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Buhler to build bigger Kubota tractors in Winnipeg

Kubota’s highest-horsepower tractors yet for the North American farm market are going to be made in Canada. Winnipeg manufacturer Buhler Industries, the maker of Versatile tractors, on Thursday announced a “long-term” original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal with Japan’s Kubota Corp. to “develop and produce a new tractor platform in the mid-range front-wheel assist segment.” For […] Read more

Kubota has introduced its second-generation M7 tractor series, the M7-2.

Kubota updates its flagship M7 tractor line

The M7-2 series brings new technology and introduces the Deluxe model

It was a poorly kept secret in 2018 that Kubota was about to introduce an updated version of its most powerful tractor, the M7 Series, into North America. In fact, the brand showed a newer M7-2 at the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany in 2017. Now, however, the updated tractor line has finally arrived on […] Read more



Kubota to relocate Canadian warehousing

Japanese tractor and equipment maker Kubota’s Canadian arm plans to decamp its warehousing and head office next year for a new “state of the art” space 25 km east. Kubota Canada announced Thursday it will move those operations from Markham, Ont. to a new facility it will build at Pickering by the end of 2019. […] Read more


Kubota SSV 75 skid steer

Most farmers are no strangers to a skid steer loader. There are several makes and models popular with farmers on the market now, so we included Kubota’s largest model, the SSV 75, in our test group. We wanted to see how it stacks up not only to other skids steers but where it lands in[...]
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The newest and largest round baler to join the Kubota product line is the BV4580, which can make 5' x 6' bales.

New baler expands Kubota lineup

The orange brand takes another step toward full-line status

Anyone attending a major farm show in Canada or the U.S. recently will almost certainly have noticed Kubota equipment on display, and probably a lot of it. The brand has clearly been targeting farmers, and it clearly intends to make much bigger inroads in the ag equipment sector in North America. Kubota executives are also[...]
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Kubota to buy equipment maker Great Plains

Japanese farm, construction, yard and landscaping equipment maker Kubota is set to expand its share in several of those sectors with a deal for Kansas equipment firm Great Plains Manufacturing. Kubota, which has had a strategic alliance with Great Plains for implements in the U.S. since 2007, announced Friday it will buy 100 per cent[...]
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“In the East, we’ll still see some hay and dairy applications, and more tillage, more so than in the West.” – David Webster, Kubota Canada Ltd.

Highlights of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2015

Old favourites were aplenty but some of the new demanded more attention

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show makes us expect to see “something new.” Everything from multi-hybrid planters to robotic milkers and the latest in all-terrain vehicles have made their debuts at the Woodstock, Ont. show. This year’s 22nd annual edition was no exception. Below, we discuss some of the launches and announcements that caught our attention. First,[...]
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PHOTOS: Compact, utility tractors are tough and ‘big at heart’

Machinery Guide: Kubota M6, Kioti PX, John Deere 6R, McCormick X6, New Holland T6 and Case IH Farmall 100A Series' tractors

Size always matters when it comes to tractors. But that doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact, smallest is often best, especially with the incredible technology, nimbleness and gutsy flexibility of today’s small tractors. Six different series of compact and utility tractors are included in this month’s MachineryGuide, with the manufacturers offering the same[...]
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