Check out the new $50,000+ Kubota tractor Open champion Brian Harman is eager to take a spin on
Brian Harman recently bought a tractor similar to this for mowing the grass on his Georgia farm. (Photo courtesy of Kubota)
One of the more charming moments in Brian Harman's press conference after his runaway win at the Open Championship was when he talked about how excited he was to get back home and mow some grass with a new tractor he had ordered—but hadn't had the courage to tell his wife Kelly how much he spent on it. "It's a 105-horse Kubota, and it's going to be a pretty one," he said. At the risk of playing spoiler, we used Kubota's online configuration tool to build a rig that's probably pretty close to what the new Champion Golfer of the Year will be using to tool around rural Georgia.
The Kubota M5 series is certainly no puttering garden tractor. It's a full-grown farm implement that can be ordered with an enclosed cab (a must for those muggy Georgia summers) and a full array of mowers, diggers, blades and backhoe attachments. The line starts at about $50,000 for a stripper with no cab and two-wheel drive. A four-wheel-drive version with cab and premium tires runs closer to $80,000—and that's before adding any attachments like the mower Harman said he was going to use for the 40 acres he needs to take care of. Given that he just won $3 million, Harman might just get a pass. And it is a glorious shade of orange.