Kubota has added a number of new additions to its high performance mini-excavator range.
The new KX101-3α4 Hi-Spec and U27-4 Hi-Spec machines were exhibited in the UK for the first time at Hillhead by Kubota. The company has also launched a new conventional KX101-3α4, which replaces the existing KX101-3α3 model.
The two new Hi-Spec versions of the KX101-3α4 and popular U27-4 excavators include a number of enhancements to add value for end-users, such as the inclusion of extra hydraulic pipes for powering auxiliary equipment. The two independently acting proportional control circuits ensure the machines can power a greater variety of attachments.
The new U27-4 Hi-Spec and KX101-3α4 Hi-Spec also feature new factory fitted tie down points to meet European legislation, whilst the machines have also been restyled around the superstructure panels and counterweight.
Neil Winfield, Kubota Construction’s Business Development Manager, commented: “The existing U27-4 and KX101-3α3 models are market leaders in the 2 to 3 tonne and 3.5-tonne categories respectively, renowned for their power and performance to tackle the most demanding of jobs effortlessly.
“Today, machines are required to work as hard as possible to maximise their return on investment. It’s not just about how well an excavator can dig, operators are also using them to carry out a wide range of tasks using a variety of attachments. That’s the reason why we have launched these two new Hi-Spec models with the extra auxillary lines. We’ve listened to what our customers want and provided solutions in the right weight categories that really do add value to our product offering.”
Kubota’s U27-4 is a compact and tough zero-tail swing mini that features the largest and most luxurious cab in its class, ensuring operators have unrivalled visibility for greater productivity and increased safety. In addition, wider and lower entrance makes the cabin simple to enter and exit.
Delivering a powerful and well-balanced digging force, plus a wider working range that rivals higher-end excavators, the U27-4 allows operators to dig faster, deeper (2820mm) and more efficiently, whatever the conditions, whilst providing excellent stability without the need of additional weights that are often required by other zero-tail swing excavators.
The KX101-3α4 is one of most popular machines in its weight category due to its smooth simultaneous operation, powerful digging force and outstanding attachment versility. The new models (conventional and Hi-Spec) have a digging depth of 3300mm and a range of 3720mm and includes a host of features to maximum performance and productivity for operators.
All the new machines are powered by Kubota’s own world leading engines, which exceed the current emission levels required by European legislation.