Kubota promotes burning biodiesel, encourages BQ-9000 producers

By | December 15, 2006
Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has approved the use of B5 biodiesel blends in specified Kubota diesel-powered products. The tractor and equipment maker, headquartered in California, called for quality in its announcement and said biodiesel fuel should be purchased from a BQ-9000 accredited producer to ensure quality.

"Kubota is committed to environmentally sound practices and the support of renewable, agriculturally based products used in fuels, as we continually work at increasing energy efficiencies within our industry," said Tetsuji "Mike" Tomita, president of KTC. "Kubota believes strongly in the efficiency and high performance of the diesel engine, and approves the use of B5 biodiesel fuels."

Kubota has tested and approved the use of B5 biodiesel fuel as a blend component that meets the minimum requirements provided by ASTM D 6751 specifications. "Kubota strongly recommends compliance with the appropriate handling, storage, operating, and maintenance of diesel and biodiesel fuels to ensure quality and safe handling," the company said in its announcement.

KTC is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment. Its products include a complete line of tractors with up to 103 power takeoff horsepower, performance-matched implements, compact construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.
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