Kubota Tractor Corporation Enters Hay Tools and Spreaders Market


First Phase in Introduction to Include Disc Mowers, Rotary Rakes and Tedders, and Pendulum Spreaders

TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kubota Tractor Corporation announced today that it will enter the U.S. hay market in 2014 with an all-new line of Kubota Hay Tools. The new machinery further expands Kubota’s strength in the agricultural market, and will allow its dealers to serve as a convenient, one-stop destination for Kubota tractors, hay implements and spreaders.

The new implements will be produced by Kverneland Group, a leading international company that develops, produces and distributes agriculture machinery. Kubota Corporation completed a full-ownership acquisition of Kverneland Group in May 2012, including its factories located in Norway, Demark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia and China. The Kverneland Group brings to Kubota 134 years of experience in successfully developing and producing implements.

“Kubota’s acquisition of Kverneland strengthens our global product portfolio while providing an opportunity for our U.S. dealers to expand their offerings to serve the needs of our haymaking customers,” said Todd Stucke, Vice President, Kubota Agriculture & Turf Division. “These tools – carrying the well-recognized and deeply trusted Kubota name – are first in a series of product developments underway that will allow us to realize our agriculture growth strategy in the United States.”

Kubota unveiled the new implements at the Kubota National Dealer Meeting in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this month. The first phase of implements will be available at Kubota dealerships in early 2014 and will include five disc mowers, ranging from 5’6” to 10’5”; a rotary rake and tedder, with a working width of 13’9” and 17’1” respectively; and pendulum spreaders, with capacities ranging from 7.8 to 47.7ft3.

For more product information, please visit the Hay Tools and Spreaders product pages on www.kubota.com.

About Kubota Tractor Corporation

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, hay tools and spreaders, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com.

About Kverneland Group

Kverneland Group is a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services. Strong focus on innovation allows the company to provide a unique and broad product range with high quality. Kverneland Group offers an extensive package aimed at the professional farming community, covering the areas of soil preparation, seeding, forage and bale equipment, spreading, spraying and electronic solutions for agricultural tractors and machinery. For more information on Kverneland Group visit www.kvernelandgroup.com.



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