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"Gray Market” – Used Kubota Tractors

Used Kubota tractors, originally sold in Japan, are being imported into this country. These "gray market" units were not designed for sale in the United States. They were designed and manufactured for the Japan market and imported into the United States by individuals or entities independent of Kubota and without Kubota's authorization.


These "gray market" units are different in several important respects from the tractors that Kubota makes for the United States, and which Kubota Tractor Corporation sells in the United States. These tractors are not ordinarily equipped with important safety equipment such as ROPS and seatbelt, PTO shield, safety decals, or operator's manual. Neither Kubota Tractor Corporation nor its affiliated company Kubota Corporation of Osaka, Japan, provides parts, service or any warranty support for Kubota "gray market" units in the United States. There is no responsibility whatsoever either by Kubota or its authorized dealers for these "gray market" units.


Please be advised that since April 30, 1997, the importation, distribution and sale in the United States of Kubota "gray market" units under 50 PTO horsepower has been prohibited by a General Exclusion Order of the United States International Trade Commission. If you wish to obtain a copy of this Order, please write to our General Counsel:


Mr. Richard Briggs

c/o Kubota Tractor Corporation

3401 Del Amo Blvd.

Torrance, California 90503

Phone Number: (310) 370-3370


For parties outside the U.S., please contact Kubota Corporation at:


2-47 Shikitsuhigashi 1-chome

Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-8601, Japan

Phone: (81)-6-6648-2111

Fax: (81)-6-6648-3862

Attn: Tractor Export Department