Machinery Journal - Mid-February 2018

February 2, 2018 01:36 PM
Mid-February 2018 Machinery Journal

Kubota Expands Utility Vehicle Lineup

The RTV-X1120 series from Kubota Tractor Corporation includes six new utility vehicles. According to the company, the machines are designed for “heavy-duty work every day.” The utility vehicles feature a 24.8-hp, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine. The engine and VHT-X transmission provide a top speed of 29 mph.

Standard 2" receivers are located at the front and back of the vehicle, allowing a tow capacity up to 1,300 lb. With the switch of a lever, the hydraulic-lift, heavy-duty steel cargo box rises to dump materials.

Designed for reducing operator fatigue, the X series features new shoulder restraints for the operator and passenger, ergonomically designed 60:40 split bucket seats, digital dashboard display, fully hydraulic power steering, easily accessible parking brake and large under seat storage compartments.

Starting retail price: $13,999. The new RTV-X1120 models will be available at Kubota dealerships in February 2018. For more information, visit

Balers for All Types of Materials from Kuhn

Kuhn is offering a new generation of variable chamber round balers, the VB 3100 series. The VB 3155-3185 balers are ideal for dry materials such as cornstalks and hay but can handle alfalfa and some silage. The VB 3160-3190 ISOBUS balers are designed for a wide range of forage materials, including silage. The VB 3165-3195 premium XD balers work in the heaviest conditions and are available as baler-wrapper combinations.

Higher bale pressure settings on the VB 3165-3195 models can provide up to 10% more bale weight in drier crops. The wide, hybrid pickup adapts to the ground during baling and the pendulum keeps the pickup wheels in constant contact with the field for more stability. Select from four intake options: OptiFlow open throat, OptiFeed non-cutting rotor or a 14- or 23-knife OptiCut integral rotor. All cutter models have Group Selection and Drop Floor technology.

The new user interfaces and monitors provide a clear view of what the machine is doing at all times with all the important settings at the operator’s fingertips. For additional information, visit

Caterpillar Unveils First Utility Vehicle

Simple work efficiency defines the first utility vehicle from Caterpillar. Starting with a blank design slate, the company developed gas- and diesel-powered models. The CUV82 features a 0.8-liter three-cylinder gas engine delivering 50 hp, while a 1-liter three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25 hp for the CUV102D. The diesel model can reach 25 mph, and the gas model tops out at 45 mph, with an optional 25-mph limiter. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission. The truck-style column shifter lets the operator move from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive to four-wheel drive/lock modes.

The CUV82 and CUV102D feature a steel cargo bed, 1,000-lb. total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb. towing capacity. A four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar and custom-tuned springs and shocks offer stability even with a full load. Ground clearance is 10½". The interior is roomy and the passenger seat base can be removed and stowed behind the driver seat to create more floor space.

Retail price: $14,999 for the CUV82 and $16,999 for the CUV102D. Delivery expected in summer 2018. A crew version will be released in fall 2018. For more details, visit

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