Kubota launches three new five-tonne models

KUBOTA has launched three new five-tonne excavators.

The KX060- 5, U56-5 and U50-5 have all reportedly been developed in line with customer feedback.

The manufacturer revealed that features include a larger cabin, enhanced insulation and improved visibility. The exterior has been redesigned to provide a modern look.

The KX060-5 offers a conventional tail swing which can be used in different applications to the U-series. Kubota said this machine is also most suitable to heavier attachments due to the off-set of the conventional tail swing weight.

The U56-5 is the largest reduced tail swing machine in the range, said to be built to have good lifting capacity.

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 makes it well suited to working in smaller spaces.

All machines have standard features including a full-colour 7″ LCD screen and jog-dial navigation, a high visibility orange coloured seatbelt and alert functions, and a Kubota Original Direct Injection Engine with CRS and DPF Muffler.

Glen Hampson, business development manager for construction at Kubota UK said, “We’re proud to be welcoming three new models into our five-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.”