Kubota has launched its latest compact tractors, the revamped L1 and L2 series.

Both new ranges are now equipped with Kubota’s Stage V engines, and the exterior and interior designs have been refreshed, the Japanese tractor giant says.

L1 series

The new Kubota L1 series compact tractors have been designed to be “highly durable, easy to operate and simple to maintain”, the manufacturer claims.

There is a choice of three-range HST hydrostatic transmission or a synchronised manual gearbox featuring eight forward and eight reverse gears.

The L1 tractors are powered by four-cylinder 45hp, 51hp and 55hp Kubota Stage V diesel engines, for clean-running performance.

In terms of design, the L1 series has a folding rear ROPS frame and a height-adjustable steering wheel. The rear lifting capacity has a maximum lift of 1,750kg.

L2 series

Turning next to the L2 range, this series offers three different engine outputs from 45hp to 61hp, One can choose between a cab or rollover protection structure (ROPS) versions, and between 16F+16R mechanical or three-range hydrostatic transmission.

Once again, rear linkage lift capacity is 1,750kg for this series.

Kubota highlights in particular the L2’s “user-focused” design, pointing to the one-piece engine cowling that can be fully opened, giving operators “effortless access to all important service points and daily checks, in the engine compartment”, adding:

In addition, the front axle with bevel gear drive and the integrated power steering deliver effortlessly agile manoeuvrability, suiting use in tight spaces.

Both L1 and L2 tractor ranges can be specified with Kubota front-end loaders, the manufacturer notes.


Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with offices in more than 120 countries, Kubota employs some 41,000 people across Europe, North America and Asia.

The company had revenues of $17.3 billion in 2020.