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Kubota Introduces the B01 Series of Compact Tractors, the Ultimate in Flexibility and Ease-of-Use

Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced the introduction of the B01 Series compact tractors with the B2301 and the B2601. Combining Kubota reliability and power with unmatched versatility and intuitive, easy-to-operate design, the hardworking B01 Series is ideal for first-time operators and seasoned professionals alike.

“The B01 Series pays tribute to Kubota’s long history of delivering quality and value to our compact tractor customers,” said Jacob Sherman, Kubota product manager, compact tractors. “This new Series is the essence of flexibility and ease-of-use, with many features such as the Swift-Tach front-end loaders with one-lever quick coupler, and drive-over mid-mount mower decks. This series truly offers a compact tractor that can handle real work, every day, easily and effortlessly.”

Whether mowing lawns, working light construction or landscaping, the B01 Series has an operator-friendly compact tractor for the job. The B01 Series models include the B2301 and B2601, and both are equipped front to rear with a wide range of industry-leading innovative features that provide comfort and efficiency for maximized productivity. Both models feature the Goodyear® R14T crossover tire, with a new hybrid tread design that is just as versatile as the new B01 Series tractors. The Goodyear R14T, made by Titan International, Inc., is exclusively offered on only the Kubota B01 Series compact tractor in that horsepower category.

Easy-to-Attach Features Ideal for Operators of All Levels 
The new B01 Series’ must-have features result in compact tractors that all owners can operate confidently. The easy-to-use, single lever quick coupler allows for swift and easy attachments without mess from hydraulic oil spillage. The single lever quick coupler is compatible with the LA435 Swift-Tach Loader, which operators can remove in less than 70 seconds, all without having to leave the operator platform.

The B2301 and B2601 models deliver 20.9 and 24.3 horsepower, respectively. Liquid-cooled Kubota engines that combine Kubota’s E-TVCS (three-vortex combustion system) offer power, high torque, cleaner emissions, and lower noise and vibration. The 3-Range hydrostatic transmission equips the B01 Series with smooth shifting and powerful performance for heavy-duty loader usage. Smooth and dependable HST transmission allows for increased maximum speed and easy-to-use range selection, optimizing power output to meet operator needs.

The new Kubota B01 Series does it all with ease, comfort and style.

Implements for Every Job 
From the popular, versatile Swift-Tach front loader to a variety of mowers, the B01 Series is performance-matched with a variety of implements and attachments – truly making it a tool of many trades. Additional implements include Kubota’s driver-over mower deck, landscape rake, a post hole digger, rear-mount snow blower, and BH70 backhoe, among others. Optimized for overall versatility and flexibility, the B01 Series is designed to work with a large variety of easy-to-use implements to increase operator productivity.

Kubota’s new B01 Series of compact tractors is available now at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide.

Summary Description of B01 Series
Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces the B01 Series of compact tractors, the B2301, Kubotaand B2601. The B01 Series offers owner-friendly versatility and ease-of-use, with Kubota engines delivering top-of-class power and fuel efficiency. The B01 Series’ single-lever quick coupler allows for swift and easy attachments that do not require operator dismount. The B01 Series is compatible with a variety of attachments and implements suited for any job, including drive-over mower decks, Swift-Tach front loader, rear-mounted snowblowers and a full line of industry-leading performance-matched implements.

Michelin Expands Tweel Airless Radial Line

Michelin North America, Inc., is pumping up its Tweel airless radial line. At the Green Industry Expo this week in Louisville, Ky., Michelin will introduce new products to its TURF and UTV lines. Three of these additions will feature 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern configurations.

New TURF products

  • New 24-inch TURF size for zero-turn radius (ZTR) mowers with 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hubs
  • New 26-inch TURF size for zero-turn radius (ZTR) mowers with 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hubs
  • New 13-inch ZTR caster design with improved performance and stability

“Michelin is listening and responding to customer requests. With the 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hub configuration comprising over half of the total commercial ZTR market, Michelin responded with these new offers in our award-winning airless tire product line,” said Olivier Brauen, vice president of Michelin Tweel Technologies.

Gravely, Ferris, Kubota and Grasshopper operators of ZTR mowers using 24-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern rear tire/wheels will be able to buy the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF no-compromise airless solution for their commercial mowers in limited quantities by the end of 2018. Available as an aftermarket product through Sunbelt Outdoor Products and ANI Products, the 24-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern black hub version will fit:

  • Gravely PRO-TURN 100, 200 and 400 Series
  • Ferris IS2600Z series and F210Z models
  • Kubota Z725 and Z726 models
  • Grasshopper M1 MidMount 200, 300 & 400 Series and FrontMount 900 Series

The 26-inch, 5-4.5inch bolt-pattern MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF is now available as a no-compromise airless rear solution for Kubota, eXmark, Ferris and Bad Boy operators of commercial ZTR mowers. Available immediately as an aftermarket product for online purchase through Michelin as well as through Sunbelt Outdoor Products and ANI Products, the 26-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern black hub version will fit:

  • Kubota ZD1211, ZD1511 and ZG326 models
  • eXmark Lazer Z Diesel
  • Ferris F320Z and IS3200Z models
  • Bad Boy 1500 Diesel

The redesigned MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF Caster makes its debut after numerous customer requests. Available immediately in the 13×6.5N6 size, the new configuration is designed to provide enhanced performance and more stability with its flat, smooth design, fitting a larger range of mowers than the current ribbed version.

New UTV products

Two utility off-highway applications will make their debut:

  • New 26-inch UTV 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hub for John Deere Gator UTVs and Argo XTVs
  • New 26-inch UTV 4-110 mm bolt-pattern for several Honda, Kubota, Yamaha, and Argo ATVs and UTVs.

The new MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire with 5-4.5 inch and 4-110 mm bolt-patterns designed for use on ATVs and UTVs will be sold as fitments for the John Deere, Honda, Kubota, Yamaha, and Argo replacement market. With a 50-mph speed rating at a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,860 pounds, the 26-inch UTV will be available in limited quantities by the end of 2018 for a variety of machines, including:

  • John Deere Gator XUVs
  • Honda Pioneer and ATVs
  • Kubota RTV 900
  • Yamaha Viking
  • Argo XTVs and ATVs

“Our production facility is primed for increasing our portfolio and has been manufacturing these new products for customers to boost their productivity and bottom line,” Brauen said.

For more information on MICHELIN X TWEEL, visit www.michelintweel.com.

Kubota Officially Announces Plans for $87 Million Expansion in Kansas to Create a New Logistics Hub, Add a Fifth Division and Midwest Sales Office

Land Purchase of 203 Acres and Plans for Two New Logistics Buildings Solidify the Company’s Investment to the Region

Kubota Tractor Corporation officially confirmed today its plans to plant solid roots in Kansas for its North American Distribution Center (NADC) by announcing the details of its letter of intent to purchase 203 acres near the company’s current leased facility in Edgerton, Kansas. The company plans to design and build two, one million square foot, facilities to expand their distribution capacity and streamline logistics processes for the timely delivery of Kubota branded service parts and equipment to its increasing customer base in the U.S.

“After more than two years of operating in Kansas with such positive results, we are now confident about building more infrastructure here,” said Masato Yoshikawa, president, and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “We’ve had access to an excellent workforce in the area and we’ve built a quality team; together, we’ve achieved operational efficiencies to better serve our dealers and customers and we remain committed to growing and expanding to ensure we are equipped to support Kubota’s continued Midwest growth and overall North American expansion.”

In addition to the logistics facilities, Kubota also announced an additional commitment to its Midwest dealers and customers by establishing a fifth operational division and sales office in Edgerton. The new Midwest Division office will reside within the same complex as the parts and whole-good operations and provide an essential sales presence for Kubota in the heartland of America.

Mike Jacobson, a 17-year Kubota veteran, will be appointed as director and division manager of this new division effective January 1, 2018, and will lead the company’s efforts to expand its product offerings and markets in the Midwest.

“This expansion is a promising opportunity for Johnson County and the entire state. Kubota’s decision to expand so significantly here demonstrates firsthand that Kansas is a state that makes investment dollars worthwhile,” said Governor Brownback. “Kubota already employs 150 Kansans in Edgerton, and the expansion could add another 150-200 on top of that. I’m so pleased about the growth and opportunity for Kansans this will bring.”

Kubota’s NADC will continue to receive and process shipments from Asia and Europe, in addition to a number of daily truckloads of goods from suppliers in North America. It will continue to be the worldwide source for many Kubota parts, which will be exported globally.

In late 2016, the company announced the 617,000 square foot expansion of its National Distribution Center (NDC) in Jefferson, Georgia. Jointly, the NADC in Kansas and NDC facility, located near Kubota’s manufacturing operations and their Southeast Division in Georgia, strengthen Kubota’s distribution capacity and infrastructure in North America to support its aggressive business growth. Like the NDC, the new Kansas facilities will increase the company’s capabilities to deliver the right products to Kubota dealers at the right time.

The new Midwest Division is an extension of the company’s existing divisional operation structure. The existing division offices are located in Suwanee, Ga.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and, Lodi, Calif., and will continue to provide regional support to Kubota dealers

For information about Kubota Tractor Corporation visit KubotaUSA.com.

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