The Kubota RTV-X1140 is the highest horsepower RTV in its class and a big seller for Norwood.
The farm technology specialists, who represent some of the world’s largest farm machinery manufacturers, including Kubota, are excited to offer the Kubota RTV X1140 to farmers across New Zealand.
It’s been tried and tested by Taranaki farmer and father of three of NZ’s most well-known rugby players, Kevin Barrett, who put the Kubota RTV X1140 through its paces in Taranaki’s rolling coastal environment.
Organic dairy farmer Kevin, known for his role as Norwood Brand Ambassador, had the Kubota on his farm for a couple of weeks and says it “performed exceptionally well.”
With its long wheelbase and ever-popular hydrostatic transmission, Kevin found it very stable on rolling ground and couldn’t fault its hill holding capacity.
“I tested it out on a few hills, activated the diff-lock control, took my foot off the accelerator and was surprised at how well it held on the hills, no slippage at all”.
Another key feature of the Kubota RTV X1140 is accessibility; making it a breeze to get on and off.
Kevin agrees “if you’re struggling to get your leg over a bike these days then this little beauty is for you,” he says.
Kevin also found the dual, four-seater option he tested ideal for taking staff or his grandkids down the back of the farm to get those ever-present jobs done. The four seatbelts kept everyone nice and secure.
The dual seat also makes engine accessibility extremely easy, simply by folding the seat up.
Another great feature of the Kubota RTV X1140 is the ability to fold the seats up and extend the tray capacity.
“It’s got a very spacious tray. It’s very good it’s got the tipping option, so if you’re loaded up with rubbish on the back you can tip it out very quickly. Load up with reels, bales of hay, standards, whatever. It’ll take it all.
“I worked out you can get nine kegs of Guinness on there if you really want to get serious.”
For those interested in the technical weight specification, the Kubota RTV X1140 takes just over 700kgs of payload.
“It’s been great having this vehicle on the farm. It’s been great to use, it’s been safe, and I’ve just loved having it here.”