TORRANCE, Calif. (April 8, 2008) Kubota introduces its high-performance M59 power utility, 59-horsepower tractor loader backhoe (TLB) designed to tackle any task. Designed with strength and supreme versatility in mind, the M59 features an integral mainframe to absorb the loads of every day loader and backhoe work.
The M59 features a powerful 59-horsepower, three-vortex combustion system (E-TVCS) diesel engine that allows increased airflow into the combustion chamber and increases efficiency. The system includes a large displacement engine to help reduce noise and vibration and features a standard spark arrestor muffler, built-in for safety when working in dry areas. The M59’s HST-Plus hydrostatic transmission provides control of both the HST pump and motor with key features including hydro dual speed, load sensing ability, HST response control and auto throttle advance.
“We are very excited to be introducing our M59 power utility tractor as the most powerful TLB that Kubota currently has on the market,” says Keith Rohrbacker, Kubota product manager for construction equipment. “With four-wheel drive for power and stability, an integrated main frame, a heavy-duty rear axle for extended life, and multiple wet disc brakes for smooth stopping performance, the M59 is rugged, versatile and performs well on the job.”
A Deeper Dig Kubota’s M59 TLB offers a host of features designed to make digging work easier. With a backhoe that offers 12-foot digging depth, bucket digging force of more than 7,600 pounds and dipper digging force of 4,731 pounds, the M59 can handle even the toughest soil conditions. High capacity hydraulic pumps allow for smooth and efficient management with virtually every material stone, gravel, sand, silt or clay. The M59 offers convenience with a quick mount attach/detach system for easy backhoe removal and enclosed hydraulic hoses for improved visibility and an overall cleaner design.
Loader Strength and Power
Kubota’s M59 loader is cost and time efficient, offering increased productivity and an incredible lifting power of 3,960 pounds. With a maximum height of 10.5 feet and a seven-foot bucket, the loader makes the M59 a productive machine. The braceless frame, slanted boom and sloped hood design improve operator visibility when changing front attachments. The M59 employs a quick attach coupler and optional third function valve for easy use of attachments.
Operator Comfort & Handling In addition to a wide range of capabilities, Kubota’s M59 was designed with operator comfort top of mind. Along with features such as a comfortable arm rest and convenient side position display, this TLB boasts a full-flat deck which provides ample leg room and makes mounting and dismounting effortless. An efficient “backhoe crawling mode” feature allows movement at “creep” speed while at the controls of the backhoe. This is especially time saving when repositioning along lengthy trenches. The four-post roll-over protective structure improves operator safety.
In addition, Kubota offers a Category I/II three-point hitch for a variety of tool handling capabilities which make it more powerful and easy to utilize. With remote hydraulic control valves, a greater selection of hydraulically powered implements can be used with the M59. The hydraulic-independent PTO enables the use of rear-mounted, PTO-driven implements such as rotary tillers and snow blowers to maximize the M59’s versatility. For efficient implement changing and easy use of attachments, the M59 employs a quick attach coupler and optional third function valve.
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com.