• April 10, 2019
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Kubota M8540 Tractor: Equipment Focus

Kubota M8540 Tractor: Equipment Focus

Designed for heavy duty work, the Kubota M8540 will help increase productivity with its powerful 84HP engine. It sits well among the 80-100HP tractor bracket and has proven to be a popular choice for its versatility.

With so many tractors in the 80-100HP bracket, what makes the Kubota M8540 stand out? To find out, let’s take a look at the following:

  • Kubota M8540 overview
  • Kubota M8540 in action
  • M8540 key features
  • M8540 specs
  • Kubota M8540 price
  • M8540 pros and cons

Kubota M8540 Overview

As part of Kubota’s M series tractors, the M8540 is great for a wide variety of applications, including property maintenance, commercial landscaping and farming applications. This model is available as a ROPS or Cab tractor.

The M8540 utility tractor is simple to operate, reliable, lightweight and comes at a great price for operators looking for power and performance. With a 84HP, 4-cylinder turbo charged engine the M8540 has great pulling power, perfect for heavy duty farm operations like moving hay bales and silage, spraying and loading fertiliser.

Equipped with a hydraulic shuttle, creep speed and autohitch, the M8540 is a productive and practical tractor. You can also add a variety of attachments including a front end loader.

Kubota M8540 in Action

Disclaimer: The tractor in this clip may be an overseas model. The Australian model may vary from above.

Kubota M8540 Key Features

Engine Performance

Kubota has increased durability, power and fuel efficiency with the new centre direct injection system engine (E-CDIS). The added power and reduced noise levels in the E-CDIS means you can work more efficiently and economically.

Increased performance is also thanks to the hearty turbo-charged diesel engine that works exceptionally in the low rpm range when performing tasks that require greater traction. Making light work of heavy duty operations is simple with the F18/R18 transmission. This transmission allows users to operate in high, low and creep speed ranges.

Cab Comfort

The M8540 has plenty of room for a mid-sized tractor. It features a reclining weight-adjusted seat as standard, which is designed to reduce operator fatigue and absorb shock during operation.

A digital LED panel also makes viewing clear and easy, so you can always see travel speeds, PTO revolution and hour meter information.

Kubota M8540 Specs

Engine V3800DI-T 4-cylinder turbocharged
Engine Net Power 84.6HP
PTO Power 75HP
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L (ROPS model), 110 L (CAB model)
Tractor Weight 2450 kg (ROPS), 2740 kg (CAB)
Lift Capacity at 24 in. behind lift point 3200 kg
No. of speeds F18/R18 (w/creep)
Max travelling speed @ max engine RPM 35 km/h

For the full specifications click here.

Kubota M8540 Price

Used Kubota M8540 for sale cost between $28,600 and $59,990, averaging at $38,915*. These prices will vary depending on the age, use, condition and attachments being sold with the machine.

Kubota M8540 Pros and Cons

All machines have their benefits and things to consider before purchasing. Here are just a few of the pros and cons about the M8540 tractor.


According to anecdotal feedback operators noticed the M8540 has:

  • Lightweight body
  • Excellent power for a 84HP tractor
  • Easy-to-use joystick and lever controls
  • Great turning circle for tight-space sites
  • Reliable mechanical components, especially linkages for attachments

Things to Consider

Anecdotal feedback on the M8450 highlighted the following:

  • Loud cab
  • Hard-to-access fuel tank
  • Tight and clunky gear shifting
  • No mudguards on the front of machine
  • No handbrake, only a park lock function

However it is important to note some of these may be isolated issues and may have been resolved.

So, what do you think of the Kubota M8540? Is it the versatile tractor for you? Let us know in the comments below. You can find Kubota tractors for sale here, or tractors at auction here.

Sources: kubota.com.au, Kubota M Series Brochure, Tractor Point Forum.

*Data has been curated from Machines4U listing information, accurate at the time of publication.

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