Kubota offers four basic models, and variations, of two-, three-, and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, diesel tractors with power output ranging from 12i/5 to 30 h,p. The three-point hitch fits all category one implements, and the PTO is located front, center, and rear with a ten-speed multirange transmission. Units are available with four-wheel drive and lug tire options. Kubota is made in Japan but dealerships are being widely established.
Kubota Ltd. 22 Funade-cho 2-chome Naniwa-ku Osaka, Japan
Kubota Tractor Corp. 500 W.CarobSt. Compton, CA 90220
Another compact diesel tractor available with either two- or four-wheel drive, is the Japanese-built Yanmar. The engine has two cylinders, is water-cooled, and L a four-cycle unit available in either 13, 15 or 20 h.p. models. The constant-mesh/selective mesh gear combination provides six forward and two reverse speeds. A two-speed PTO accompanies the three-point category 0 hitch with hydraulic lift. The Yanmar can be operated with a rotary mower capable of covering U/2 acres per hour, a front-end loader and backhoe for the 20 h.p. model, a 30- or 42-inch reai-mount tiller (depending on the size cf the tractor), and a full line of cultivation attachments—tandem disc harrow, moldboard plow, and one-row cultivators with either rigid or six Danish vibrating S shanks. Attachments are available through the Yanmar dealers but are not exclusive to Yanmar.
Yanmar National Sales Manager Time-Life Building 303 E. Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60611
Yanmar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. 1-11-1, Marunouchi. Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan
A four-stroke, diesel, 16 h.p., air-cooled engine powers a seven forward and three reverse speed transmission, differential lock dry plate, spring-loaded clutch, and a power take-off with three engine speeds. The unit has a working weight of 1,100 kilograms, a ground clearance of 12 inches, and a 48-inch wheelbase. It has a hydraulic lifting system coupled directly with the front power take-off of the engine, governed by a controlling three-stage lever. Implements include a two-row seed and fertilizer drill, leveling blade, cargo transporter, coffee cultivator, cultivating harrow, and three-bottom moldboard plow.
Rua Sinimbu, 1260
Caixa Postal, 1311
95.100 Caxias Do Sul, RS, Brazil
Similar in design to the Kubota is the water-cooled, diesel Iseki. It has nine forward and three reverse speeds, three speeds on the PTO, and a hydraulic lift. Units with four-wheel drive are available, an important feature in small tractors. Often, a small tractor falls short in tractive ability before it runs out of power. Four-wheel drive increases traction by 50 percent, according to Iseki. A wide range of attachments is available for fertilizing, planting, ridging, puddling (rice culture in wetlands), mowing, tedding, mulching, and plowing.
Iseki Agricultural Machinery Mfg. Co., Ltd. Overseas Dept. 1-3 Nihonbashi, 2-chome Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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