On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer

On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer

For more than 60 years, the skid steer has dominated on jobsites. However, the compact track loader (CTL) is edging its way into the equipment…

Kubota Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Kubota Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

A Compact Track Loader Line that Includes a High-Flow Model Kubota Tractor Corp. began marketing in the United States in 1972, with an initial introduction…

Off the Road Again: Utility Vehicles Continue to Drive Manufacturers in New Directions

Off the Road Again: Utility Vehicles Continue to Drive Manufacturers in New Directions

In late August, I was enjoying spectacular views of Lake Lanier — a sprawling water resort in Georgia about an hour outside of Atlanta. Most…

Kubota Skid Steers Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Kubota Skid Steers Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Getting the Job Done with Maximum Efficiency and Comfort Kubota says it will continue to build on its commitment to excellence with its skid steer…

Kubota Utility Vehicles Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Kubota Utility Vehicles Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

The Best-Selling Diesel Utility Vehicles in North America In 1974, Kubota Tractor Corp. launched the first 12-hp, four-wheel-drive compact tractor in the United States. Since…

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Last week, I was enjoying spectacular views of Lake Lanier (a sprawling resort in Georgia about an hour outside of Atlanta). Most of these vistas…

Kubota Invests in Enhanced Warranty System with Tavant

Kubota Invests in Enhanced Warranty System with Tavant

Kubota Tractor Corp. recently announced a significant investment in its procedure for processing warranty claims, including a new partnership with Tavant Technologies, a leading provider…

Kubota Compact Wheel Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Kubota Compact Wheel Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

The Versatile R Series Is Equipped with Operator-Friendly, State-of-the-Art Features Kubota’s highly versatile R Series wheel loaders, which consist of the R530 and the R630,…

Kubota Announces Expanded Support for Farmer Veterans with Launch of Product Discounts through Geared to Give Program

Kubota Announces Expanded Support for Farmer Veterans with Launch of Product Discounts through Geared to Give Program

Farmer Veteran Coalition Members are Now Eligible for Rebates on Select Kubota Equipment in Recognition of Their Military Service Kubota Tractor Corporation, in partnership with…

Ready to Work: Worksite Utility Vehicles Offer a Versatile and Practical Solution for Contractors

Ready to Work: Worksite Utility Vehicles Offer a Versatile and Practical Solution for Contractors

For more than 60 years, the skid steer has reigned supreme on jobsites. However, its cousin, the compact track loader (CTL), is edging its way into the equipment spotlight. In fact, sales for CTLs have surpassed skid steers three years in a row.

Kubota Tractor Completes Land Purchase for Future Logistics Campus and Midwest Division Office in Edgerton, Kan.

Kubota Tractor Completes Land Purchase for Future Logistics Campus and Midwest Division Office in Edgerton, Kan.

Kansas Governor Colyer Tours Future Site that will Solidify Kubota’s Midwest Footprint Kubota Tractor Corp. recently announced the completion of a 200-acre land purchase within Phase…

Operation Kubota: Learn What Makes the New RTV-X1120 the Perfect Utility-Focused Vehicle

Operation Kubota: Learn What Makes the New RTV-X1120 the Perfect Utility-Focused Vehicle

SPECS: Engine Horsepower: 24.8 hp Type of Engine: Diesel Max. Travel Speed: 29 mph Payload Capacity: 1,102 lbs Towing Capacity: 1,300 lbs Utility vehicles, or…

Editor at Large: Test driving Kubota’s RTV-X1120

Editor at Large: Test driving Kubota’s RTV-X1120

For our June issue, the editors at Compact Equipment are visiting manufacturers to not only operate equipment but visit facilities and gain a better understanding…

Utility Tractor Showcase: The Hottest New Chore Tractors for Both Pros and Large Estate Owners

Utility Tractor Showcase: The Hottest New Chore Tractors for Both Pros and Large Estate Owners

Kubota L2501 With 24.8 hp on a large chassis, clean emissions and modern styling, the L2501 compact tractor has the performance and features to get…

Friday Accolades: Kubota Mfg. of America and Kubota Industrial Equipment Announce $1M Donation to the Lanier Technical College Foundation

Friday Accolades: Kubota Mfg. of America and Kubota Industrial Equipment Announce $1M Donation to the Lanier Technical College Foundation

In a special ceremony recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal joined leaders from both Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) and Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE) as they…

Uniquely Versatile: Utility Tractors Continue to Attract Lifestylers and Pros Looking for a One Machine Solution

Uniquely Versatile: Utility Tractors Continue to Attract Lifestylers and Pros Looking for a One Machine Solution

In this era of skid steers and track loaders, utility tractors might seem at risk of losing market share, but manufacturers are still confident. These…

The Operator Experience: Our First Issue Dedicated to Operating Equipment Comes Out in June

The Operator Experience: Our First Issue Dedicated to Operating Equipment Comes Out in June

We’re getting our boots muddy operating a lot of equipment this spring. As you’re reading this issue, myself and other Compact Equipment editors are behind…

Heading Off Road: From Cat to JLG, Big Brands Release New UTVs and Target Niche Markets

Heading Off Road: From Cat to JLG, Big Brands Release New UTVs and Target Niche Markets

Projects create nomads. For a contractor or farmer, a new job usually means another mission in a new place, making reliable transport imperative to travel…

On a Roll: Classic UTV Manufacturers Discuss Their Tried-and-True Lineups

On a Roll: Classic UTV Manufacturers Discuss Their Tried-and-True Lineups

When thinking of utility vehicles (or UTVs for short), it’s easy to picture weekend warriors zipping around to their next adventure. However, when packed with…

Truckin’ Tool Carriers: Attachments Are Transforming the Utility Vehicle Market

Truckin’ Tool Carriers: Attachments Are Transforming the Utility Vehicle Market

Worksite utility vehicles have transformed in recent years, in a very literal sense, and that is due to the expanding nature of the applications they…