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The Big Book of Farm Tractors
Kubota introduces Grand L40 compact tractorsKubota Tractor Corporation - January 24, 2007
Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has established a new standard for compact tractors in North America with its introduction of the Grand L40-series. By offering three types of advanced transmissions, powerful Kubota diesel engines and redesigned operator-station features, the Grand L40 enables users to work with confidence and in comfort. Owners can get the most out of this versatile tractor by including upgrades like the new factory-installed Grand Cab™, as well as loaders, backhoes and other performance-matched implements.
"The Grand L40 raises the industry standard that was set just four years ago by Kubotaís Grand L30," says Sean Bifani, product manager at KTC. "Operators will appreciate how easily this innovative tractor delivers professional-quality results, whether they're landscapers at work or homeowners clearing brush. The Grand L40 can handle the heaviest jobs, yet is ultra-quiet, making it the most reliable – and enjoyable – tool in the barn."
User-friendly Advanced Transmission Technology
HST Plus has four innovative functions that create a new dimension of performance and ease of operation:
"People can also choose Grand L40 gear models with Kubota's exclusive Glide Shift Transmission (GST) for electronically controlled, clutchless operation, or a fully synchronized main-and-shuttle transmission (FST) for economic reliability," says Bifani. "This provides the ultimate in flexibility to truly meet the needs of commercial and residential operators alike."
Durable High-performance Kubota Engines
With its front halogen lights repositioned to enlarge the exterior air-intake area, the new Grand L40 enjoys even better engine cooling with less maintenance. And, operators will need fewer refueling stops due to larger fuel tanks with capacities up to 14.3 gallons. An exclusive Kubota fuel fill sensor also aids the fueling process.
Comfort and Control in the Cab
In response to the increasing preference for cab comfort, the Grand L40 series offers factory-cab configurations for all HST models in every horsepower rating. The cabs have increased head clearance and legroom, additional cooling/heating capacity, and frameless, open-glass windows and doors for 360-degree visibility.
"The redesigned operator platform also has a full-floating rubber cushion that drastically reduces vibration and makes the Grand L40 one of the quietest tractors in the field," says Bifani. "The new Grand L40 offers a level of comfort and control that makes work and chores with the Grand L40 more enjoyable."
Exclusive Kubota IntelliPanel
New Implements and Accessories
The optional BH75A and BH90 backhoes, with their 4point mounting system, easily attach/detach to a tractor-mounted sub-frame. Both feature superior hydraulic performance and can undertake the full range of backhoe tasks. The optional 72-inch mid-mount mower is direct-shaft driven and compatible with the front loader.
"From its design features that make maintenance a breeze, to the rugged power and efficiency engineered into every part, the Grand L40 series offers the ultimate in quality, innovation and value," says Bifani. "Life is truly grand with a new Grand L40 compact tractor from Kubota."
L-series compact tractors from Kubota, which range from 29 hp to 59 hp, are powered by E-TVCS Kubota diesel engines to handle jobs from small farm chores to commercial landscaping. The deluxe, high-performance Grand L30 and L40 series offer advanced transmission technology, IntelliPanel display and state-of-the-art features to make work and maintenance easier.
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.