TORRANCE, CA – Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has introduced its Grand L40-series that offers three types of advanced transmissions, powerful Kubota diesel engines, and redesigned operator-station features.

Debuting in the Grand L40 tractors is Kubota’s newly developed, electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission (HST) called the HST Plus.

By adjusting a dial, the operator selects one of 13 response levels for HST Response Control that appropriately controls transmission response to the HST pedal. Operators can choose automatic or manual mode for the Hydro Dual Speed (H-DS), which allows additional high and low shifting — even while moving —– within each hydrostatic speed range, to create a total of six speed ranges.

In response to pressing a mode-selection button, the Load-sensing Stall Guard automatically manages power to the wheels, preventing engine stall under load. This can be combined with H-DS for the ultimate in productivity and ease of operation.

The new Auto-throttle-advance feature simulates the ease of driving an automatic-transmission car by synchronizing tractor speed and engine power with the HST pedal, while reducing fuel consumption.

All Grand L40 tractors are built around three-vortex, combustion-system engines (E-TVCS). Ranging from 34 horsepower to 59 horsepower, these diesel engines have large displacement to create high power output and power-takeoff (PTO) torque, along with cleaner emissions and less vibration.

In addition, the IntelliPanel digital display has easy-to-read indicators and sensor messages, making it indispensable for monitoring tractor function and scheduled maintenance.

L-series compact tractors, which range from 29 hp to 59 hp, are powered by E-TVCS Kubota diesel engines. The deluxe, high-performance Grand L30 and L40 series offer advanced transmission technology, IntelliPanel display, and state-of-the-art features.