combustion, which results in greater efficiency, better fuel economy and less engine noise.
Additionally, with Kubota’s Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) muffler and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, the M7 Series exceeds Tier 4 Final emissions regulations.
Industry Leading Front Loader Capabilities
Kubota’s M7 Gen 2 tractors are equipped with a Kubota LM2605 front loader, with an electrical joystick offered on the premium models. The loader features a Kubota Z-Bar linkage for mechanical self-leveling and a single-lever hydraulic valve quick coupler for easy attachment and detachment. The LM2605 front loader boasts a max height of 167 inches at pivot pin and a lifting capacity of 5,776 pounds at max pin height.