Curtis Introduces Cab For Kubota L47 And M62 Tractor Loader Backhoe


Curtis Industries, LLC manufacturer of cab enclosures, attachments and accessories for compact vehicles, announces the release of cab systems for the Kubota L47 and M62 TLBs. The cabs are commercial grade with fully welded steel frame construction, ideal for construction contractors, landscapers and municipal workers.

Innovative Curtis quick-release backhoe cab easily converts the TLB to a tractor loader. The backhoe cab remains with the backhoe when removed. An optional rear panel is available for non-backhoe operation.

Cabs feature front cowl windows plus glass windshield, door and backhoe cab for 360 degree operator visibility. Venting right side half door and pop-out left- and right-side windows. Tilt-out rear panel increases air flow throughout the cab.

The cabs feature an integrated heating system (installed at the factory) with front and rear heating vents for even heat distribution. Front wiper/washer and rear wiper are included. Total seal system prevents drafts, dust and moisture from entering the cab for added operator comfort and productivity.

“These cabs are Curtis’ first step into the construction vehicle market,” said Michael Alexander, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our engineering team designed exceptional cabs, made for larger, higher horsepower tractors. It represents a significant commitment in time and resources to bring these cabs to market.

To help producers prepare a more agronomically sound seedbed ahead of the planter in often short time windows, john deere introduces two new tillage tools. These next-generation secondary tillage implements are designed from “below the ground up” to work faster and smarter, making customers more productive while effectively handling tough soil conditions and high levels of crop residue at speeds up to 10 mph.

“producers are continually demanding more from their tillage equipment in terms of soil mixing and residue management, faster operating speeds and more precise depth control,” says jarred karnei, product marketing manager for john deere. “to meet those needs, we’ve increased working widths and operating speeds, and provided a wider array of finishing attachments to create that custom field finish and firm seedbed that’s so important for uniform germination and crop establishment.”

The new john deere 2230 level-lift and floating hitch field cultivator models feature a redesigned frame with stubble-resistant radial tires and no daily maintenance points. The 2230 field cultivators are able to provide even and consistent soil mixing and residue flow thanks to true six-inch split-the-middle shank spacing with truposition™ standards that offer 200 lbs. Of trip force.

For level or gently rolling ground, the john deere 2230 level-lift field cultivator comes with three-section or five-section configurations in 15 different sizes ranging from 23.5 feet to 60.5 feet in width. For level or hilly terrain, customers can select the 2230 floating hitch field cultivator, available in 14 different widths from 25.5 feet to 69.5 feet, that can cover up to 217 more acres in a 10-hour day than previous models.

This acquisition will create a major extension and enhancement of New Holland’s offering with the addition of a key product portfolio. New Holland has a long history of leadership in the hay tools which dates back to 1940, when it made a major breakthrough in hay harvesting with the introduction of the first self-tying automatic pick-up baler to the American farmers. Throughout the years it has been motivated by its forward-thinking commitment to respond to its customers’ requirements and has developed a complete product offering of hay equipment for cutting, tedding, raking, baling and stacking. Today New Holland is a Global leading brand and an industry-leader in North America in the haytools and agricultural equipment markets.

The agreement is an important element in New Holland’s global strategy to provide customers around the world with innovative and complete solutions to their farming needs by adding tillage equipment to its product portfolio and extending its hay and forage offering. New Holland will leverage its worldwide strength in the agricultural industry and the expertise of the Kongskilde organization and dealer network to grow the brand and its business.

“The acquisition of the tillage and hay and forage activities of Kongskilde adds a key product range that will further broaden New Holland Agriculture’s product offering within the agricultural machinery sector. In the meantime the Kongskilde dealer and importer network will remain the reference point for their customers. This agreement will provide growth opportunities and create a strong platform to develop the Kongskilde business and its brands and we will also gradually integrate their products in the New Holland portfolio”, said Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture.

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