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Kubota’s First-Ever Utility Vehicle

Combining Proven Tractor Features with Hydraulic Engineering Excellence


TORRANCE, Calif.--With over 30 years of innovative excellence, Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has proven itself as a leader in the under-100 horsepower (hp) tractor market. Building on that tradition, Kubota designed the first ever Kubota Utility Vehicle, the RTV900, available in four configurations with a wide variety of accessories. Combining Kubota diesel engineering technology and a perfectly matched Kubota transmission, this utility vehicle offers power, strength and stability with all the operator and passenger comforts you could ask for.

The RTV900 is the only utility vehicle in its class to host Kubota’s exclusive three-range variable hydrostatic transmission (VHT) and hydraulic power steering. The transmission boasts a braking feature that never allows the RTV900 to enter a free-wheel status when traveling downhill. The three-range shifting provides low (0-10 mph), mid (0-18 mph) and high (0-25 mph) operational speeds adding diversity when climbing hills and hauling or towing a load. The Kubota Utility Vehicle features 4WD with a 2WD selection and is powered by a Kubota three-cylinder, liquid cooled, diesel engine that is rated at 21.6 hp.

Front and rear wet-type disc brakes provide a reliable braking force. For exceptional stability and successful operation in challenging terrain, the RTV900 has a long wheelbase of 77.4.” For a smooth ride the RTV900 is equipped with MacPherson-type strut front suspension and semi-independent rear suspension axle, including a leaf spring and shock.

With over 25 accessories to choose from, the RTV900 is well suited to many tasks. Accessories include a factory cab, snow blade, front bush guard, rear hitch, hydraulic cargo bed lift, windshield, canopy top and many more. The RTV900 comes in general purpose, turf, recreational and worksite configurations. Each is equipped with appropriate accessories.

Safety is a top priority with Kubota products and the Utility Vehicle is no different. A retractable seatbelt and OSHA certified ROPS are standard on every Utility Vehicle. Spacious legroom and a cushion bench seat make driving the RTV900 comfortable, and there are two cup holders for operator convenience.

Kubota Tractor Corporation markets a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO horsepower, along with a line of performance-matched implements, utility vehicles, construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment and commercial turf products.

For product literature or dealer location information, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, Calif., 90503, 1-888-4KUBOTA ext. 900 (1-888-458-2682), or visit

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