Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, has announced the launch of the KX080-4a2 as the latest in its range of midi excavators.
This new machine is capable of the same reliable performance as previous models but includes Kubota’s V3307 direct injection engine – which is now fully Stage-V compliant. The new model has a reduced engine RPM DPF re-gen, giving reduced noise levels, increased DPF re-gen intervals and increased DPF replacement life. This reduces maintenance costs and the machine’s environmental impact whilst enhancing productivity for a wide range of tasks.
The KX080-4a2 incorporates a brand new 2-pump load-sensing hydraulic system which ensures smoother operations when using front attachments, regardless of loading size. By allowing hydraulic oil to flow according to the specific range of the operator’s lever motion, the new system reduces fuel consumption and improves the overall operating performance. The machine’s auto idling system is fitted as standard – reducing not only running costs but noise and exhaust emissions, enabling users to operate in a wider range of environments. What’s more, vital components such as the battery, fluid tanks and filters are now easier to access, making maintenance simpler than ever.
Numerous safety features come as standard on the KX080-4a2; such as the auto-stop function on the tank’s electric refuelling pump, an anti-drop valve on the boom and arm cylinder, advanced visibility mirrors, a seat belt indicator and increased stability. The machine is protected by Kubota’s highly regarded anti-theft system, meaning only programmed keys will enable the engine to start up. Anyone attempting to start with an un-programmed key will activate the alarm. Newly enhanced features send an alert to remind the operator to extract the key after operation, and an LED to alert potential thieves that the system is activated.
The updated excavator – which is a compact width of 2,200mm comes with a floating dozer blade fitted as standard. This model has been designed with improved operator comfort, including a more spacious cab, improved foot space, including a re-designed foot pedals and deluxe high-back suspension seat. The cab features an air conditioning unit and an easy-to-read LCD panel so users can monitor the machine’s status at all times,
The machine can also be equipped with a two-piece boom. This feature’s user-friendly design makes operation simple whilst its innovative hydraulic mechanism enables smooth operation. Users benefit from expanded working range, impressive dumping range and the ability to operate in narrow spaces.
Glen Hampson, Business Development Manager, Construction Division, Kubota UK, comments: “We are delighted to be unveiling our latest midi excavator. At Kubota, our customers and their needs are at the heart of every one of our products and the KX080-4a2 is no exception. Offering a market leading performance with improved comfort and lower maintenance costs, this newest addition to our fleet will enhance convenience and boost productivity for users, without compromising on Kubota’s well-renowned reliability. It will also aid compliance with the latest environmental and industry standards, making it the ideal excavator for a range of different jobs and environments.”