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Kubota Corporation
Founded 1960
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Products agriculture machinery tractor, engines, construction equipment

Modern Kubota 4-wd tractor (Kubota ME5700

Kubota Corporation, is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan in 1960. The company roots trace back to 1890, when it manufactured cast iron water pipes.


The company produces many products including:


Kubota Tractor Corporation

In 1969, Kubota began exporting its 21 horsepower L200 compact tractors to the United States. Jerry Lease skipped his graduation ceremony at BGSU to negotiate with the Japanese to bring Kubota to the US. Lease Farm Equipment was the first Kubota dealer. Because of the initial success in the American marketplace, the Kubota Tractor Corporation was formed in Compton, California in 1972. The U.S. Headquarters was latter moved to Torrance, California. Kubota also owns other similar tractor companies in many countries.

Kubota UK

A Kubota B6000 4-wd compact tractor fitted with a single furrow Twose plough

Formed in 1979 and based at Thame, Oxfordshire, Kubota (U.K.) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kubota Corporation. In the UK Kubota are probably best Known for compact tractors, used in Horticulture and gardens and as suppliers of Mini excavators being one of the market leaders (not verified). Since the development of there first mini excavator in 1974, they being one of the earlier firms in the market in the UK. A lot of other big names having added badge engineered models to their range as the sector expanded rapidly and their big customers asking them to supply machines to fill a gap, in the range offered.

Kubota UK having introduced, in the UK market:

  1. The first true four-wheel drive compact tractor.
  2. The first four-wheel drive ride-on front rotary mower.
  3. The first hydrostatic transmission systems for compact tractors and diesel ride-on mowers.

Kubota tractors

A Kubota L5740 fitted with loader

Main article: List of Kubota tractors

Kubota UK excavator model range

Kubota KX080-4 at Hillhead 2014

Kubota KX057-4 fitted with an Encon Rotate & Tilt hitch system

Kubota KX018-4 with tree shear

Kubota KX057-4 and hydraulic log splitter

Main article: List of Kubota construction machinery
  • the Kubota U series from U10-3 at 1.1 ton to U50-3 at 4.9 ton
  • the Kubota KX series from Micro KX008-4 at 900 Kg to the KX080-4 at 8 ton

Kubota Manufacturing of America

Kubota RTV900 with snow plow

In 1988, Kubota opened its first manufacturing facility, Kubota Manufacturing of America, in Gainesville, Georgia (USA) for the production of front end loader & backhoe implements for Kubota tractors. Later, other products were added including an array of lawn and garden tractors and utility vehicles. KMA has 3 assembly lines; 1 for the G, GR, T, BX, ZD & ZG models, 1 for all mower decks and 1 for the RTV900, RTV1100 & all future UV models.

Kubota Industrial Equipment

Kubota tractor fitted with loader and Backhoe attachment at LAMMA 2012 -IMG 3833.jpg

In 2006, the before mentioned front end loader & backhoe production was transferred from KMA to a new manufacturing facility, Kubota Industrial Equipment, near Jefferson, GA (USA). This facility also prepares/configures the larger (B, L & M-series) tractors from Japan for delivery to KTC's 1,000+ dealerships across America.

See also


  • Wikipedia
  • Kubota UK Web site

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