10 Awesome Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kubota

Jun 16, 2020

We all know Kubota makes the best compact and subcompact tractors in the market.. Their Kubota diesel engines are among the best and most reliable you can buy. However, there are a few things about Kubota the you probably DIDN’T know..

  1. THEY’RE OLDER THAN YOU THINK! With roots dating back to 1890, they aren’t exactly the new kids on the block.
  2. THEY DIDN’T START OUT MAKING TRACTORS. Kubota was actually first established as a foundry for the production of castings for heavy equipment.
  3. THEY’VE BEEN MAKING ENGINES SINCE BEFORE IT WAS COOL. They started producing Agro-industrial oil based engines in 1922!
  4. THEY WERE REVOLUTIONARY IN JAPAN. Kubota developed and commercialized Japan’s first ever farm tractor.
  5. THEY PRODUCED VENDING MACHINES! (What?!) It’s true.. In the early 60’s, Kubota actually produced vending machines for a time.
  6. THEY CAME TO AMERICA IN THE LATE 1960’s. Kubota’s first import was in 1969 with the 21 HP L200.. It’s huge success led to the creation of Kubota Tractor Corporation as we know it today, in Texas.
  7. THEY PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO WORK. As of 2008, Kubota employed around 24,000 people worldwide.
  8. MANY KUBOTA PRODUCTS ARE MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE U.S. Kubota opened a factory in Gainsville, GA that builds a lot of their products, including their ZD diesel zero turns and their line of RTV recreational vehicles.
  9. THEY SPONSER A PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM! The “Kubota Spears” are a professional rugby team in Japan sponsored by Kubota.
  10. THEY HAVE HELPED BUILD AN ARK! As part of their dedication to improved sustainability, Kubota played a big role in creating Japan’s Solar Ark, a museum and leader in solar energy.

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