With an increasing number of European markets tightening regulations and implementing bans on diesel vehicles, many local authorities are actively seeking alternatives to decarbonise power sources and reduce CO2 emissions.

One of the major challenges when developing an electric tractor is range and operational time. Kubota reckons to have provided sufficient range by equipping the LXe-261 with a large capacity battery that can provide rapid one-hour charging and three to four hours of continuous operation. This will allow operators to charge the batteries during lunch and continue working in the afternoon.

Described as an important strategic step for Kubota in the UK and Europe, the LXe-261 is suitable for a wide range of applications, including mowing and hauling. The specification includes an independent PTO, HST transmission and multiple hydraulic outlets.