Kubota has introduced to the UK market the M5002 and M4003 tractor ranges, with several upgrades over their predecessors, the M5001 and M4002.
Developed to meet Stage V engine emission regulations, these updated series comprise the 66hp M4063, the 74hp M4073, the 96hp M5092 and the 115hp M5112. The M4063 can be specified with either a fully-glazed safety cabin or as an open-station machine with a ROPS frame. The rest of the range is only available with a cab.
“The M4003 is the smallest model in the M-series tractor range, though it packs a considerable punch,” says Henry Myatt, Kubota product manager for M-series tractors. “Both the M4 and M5 are great solutions for those seeking lightweight, yet powerful tractors for use in many applications, including fruit and vegetable production, or for mixed farms for example.”
“And when equipped with turf tyres, both are suited to amenity and sports field use, helped by a high power to weight ratio,” he says. “Without a cab, the M4 weighs just 2,670kg, while the M5 weighs 3,500kg.”
Power for the M4 range comes from a 3.3-litre, four-cylinder engine, with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) combined into a single canister and integrated beneath the bonnet to ensure a high level of visibility. Oil change intervals are set at 500 hours, while DPF cleaning intervals have doubled to 6,000 hours, with regeneration now occurring at a lower engine rpm – typically 1,100rpm instead of 2,000rpm.
The transmission uses six synchronised speeds in three ranges for an 18×18 gearbox on the M4063. This can be increased to 36×36 on the larger M4073, with the addition of a Hi-Lo powersplit. All models feature an overdrive gear for 40kph road speeds at 1,945rpm. Included is an electro-hydraulic shuttle and engine speed memory settings.
At the rear, the mechanical linkage control can be upgraded to electronic control on cabbed M4 models, with a 2.5-tonne capacity, Cat II system. Hydraulic performance is 63 litres per minute and all M4 machines can be fitted with a Kubota LA1365 front loader.
M5 tractors come with a 3.8-litre, four-cylinder engine, with DPF, DOC and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet Stage V regulations. Servicing for the DPF is again 6,000 hours. Power is put to the ground through the 36×36 transmission, with overdrive, and operators can benefit from dual engine rpm memory settings and hydraulic shutting control.
The hydraulic pump offers 64.3 litres of flow and the lift capacity at the rear is 4.1 tonnes. Both M5 machines are available with Kubota’s LA1854 front loader, with the option of a fourth service for greater versatility.
Both the M4 and M5 ranges offer PTO speeds of 540/540E as standard, with a 540/1000 option also available. Completing the offering is an LED light package, equipped as standard.
Prices start from £38,241 for the M4063 with a cabin, and from £44,693 for the M5092.
Further details are available at www.kubota-eu.com