Kubota is more than known worldwide because of agriculture machinery. After almost 150 years in the industry, this manufacturer is related, in its majority, with tractors or minitractors. However, today we are not going to talk about Kubota’s tractor range but about its presence in the real market, more specifically in niches that are unknown to most of us.
A lot of farmers or people that use Kubota’s machinery will recognize its models as can be Kubota M5111 or Kubota 7950. But the truth is that the most important thing is the interior of the model, its engine. This has a great value because formerly private companies imported Kubota tractor models that weren’t marketed here from Japan to Europe. These imports made the price of Kubota’s tractors were very competitive. Instead, engine spare parts of those models were very difficult to find.
TYPES OF KUBOTA ENGINE
Kubota’s engines mount on different types of machinery. Besides its tractors, this builder supplies engines for mower, cold compressors for trailers, microcars or, even, other industrial companies such as Caterpillar.
Within these niches, we have Kubota land mowers. These machines usually mount 2 or 3-cylinder engines with a power around 20-30hp, depending on the mower size. Mowers commonly use on public gardens and its popularity raises as we get closer to northern countries such as Ireland and England where its use increases exponentially.
COLD COMPRESSORS FOR TRAILER
On the other hand, Kubota manufactures engines for trailer cold compressors. These engines are bigger than the ones for mowers, since they need to keep the temperature of a trailer quite low. This is because the products they transport are perishable. They generally consist on 3 or 4-cylinder engines with a power ranging from 40hp to 60 or 70 depending on the needs of the trailer.
Following this direction of small engines, the japanese brand also manufactures engines used by “microcars”. These vehicles are cars that can drive without driving license. Thus, the engines cars are 2-cylinder engines with a very committed power.
KUBOTA ENGINES FOR OTHER BRANDS
Last but not least, Kubota engine application we finally highlight is used by Caterpillar. While it is true that Caterpillar is the biggest manufacturer in machinery industry, it does not produce all its engines. Some Caterpillar machines do not use their own engines, but Kubota engines. Furthermore, against the idea that the engines that Caterpillar uses from Kubota are small. The reality is that those machines use bigger engines than we have shown before, such as Kubota’s V3307, which is known as C3.3 in Caterpillar.
ENGINE SPARE PARTS AT ORYX PARTS
To sum up we have seen that Kubota is well known for its second hand tractors or minitractors. However, Kubota also manufactures engines for mowers, minicars, cold compressors for trailers and it sells its engines to the giant of the industry, Caterpillar.
At Automotive Oryx Parts we have been supplying Kubota engine spare parts for all its industrial applications for more than 5 years. We can help you make quick and efficiently engine repairs.