It looks like Versatile’s new Nemesis tractor line could also wear Kubota name badges.

Kubota-Versatile deal not a surprise

The Winnipeg company will begin to build a mid-range horsepower tractor for Kubota ‘immediately’

When the news release from Versatile (Buhler Industries) first popped up in my email inbox with the name Kubota in the heading, I thought, “Here it comes.” There’s a good reason I was bracing for a really big announcement between those two brands. The rumours around a deal between them have swirled through the agricultural […] Read more

The M7-2 tractors keep the same horsepower ratings but offer a new transmission option and several upgrades.

Kubota M7 tractor update brings more flexibility in options

The M7-2 models debut new features in North America, including more hydraulic system flexibility

It’s been a poorly kept secret during the past year that Kubota was about to introduce an updated version of its most powerful tractor Series, the M7s, in North America. In fact, the brand showed a newer M7-2 at the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany in 2017. Now the updated tractor line has finally arrived […] Read more

Buhler to build bigger Kubota tractors in Winnipeg

Kubota’s highest-horsepower tractors yet for the North American farm market are going to be made in Canada. Winnipeg manufacturer Buhler Industries, the maker of Versatile tractors, on Thursday announced a “long-term” original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal with Japan’s Kubota Corp. to “develop and produce a new tractor platform in the mid-range front-wheel assist segment.” For […] Read more

The CD2000 Series high-speed discs are the heaviest of two models introduced under the Kubota brand.

Kubota digs into tillage offerings

The orange brand adds compact discs to its growing implement line

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North […] Read more

We field-tested a pair of Kubota M7 tractors, putting them to work cutting and baling hay in our test field.

Reviewing the M7 Kubota tractor

Our observations after getting up close and personal with two M7 tractors

A couple of years ago, Kubota introduced its flagship M7 line of tractors, which pushed the available horsepower in its tractor line to 168. Since then the orange brand has been pushing to become a much bigger player in the ag equipment market, with a stated intention of eventually becoming a full-line manufacturer. But there’s […] Read more


The new Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick injects a little bit of fun into the brand’s UTV offerings, which have been popular with farmers.

A faster UTV from Kubota

The brand targets new market segments with the RTV-XG850 Sidekick that can hit 64 km/h

Kubota has had a strong presence in the UTV market for several years with their X Series machines. They offer a relatively unique design with diesel engines mated to hydrostatic transmissions. That package has earned them reputations as sturdy workhorses, but for those buyers who also want something a little sporty to mix business with […] Read more

Larry Annaert, left and Chris Lisabeth, are owners of Hyde Park Equipment, which has expanded to a second location south of London.

New London dealer building a sign of Kubota’s strategy

Hyde Park Equipment has built a new showcase dealership location south of London

Kubota’s global growth towards a full-line agriculture equipment provider is driving shifts and expansion in its Ontario dealers. Smaller dealers who have been with the company for decades, selling its small construction, turf, lawn and garden equipment are morphing into full-fledged agriculture dealers. Why it matters: Kubota is growing its smaller dealerships into larger centres […] Read more

Kubota to relocate Canadian warehousing

Japanese tractor and equipment maker Kubota’s Canadian arm plans to decamp its warehousing and head office next year for a new “state of the art” space 25 km east. Kubota Canada announced Thursday it will move those operations from Markham, Ont. to a new facility it will build at Pickering by the end of 2019. […] Read more


Kubota to buy equipment maker Great Plains

Japanese farm, construction, yard and landscaping equipment maker Kubota is set to expand its share in several of those sectors with a deal for Kansas equipment firm Great Plains Manufacturing. Kubota, which has had a strategic alliance with Great Plains for implements in the U.S. since 2007, announced Friday it will buy 100 per cent […] Read more