The Kubota RTV compete in the newly created “side by side” sport utility market with entrants such as John Deere and Kawasaki to name a few. The side by side I refer to is because these vehicles are designed to carry a passenger as well as the driver. Each contains a bed and in the case of the Kubota a very generous sized bed coming in at 52 x 47 inches. With that size bed you can easily throw on all your hunting gear and have room leftover hopefully for hauling something out of the woods. Oh and did I mention its hauling capacity is 1,100 pounds or 800 pounds more than the largest atv.
The Kubota RTV is powered by a 22 horsepower diesel engine. The engine on the Kubota RTV is 54.8 cubic inches and is a 3 cylinder, 4 cycle, overhead valve unit. It has a hydrostatic transmission which unlike other utility vehicles and their belt drive transmissions the hydrostatic transmission is capable of producing very smooth starts even on hills. In addition the hydrostatic transmission is more than capable of incredible pulling power at low speeds. I suspect this is where Kubota’s knowledge of building tractors comes into play most by equipping their RTV with this sort of transmission and might be another item which distances them from their field of competitors.
Some of the many features on this powerful 4 x 4 are:
A reinforced steel bumper that isn’t just an emblem.
7.4 Inches of go anywhere ground clearance along with a long wheelbase.
Deluxe bench seat which is generously padded designed to fit two full-sized adults. In addition there are dual seat belts and side grab rails all in the seating area.
OSHA approved roll over protection system including roll bars.
These are just a few of the features of the Kubota RTV 900. I haven’t driven one yet, but look forward to taking the wheel. The Kubota RTV is available in Kubota orange or a camo clad model which should be perfect for those chores around hunting camp and may even work to do a few around home as well.
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