Kubota Tractor Corporation’s (KTC) new president and CEO has quite the plane ride ahead of him. The company recently announced Haruyuki (Harry) Yoshida as its new top executive. Yoshida most recently held a top management position for that company at Osaka, Japan. The 37-year veteran with Kubota will take over the role from Masato Yoshikawa… Read More

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… Read More

Japanese tractor company Kubota has announced a deal to purchase Salina, Kansas-based equipment-maker Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. Kubota will acquire 100 percent of Great Plains’ shares for a stock price of approximately US$430 million, subject to provisions in the agreement. The deal expands on a North American alliance Kubota had with Great Plains’ turf and… Read More

Nearly a year ago, Kubota announced a new contender in the square circle, and this month, it was on display at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. With 130-170HP and an optional maximum speed of 50km/h (31mph), the M7 Series brings strength and agility to the ag octagon. “Kubota has established a well-respected name for itself in the… Read More

Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service. Recently the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced… Read More

At one time the farmer mainly used horses, then motorbikes, then quads and now the Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) has become a common tool on the farm. For many ranchers and farmers these utility vehicles have created a real sense of versatility and handiness. I must admit that when the UTV first was introduced I… Read More