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Kubota Begins ’A New Era’ at 2014 National Dealer Meeting

This was the first time that the Canadian-affiliate Kubota Canada Ltd., joined the U.S. based Kubota Tractor Corporation for its annual meeting.

Sat January 17, 2015 - National Edition
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The 2014 Kubota National Meeting was held at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., and featured country music performances.
The 2014 Kubota National Meeting was held at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., and featured country music performances.
The 2014 Kubota National Meeting was held at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., and featured country music performances. John Ryan, construction equipment business development manager of Kubota, Fort Worth, Texas, goes over the features and benefits of the Kubota skid steer loaders. The wide cab opening and roll up overhead door on the Kubota skid steer loader models allow for easy entry and exit of the machine without detaching a load. A group of Paladin representatives including (L-R) Ron Timmer, Randy Thorson, D’Arcy Manson, Todd Webster, Erric Martin, Wendell Moss and Jim Meyers discuss the company’s product line. Tyler Jenkins, Kubota Northeast division dealer training manager, presents the new Kubota L2501 in the exhibit hall. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., was the venue for this year’s Kubota 2014 National Dealer Meeting. Joe and Donna Meeks bought this Kubota branded gas pump for their dealership, Coastal Machinery, Pensacola, Fla. Bryan Gamble (L), Cahaba Tractor, Pelham, Ala., talks with Ed Parkerson, Kubota regional sales manager, about the all new Kubota SSV65 skid steer loader. Eric Schaumburg (L), Acme Equipment, Grand Forks, N.D., inspects this new Kubota R630 with help from Taylor Brown, Kubota. (L-R): John Brian, Kubota, central division based in Fort Worth, Texas; Tommy James, James Bros. Implement, Amarillo, Texas; David Murry, Kubota regional sales central division, Fort Worth, Texas, discuss the new Kubota R530 wheel loader. The alliance with Echo/BearCat/Shindaiwa has been a natural fit for Kubota dealers. (L-R): Matt Kuhlers, Central Iowa Farm Store, Marshalltown, Iowa; Ryan Casady, Casady Bros. Implement, Webster City, Iowa; Art Williams, Kubota district sales manager-Northern Plains district; and Todd Casady, Central Iowa Farm Store, talk about the highl The new Kubota M7 series tractors perform flawlessly despite the poor terrain and weather conditions. Keith Rohrbacker, Kubota construction equipment product manager, introduces the new R630 machine, which is Kubota’s first entry into the 60 to 80 hp range wheel loader.

The theme was “A New Era” and the gathering place was the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for the Kubota 2014 National Dealer Meeting. Approximately 4,000 Kubota dealers and employees from the United States and Canada made their way to the event Oct. 12 to 16 for the unveiling of several major new product introductions. This was the first time that the Canadian-affiliate Kubota Canada Ltd., joined the U.S. based Kubota Tractor Corporation for its annual meeting and the first time in 10 years that the North American press representatives were in attendance. Executives from the global parent company, Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan also were in attendance.

More than 90 new products were introduced at this event.

“This is one of the largest introductions of Kubota-branded products in our company’s history, including significant additions and enhancements to our turf, agricultural and construction segments,” said Todd Stucke, vice president-agricultural and turf division of Kubota. “Many of our introductions will be real game changers for our dealers and for the industry as a whole, so this year’s dealer meeting marks an important moment in time for Kubota.”




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