Kubota, the UK’s leading manufacturer of compact construction equipment, will be showcasing its brand new mini excavator, the KX042-4 at PlantworX.

The 4-tonne machine is the most environmentally friendly excavator in its class and will be unveiled for the first time in the UK and Ireland on stand D63. The new machine will be on show alongside many other Kubota construction, tractor, groundcare and engine products at the show.

The KX042-4 incorporates a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) to ensure a clean exhaust and Kubota’s ECO Plus Mode to reduce fuel consumption. The Common Rail System (CRS) electronically controls the fuel injection timing and amount in stages rather than all at once, for optimal combustion. This results in greater efficiency, better fuel economy and less engine noise.

Kubota’s high levels of performance match the environmental advantages of the new machine. Certain features of the KX042-4 such as the AUX oil flow with proportional flow control, auto idling, auto-shift and float position, provide the machine with the power and versatility to handle tough jobs with ease and efficiency.

“Plantworx is set to be a fantastic event for Kubota and we’re thrilled to be unveiling the KX042-4, the most eco-friendly mini-excavator on the market in its category, highlighting both the performance of the machine and the environmental advantages it offers,” says Product Manager, Adrian Mann.

“At Kubota, we take pride in our innovation, leading the way in the industry and the KX042-4 is further proof of this. The new excavators being introduced to the UK market this year have huge potential and the KX machines show how Kubota is able to launch enhanced versions of already popular machines, offering great value to building contractors, plant hire firms and owner operators alike.”