Product Spotlight: Kubota U Series Compact Excavators
U GOT THE POWER! Kubota's U-series compact excavator line brings all the ultras to U and your team: they're ultra-durable, ultra-maneuverable, ultra-comfortable, and with their great power-to-size ratio and smartly-designed versatility, they're ultra-productive. And the U17 adds one more benefit: it's ultra-squeezable — with the ability to change the track gauge from 4'1" to 3'3" with the touch of a single lever. Hey, that's what ultra is all about!
But it's not just the U17: truly, every machine in this line optimizes the ability to move-in tight, and work your way out!
RIGHT DOWN THE U LINE From the super-squeezed power of the U-17 to the mighty U55-4, Kubota compact excavators share some key benefits. But first, let's take a look at the tale of the tape across the broad working range of this product family:
3'3" or 4' 1"
3, 417 lbs.
Here's what these U-series machines all share in common: Kubota Engines: The U-series excavators are powered by Kubota Tier 4 emission compliant engines. These state-of-the-art engines maximize digging and lifting performance, while minimizing noise and vibration: enhancing operator, client, and nearby-resident comfort.
Two-Pattern Selection System: The TPSS allows operators to quickly change between ISO and SAE operating patterns with a quick flip of a switch – and without tools or leaving your seat.
Two Speed Travel: All Kubota U Series excavators have a two-speed drive that allows for efficient machine maneuverability and backfill operations.
"Ultra" Comfort, Convenience, and Safety: All of these machines offer a spacious operator station designed for greater comfort, with a fully flat floor for more legroom. The operator's digital panel provides easy access, simple settings and easy-to-read indicators and alerts. The cabs offer hassle-free entry and exit, and the front slide window is easy to open. Wrist rests and cup holders make long days a little easier. Kubota's attention to detail makes these compact machines feel much bigger...inside, where it counts! Finally, the ROPS/OPG Top Guard cab and canopy models give operators unsurpassed protection.
Easy Serviceability: The designers at Kubota have also worked wonders to create compact and powerful machines while maintaining easy access and maximum protection for high use components. Maintenance is a one-sided affair — one wide (steel) hood opening gives you the access you need to the engine and other vital components. Cylinder hoses are protected, and swivel bearing lubrication is centralized.
Versatility: You have proportional flow control of the auxiliary circuit, and a maximum oil flow setting – so you can operate a larger variety of auxiliary attachments than ever before. A convenient bi-directional switch enables easy operation of hydraulic thumbs and other hydraulic attachments such as augers and breakers.
(BIG) Time Saver: For the U35-4 and U55-4, the optional Hydraulic Angle Blade offers a thumb- operated rocker-switch on the dozer lever, angling the blade to the right or left. This way, operators can push soil to the side as the machine moves forward, eliminating the need for repetitive repositioning at right angles when backfilling trenches.
COMPARED TO ITS CLASSMATES... This is a great video from Kubota that runs through key advantages these Kubota models offer compared to machines from other manufacturers in this class. It features the U35-4, and demonstrates its serviceability, comfort, ease-of-operation, safety, versatility, and power advantages in a pretty simple (and convincing!) fashion.
U UP FOR A TEST DRIVE? Please give us a ring at any Martin Implement Location, and we'll help you get a hands-on experience with the right U-Series Kubota Compact Excavator. Now is a great time to get the jump on what we expect to be a continuing 2020 building boom. These machines will get you into more jobs, and help you get them done quickly!
U can't beat that!