The Kubota tractor has its roots on the Japanese farm. Although Japanese farms are traditionally smaller than those in America, the need for high performance and powerful maneuverability is the same. Kubota Corporation introduced its first tractor to the United States in 1969. Filling a product void in the American marketplace, the Kubota 21 horsepower L200 was an overnight success. As a result, Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) was formed in 1972 and the company introduced its first 12 h.p. four-wheel drive tractor in 1974. Although four-wheel drive was common among larger American tractors, it was unheard of in the compact sector and became a benchmark for the industry.
Over the past quarter century, KTC has continued to expand its product line, with four lines of tractors, the BX, B, L and M Series. Kubota has successfully introduced compact construction equipment, turf equipment, lawn and garden equipment, pumps, generators and a variety of Performance-Matched implements and attachments. KTC is now the leading marketer and distributor of under 40-h.p. tractors in the United States, offering more than 80 tractor models.