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Utility Vehicles are offered with hydraulic power source.

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November 20, 2007 - Models in RTV900 Worksite Utility and Turf Utility lines are available with hydraulic utility system that features remote valve located at rear of vehicle to facilitate hookup of various heavy-duty hydraulic tools. It has 5 gpm pump capacity as well as dedicated hydraulic oil cooler and reservoir. Also available, 8 complementary heavy-duty hydraulic tools add functionality to break concrete, cut lumber and brush, prune orchards, drive posts, bore holes, and perform other tasks.

Kubota Tractor Corporation

3401 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance, CA, 90503, USA

Original Press Release

Kubota Introduces Exclusive Power Source for RTV900, Utility Vehicle Hydraulic Tools

Press release date: October 25, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif. (October 25, 2007) - Kubota Tractor Corporation launches an exclusive hydraulic utility valve system as standard equipment for its RTV900 Worksite Utility and Turf Utility models. Additionally, eight complementary heavy-duty hydraulic tools are now available for the RTV900s - adding even greater usefulness and versatility to the hard-working machines. These enhancements equip the RTV900 Worksite Utility and Turf Utility models to break concrete, cut lumber and brush, prune orchards, drive posts, bore holes and perform other tough tasks.

"These rugged and innovative Kubota RTV Utility models bring a whole new level of capability to the utility-vehicle market," says Dan Muramoto, product manager for Kubota. "They leverage the RTV900's workhorse design and hydraulic capabilities to provide a convenient, reliable source of power wherever it's needed. And, the custom-designed heavy duty hydraulic implements make it easy to tackle construction, landscaping and other jobs."

Hydraulic Power and Tools to Accomplish Tough Jobs Kubota's exclusive hydraulic utility system features a remote valve that is conveniently located at the rear of the vehicle to allow easy hookup of a variety of heavy-duty hydraulic tools. It has a five-gallon-per-minute (gpm) pump capacity as well as a dedicated hydraulic oil cooler and reservoir to keep tools running at peak performance.

Specialized to handle any job, the power sources are customized to get the work done right, including:

o V6200 Breaker uses hydraulic power from RTV900 Utility models to break light concrete, asphalt or rocks

o For post-hole digging and post driving, the V6260 Earth Auger bores holes up to an eight-inch diameter and 3.5-foot depth

o V6230 Diamond Chainsaw is ideal for cutting concrete, brick, stone and other masonry, while the V6210 Chainsaw is designed for lumber and brush-cutting applications

o Tree trimming is now easier with the V6280 Pruner and the V6220 Pole Chainsaw, which has a cutting capacity of 2.25 inches and a 12-inch bar length, respectively

o V6270 Post Driver comfortably drives U-channel, square and round posts as well as delineators

o Rounding out the new hydraulic tools is the V6290 Sump Pump, with a three-inch camlock and a 250-gpm capacity for pumping liquids

Backed by Power and Performance Features Like the RTV900 General Purpose, Recreational and Worksite models, the RTV900 Worksite Utility and Turf Utility models are powered by a 21.6-horsepower, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine.

Another Kubota exclusive is the variable hydro transmission (VHT) that gives unmatched performance with three ranges to enable quick acceleration, solid traction, aggressive hill-climbing power and smooth downhill rides. Handling and operator comfort are further enhanced with the RTV's standard power steering, an exclusive feature among 4wd utility vehicles in its class.

Capacity and Comfort Combined The new hydraulic capabilities of the Worksite Utility and Turf Utility models are complemented by their large cargo-hauling capacity providing incomparable versatility at construction, landscaping and other job sites. The spacious cargo bed easily carries a 48-inch pallet weighing 1,100 pounds, with the hydraulic bed-lift system operated by a single lever. An improved tailgate design lets gate cables swivel to prevent bending and breaking. The 7.5-inch ground clearance, long wheelbase, wide-treaded tires and reliable four- wheel wet-disc brakes all contribute to a stable, comfortable ride and contribute towards a maximum towing capacity of 1300 lbs.

RTV900 accessories, such as steel or soft cabs, or snow blades featuring hydraulic angle adjustments, enable customization that takes operator comfort to an even higher level.

"The customer who owns an RTV900 Worksite Utility or Turf Utility can start every day knowing that he has a very special machine that cleverly harnesses the power of hydraulics to handle just about any task that comes his way," says Muramoto. "This is another fine example of Kubota's relentless dedication to developing the very best products that deliver on the promise of exceptional quality, innovation and value."

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, 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.

Kubota's RTV900 Work Utility and Turf Utility models feature an exclusive hydraulic utility system with a remote valve that powers eight new heavy-duty hydraulic tools to break concrete, cut lumber and brush, prune orchards, drive posts and perform other tough tasks.

Kubota's exclusive hydraulic utility system features a remote valve that is conveniently located at the rear of the vehicle, allowing the power source to go to where the task is.

Specialized to handle any job, Kubota's RTV900 exclusive power source is customized for optimal convenience and go-anywhere versatility.

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