Kubota Enters Hay Tools and Spreaders Market
TORRANCE, Calif., October 17, 2013 — Kubota has announced that it will enter the U.S. hay market in 2014 with an all-new line of Kubota Hay Tools. The new machinery further expands Kubota’s strength in the agricultural market, and will allow its dealers to serve as a convenient, one-stop destination for Kubota tractors, hay implements and spreaders.
The new implements will be produced by Kverneland Group, a leading international company that develops, produces and distributes agriculture machinery. Kubota Corporation completed a full-ownership acquisition of Kverneland Group in May 2012, including its factories located in Norway, Demark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia and China. The Kverneland Group brings to Kubota 134 years of experience in successfully developing and producing implements.
“Kubota’s acquisition of Kverneland strengthens our global product portfolio while providing an opportunity for our U.S. dealers to expand their offerings to serve the needs of our haymaking customers,” said Todd Stucke, Vice President, Kubota Agriculture & Turf Division. “These tools – carrying the well-recognized and deeply trusted Kubota name – are first in a series of product developments underway that will allow us to realize our agriculture growth strategy in the United States.”
Kubota unveiled the new implements at the Kubota National Dealer Meeting in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this month. The first phase of implements will be available at Kubota dealerships in early 2014 and will include five disc mowers, ranging from 5’6” to 10’5”; a rotary rake and tedder, with a working width of 13’9” and 17’1” respectively; and pendulum spreaders, with capacities ranging from 7.8 to 47.7ft3.