Kubota M5400 Utility Tractor – An In-Depth Guide

The Kubota M5400 is a versatile mid-sized tractor perfect for property maintenance, landscaping, light farm work, and more. This guide covers everything you need to know if you’re considering this tractor, including price, engine specs, dimensions, attachments, and reviews.


The M5400 features:

  • 58 HP Kubota diesel engine
  • Available in 2WD or 4WD
  • Power steering and wet disc brakes
  • 8-speed transmission (12 speeds with creeper)
  • Maximum lift capacity of 3,307 lbs

It’s a reliable, hardworking tractor suitable for all kinds of property care tasks. Owners praise the power, maneuverability, and compatibility with attachments like the Kubota LA1001 front-end loader.

Engine & Transmission

The Kubota F2803 liquid-cooled diesel engine delivers excellent torque and fuel efficiency:

Engine/Transmission Specs Details
Engine Model Kubota F2803 5-cyl Diesel
Displacement 2.7 L
Gross HP 58 HP
PTO-Claimed HP 50 HP
Torque 129 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Transmission 8-speed (12 w/ creeper)

The 8-speed transmission (plus high/low range) gives you plenty of flexibility in Matching ground speed to the job. Operators note the partially synchronized gears provide smooth shifts between speeds.

Dimensions & Capacities

Here are the key measurements and capacities:

Measurement Dimensions
Wheelbase 78.7 in.
Length 137.6 in. (134.3 in. for DT-N)
Width 72.8 in. (48 in. for DT-N)
Height with ROPS 94 in.
Weight (2WD/4WD) 3,858 lbs / 4,078 lbs
Fuel Capacity 10.5 gal
Hydraulic System 11 GPM / 41.6 LPM
Hitch Lift Capacity 3,307 lbs (at 24 in.)

The M5400 strikes a nice balance between power and a relatively compact size. Operators mention the tapered body design provides excellent visibility all-around the tractor.

Attachments & Implements

Some popular attachments include:

  • Kubota LA1001 Loader: Lifts 3,330 lbs (breakout force) with 35 in. dump reach. Excellent for moving dirt, feed, brush and other loose materials.
  • Rotary cutters: Keep fields and lots neatly trimmed
  • Box blade: Level surfaces or move gravel, dirt and debris
  • Post hole digger: Set sign posts, fence posts and more

The Category 1 & 2 rear hitch plus mid and rear PTO allows using a wide variety of implements.

Customer Reviews

Happy owners praise the M5400’s versatility, build quality, operator comfort and ease of handling heavier loads:

“This little workhorse has more than enough power to run my brush hog and box blade. It maneuvers easily through my wooded land.”

Potential buyers do point out the manual steering can get heavy at slow speeds. But the power steering model relieves most of that effort.

Final Thoughts

The Kubota M5400 is an extremely capable middle-sized tractor available at a reasonable price point. From mowing and grading to digging and clearing brush, it tackles a wide range of property management jobs. Careful maintenance should keep it running reliably for years.

For full details on pricing and financing offers, talk to your local Kubota dealer or check the Kubota website.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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