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    Kubota introduces three new machines to 5-tonne range

    Kubota
    introduces three new machines to 5-tonne range

    New machines focus on enhanced safety and comfort

    Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today
    announces the launch of three new 5-tonne machines. The KX060- 5, U56-5 and
    U50-5, have been developed in line with customer feedback to ensure the
    machines are aligning with the demands of the industry. The launch of the three
    machines means Kubota’s customers continue to have the choice of either a reduced tail swing or the
    conventional excavator.

    Each machine has been designed with the operator
    in mind, starting with a larger cabin, enhanced insulation, improved
    visibility, and a multitude of new comfort features. The exterior of the
    machines has also been redesigned, to give each a modern look.  The KX060-5
    offers a conventional tail swing which can be used in different applications to
    the U-series. It is also the machine most suitable to heavier attachments due
    to the off-set of the conventional tail swing weight.

    The U56-5 has a powerful engine and is the
    largest reduced tail swing machine in the range. The machine is built to have
    good lifting capacity and will be a great machine for an owner or operator.

    The U50-5, which will be available
    from July, has been designed as an entry-level machine and built for the hire
    market. The size of the machine means it is well suited to working in smaller
    spaces and will have excellent site access.

    All machines come fitted
    with the following features:

    • Better access to
      information:
      A full-color,
      high-resolution 7” LCD screen and jog-dial navigation come fitted as
      standard. This provides the operator with all the information needed, from
      AUX flow adjustment to important maintenance information, as well as
      detailed alerts.
    • Increased safety and
      comfort
      :  A high visibility orange
      coloured seatbelt and alert functions have been included to encourage the
      operator to wear the seatbelt, reducing the risk of serious accidents for
      those using the machines.  The new CAB structure has a noise
      reduction of 5dB, down to 74dB, providing a more stress-free working
      environment for the operator. A double adjustable air suspension has been
      included on L models to maximise on comfort and allow easy height
      adjustment via an air compressor.
    • Built for the future: With increasing sustainability measures being
      introduced as standard across the globe, the new machines come fitted with
      a Kubota Original Direct Injection Engine with CRS and DPF Muffler, the
      engines for all three models are fully Stage-V compliant.
    • Better access for
      maintenance
      : The new and improved DPF
      reduces maintenance by increasing the service intervals for both the
      regeneration filter and ash cleaner. When maintenance is needed, however,
      all three machines have been designed to provide easier access to those
      working on the machine – with wide opening bonnets and radiator cleaning.

    Glen Hampson, Business Development Manager for Construction at
    Kubota UK, said: “We’re proud to be welcoming three new models into our 5-tonne
    range. The new range builds on the success of its predecessors when it comes to
    how the machines operate and overall functionality. The new machines, however,
    offer improved comfort and safety to the user. It is important for us here, at
    Kubota, that we’re providing machines that get the job done, but are also
    enjoyable and comfortable to use. The KX060-
    5, U56-5 and U50-5 are just this.”