Kubota RTV520 Specs: UTV Features and Design


The Kubota RTV520 is a mid-size utility vehicle that is simple in design but offers big capabilities for its size.

You will find all major features and specs below in this article.

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Kubota RTV520 Specs

Here’s a list of specs that the Kubota RTV520 offers.

Engine Specs

  • Power: 17.4 HP
  • Max Speed: 24.9 mph or 40 kmph
  • Fuel Tank: 5.1 gal
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Displacement: 31.3 in3 (cubic inches)
  • Number of Cylinders: 2
  • Drive System: 4WD Standard

The engine in the Kubota RTV520 has 17.4 hp and can achieve a maximum speed of 24.9 mph.

It takes regular gas with a total fuel tank of 5.1 gal.


  • Payload Capacity: 424 kg or 935 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 530 kg or 1,168 lb

The Kubota RTV520 has a towing capacity of 1,168 lbs and a payload capacity of 935 lbs.


  • Curb Weight (Standard): 625 kg or 1,378 lb
  • Curb Weight (Deluxe): 632 kg or 1,393 lb

Unloaded, the Kubota RTV520 weighs either 1,378 or 1,393 lbs.


  • Height: 74 in or 189 cm
  • Width: 54.7 in or 139 cm
  • Length: 105.1 in or 267 cm
  • Wheelbase: 70.9 in 180 cm
  • Cargo Bed Size: (40.6 x 33.6 x 11.2) in or (103.2 x 85.4 x 28.6) cm

The Kubota RTV520 is 74 inches high, 54.7 inches wide, and 105.1 inches long with a wheelbase of 70.9 inches.

The cargo bed size in the short bed is 40.6 inches wide, 33.6 inches long, and 11.2 inches deep with a total volume of 9 cubic feet.


The RTV520 is a single row unibody cab with a cushioned bench seat and a small trunk.

It comes with a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) for added driver safety, but is small enough to fit in the long bed of a pickup truck.

There is only one style available for the RTV520. The bed of the UTV has heavy-duty steel cargo tie down hooks. The cargo bed is made of durable metal, able to withstand the toughest cargo.


The gas engine in Kubota RTV520 features a two cylinder engine. 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 Plus). 

The VHT Plus is a specialized hydrostatic transmission which allows for engine-assisted deceleration but also the necessary power for operation.

The engine is specially designed with a liquid-cooling system to minimize noise, vibration while improving efficiency.

There also is an Electronic Fuel Injection system that gives an extra boost of power when necessary to enhance acceleration.

The suspension system is a 5-link rear system which provides smooth driving even in tough road conditions.

Driver’s Comfort

This UTV is a simply designed vehicle made for easy operation. There is a low platform, without doors for easy exit and entry.

All controls are located on the dash next to the steering wheel providing significant legroom for both the driver and the passenger.

There is a single pedal providing smooth acceleration and engine braking.

Attachments and Accessories

There are limited accessories on the RTV520. Unlike some other UTVs, there is only a snow attachment that enhances the productivity either on a construction site or land except a snow plow. Other than that attachment, most others are for extra storage, safety, and to accommodate towing.

Here are the optional attachments at you can use with the Kubota RTV520 that can provide enhanced performance including:

  • 60″ Front Blade – V4308A
  • Snow Deflector – V4307
  • Heavy Duty Cutting Edge – V4306
  • Standard Cutting Edge – V4305
  • HDWS Tire & Wheel Assembly – K7321-19310 and K7321-19410
  • ATV Tire & Wheel Assembly – K7321-99850, 99860, 99870, 99880

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

  • Black Front Grill Guard – K7321-99210
  • Electric Bed Lift – 77700-11958
  • Side Mirror – 77700-V4358
  • Front Accessory Box – K7311-99560
  • Worklight Kit – 77700-V4339
  • Strobe Light Kit – 77700-V4318
  • Turn Signal/Hazard Light Kit – K7311-99610

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

  • Warn VRX Winch Kit (3,500 lbs steel) – 77700-11552
  • Heavy Duty Winch (2,500 lbs) – 77700-V4380
  • 2″ Trailer Hitch Ball Mount – 77700-V4349


Just like all the other vehicles, the Kubota RTV520 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 RTV520 utility vehicle.

For more information on the maintenance download the RTV520 Operator’s Manual.

The air filter in the RTV520 should be replaced yearly or every 1000 hours of usage (whichever comes first). See the video below for a demo on how to change the air and cabin filter in the 520.

The radiator on the RTV520 has a screen which has the ability to prevent mud and other debris from sticking to it. There’s also a window for easily accessible maintenance.

Final Words

The Kubota RTV520 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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