2019 Kubota RTV 500

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RTV 500



The EFI gas-powered 4WD RTV400Ci and RTV500 feature mid-size utility, agility and the legendary Kubota reliability you need to get the job done.

Engine and Drive Train
  • Model: RTV500
  • Engine Type: 2-cylinder, Gas, OHC, water-cooled, EFI
  • Displacement cu.in. (cc): 27.8 (456)
  • Horsepower hp (kW)/rpm: 15.8 (11.8) @ 3600
  • Fuel tank capacity U.S. gal. (L): 5.2 (20)
  • Transmission: VHT PLUS Variable Hydro Transmission
  • Max. Traveling speed mph (km/h): 25 (40)
  • Wheels, drive system: 4, 4WD w/2WD selection
  • 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, MacPherson strut-type / Semi-independent, Multi-link
  • Length in. (mm): 105.9 (2690)
  • Width in. (mm): 54.7 (1390)
  • Height, overall in. (mm): 72 (1829)
  • Front tread centers in. (mm): 40 (1016)
  • Rear tread centers in. (mm): 41 (1041)
  • Wheelbase in. (mm): 70.9 (1800)
  • Ground clearance front/rear axle in. (mm): 8.1 (205) / 6.9 (175)
  • Turning diameter in. (mm): 22.9 (7)
  • Max. rolling weight (Towing capacity) lb. (kg): 1102 (500)
  • Payload capacity lb. (kg): 949 (430)
  • Weight lb. (kg): 1358 (615) with ATV tires, 1369 (620) with HDWS tires
Cargo Bed
  • Width x Length x Depth in. (mm): 40.6 (1032) x 33.7 (856) x 11.4 (290)
  • Volume cu.ft. (m3): 9.0 (0.25)
  • Bed height (unloaded) in. (mm): 31.9 (810)
  • Cargo bed load lb. (kg): 441 (200)
Additional Specifications
  • Tires Front: 24 x 9-12 ATV, 6 ply; 24 x 9-12 HDWS, 6 ply
  • Tires Rear: 24 x 11-12 ATV, 6 ply; 24 x 11-12 HDWS, 6 ply
  • Body color: Orange
  • Speedometer: Optional
  • Front guard: Optional
  • Headrest: Optional
  • Transmission Options: RTV400Ci - CVT Plus (Continuously Variable Transmission with Centrifugal Clutch)- Virtually worry free. The exclusive centrifgual clutch keeps the heavy, double cogged-belt tight for minimal slippage, resulting in greater response and increased durability over the competitors' belt-drive systems. The one-way clutch provides noticeable engine braking to help maintain control during descents with engine assisted deceleration. For more plus, CVT Plus has a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion, enhancing durability and enabling a longer belt life. RTV500 - VHT Plus (Variable Hydro Transmission)- Kubota's exclusive and innovative hydrostatic transmission provides the RTV500 with an exceptional level of performance, handling and reliability under tough conditions. Approach long downhill grades with confidence utilizing the VHT Plus' smooth, transmission dynamic braking during deceleration. In addition, the Limited Slip Differential axle in 4WD offers outstanding traction and impressive power, providing the muscle to take you almost anywhere.
  • Gasoline Engine: The gasoline 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. The RTV400Ci offers a 16 HP, air-cooled, single cylinder gasoline. RTV500's offers a smooth 15.8-horsepower, 2-cylinder Kubota gasoline engine that is liquid-cooled to ensure reliability and minimize noise and vibration.
  • Dumping Cargo Bed: Use the cargo bed to haul up to 441lbs of dirt, gravel, rocks, hay or whatever will fit. The bed also manually tilts up to make dumping or unloading your cargo easy. Optional Electric Bed Lift is available for increased productivity.
  • Robust, Reliable Semi-Independent Rear Suspension
  • Convenient Transportation: The RTV400 and RTV500 are 54.7" in width; both are designed to fit into a full-size, long-bed pickup truck for easy loading and transporting.
  • Comfortable Operator Area: Get in and get going. Featuring ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation and a comfortable contoured bench seat, so both the driver and passenger can enjoy a full day of work or play. The low operator platform offers ample and obstacle-free leg room, so it's simple to step on or off. Standard ROPS meets or exceeds applicable SAE and OSHA requirements.



Engine Type
2-cylinder, Gas, OHC, EFI
27.8 cu. in. (456 cc)


Front Suspension
Independent, MacPherson strut-type
Front Brakes
Dry-disc brakes
Front Tire
24 x 9-12 ATV, 6 ply; 24 x 9-12 HDWS, 6 ply
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, Multi-link
Rear Brakes
Dry-disc brakes
Rear Tire
24 x 11-12 ATV, 6 ply; 24 x 11-12 HDWS, 6 ply


Ground Clearance
Front axle: 8.1 in. (205 mm); Rear axle: 6.9 in. (175 mm)
70.9 in. (1800 mm)
Box Capacity
441 lb. (200 kg)
Towing Capacity
1102 lb. (500 kg)
Dry Weight
1358 lb. (615 kg) with ATV tires; 1369 lb. (620 kg) with HDWS tires
Fuel Capacity
5.2 gal. (20 L)


VHT PLUS Variable Hydro Transmission
Drive System
4WD w/2WD selection




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