Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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T R A C T O R S Kubota The Best-Selling Diesel Utility Vehicles in North America kubotausa.com Advice to Buyers "I would recommend that contractors consider a gear- box-driven PTO and quick- attach system, which allows operators to switch from one attachment to another in a matter of seconds," says Roger Gifford, Kubota product man- ager, RTVs. I n 1974, Kubota Tractor Corp. launched the first 12-hp, four-wheel-drive compact tractor in the United States. Since 2004, Kubota RTVs have been the best-selling diesel utility vehicles in North America, according to Power Products Market- ing's North American Utility Vehicle Report. The new RTV-X1120, Kubota's latest addition to the line, is Kubota's most well-equipped utility vehicle at the best price among its competition, says the company. Designed for the commercial customers who use these machines for heavy-duty work every day, the Kubota RTV-X1120 combines Kubota quality with enhanced power, torque and performance at a start- ing price point of $13,999 MSRP. The RTV-X1120 features a 24.8-gross-hp diesel engine, dependable and ready for any job. Kubota-built and all-terrain proven, the three-cylinder, liquid-cooled die- sel engine has a well-earned reputation for providing extra acceleration and climb- ing power. The engine and VHT-X transmission provide a top speed of 29 mph as well as plenty of hill-climbing power. With the increased speed comes an increased dynamic load, so the RTV-X1120 comes equipped with three-point seat belts for safety. Kubota's X Series was designed for comfort and convenience under tough working conditions, and the RTV-X1120 includes style and creature comforts found in the RTV-X family. Designed for reducing operator fatigue during long work days, the RTV-X1120 features new shoulder restraints for the operator and passenger, ergonomically designed 60:40 split bucket seats, digi- tal dashboard display, fully hydraulic power steering, easily accessible park- ing brake and large under seat storage compartments. Also new to 2018 is the Kubota RTV- XG850 Sidekick. The introduction of Kubota's new Sidekick has been highly anticipated by dealers and customers alike as it is Kubota's fastest utility ve- hicle yet, with a powerful 48-hp gaso- line engine, delivering speeds of up to 40 mph, compared to the top speed of 29 mph for its RTV-X models. De- signed for easy handling at any speed, the Sidekick offers a comfortable drive with its enhanced speed-sensitive Electronic Power Steering (EPS), improving both handling and stability. Tuned front and rear independent suspension offers a consistently smooth ride, and engine-assisted brak- ing allows for greater control and increased safety during descents. A selectable, full- time, four-wheel drive system gives the operator traction and control on terrain. The Kubota Sidekick will be available at Kubota dealers in late 2018. 98 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 Model (No. of seats) Engine Horsepower Net HP Engine Type Max. Traveling Speed Fuel Tank Capacity Payload Capacity Operating Weight RTV400Ci (2) 15.8 hp Gas 25 mph 5.3 gal 1,058 lbs 1,257 lbs RTV500 (2) 15.8 hp Gas 25 mph 5.3 gal 1,000 lbs 1,355 lbs RTV-X900 General Purpose (2) 21.6 hp Diesel 25 mph 7.9 gal 1,697 lbs 1,969 lbs RTV-X900 Worksite (2) 21.6 hp Diesel 25 mph 7.9 gal 1,697 lbs 1,969 lbs RTV-X1100C (2) 24.8 hp Diesel 25 mph 7.9 gal 1,664 lbs 2,365 lbs RTV-X1120D (2) 24.8 hp Diesel 29 mph 7.9 gal 1,642 lbs 1,929 lbs RTV-X1140 (2/4 Seat Configs) 24.8 hp Diesel 25 mph 7.9 gal 1,629 lbs 2,370 lbs RTV-X1120 General Purpose 24.8 hp Diesel 29 mph 7.9 gal 1,510 lbs 1,995 lbs RTV-X1120 Worksite 24.8 hp Diesel 29 mph 7.9 gal 1,510 lbs 2,061 lbs RTV-X1120 Deluxe 24.8 hp Diesel 29 mph 7.9 gal 1,510 lbs 2,061 lbs RTV-XG850 Sidekick General Purpose 48.3 hp Gas 40 mph 8.64 gal 1,435 lbs 1,761 lbs RTV-XG850 Sidekick Worksite 48.3 hp Gas 40 mph 8.64 gal 1,435 lbs 1,761 lbs RTV-XG850 Sidekick Special 48.3 hp Gas 40 mph 8.64 gal 1,435 lbs 1,761 lbs UTILITY VEHICLES

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