Kubota Tractor M135X – Solutions to heavy-duty tasks – For Sales
1. Quick Details
Packed with power. The tractor
comes with the V6108-TI-CRS which
delivers 135 horsepower, Kubota’s
most powerful workhorse.
The turbo-charge with intercooler
enhances the intake efficiency and
combustion conditions. The end
results are better fuel economy,
cleaner emissions and less pollution.
Engine and power
The M135X has a four-cylinder “high-torque” motor, dropping a cylinder over its smaller brother.
The 135hp Kubota engine makes more torque due to new designs, including long stroke bores, an intercooled and waste gated turbocharger, centre direct injection, four valves per cylinder, common rail fuel injection, and electronic engine and transmission management via high-speed Can Bus cabling and terminals.
Driving on a rough flat paddock with a set of discs didn’t bother the engine at 2400rpm. The new 6124cc Kubota V6108-Tl-CRS engine produces 135SAE horsepower at 2200rpm, with 118 of that going to the PTO.
The torque rating is approx 570Nm at 1200rpm. As standard the engine is rated to Tier 3, although the motor on our test model has the optional Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system which meets Tier 4 Interim requirements.
Performance and engineering
The redesigned bonnet and grill slopes down more for better forward visibility. Access to the radiators could be better with just the air conditioner radiator sliding out. Instead, Kubota relies on easy-removable fine mesh screens to clear the main and ancillary radiators to avoid overheating. The fan only runs when required to reduce foreign particle intake.
Getting the power to the ground is an Intelli-Shift 16-forward and 16-reverse speed transmission via a wet clutch, with a near perfect forward and reverse take-off from the shuttle.
Another excellent feature is Kubota’s Bi-Speed facility. Depress the toggle switch and when you turn the last few degrees of steering lock (Kubota says about 35?) the front wheels almost double their rotation speed, meaning I could do a headland turn on this 2690mm wheelbase tractor faster, and in a shorter space. The already tight 50? steering lock comes from Kubota bevel geared front axles. When the switch is off you’re in 2WD, although you still have a 4WD switch.
A switch operates the two individually adjustable pre-set engine memory rpm speed options. The next switch controls the Work Kruise control to keep the engine revs constant, such as for PTO work. When the engine rpm is set and Work Kruise is on, the computer calculates the correct throttle adjustments for the ground you’re working.
Auto Mode is fantastic. Flip another switch and the transmission automatically drops (or increases as you drive along) up to three gears in road travel when you reach a hill, and two gears in field mode when I lifted the linkage up. It then changed up those gears again when I lowered it.
Even the rpm speed of your Auto Mode gear changes can be sensitivity-adjusted simply by turning a dial, allowing them to change either faster or more gently if you have a sloppy drawbar with a heavy feedout wagon on, for example.
Engine Kubota V6108-Tl-CRS
Power rating 135hp at 2200rpm
Maximum torque Approx 570Nm at 1200rpm
Transmission 16 speeds (F & R) with eight-speed powershift
Clutch type Wet
Maximum speed 40kmh
Fuel capacity 190 litres
Front suspension Optional hydraulic, with 80mm travel
Steering angle Up to 50 degrees
Operating weight 2690kg
Hydraulics Two remotes with 77L/min outlets
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