The RTV500, a gas-powered compact utility vehicle, joins Kubota's lineup of diesel-powered utility vehicles. With almost 16 hp, the RTV features four-wheel drive and a top speed of 25 mph. The RTV500 is powered by a liquid-cooled, two-cylinder Kubota gas engine with electronic fuel injection. Outfitted with the VHT Plus variable hydrostatic transmission, it has transmission-assisted braking and hill-holding capabilities. The metal dumping box has a maximum cargo capacity of 440 lb. or 9 cu. ft. Towing capacity is 1,100 lb. Base price: $8,499.
For more information, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation, 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503; (888) 458-2682; www.kubota.com