2009 Kubota RTV500


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Alvin Equipment Co.


Dealer Insights

4WD with hydrostatic transmission


Kubota's heavy-duty, high performance RTV Series utility vehicles give you the power and durability to tackle the toughest tasks on a variety of terrain. From the daily dependability of our workhorse RTV900, to the exclusive, industry-first, air-conditioned comfort, protection and quietness of our factory-cab RTV1100, to the compact, efficient and technologically-advanced performance of our new gas-powered RTV500, there's an RTV model to meet your exact needs. Kubota Liquid-cooled EFI Gasoline Engine: The RTV500's new 15.8-horespower, 2-cylinder Kubota gasoline engine is liquid-cooled to ensure reliability and minimize noise and vibration, reducing operator fatigue and increasing efficiency. The engine features an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system that provides on-demand power, optimizes acceleration and enhances quiet operability. Plus the EFI eliminates the need to adjust the carburetor-enabling better engine start-up in cold weather or after long-term storage, and improving engine serviceability. New Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT PLUS): Kubota's exclusive and innovative hydrostatic transmission eliminates the need to adjust belt drives and provides the RTV500 with an exceptional level of performance, handling, and reliability under tough conditions. Ride the hills with quick acceleration and smooth, engine-assisted deceleration. In addition, the VHT PLUS offers outstanding traction and impressive power, providing the muscle to take you almost anywhere. Comfortable Operator Area: Get in and get going. The RTV500 features ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, and a comfortable seat, so both the driver and passenger can enjoy a full day of work or play without fatigue. The low operator platform offers ample and obstacle-free legroom, so it's simple to step on or off. Designed for Convenient Transportation: Kubota specifically designed the RTV500's compact frame to make it easy to load onto a full-size pickup buck or trailer, so you can take it wherever you go. It's ideal for camping, hunting, or any rugged outdoor adventure. Dumping cargo bed: Use the RTV500's cargo bed to haul up to 441 lbs. of dirt, gravel, rocks, hay or whatever will fit. The bed also manually tilts up to make dumping or unloading your cargo easy. Standard Frame-integrated ROPS: Meets OSHA 1928.53 Rollover Protection Standards. Front Guard (Optional) Suspension: The RTV500 has a smooth, reliable semi-independent rear suspension.

    • Engine make: KUBOTA GZ460F-E3-UV
    • Engine Type: 2-Cylinder, 4-cycle, GAS, OHC, waler-cooled, EFI
    • Displacement: 27.8 ci, (456 cc)
    • Horsepower: 15.8 hp (11.8 kW) @3600 RPM
    • Exhaust system: Muffler with screen-type spark arrestor
    • Fuel tank capacity: 5 gal. (19 l)
    Drive Train and Transmission
    • Transmission: Variable hydro transmission (VHT Plus)
    • Max. Traveling speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)
    • Drive system: 4WD w/2WD selection
    • Wheels: 4
    • Differential lock: Standard; hand operated with mechanical holder
    • Gear selection: Hi-Lo range forward, neutral, reverse
    • Brakes (Front/Rear): Dry-disc brakes
    • Parking brake: Rear wheel, hand lever
    • Steering: Rack & Pinion
    • Suspension (Front/Rear): Independent, Mac-Pherson strut-type/Semi-independent, Multi-link
    Dimensions & Weight
    • Length: 105.9 in. (2890 mm)
    • Width: 54.7 in. (1390 mm)
    • Height overall: 72 in. (1829 mm)
    • Front tread centers: 40 in. (1016 mm)
    • Rear tread centers: 41 in. (1041 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 70.9 in. (1800 mm)
    • Ground clearance (front/rear axel): 8.1 in. (206 mm)/6.8 in. (172 mm)
    • Turning diameter: 23.6 ft. (7.2 m)
    • Max. rolling weight (Towing capacity): 1102 lbs. (500 kg)
    • Payload capacity: 1014 lbs. (460 kg)
    • Weight (w/HDWS tires): 1311 lbs. (595 kg)
    Cargo Bed
    • Width x Length x Depth: 40.6 in. (1032 mm)X 33.7 in. (856 mm)X 11 .4 in. (290 mm)
    • Volume: 9.0 cu. ft. (0.25 m3)
    • Bed height (unloaded): 31 in. (765 mm)
    • Cargo bed load: 441 lbs. (200 kg)
    • Tire Size (Front): 24 x 9-12 ATV; 6PLY
    • Tire Size (Rear): 24 x 9-12 HDWS, 6PLY
    Other Features
    • Sound level (operator ear): 83 db
    • Body color: Orange; Camouflage (Realtree© Hardwoods©)
    • Speedometer: Opt.
    • Front guard: Opt.
    • Headrest: Opt.



    Engine Type
    2-Cylinder, 4-cycle, GAS, OHC, waler-cooled, EFI
    27.8 ci. (456 cc)
    Water cooled


    Front Suspension
    Independent, Mac-Pherson strut-type
    Front Brakes
    Dry-disc brakes
    Front Tire
    24 x 9-12 ATV; 6PLY
    Rear Suspension
    Semi-independent, Multi-link
    Rear Brakes
    Dry-disc brakes
    Rear Tire
    24 x 9-12 HDWS, 6PLY


    Ground Clearance
    Front: 8.1 in. (206 mm); Rear: 16.8 in. (172 mm)
    70.9 in. (1800 mm)
    Box Capacity
    441 lbs. (200 kg)
    Towing Capacity
    1,102 lbs. (500 kg)
    Dry Weight
    1311 lbs. (595 kg) (w/HDWS tires)
    Fuel Capacity
    5 gal. (19 l)


    Variable hydro transmission (VHT Plus)
    Drive System
    4WD w/2WD selection


    Orange; Camouflage (Realtree© Hardwoods©)