Mid-range M5 tractor series now available in ROPS
Kubota has announced the arrival of its M5-1 ROPS (Roll-over protective structures) series tractors that the company said will offer Australian farmers more horsepower, choices and versatility. The new line-up includes the M5091 (90HP) and M5111 (110HP) Standard ROPS models.
Like its cabin counterparts, the ROPS units feature Kubota’s V3800 CR Tier 4i engine with four cylinders, 3.81-litres displacement, turbocharging, common rail and a particulate filter.
The M5-1 Standard ROPS transmission features 18 gears for a wide range of work. In the Standard models, six synchronised gears and three ranges cover speeds from slow creep to fast transport work. This also makes it suitable for applications such as low and high-speed tillage.
“We’re excited to bring the M5-1 ROPS model to Australia. Its advanced simplicity allows for easy movement and short height increases its practicality,” said Kubota Australia Senior Product Manager for Tractors and Precision Farming, Konstantin Blersch.
“The ROPS model allows the operator to stay in contact with workers around the tractor while remaining seated at all times.
“The higher horsepower at lower speed in the M5-1 ROPS also means greater fuel efficiency and will ensure it gets the operator through a long day of work.”
You can depend on the M5001 Series Standard Model tractors for outstanding performance and year-round comfort. The performance begins with a reliable and efficient Kubota engine that can power through even the toughest tasks with ease and speed. There’s plenty of power for PTO-driven implements, as well as convenient electronic speed control to keep those implements operating at optimum efficiency. A fully synchronized transmission and an advanced hydraulic shuttle for shifting between forward and reverse simplifies tractor operations.
Performance- driven technology
The power behind the M5001 Series’ superior performance and efficiency comes from advanced Kubota-built diesel engines. These rugged engines also offer cleaner emissions, quieter operation, and greater fuel efficiency.
Constant RPM Management
The M5001 Series engines feature a new electronic governor that gives you electronic control of engine RPM. Activating the system keeps engine revolution constant, preventing drops in PTO speed and enabling stable operation. It makes working with PTO-driven implements much more efficient.
Improved torque and fuel consumption
The M5001 Series engines run at lower engine speeds without any loss of performance, thanks to improved torque and performance settings. Lower engine speeds also mean quieter operation, less engine wear, and greater fuel efficiency.
In the right gear
Whatever the task, there’s a gear that will get it done. The M5001 Series offers— 18 forward and 18 reverse —from six synchronized gears in three ranges. Dual Speed technology in the leading models takes this to 36 forward and 36 reverse gears, ensuring that you are always working efficiently.
Fully synchronized transmission with single shift lever
A single shift lever makes shifting between gears smooth, simple, and direct. Whether you’re
traveling quickly between jobs or moving slowly in a vegetable plot, the M5001 Series’ transmission offers the optimum gear for the task.
The Over Drive function keeps the engine revolutions at around 2000 rpm during high speed driving for better fuel economy.
Electro Hydraulic shuttle
An electro-hydraulic shuttle lever lets you quickly and easily change directions without using the clutch. Simply flick the lever forward or backward, and the M5001 Series tractor instantly changes direction without first having to stop. The lever is located on the left side of the steering wheel for easy access. Faster, simpler direction changes means improved productivity, particularly when working with a front loader, which requires frequent back-and-forth movements.
Position control/Draft control
The M5001 Series’ hitch control system provides separate control of both position and draft, ensuring optimal control when using ground engaging rear implements. Use position control to control the implements independently of the required tractive power.
Draft control automatically adjusts to different soil conditions to maintain constant traction. Position and draft control can also be used together in draft mix.
3-point linkage and hydraulic remotes
Strong enough to raise even heavy implements, the M5001 Series’s rugged 3-point hitch also provides powerful hydraulics that respond quickly to improve the efficiency of implement operations. External cylinders provide a lift capacity of 4100kg at link ends.
Two standard auxiliary control valves can be supplemented with an optional hydraulic valve with flow control.
Highly efficient PTO work
The independent PTO shaft runs at 540 rpm or 540 Eco rpm, letting you efficiently take on a wide range of tasks, from cutting grass to baling and spraying. The PTO shaft brake engages automatically whenever the PTO shaft is disengaged to safely stop implements.
The PTO clutch is engaged and disengaged electro-hydraulically, improving the efficiency of operating any PTO driven implement. A 1000 rpm PTO shaft is also available as an optional retrofit kit.
High ground clearance
A high front axle provides the clearance needed to pass over delicate crops, such as hay, that are easily damaged. A high ground clearance is also useful when working in row crops.
The M5001 Series switches from two-wheel to four-wheel drive at the touch of a button without the need to come to a complete stop. When the brake pedal is pressed, four-wheel drive is automatically engaged for better braking power. An LED indicator conveniently shows the drive status.
The M5001 Series’ excellent traction lets you work even in challenging terrain conditions. Limited slip differentials on
the front and rear axels ensure a uniform travel speed even during turns or when one wheel is slipping. Superior traction also allows heavier loads to be towed and provides greater grip for loading operations. The rear differential can be locked when terrain conditions are particularly difficult.