Specifications & technical data for the Kubota L4701 tractor can be found on this page.
Power comes from a Kubota engine that uses a high-pressure common rail system (CRS) in conjunction with direct injection and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to achieve EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission compliance.Transmission options are 8F / 8R constant mesh gear with synchromesh shuttle or a hydrostatic three-range (HST) transmission. Gear-equipped tractors gain slightly more PTO power (39.3) without the losses inherent in hydrostatic transmissions, but many don’t find them as easy or user-friendly to drive.
Order an L4701 with HST drivetrain and you get the improved 44.5cc Feather-Step hydraulic servo system that increases pedal responsiveness while reducing user effort. The operator interface is via an “r” shaped pedal that offers excellent modulation in the speed ranges of 0-15 mph forward and 0-14.2 mph backward. Although for some a pedal is not the most ergonomic interface, Kubota places the pedal with ample clearance so that the operator can easily slide the right toe from the top of the advance pedal to the bottom, allowing advance control. / recoil from a heel pivot. Operators who prefer traditional toe / heel operation will feel right at home. In any case, the damping of the Feather-Step system is quite nice and a big step up from manual hydrostatic control.
The output of the open center dual pump hydraulic system flows 7.8 gpm for implement demands and 4.7 gpm for power steering needs (12.5 gpm total). This gives the Cat I (3PH) three point hitch a lift capacity of 2320 lbs at the industry standard 24 “behind the lift point. As other manufacturers have started to do, Kubota also publishes lift capacity. at the lift point, which in the case of the L4701 is 2870 lbs. Position control is standard so an implement can repeatedly return to an operator selectable height. The lower ends of the lift arm are fixed, although the outer stabilizers are telescopic for easy adjustment.For added versatility, the L4701 can support a rear handle with up to three valve positions.
Step into the comfortable high-back adjustable suspension seat and the operator platform is uncomplicated, with ergonomically positioned controls, pedals and levers. The dashboard is digital LCD with a large tachometer in the center that has a yellow mark for 540 rpm for the rear PTO, which reaches 2640 rpm for the engine. The dashboard also displays a digital hour meter, fuel and temperature gauges, indicators for turn signals, parking brake, front-wheel drive engagement, and yellow and red warning lights for traditional warnings.
The power-over-hydraulic rear PTO drive control is located to the right of the seat and engages with a push and twist, or disengages with a touch of the control. And unlike the L3301 and L3901, the split brake pedals have been moved to the left side, making their functionality complete. The cruise control, which keeps the working speed constant, is standard on the L4701 and is operated by a stepless manual lever.
Other details include an offset fuel tank, which makes it easy to fill the 13.5-gallon tank, a folding ROPS, a cup holder on the right fender, and a one-piece hood that raises / lowers with a gas strut. The L4701 is 119.5 “tall by 62.4” wide and has a 72.6 “wheelbase. The height to the top of the ROPS is 91.7″ and the L4701 is 15.2 ” ground clearance. Tire options include grass (R3), Ag (R1) or industrial (R4), as our test tractor was so equipped (sizes 10.0-16.5 front and 17.5L-24 behind).
Using split brakes to ease the turning radius, the L4701 can turn 8.5 ‘. The weight of the Georgia-built Kubota L4701 is 3307 pounds.
Technical Specifications Kubota L4701
Kubota L4701 Engine:
Kubota diesel 4-cylinder liquid-cooled 148.5 ci [2.4 L]