1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Honda unveils Cadillac of farm utility tractorsHow about this -- an 11 hp utility tractor with full time 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering independently-operating pto shafts front and rear, and 3 pt. hitches both front and rear
All this and more is featured in the new Honda RT5000, the "Cadillac" of farm utility tractors. Powered by an 11 hp Honda engine (overhead valves), it carries a $4,995 price tag and boasts 8 speeds forward and 4 in reverse. On wide turns, only the front wheels turn. For short turns, rear wheel steering "kicks in" automatically when the steering wheel is turned beyond a preset point to enhance maneuverability in tight quarters. Other features include differential lock transmission, 11 in. ground clearance, seat belt and roll-over protection.
Attachments available include a disc harrow ($471); garden cultivator ($176); moldboard plow ($290); tiller ($1,101); snow thrower ($996); a quick hitch for mounting a snow thrower or dozer blade ($182), a mid-mount mower (46 in. cutting width), and a mid-mount snow thrower.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Honda Power Equipment, 100 W. Alondra Boulevard, Gardena, Calif. 90247 (ph 213 327-8280)
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