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Kubota X Series RTVs vs Kubota’s Standard RTVs

Kubota has always made some great quality RTVs that are reliable and last a long time. 

However, it’s been a few years since the new X Series RTVs have come out and there are many advantages to the newer “X” series generation that should make older Kubota RTV owners take a second look.

Let’s check it out.

Overall Improvements

Before going into a side by side comparison, the newer “X” series RTV have some overall improvements on all X series models vs the standard RTVs.

  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Ergonomic Horizontal Gear Shift
  • Faster Hydraulic Dump Bed
  • CV Joint Protectors and Skid Plates
  • Digital Meter
  • 60:40 Split Seats
  • Ergonomic Parking Brake
  • Tile Steering Wheel
  • Extra storage compartments

RTV 900 vs RTV X900

For this comparison we’ll be using the “Worksite” models of both the “X” series to the older standard series

Kubota RTV 900Kubota RTV X900
Engine
Type3 Cyl, 4-Cycle, Diesel, OHV3 Cyl, 4-Cycle, Diesel, OHV
Displacement898cc898cc
Horsepower21.621.6
TransmissionVariable Hydro (VHT-Plus)Variable Hydro (VHT-X)
Gear SelectionHi-Med-Low Forward, Neutral, ReverseHi-Med-Low Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Max Travel Speed40kph / 25 mph40kph / 25 mph
4WD SystemStandardStandard
SteeringHydrostatic PowerHydrostatic Power
BrakesWet Disc BrakesWet Disc Brakes
Suspension
FrontIndependant, Mac-Pherson StrutIndependent, Dual A-Arms with Adjustable Spring Preloaded
BackSemi-independent, Dedion Axle w Leaf springs and Shock AbsorbersIndependant, Coil over Shocks
Dimensions
Length119.3122.5
Wdith59.863.2
Height79.179.5
Wheelbase77.480.5
Turning Radius25.613.1
Weight19181973
Towing Capacity13001300
Payload Capacity16531598
Ground Clearance
Front8.310.5
Rear7.510.4
Cargo Bed
Dimensions52×46.7×11.457.7×40.5×11.2
Volume16 cu. ft.15.2 cu. ft.
Bed Height31.534.9
Load11021102
DumpHydraulicHydraulic
Fuel Tank Capacity7.9 Gal7.9 Gal

A few things stand out on the new model. First the independent coil over shocks will provide a much better ride than the older leaf springs. 

Next the ground clearance is increased from 8.3” to 10.5” in the front and 7.5” to 10.4” in the back. This allows the new X to be used in more terrain than the previous. 

Last but not least, the fuel tank has been increased to allow for slightly more run time. 

More comfortable, more accessible and longer run time with the newer X series? Yes, Please!

RTV X100C vs RTV 1100

Kubota RTV 1100Kubota RTV X1100C
Engine
Engine Type3 Cyl, 4-Cycle, Diesel, OHV3 Cyl, 4-Cycle, Diesel, OHV
Displacement1123cc1123cc
Horsepower24.824.8
TransmissionVariable Hydro (VHT-Plus)Variable Hydro (VHT-X)
Gear SelectionHi-Med-Low Forward, Neutral, ReverseHi-Med-Low Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Max Travel Speed40kph / 25 mph40kph / 25 mph
4WD SystemStandardStandard
SteeringHydrostatic PowerHydrostatic Power
BrakesWet Disc BrakesWet Disc Brakes
Suspension
FrontIndependant, Mac-Pherson StrutIndependent, Dual A-Arms with Adjustable Spring Preloaded
BackSemi-independent, Dedion Axle w Leaf springs and Shock AbsorbersIndependant, Coil over Shocks
Dimensions
Length129.1122.5
Wdith66.956.4
Height81.582.3
Wheelbase77.680.5
Turning Radius25.613.1
Weight24802370
Towing Capacity13001629
Payload Capacity15211598
Ground Clearance
Front8.310.5
Rear6.910.4
Cargo Bed
Dimensions52×46.7×11.457.7×40.5×11.2
Volume16 cu. ft.15.2 cu. ft.
Bed Height31.534.9
Load11021102
DumpHydraulicHydraulic
Fuel Tank Capacity7.9 Gal7.9 Gal

Like the previous comparison, the new X series has the independent coil overs for more comfort and the ground clearance is dramatically increased. 

However what really stands out in the newer X1100C is the towing capacity. With a towing capacity of 1629 lbs, the new X series is capable for of towing almost 25% more load than the standard version

RTV 850 XG

The newest Kubota RTV has no rival from the old standard RTVs. While the X1100 and the X900s are meant mostly for work around the farm or sites, the RTV-XG850 is designed for both work and play.

Check out how it stacks up with even the RTVX900

Kubota RTV-X900Kubota RTV-XG850
Engine
Fuel TypeDieselGas
Displacement898 cc851 cc
Horsepower21.5 HP @ 3,200 rpm48 HP @ 5,750 rpm
No. of cycles44
No. of cylinders32
TypeOHVDOHC
Cooling SystemLiquidLiquid
Max Speed (forward)40 km/h (25 mph)64.4 km/h (40 mph)
Transmission
TypeVariable Hydrostatic Transmission (VHT-X)CVT PLUS (CVT with centrifugal clutch)
Gear selection2 Range, Low / High2 Range, Low / High
Capacities
Fuel Tank L (gals)30 (7.93)32.7 (8.64)
Payload kg (lb)775 (1,664)651 (1,435)
Towing kg (lb)590 (1,300)907.2 (2,000)
Cargo Bed
MaterialSteelSteel
Width mm (in)1,465 (57.7)1,030 (40.5)
Length mm (in)1,030 (40.5)1,465 (57.5)
Depth mm (in)285 (11.2)290 (11.4)
Volume m3 (cu. ft)0.43 (15.2)0.43 (15.2)
Suspension
FrontIndependent, Dual A-arms with adjustable spring preloadIndependent, Dual A-arms with adjustable spring preload
Front Travel mm (in)203.2 (8)228.6 (9)
RearIndependent with coil over shockIndependent with coil over shock
Rear Travel mm (in)203.2 (8)215.9 (8.5)
Ground Clearance
Front mm (in)266 (10.5)249 (9.8)
Rear mm (in)263 (10.4)249 (9.9)
Dimensions
Length mm (in.)3,055 (120.3) *without front guard2,973 (117) *without bumper (GP)
Width mm (in.)1,605 (63.2)1,605 (63.2)
Height, overall mm (in.)2,020 (79.5)2,020 (79.5) *include ROPS
Front tread centers mm (in.)1,240 (48.8)1,320 (52)
Rear tread centers mm (in.)1,240 (48.8)1,320 (52)
Wheelbase mm (in.)2,045 (80.5)2,045 (80.5)
Turning radius m (ft.)4.0 (13.1)4.0 (13.1)
Weight kg (lb)865 (1,907)799 (1,761)

What immediately stands out is the performance of the XG850. With 48HP, it more than doubles what the X900 has in terms of power output. Also, with a CVT transmission, the XG is easier to drive faster and while keeping the engine at optimal RPMs.

What’s more, with the gas engine, the XG850 is rated to tow 2000lbs, 53% more than the X900 and 25% more than even the X1100C

Mind you, ground clearance at 9.9” is slightly lower than the X900, but still higher than the standard 900. 

The one drawback is that the XG850 runs on gas rather than diesel – like many of your other machines. However, if you bring your jerry can every time you fuel up your truck, then it shouldn’t be a problem. 

And there you have it, the new X series Kubota RTVs is more than just cosmetics, they have many improvements over their older standard counterparts. 

It might just be worth taking a deeper look.

New Kubota RTVs in Stock

Category: Utility Vehicle
Stock#: C034587
Condition: Used
Location: Vernon

$14900