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L-Series: Easier, better and faster

Kubota’s new L-series of compact tractors, with their simplified operation and smoother performance, enables a farmer to be more productive as well as more comfortable. The tractors also offer improved fuel efficiency, thanks to greater air flow into the combustion chamber.

The Kubota L1361, which is part of the company’s new L-Series tractors, is the only tractor in the series fitted with a 27kW engine.
The Kubota L1361, which is part of the company’s new L-Series tractors, is the only tractor in the series fitted with a 27kW engine.

Kubota is taking compact tractors to an entirely new level with its new L-Series, which features the L1361, L1421 and L1421 HST.

The series represents not only a performance enhancement, but refreshed design that increases visibility and allows jobs to be done more easily, better and faster than with standard models,” says Dieter Bergmann, national sales manager of Kubota in South Africa.

Increased air flow for greater fuel efficiency

Models in the series are relatively similar, except for the L1361, which has a 27kW, four-cylinder, water-cooled diesel engine. The L1421 and L1421 HST have 31kW engines.

Kubota L1361
Kubota L1361

The unique three-vortex combustion system in the engines enables increased air flow into the combustion chamber for better energy
consumption, fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions, while Kubota’s Dynamic Balancer helps minimise noise and vibration.

All three models sport IntelliPanelTM Display, allowing drivers to keep track of features, including the working gear, range selected, ground speed, PTO speed, fuel usage and hours worked, all at a single glance.

Kubota L1361 with sprayer
Kubota L1361 with sprayer

Choice of Transmissions for versatility

The L1361 and L1421 have a comprehensive range of Kubota transmissions, ensuring versatility and ease of use.

If you need a straightforward gear transmission for general purpose
farm work, or you’re looking for precise control and speed for spraying and crop protection, the L-Series has you covered,” says Bergmann.

All New Kubota L-Series
All New Kubota L-Series

On the L1421 and L1421 HST, the driver can operate the hydraulic independent PTO without using a clutch, allowing the tractor to take
control and engage the PTO safely and efficiently.

Our new electric PTO switch makes PTO operation easier than ever and is conveniently located on the side console,” explains Bergmann. “The PTO is started with one turn and stopped with one push of a dial.”

The L1421 HST offers even greater maneuverability, thanks to Kubota’s pioneering hydrostatic transmission technology (HST). The system increases pedal responsiveness for smoother performance and improved control, regardless of the load size. It also reduces shock, vibration, noise and fatigue, while improving tractor performance.

“HST has made operating a tractor as simple as driving a car,” says Bergmann.

The HST system boasts a revolutionary load-sensing feature that automatically regulates the hydrostatic pump and motor activity when it detects a drop in engine speed. In addition to three range
shift speeds, Kubota’s HST Plus includes a lever to shift between high and low speeds in each range, expanding the options to six speeds.

Kubota L-Series with Sprayer
Kubota L-Series with Sprayer

Once your preferred range shift speed is set, you can easily shift the hydro dual-speed lever between high and low speeds while moving,” Bergman says.

L-Series Cost Performance Leader

The series is available across the country, with prices at R224 0000 for the L1361, R275 000 for the L1421 and R325 500 for the L1421 HST, excluding VAT. All Kubota products come with a three-year/2 000-hour warranty and are fully backed by a comprehensive dealer network.

The L-Series is a cost performance leader with workhorse features that will keep you working comfortably and efficiently throughout
the day,” says Bergmann.

If you’re in the market for a new tractor or simply looking to mechanise more efficiently, look no further than the new Kubota L-Series.

This article was featured in the Farmer Weekly – Nov 2019.

This article was feature in the Wood Southern Africa Timber Times – Dec 2019.

This article was featured in KZN Industrial Business News – Jan 2020.

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