Are Kubota Tractors Made in America?

Anyone on a road trip through some American farmland is bound to see a spattering of bright orange Kubota tractors and other farm equipment. In fact, the Kubota tractor brand is a well-reputed choice for farmers all over the world. But where are these machines manufactured? Are Kubota tractors made in America?

Kubota logo against a blue sky
Kubota Tractor Corp. signage | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Is it a Japanese tractor company?

Yes, Kubota tractors are Japanese. According to Kubota, the Japanese tractor company introduced its first tractor in 1960. There are several other well-known tractor manufacturers like New Holland, John Deere, and Mahindra. Still, the Kubota brand is a global leader in the industry.

“Kubota offers a full selection of products from small to large-sized tractors for diverse applications and scales.”

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Rice planting in paddies with compact Kubota tractors
Farmers drive tractors in paddy fields | Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Starting off in the metal business back in 1890, the Kubota brand grew. Tractors, inspired by work in the rice paddies, became the company’s benchmark product. In 1969, the U.S. saw its first Kubota tractor. Then in 1972, 12 years after producing the first Japanese-made tractor ever, the Kubota tractor brand, Kubota Tractor Corporation, became an official entity in the U.S. market.

Where are Kubota tractors manufactured?

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Kubota tractors are among the most popular farming and other agriculture-related machines and accessories. Furthermore, the Kubota tractor brand is one of the leading tractor manufacturers. And many Kubota tractors are, in fact, made in America. The U.S. headquarters is in Grapevine, Texas.

According to Kubota USA, “approximately one-half of all Kubota branded equipment sold in the United States is manufactured or assembled in the state of Georgia.” In fact, Kubota Manufacturing of America recently underwent a massive expansion that increased U.S. production.

So, the manufacturing facility in Georgia now produces most of the Kubota tractors and related equipment. In addition, Kubota dealers sell the products across the country. There are over 1,100 Kubota dealers in the U.S.

However, according to Kubota Global, there are several facilities located worldwide. In fact, the website shows a world map and respective Kubota locations. Kubota locations cover the globe including North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

How much does a Kubota Tractor cost?

Kubota tractors exhibited at an agricultural fair in rural America
A Kubota Tractor Corp. M8 tractor | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Kubota tractor prices vary. For example, the models range from compact farm equipment to full-scale agricultural products. According to Tractor List, or tractorsinfo.net, the models start with the BX Series Kubotas. These models start at $11,900.

However, the prices don’t stay below $20,000. As one might expect from heavy-duty equipment, many of the larger designated agricultural machines don’t come cheap. There are models––like the M6 or M7 Series tractor––that easily cost over $40,000. In fact, several Kubota tractor models have price tags near or on up into the six figures.

That said, the price of a new tractor depends not only on the budget but also on the intended use. Obviously, the specific jobs will influence the type of tractor you need. In fact, Kubota also has a financial division for customers. If a job requires a certain piece of equipment, Kubota Credit Corporation, USA offers financing for tractors––as well as other Kubota machines and equipment.