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Kubota to unveil new eco-friendly mini-excavator

Kubota KX042-4 excavator

Equipment manufacturer to show latest 4-tonne KX042-4 compact excavator 

COMPACT construction equipment specialists Kubota will be unveiling one of their most eco-friendly mini-excavators to date – the new 4-tonne KX042-4. 

Making its UK debut at this year’s Plantworx, the machine features: an AUX oil flow with proportional flow control; auto idling; a diesel particulate filter; and a common-rail system that electronically controls the fuel-injection timing and amount (in stages) rather than all at once, for optimal combustion, resulting in better fuel economy and reduced engine noise. 

The mini-excavator also includes Kubota’s Eco Plus mode to further reduce fuel consumption and the compact machine is equipped with auto-shift and float position, to help provide operators with the power and versatility to handle demanding jobs with ease and efficiency.  

Also on display will be the recently launched KX027-4 and KX080-4a, which is an enhanced version of the popular KX080-4 mini-excavator utilizing the latest technological advancements and featuring an optional two-piece boom to offer an expanded working range.

Adrian Mann, product manager (construction) for Kubota UK, commented: ‘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.’

Kubota will also be exhibiting their R Series wheel loader range, with all machines boasting a full-suspension seat, multi-function operating lever and tilt steering, to provide the user with greater ease of operation and high levels of comfort. 

Other products on show will include new engines such as Kubota’s V3800 BG diesel engine, D1803 CRT unit and WG2503 duel-fuel engine.  

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