The Kubota RTV500 utility vehicle is very popular. It is the a smaller, less ‘pimped out’ version of the Kubota RTV 900 and Kubota RTV1100 Utility Vehicles. This UTV is powered by a Kubota designed and manufactured GZ460F-E3-UV diesel engine. This is a 4 stroke, 2 cylinder engine that gives the RTV 500 a max power output of 15.8 hp. The engine is prevented from overheating using a water cooling system. The fuel tank on the RTV 500 utility vehicle holds a maximum of 20 liters (5.3 gallons) of diesel. The variable hydrostatic transmission on this UTV gives it infinite speeds over 2 gear ranges (a hi range of gears and a low range of gears). It can reach a maximum speed of 25 mph when using the hi range gears.
The brakes on the Kubota RTV 500 are dry disc brakes which easily control it’s speed even in damp and wet conditions. Rather than using power steering like on other models in the Kubota RTV range, the RTV 500 uses a rack and pinion manual steering system.
The Kubota RTV500 has a a Mac Pherson strut type independent suspension on its front wheels, while on it’s back wheels it’s got a Multi Link, semi independent suspension. Including the the cargo bed, the RTV 500 is 2.69 m (106 inches) long and 1.39 m (54.7 inches) wide. The total volume of the cargo bed is 0.25 cubic meters (9 cubic feet). The maximum weight that you can add to the cargo bed is 430 kg (949 lbs), while it has a maximum towing capacity of 500 kg (1102 lbs). There are also numerous attachments and accessories available for the Kubota RTV 500 including a front blade, various lights, a backup beeper to alert people behind you that you are reversing, a trailer hitch and of course the option of a cab, which can come in very handy in the winter months. If you decided not to add a cab to your RTV500, you will still have the rollcage (ROPS) to help to protect in case the machine tips over during operation.
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