Kubota's range of equipment is extensive and includes RTV utility vehicles, ride-on lawn mowers, commercial mowers, compact and agricultural tractors, generators, engines, excavators and wheel loaders.
Kubota can now provide you with the complete range of Kubota products and in doing this have the strength to be able to provide the highest level of service demanded by our Kubota customers.
Kubota products have been distributed in New Zealand for almost 40 years now and have fast become a dominant figure in the market. It all started in the mid 1970's with Kubota supplying the first L series, L175-L185, and B series tractors into the New Zealand market. This was the start of Kubota's success in the under 50 horsepower agricultural and grounds care tractor market. 1977 saw the start of the over 50 horsepower tractors being supplied to the New Zealand market with the introduction of the M7000 tractors. From this beginning Kubota have developed its line of tractors, right up to the latest MGX series of tractors with the biggest cab on the market today.
From its Palmerston North Head Office, C B Norwood Distributors Limited distributes Kubota products throughout New Zealand via their extensive dealer network. Some of whom have been dealers since Kubota's inception into the New Zealand market. It is in part the reputation of our dealer network that has set Kubota at the top end of the demanding New Zealand tractor and grounds care market.
Kubota Corporation has the corporate slogan to Kubota "For Earth, For Life", meaning, "While protecting the earth's beautiful environment, Kubota continues to support affluent lifestyles of people".
The world is facing many challenges in areas such as food, water and environment, which are all essential to human beings. The new slogan represents Kubota's commitment that the directors and employees of all global Kubota networks would unite and move forward as a corporate group that contributes to solutions of these challenges through business.
From humble beginnings as a cast iron manufacturer in Osaka, the Kubota Corporation, established in 1890, has grown into a highly successful multinational company employing over 23,000 people worldwide with a turnover in the billions of dollars. Kubota has become an international brand leader with a focus on contributing to society by offering environmentally compatible equipment designed to improve quality of life.
Over the past few years exciting releases from Kubota have expanded the market and the introduction of the MGX series of tractors has moved Kubota to the top end of the 100 to 135 horsepower range with exceptional performance, reliability and comfort.
With a variety of grounds care equipment ranging from the T1880 18 horsepower ride-on lawnmower up to the L5740, 59 horsepower hydrostatic 4WD tractor, Kubota enables its customers to find the perfect unit for their individual application. The range also includes zero turn mowers in both diesel and now a new petrol option, out-front commercial mowers in 18 and 36 horsepower as well as front end loaders and mid mount mowers to fit all ROPS and cab compact tractors.
Our agricultural range spans from the new MX5100 51 horsepower utility tractor up to the top of the range M7-1 170 horsepower tractors.
With the release in 2005 of the RTV900 utility vehicle into the New Zealand market, Kubota built on its success with the RTV1100, with a full cab, air conditioning and heater. The range also now includes the versatile RTV1140, an easily convertible unit with either two or four seater options at your fingertips. The RTV500, a new compact petrol machine with the simplicity you have come to love about Kubota as well as the 2012 model, the RTV400. With its CVT Plus transmission and electronic fuel injection the RTV400 heads to top of its class. These are purpose built machines; using proven tractor technology to make a rough terrain vehicle suitable for a huge variety of applications.