Kubota RTV-X1140 specs: Diesel utility vehicle features


The Kubota RTV-X1140 is a full-size utility vehicle that combines a powerful diesel engine with seating options and a hydraulic modular bed. It’s a perfect solution for farm side duties and material transporting jobs.

You can also use the second row of seating to use this vehicle for hauling people from one place to another on your job site. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Kubota RTV-X1140 including its specs and performance as a work-focused vehicle.

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Kubota RTV-X1140 Specs

Here’s a list of specs that the Kubota RTV-X1140 offers.

Engine Specs

  • Power: 18.5 kw or 24.8 HP @ 3,000 RPM
  • Max Speed: 25 mph or 40 kmph
  • Fuel Tank: 7.9 gal
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Displacement: 68.5 in3 (cubic inches)
  • Number of Cylinders: 3
  • Drive System: 4WD Standard

The engine in the Kubota RTV X1140 has 24.8 hp at 3,000 rpm and can achieve a maximum speed of 25 mph.

It takes diesel gas and has a fuel tank of 7.9 gallons.


  • Payload Capacity: 739 kg or 1,629 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 590 kg or 1,300 lb

The Kubota RTV X1140 has a towing capacity of 1,300 lbs and a payload capacity of 1,629 lbs.


  • Curb Weight: 1,075 kg or 2,370 lb

Unloaded, the Kubota RTV X1140 weight 2,370 lbs


  • Height: 82.3 in or 209 cm
  • Width: 65.4 in or 166.1 cm
  • Length: 142.1 in or 361 cm
  • Wheelbase: 98.2 in 249.5 cm
  • Cargo Bed Size: (57.7 x 26.0 x 11.2) in or (146.5 x 66 x 28.5) cm (short bed), (57.7 x 51.1 x 11.2) in or (146.5 x 129.7 x 28.5) cm (long bed)
  • Ground Clearance: 9.4 in or 24 cm rear, 11.3 in or 28.5 cm front 

The Kubota RTV X1140 is 82.3 inches high, 65.4 inches wide, and 142.1 inches long with a wheelbase of 98.2 inches.

The cargo bed size in the short bed is 57.7 inches wide, 26.0 inches long, and 11.2 inches deep with a total volume of 9.9 cubic feet. The long bed is 57.7 inches wide, 51.1 inches long, and 11.2 inches deep with a total volume of 19.1 cubic feet.


The Kubota RTV-X1140 comes with a unique ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) design that allows you to convert it from cargo to crew configuration within a couple of minutes.

It features a foldable second row of seating and when it’s unfolded the vehicle can accommodate up to four people easily. But you can easily fold the second row of seating when you need to transport cargo in a large amount. This system is called a K-vertible ™. 

The process of converting the vehicle from one configuration to the other is pretty quick and easy and you can complete it within three steps. If you need to move your crew, all you need is to swing in the sides of the cargo bed, fold it up, and flip-down (unfold) the rear seating row.

The alternating of the 2 row and four row seating configuration translates to a long and short bed respectively. Plus, the cargo bed of the utility vehicle comes with a hydraulic lift feature, which makes it easy for you to unload your cargo within seconds. You only need to use the lever and the cargo bed will rise. As a result, all your material will slide out. It keeps you from going through the hassle of manually unloading cargo that requires significant physical strength.

If you like to improve the overall look of your Kubota RTV-X1140, you can go with the optional alloy wheels. These machine-polished wheels flaunt a clear coating, which keeps them shiny and bright.

The company also offers the optional spray-on cargo bed liner. You can choose this option to protect your vehicle’s cargo bed from damage and dirt. There are six tie-down hooks in the corners that keep the cargo in place.


The powerful diesel engine of Kubota RTV-X1140 features three cylinders. It can easily reach the maximum speed of 25 mph or 40 kmph which is more than enough to transport materials or move around the job site with your crew.

It’s a work-focused vehicle and offers dependable performance even in rough terrain. In order to increase performance and boost durability, the vehicle is equipped with the new Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X). 

The new transmission gearing system of this vehicle has only two forward speeds, including low and high along with a reverse and neutral. It allows you to maintain better control and shift less often.

The Kubota RTV-X1140 has one of the largest clog-resistant radiators among utility vehicles of similar size. Not only does it improve the radiator’s performance but it also simplifies the maintenance.

Another feature that improves the riding performance and experience is the independent front and rear suspension. It ensures that the weight is distributed evenly and the vehicle maintains its composure, even if it’s approaching its payload capacity.

Just like most premium class utility vehicles, the Kubota RTV-X1140 also uses wet disc-style brakes. These heavy-duty brakes are extremely responsive and allow you to stop the vehicle easily. The front and rear differentials of the vehicles use an oil-cooled system to protect the assemblies and improve their durability and longevity.

The maximum towing capacity of the utility vehicle is 1,300 pounds and it can carry up to 1,629 pounds of weight. The best thing about this vehicle in terms of towing or carrying capacity is that it doesn’t struggle at all when near payload, thanks to its diesel engine.

Driver’s Comfort

The Kubota RTV-X1140 is exclusively designed for work purposes. That’s why it comes with tons of features that ensure comfort and ease of use. The hydrostatic power steering is one of the best features that improve the driving experience. It features the tilt ability and offers agile, responsive, and quick performance on all types of terrains.

The seats are spacious and the interior of the vehicle offers enough leg room for all passengers. Better yet, the driver’s seat is also adjustable to ensure hours of riding comfort. There is a parking brake, located on the dashboard, that you can easily access whenever needed.

The digital meter cluster of the Kubota RTV-X1140 utility vehicle comes with large, easy-to-read, and bright indicators. It keeps you informed about all the critical driving conditions such as miles traveled, engine hours, and current speed. To prevent engine damage there is also an overheat alarm that informs you with a blinking light and noise.

There are large storage compartments located under the split-bench seats. You can use these spaces to conveniently store your personal items, tie-downs, and tools.

You can also use this utility vehicle in low light conditions because it offers a couple of 37.5-watt halogen headlights. The company has installed a 670 CCA battery in the vehicle as well so that you can use it in cold weather conditions.

Doors, canopies, internal heaters and side mirrors can all enhance the driver’s experience and comfort.

Attachments and Accessories

There is a range of optional attachments that you can use with the Kubota RTV-X1140 including:

  • 72 inch General Duty Front Blade (V5008) – snow blade, electric powered
  • 72 inch XTRA Duty Front Black (V5060) – snow blade, hydraulic powered
  • Hydraulic angle kit (V5007) 
  • Hydraulic pump (V5262)
  • Hydraulic valve (V5274)
  • Hydraulic Coupler Outlet (V5276)
  • Hand Throttle Kit (V5245)
  • 78 inch straight blade (V5294A) – k connect snow blade
    • Rubber Cutting Edge (V5287)
    • Plastic Cutting Edge (V5288)
    • Curb Guards (V5281)
    • Skid Shoes (V5285)
  • 78 inch V-blade (V5295A) – k connect snow blade
    • Plastic Cutting Edge (V5284)
    • Curb Guards (V5281)
    • Skid Shoes (V5285)
  • 4 point K-connect (V5293)
  • 4 Point Upgrade Kit (V5298) brush bar, LED worklights
  • Front Guard Adapter Kit (V5278)

You can also opt for additional accessories to improve the performance and look and feel of your utility vehicle. These optional accessories include the following:

  • Poly windshield  (VC5023)
  • Laminated Glass Windshied (VC5020)
  • Tempered Glass Windshield (VC5025)
  • Wiper Kit (VC5030)
  • Acrylic Windshield (V5027 & V5028)
  • Black Metal FOPS Canopy (VC5044)
  • Black Plastic Canopy (VC5011)
  • 4 Metal Door set w/rear panel (VC5045)
  • Mid Panel (VC5046 & VC5047)
  • Heater Kit (VC5083A)
  • Side Mirror Kit (VC5076) (V4358)
  • Premium Side Mirror (10706)
  • Black Worksite front guard (K7591-97910)
  • Grey/Black Deluxe Front Guard (K7421-97200/K7421-97900)
  • Tail Lamp Guard Kit (V5227)
  • CV Joint Guard front rear (V5238/V5239)
  • Mud Guard front/rear (V5225/V5226)
  • Deluxe RTB Cargo Box (V0839)
  • 2 Cargo Clamps (V0859)
  • Interior Rearview Mirror (V4266 & VP0816))
  • Backup Alarm Kit (V5236)
  • 2 Front LED Work Light Kit (VC5050)
  • Rear LED Work Light Kit (VC5051A)
  • Dome Light (VC5053)
  • Strobe Light (VC5056)
  • 4-way strobe-type Flashers (VC5057A)
  • Wire Harness – Multiple (VC5080) for lights
  • Wire Harness – Single (VC5081) for lights
  • Hazard Light Kit (V5237)
  • Block Header (70000-73595) for starting in cold weather
  • Extended Oil Dipstick (V5204A)

For towing and pulling, the following accessories and attachments are available:

  • Winches (4 seater winch)
    • VRX 3,500 lbs steel 11553
    • VRX 4,500 synthetic rope 11555
    • Axon 3,500 steel 11557
    • Axon 4,500 synthetic 11559
  • 2 inch trailer hitch ball mount (V5200)


Just like all the other vehicles, the Kubota RTV-X1140 also required regular maintenance. You need to change/replace engine oil, engine oil filter, transmission oil, and transmission oil filter after the first 50 hours.

After that, you’ll need to change/replace these oils and components after every 200 hours of using the vehicle. However, the transmission fluid needs to be changed after every 400 hours. Lastly, Kubota offers 1,000 hours or two years of warranty against the RTV-X1140 utility vehicle.

Final Words

The Kubota RTV-X1140 is exclusively built for work purposes and offers great performance. You can use it to transfer people as well as cargo from one place to another on your job site.

It comes with a vast array of standard and optional features that can improve your productivity and help you cover more tasks in a short time.

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