Kubota revamps its utility vehicle range

Kubota has launched a new range of compact and high-performance all-terrain utility vehicles.

The new four-wheel drive RTV400Ci and RTV500 models have been designed to offer powerful, robust and reliable vehicles that provides users with exceptional handling and a host of innovative features to maximise control, even in the toughest of conditions.

The new models slot in below the more-powerful RTV900 and RTV1140 ranges. The RTV400Ci incorporates a new, high-revving 16hp air-cooled, single-cylinder petrol engine, along with Kubota’s newly designed CVT Plus continuously variable transmission with inertial clutch.

CVT Plus keeps the vehicle’s double-cogged, wide-belt drive system tight at all times, resulting in minimal slippage, giving drivers greater response and better durability. To complement this, the machine provides dynamic braking, helping users to maintain total control during ascents and descents with engine-assisted deceleration.

Similar in power, the RTV500 features a 15.8hp, two-cylinder petrol engine. However, the RTV500’s engine is liquid cooled to ensure reliability and to minimise noise and vibration. This also reduces operator fatigue and increases the efficiency of the vehicle.
The new RTV500 also includes Kubota’s innovative VHT Plus variable hydrostatic transmission system, which further enhances vehicle performance and handling.

Both the RTV400Ci and RTV500 include an electronic fuel injection system that not only provides on-demand power and helps optimise acceleration, but also improves the machine’s responsiveness.

The compact nature of the RTV400Ci and RTV500 mean the vehicles have an excellent centre of gravity and equal weight distribution. All the wheels have robust semi-independent rear suspension systems to compensate for rough terrain.
Ergonomic, well-placed controls and a comfortable seat mean the driver – and passenger – can use the vehicles for extended periods without fatigue.

Other key features of the both the RTV400Ci and RTV500 include a standard frame-integrated ROPS and a manual tilting-dumping cargo bed that can carry a load of  up to 200kg.

For more information call 01844 268000 or visit: www.kubota.co.uk

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