• Kubota’s revolutionary new centre direct injection system (E-CDIS) engines offer more durability, power and fuel efficiency.
  • For heavy-duty work such as ploughing, hay work and heavy trailer applications, the M8540 is equipped with an F18/R18 transmission. This transmission features six speeds of the main shift and high/low/creep ranges.
  • Standard with a 540/540E hydraulic independent PTO, to increase productivity.
  • Category I & II 3-point hitches provide fast and simple attachment of rear-mounted implements. Two external hydraulic cylinders provide equal lifting force and smooth transfer of hydraulic power for easy operation.
  • M-Series hydraulic pumps are located on the side case instead of on the engine, shortening the oil flow path and increasing efficiency. Shifting between forward and reverse is seamless and smooth with Kubota’s new and improved hydraulic shuttle. A column-mounted lever with left-hand operation makes shifting simple.
  • Bevel-gear front axle provides the M40 series with better all around manoeuvrability, especially for jobs in tight spaces.


  • Rounded glass on the cab gives the operator more room and greater visibility. The height of the cab offers plenty of headroom and most levers and switches are placed to the right side console for easy access.
  • Reclining, weight-adjusted seats come standard, designed to absorb shock and significantly reduce operator fatigue.
  • Digital LED panel makes viewing vital functions on this tractor clear and easy.

Front End Loader

  • Optional LA1353E Kubota front end loader offers increased lifting power that’s perfect for farm use, and a fully integrated design with slanted boom to match the tractor’s hood. This sleek design also increases visibility and clearer sight lines to the bucket and loader sides.
  • Sturdy, thick steel frame features no braces or connectors, making it quick and easy to attach the loader as well as offering increased visibility.
  • Hydraulic tubes are neatly tucked inside the loader boom, better protecting the tractor hydraulics and offering increased operator visibility.
  • Attach or detach the front loader in moments without the use of tools. The boom stands and mounting pins make this task a snap, allowing an extra measure of productivity and tractor versatility.
  • Hydraulic self-levelling valve allows the operator to raise or lower the loader boom while keeping the bucket level to the ground. This helps prevent spills when carrying soil or sand and also makes pallet handling smooth and easy.
  • QVX36 Mechanical Self Level Loader option available enabling the operator to keep the bucket level to the ground.



M8540 Specifications

TypeE-CDIS, Direct InjectionE-CDIS, Direct Injection
No. of cylinders44
Engine net power HP (kW)84.6 (63.1)84.6 (63.1)
PTO power HP (kW)75 (56.0)75 (56.0)
Total displacement (cc)37693769
Engine rpm26002600
Fuel tank capacity (L)90110
Alternator45 Amp60 Amp
TransmissionNo. of speedsF18 / R18 (w/creep)F18 / R18 (w/creep)
Main gear shift (8 speeds)Fully synchronizedFully synchronized
Hydraulic shuttleStandard, Dash-mountedStandard, Column-mounted
Max. travelling speed @ max. engine RPM Km/h3535
Main clutch typeMultiple wet discMultiple wet disc
Brake typeHydraulic wet discHydraulic wet disc
Mechanical differential lockRear standard & front Limited Slip DifferentialRear standard & front Limited Slip Differential
4WD clutch typeMechanicalMechanical
PTOTypeLive-independent, hydraulic PTO with PTO brake, wet clutchLive-independent, hydraulic PTO with PTO brake, wet clutch
Speed (rpm)540 / 540E540 / 540E
HydraulicsPump capacity (3-Point Hitch) (L/min)64.364.3
3-Point HitchTelescopic lower link ends, Telescopic stabilizersTelescopic lower link ends, Telescopic stabilizers
3-Point Hitch CategoryIIII
3-Point Hitch Control systemPosition, draft (top link sensing) & mixed controlPosition, draft (top link sensing) & mixed control
3-Point Hitch Lift capacity at 24 in. behind lift point (kg)32003200
Cylinder typeTwo external cylindersTwo external cylinders
No. of standard remote valves2 (SCD, S/D Acting), 3rd & flow control valve optional2 (SCD, S/D Acting), 3rd & flow control valve optional
Other features4WD drive systemBevel gear typeBevel gear type
SteeringHydraulic power steeringHydraulic power steering
Tilt steeringStandardStandard
Hood typeFull open, slanted typeFull open, slanted type
Pedal typeHanging typeHanging type
Deck type (ISO-mounted w/ rubber mat)Semi-flatFull-flat
Panel typeElectronicElectronic
Fender shapeWide, roundWide, round
Standard tyre sizeStandard Front320/85R24320/85R24
Standard Rear460/85R30460/85R30
Option Front320/85R24320/85R24
Option Rear420/85R34420/85R34
Option (vineyard) Front335/80R20335/80R20
Option (vineyard) Rear380/85R30380/85R30
Dimensions & weightOverall length (mm)37603760
Overall height (top of ROPS/CAB) (mm)24652545
Overall width (Minimum, ROPS/CAB) (mm)19801980
Wheelbase (mm)22502250
Crop clearance (Front Axle) (mm)465465
Front tread width (mm)1420 - 15201420 - 1520
Rear tread width (mm)1520 - 19201420 - 1520
Turning Radius (w/o brake) (m)4.24.2
Tractor weight (kg)24502740
M8540 Loader Specifications

Tractor applicationsM8540 & M9540
Boom Cylinder FulcrumHeight position | Power position
Maximum Lift Height (Pivot pin) (mm)3720 | 3390
Clearance w/Attachment Dump (mm)2880 | 2545
Reach @ Maximum Height (mm)536 | 927
Maximum Drop Angle (degrees)49 | 60
Reach w/Attachment on Ground (mm)2230
Maximum Rollback Angle (degrees)40
Digging Depth (When Bucket is Level) (mm)120 | 105
Overall Height in Carry Position (mm)1716
Material Bucket Width/capacity (Heaped) (m³)0.64
Lift Capacity (Bucket Centre) (kg)1230 | 1350
Raising Time to Full Height w/out Load (seconds)4.1
Lowering time w/out Load (powerdown) (seconds)3.0
Attachment Rollback Time (seconds)2.1
Attachment Dumping Time (seconds)1.8