It’s nice to have all the bells and whistles on new equipment, and you have to keep up-to-date on new ideas or you’ll get left behind. It’s is also important to listen to your customers and realize that sometimes it is hard to manipulate bells and whistles when you have to wear thick gloves to get your job done.
RealAgriculture’s Dale Leftwich had a chance to talk to Kyle Dabrowski, product specialist with Kubota, about bells and whistles and farmers working with thick gloves and what machine operators really need.
According to Dabrowski, this is the thinking that went into the new with M7-2, the second generation of M7 tractors that is designed to suit a wide variety of operators. (story continues after video)
Dabrowski says the M7-2 series has the features that people rely on and now they have added a Deluxe model. “With the dash 2 we have 130,150, and 170 engine horse power. We have our standard, premium power shift, and standard KVT models and we are really excited to introduce our new configuration called the Deluxe.”
He outlines that the Deluxe is similar to the standard tractor — it has cable-operated rear remotes, no monitors, and somewhat of a ‘spec-ed down’ tractor. It also has closed centre hydraulics that you’d find on or premium models, with 29 gal per minute flow and the option of a flange or bar axel for the rear axel, he says.
Kubota has a certain type of customer in mind for the M7-2 series. “We have many configurations to reach many different customer types. If we were just to look at the Deluxe model that’s going to popular with livestock operators or municipalities.” For both of these groups, the versatility and simplicity of the M7- 2 are important features.
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