Staff | September 28, 2010

Kubota’s Grand L40-series compact utility tractorAn electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission called HST Plus gives operators of Kubota’s new Grand L40-series compact utility tractor four ways to control performance: 1) Dialing in one of 13 response speeds to the HST pedal; 2) Automatic or manual mode for Hydro Dual Speed (H-DS), which adds high and low shifting on the roll within each hydrostatic speed range for six speed options; 3) Load-sensing Stall Guard mode automatically regulates engine power to the wheels, preventing engine stall under load; and 4) Auto-throttle-advance synchronizes tractor speed and engine revolution with the HST pedal, reducing fuel consumption. Powershift and manual mechanical transmissions are also options.