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A colorful display of construction equipment at a rental company
A colorful display of construction equipment at a rental company

Kubota is one of the most well-known brands in heavy machinery, and with good reason. Kubota produces top quality products that serve a wide range of industries, from construction and mining to large-scale water processing and turf management. The company was founded in 1890 in Japan and over the last 120+ years has developed into a global brand. In this article, we will briefly discuss the history of Kubota, their current operations, and some of their best performing products.


The History of Kubota

The beginnings of Kubota started in 1890 in Osaka, where it was then known as the Oide foundry. Gonshiro Kubota started the company 1897 and changed its name to Kubota Iron Work, working in the production of pipes, fire-fighting equipment and taps. It wasn’t until 1922 that Kubota began producing engines, and not until 1953 that they entered the construction equipment industry. In 1962, Kubota began full-scale production of paddy field tractors for improving the efficiency of rice growing operations, and in 1963, production diversified further into vending machines. By this time, Kubota was a massive company, and by 1972 they had launched the Kubota Tractor Corporation in the US to become viable in the North American Market. In 2002, they produced more than 20 million engines, which gives a scope of their reach in the global machinery market.


Manufacture of Kubota Products

Different Kubota products are manufactured in different places. They are a global brand with products being sold and used in more than 110 countries. No matter where they are operating, Kubota abides by the laws of individual countries and regions, as well as global agreements and rules. Kubota places a strong importance on maintaining environmental sustainability and has always been focused on producing products that are conducive to a safe and prosperous future.


Outstanding Mini-Excavators

Kubota produces some of the world’s best mini-excavators. These include compact multitasking machines and an extensive array of zero tail swing models that makes it easier to work in tight spaces. Because Kubota is dedicated to quality and consistent improvement, their excavators are persistently rated as some of the best on the market. Recent innovations like auto-idling technology and smarter hydraulic oil management systems have led to increases in efficiency, fuel consumption and productivity.


Contact AllClass Construction Equipment to Order Your Kubota Today

AllClass Construction Equipment are licensed distributors of Kubota equipment in Queensland. We specialise in new and used mini-excavators and offer a wide range of construction and power equipment. Talk to one of our professional consultants today for personalized service by calling 1300 255 252. Alternatively, contact us online.

A close-up image of rubber tractor crawler tread
A close-up image of rubber tractor crawler tread


It’s easy to forget that just a few hundred years ago Australia once had no skyscrapers or train lines, much like the rest of the world. The last hundred years has seen an exponential increase in the size, productivity and efficiency of earth moving equipment. Construction equipment has literally changed the shape of the planet; building canals, digging up mountains and flooding valleys with dams. In this article, we will discuss how construction equipment has evolved over time.


Before Modern Records

Nobody is quite sure who invented the shovel, the pickaxe and the hoe, but these instruments surely revolutionised the way work was carried out. There is even some evidence to suggest that these devices were invented in different places, at different times, in different iterations. The functions they provided would have drastically increased the efficiency and productivity of agricultural tasks, leading to increased yields and the ability to support larger populations.


The Days of Horsing Around

Historical records of Rome, and what is now called Europe, provides evidence of animal-integrated construction. Horses, donkeys and oxen were regularly employed to drag materials, assist in the construction of roads, and provide mechanical advantage to foundries and granaries.


Steam Changed Everything and Diesel Changed it Again

The first versions of the bulldozer, dump truck and tractor were horse-drawn apparatuses. Engineers were quick to realise the power of the steam engine, and it wasn’t long before work animals were replaced. Steam power ran across the world, bringing with it the power of the train and quickly opened new areas to agricultural and mining. The advent of the internal combustion, and eventually the diesel engine, revolutionised construction equipment once again, as it was much cheaper than petrol and provided easily portable power to machines around the world.


Caterpillar Tracks

As the power of engines and demands of industry grew, construction vehicles became bigger, capable of moving ever increasing loads. The rigid wheels of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were not well matched to handing the varied landscapes of the world, and frequently got bogged as a result. Caterpillar tracks hit the market through a series of innovations by different inventors around the world, and suddenly construction machines could go almost everywhere. Caterpillar tracks are still the popular choice for a lot of earth moving equipment, such as excavators.


For Modern Equipment in Queensland, talk to AllClass Construction Equipment

AllClass Construction Equipment are distributors of hard working heavy machinery equipment in Queensland. We specialise in new and used Kubota mini-excavators and offer a wide range of construction and power equipment. We offer a personalized service, and you will deal with a real person who cares about your satisfaction. Talk to one of our professional consultants today by calling 1300 255 252. Alternatively, contact us online.