Turf Care Equipment
New additions join compact construction equipment lineup
By Kubota Canada Ltd.
By Kubota Canada Ltd.
Kubota has announced three new additions to its lineup of compact construction equipment – the SCL1000 stand-on track loader, the K008-5 conventional tail swing excavator and the U10-5 zero tail swing excavator. The new products further diversify Kubota’s construction offerings.
The new SCL1000 features a wide 9.8-inch track that comes standard on the overall narrow 36-inch machine. The integrated track design is engineered for durability with the undercarriage welded to the mainframe of the body. The grease track tension design includes seal oiled bath rollers for less maintenance and greater durability. Its wide track design, with a rating of 4.0 psi, is low-impact, minimizing damage to grass and landscaping.
While compact, the SCL1000 boasts a powerful 24.8-horsepower turbocharged Kubota diesel engine with quiet operation, high altitude performance and no diesel particulate filter requirement. A hydraulic pump directly connected to the engine reduces maintenance. The loader arms reach high and far with a hinge pin height of 84.7 inches and a reach of 25.9 inches at a 45-degree dump angle. It also boasts a best-in-class travel speed of 7.9 Km per hour.
Kubota’s SCL1000 is engineered with cushioned loader boom cylinders and an adjustable platform suspension system that increase operator comfort for maximum productivity. The loader comes standard with a keyless start with passcode protection, 12-volt charging port and a 4.3 inch LCD colour dash monitor that provides easy-to-read machine monitoring.
K008-5 and U10-5
Aligned with the rest of Kubota’s excavator lineup, the K008-5 and U10-5 offer easy, single-level maneuverability with hydraulic adjustable track widths that quickly contract to fit through tight spaces – thin doorways, fence gates, and even inside buildings, hallways and elevators. On the K008-5, the tracks adjust down to two feet, four inches and the U10-5 contracts to two feet, six inches, then, when increased stability is needed, widen out to two feet, 10 inches and three feet, three inches, respectively.
Both new compact excavators feature a wide working and digging range for their compact frames. The K008-5 has a working range that includes a digging depth of five feet, eight inches and a bucket breakout force of 2,205 pounds. The U-10-5 extends to a five-foot, 11-inch digging depth with a bucket breakout force of 2,337 pounds. What’s more, the U10-5’s hydraulic control system offers smooth operation and increased digging productivity, alongside the same side lever joystick operational controls found on other larger Kubota excavator offerings, with consistent joystick digging controls. Both models offer clean, hose-free boom lines because the hydraulic hoses are uniquely hidden and protected inside the boom leading to less excavator downtime.
Additional features include:
- Added weight to create a heavier frame for more solid positioning. The K008-5 sits at 2,315 pounds, while the U10-5 has a heavier frame at 2,646 pounds.
- Class-leading speed of 4.0 Km per hour, with a gross engine horsepower of 10.3
- Two pattern control (ISO & SAE operational patterns) for ease of operation and comfort
- Two-speed travel pedal that allows the operator to easily switch between high and low gear
The new SCL1000 and U10-5 will be available at select authorized Kubota dealers in spring.
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