This Autumn, Kubota tractor is celebrating 40 years of excellence by offering customers great finance rates and huge rebates. On the last Sunday in October all Kubota Dealers will converge in Dallas to celebrate Kubota’s 40 years strong in the industry and discuss the future.
The Kubota Tractor Corporation was formed in 1972, and the company introduced its first 12-HP four-wheel drive tractor in 1974. Although four-wheel drive was common among larger American tractors, it was unheard of in the compact sector and became a benchmark for the industry.
Over the past four decades, Kubota has continued to expand its product line and is the leading marketer and distributor of under 120-HP tractors in the United States, offering more than 80 tractor models.
Kubota equipment is sold and serviced in the United States through a nationwide network of more than 1,100 authorized Kubota dealers supported by the company’s corporate headquarters in Torrance, Calif., and four division offices and warehouses located in Lodi, Calif.; Fort Worth, Texas; Groveport, Ohio; and Suwanee, Ga.
1972: Kubota Corporation was established in Compton, California on September 28th.
1974: Kubota’s first 12-HP four-wheel drive tractor, the B6000. Four-wheel drive was common among larger American tractors, but was unheard of in the compact segment and quickly became a benchmark for the industry.
1977: M Series agriculture tractor line introduced.
1979: Compact excavators introduced with its KH Series.
1982: Kubota Credit Corporation began offering U.S. customers a range of financing alternatives.
1983: G Series garden tractor line introduced.
1988: Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) opened in Gainesville, Georgia, as Kubota’s first U.S. manufacturing base.
1990: Kubota introduced its first compact tractor-loader-backhoe (TLB) with the B20.
1993: Kubota Moved Headquarters to Torrance, Calif.
1999: Kubota Engine America (KEA) was established in Lincolnshire, Illinois, to market and distribute Kubota compact diesel engines to top-name manufacturers.
2000: Kubota’s first sub-compact tractor the BX Series.
2001: First zero turn mowers became available from Kubota with their ZD Series.
2004: Kubota introduced the RTV900, its first utility vehicle.
2005: Kubota’s one millionth tractor sold in the U.S.
2006: Kubota Industrial Equipment was established in 2005 and opened a new manufacturing plant in Gainesville, Georgia.
2009: The KX Series of mini-excavators was introduced.
2010: Kubota entered the compact track loader market and released the SVL75 and SVL90 in the U.S.
2012: Grand X added to M series line and 40 Years celebrated.