Designed for heavy duty work, the Kubota M8540 will help increase productivity with its powerful 84HP engine. It sits well among the 80-100HP tractor bracket and has proven to be a popular choice for its versatility.
With so many tractors in the 80-100HP bracket, what makes the Kubota M8540 stand out? To find out, let’s take a look at the following:
- Kubota M8540 overview
- Kubota M8540 in action
- M8540 key features
- M8540 specs
- Kubota M8540 price
- M8540 pros and cons
Pictured: Kubota M8540. Source: Machines4U.
As part of Kubota’s M series tractors, the M8540 is great for a wide variety of applications, including property maintenance, commercial landscaping and farming applications. This model is available as a ROPS or Cab tractor.
The M8540 utility tractor is simple to operate, reliable, lightweight and comes at a great price for operators looking for power and performance. With a 84HP, 4-cylinder turbo charged engine the M8540 has great pulling power, perfect for heavy duty farm operations like moving hay bales and silage, spraying and loading fertiliser.
Equipped with a hydraulic shuttle, creep speed and autohitch, the M8540 is a productive and practical tractor. You can also add a variety of attachments including a front end loader.
Kubota M8540 in Action
Disclaimer: The tractor in this clip may be an overseas model. The Australian model may vary from above.
Kubota M8540 Key Features
Pictured: Kubota M8540 engine. Source: Machines4U.
Kubota has increased durability, power and fuel efficiency with the new centre direct injection system engine (E-CDIS). The added power and reduced noise levels in the E-CDIS means you can work more efficiently and economically.
Increased performance is also thanks to the hearty turbo-charged diesel engine that works exceptionally in the low rpm range when performing tasks that require greater traction. Making light work of heavy duty operations is simple with the F18/R18 transmission. This transmission allows users to operate in high, low and creep speed ranges.
Pictured: Kubota M8540 tractor cab. Source: Machines4U.
The M8540 has plenty of room for a mid-sized tractor. It features a reclining weight-adjusted seat as standard, which is designed to reduce operator fatigue and absorb shock during operation.
A digital LED panel also makes viewing clear and easy, so you can always see travel speeds, PTO revolution and hour meter information.
Kubota M8540 Specs
|Engine||V3800DI-T 4-cylinder turbocharged|
|Engine Net Power||84.6HP|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||90 L (ROPS model), 110 L (CAB model)|
|Tractor Weight||2450 kg (ROPS), 2740 kg (CAB)|
|Lift Capacity at 24 in. behind lift point||3200 kg|
|No. of speeds||F18/R18 (w/creep)|
|Max travelling speed @ max engine RPM||35 km/h|
Kubota M8540 Price
Used Kubota M8540 for sale cost between $28,600 and $59,990, averaging at $38,915*. These prices will vary depending on the age, use, condition and attachments being sold with the machine.
Kubota M8540 Pros and Cons
Pictured: Kubota M8540 tractor. Source: Machines4U.
All machines have their benefits and things to consider before purchasing. Here are just a few of the pros and cons about the M8540 tractor.
According to anecdotal feedback operators noticed the M8540 has:
- Lightweight body
- Excellent power for a 84HP tractor
- Easy-to-use joystick and lever controls
- Great turning circle for tight-space sites
- Reliable mechanical components, especially linkages for attachments
Anecdotal feedback on the M8450 highlighted the following:
- Loud cab
- Hard-to-access fuel tank
- Tight and clunky gear shifting
- No mudguards on the front of machine
- No handbrake, only a park lock function