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Kubota Tractor Corp has completed the purchase of nearly 318 acres of land in Ponder, Tx., roughly 30 miles northwest of its North American headquarters location in Grapevine, Tx. The newly acquired property, Kubota Ranch, will strengthen the company’s roots in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region and allow it to bring its dealers closer to its headquarters for previews of new Kubota products.
Kubota Ranch offers the company ample field space for testing, training, operating and demonstrating Kubota equipment—digging, plowing, excavating, maneuvering, and assessing equipment and implement functionality, as well as utilizing farm equipment to tend to the land, including the possibility of eventually growing, mowing and baling hay.
The four small utility buildings located on the property today will remain, and Kubota has a vision to build additional amenities to make Kubota Ranch a dealer destination and testing ground to preview and unveil Kubota equipment to its dealers.
At this time, the company does not have plans to build manufacturing or distribution facilities on the property and intends its use strictly for testing and showcasing equipment.