Kubota introduces second generation M5 narrow specialty tractors

Mark Moore | EQW

Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the newest addition to its specialty tractor line with the introduction of the second generation M5 Narrow Series which includes two new models, the M5N-112 and the M5N-092.

The M5N models replace its first-generation predecessors and come standard with a multitude of comfort and design upgrades, Kubota says. Engineered with vineyard and orchard managers in mind, the new M5N tractors will be available at authorized Kubota dealers beginning in March 2023.

The most significant upgrade to Kubotas second generation of its popular M5N specialty ag tractor is its hood design: the hood design was lowered by more than five inches, giving the operator a much greater line visibility as the tractor maneuvers tight vineyards and orchards, the company says.

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The hoods overall height is less than 55 inches tall to provide greater visibility, helping to protect crops during operation. Another upgrade is adjustable steering: the second generation M5N models feature tilt and telescopic functions, which tilts the steering wheel by 22 degrees and has a telescopic adjustable range of 2.3 inches. In addition, Kubota says it added an optional moveable front grill guard which is made of 100 percent steel pipe that helps protect the hood.

While the second-generation models of the M5N Series include a range of design and operation upgrades, Kubota says the durable workhorse tractor that operators have come to expect remains at the core of this product line. Kubotas second generation M5N Series includes two ROPS models: the 92-horsepower M5N-092 and the 105-horsepower M5N-112HD, both with 12- and 24- speed transmission options.

Both models come standard with four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines, and an electrohydraulic transmission and PTO, the company says.