Kubota announce key product launches
New crawler dumper model and articulated wheel loader range spearhead Kubota Plantworx line-up
CONSTRUCTION equipment specialists Kubota UK will announce the launch of a new product line at Plantworx. The company’s KC250HR-4 crawler dumper and RT-Series articulated wheel loader range will be officially unveiled at the show, displayed alongside Kubota’s existing high-performance mini-excavators, including the popular KX019-4 unit.
The latest wheel loader models have been added to the equipment portfolio to further enhance the company’s range of equipment for the construction sector.
The brand new RT270 wheel loader, for example, combines heavy-duty axles with a maximum capacity of 12 tonnes to provide a travelling speed of up to 25km/h, while the RT150 model offers a tipping load of 580kg, making it ideal for jobs where enhanced power and manoeuvrability are essential.
Both machines are built to fit through the narrowest of spaces thanks to a 45-degree articulation-oscillating angle. Another key benefit to users, say Kubota, is the incorporation of a hydrostatic transmission and high-performance pump, which work together to deliver maximum power.
Neil Winfield, business development manager for Kubota Construction, commented: ‘Plantworx provides the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate to customers exactly why Kubota’s first-class machinery is equipped for any challenge on any site.
‘We are always working towards designing new machinery that can compete on price and quality, and the addition of the wheel loaders and crawler dumper are perfect additions to our existing range; fulfilling the varied requirements of construction workers and hire companies.’
The new Kubota KC250HR-4 crawler dumper is equipped with an 84-degree dumping angle, which ensures that all materials exit easily from the skip, while the addition of a rotary function allows users to tip sideways at 180 degrees when carrying out tasks such as trench filling.
A variable-speed, two-pump, two-motor, clutchless hydrostatic transmission system delivers smooth control and allows operators to switch between high speeds (up to 11 km/h) for flat surfaces or low speeds (up to 6 km/h) for rougher terrain.
In addition, a hydraulic swivel motor mounted on a slew ring is said to provide precise and fast rotation of the skip at 180 degrees, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.