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Kubota's new RTV400Ci UTV

Agriculture.com Staff 03/20/2012 @ 9:17am

Kubota has introduced the new gas-powered RTV400Ci utility vehicle that features the agility and reliability of a mid-sized utility vehicle, but is compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-size, long-bed pickup truck. At 54.7 inches wide and 72 inches tall, the new machine has a fuel-injected 6 horsepower, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine.

“Kubota has built its reputation on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; the RTV400Ci makes for the fifth RTV in the Kubota family, and is another example of how Kubota continually delivers everything our customers value,” says Dan Muramoto, Utility Vehicle product manager. “Compact, gas-powered and well-equipped, the RTV400Ci provides exceptional ease of transportation, making the vehicle ideal for moving to and from worksites, caring for livestock or hunting in the woods.”

CVT Plus: Continuously Variable Transmission

This RTV has a newly-designed Continuously Variable Transmission with inertial clutch (CVT Plus) for excellent response and reliability, while providing dynamic braking to help maintain control during descents with engine-assisted deceleration. CVT Plus also features a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion to ensure longer belt life.

The RTV400Ci also features a new, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine that was developed to ensure peak performance and ultimate durability. This electronic fuel-injected (EFI) gasoline engine offers a responsive, smooth and reliable ride. The EFI system further improves engine performance by providing quick, easy starts, even in the most severe weather conditions, as well as on-demand power and optimized acceleration.

Weighing a modest 1,257 pounds, the RTV400Ci can handle upwards of 440 pounds or nine cubic feet in its durable, metal cargo box and it can tow up to 1,102 lbs. It is available in both Kubota Orange and Realtree Hardwoods Camouflage.

Operator Comfort and Safety

Featuring ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, the RTV400Ci is designed for comfort with a contoured bench seat for enjoyable riding. The low operator platform also offers ample leg room, making it easy to step in and out. In addition to comfort, the RTV’s Standard Rollover Protection System (ROPS) meets or exceeds standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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