TORRANCE, Calif. (March 22, 2011) – Kubota Construction Equipment introduced several new equipment models at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas last month.
“Kubota keeps a continuous pulse on the construction market. We listen to what operators need to make their jobs more efficient, and then we deliver in classic, dependable Kubota style,” says Keith Rohrbacker, construction equipment product manager for Kubota. “Our construction equipment line is all about meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers and providing precisely what matters most.”
“For example, with the new Kubota compact track loaders we responded to market demand and introduced the SVL75 and SVL90 with best-in-class bucket breakout-force and exceptional lifting capacity. This year, we will introduce a cab model to the compact track loader line – all based on what is important to our customers,” added Rohrbacker.
Kubota SVL75-SVL90 Compact Track Loaders – The new compact track loaders are fully Kubota designed, engineered and manufactured. The machines offer bucket breakout force and lifting capacity. The 74.3-gross horsepower SVL75 boasts a 6,204- pound bucket breakout-force and a 4,881-pound lifting capacity. The 90-gross horsepower SVL90 has a bucket breakout-force of 7,961 pounds and a lifting capacity of 5,869 pounds. Both models are powered by a four- cylinder, direct injection, turbo-charged Kubota diesel engine.
With 12 models available, Kubota’s compact excavators offer construction professionals a wide range of options. From conventional to tight-and-zero tail swing models, Kubota’s compact excavators work hard in confined spaces. The newest additions to the compact excavator lineup are the Kubota KX057-4 and Kubota U55.
Kubota KX057-4 Compact Excavator – Kubota’s KX057-4 five-ton conventional tail swing compact excavator is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and increased stability in open areas. The KX057-4 offers an optional hydraulic float angle blade with 25-degree pivot angle, as well as auto-downshift travel motors for increased productivity. The machine’s conventional tail swing adds stability and lift capacity. With a 47.6 gross horsepower direct injection Kubota diesel engine, the KX057-4 offers roomy operator comfort with wide doors, ample legroom and a large operator space. Other features include easy-to-reach controls, extensive safety attributes and a new digital display panel.
Kubota’s line of TLBs offers versatility and rugged performance for any job from landscaping to construction. Kubota’s newest tractor-loader-backhoe is the L45.
Kubota L45 TLB – The Kubota L45 TLB features an HST Plus Transmission and the versatility of three machines in one, combining a strong, integrated loader and quick attach backhoe with a Category I 3-point hitch. With a slanted boom design and braceless frame for visibility, the loader is designed with a lifting capacity of 2,200 pounds. The backhoe offers a 10-foot digging depth and backhoe crawling mode to reposition along trenches. The machine is powered by a 45-horsepower Kubota diesel engine.
Kubota’s R-Series wheel loaders feature improved visibility and power in machines that offer outstanding productivity. Kubota’s wheel loaders include the R420S and R520S.
Kubota R420S and R520S Wheel Loaders – The wheel loaders are highly maneuverable in tight spaces, with 40 degrees of articulation and eight degrees of frame oscillation. Four-wheel drive and limited-slip differential power the machines through rough terrain. The R420S produces a maximum bucket breakout force of 6,550 pounds, while the R520S breakout force is rated at 7,425 pounds. Kubota’s load sensing transmission enables efficient load handling by automatically adjusting speed and torque as load conditions vary.