Kubota earns award for five-tonne mini excavator range

KUBOTA’S five-tonne mini excavator range has won an award for product design excellence.

The manufacturer has been awarded a Red Dot Award, which celebrates innovation across a range of sectors.

Kubota’s five-tonne range comprises of three models: the KX060-5, U56-5 and U50-5. The firm said each model combines a ‘compact design with advanced performance capabilities’, with newly developed interiors and exteriors designed to provide the ‘ultimate handling experience’ for operators.

Glen Hampson, division manager for construction at Kubota, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be named among the winners at this year’s Red Dot Awards ceremony. Indeed, ‘Red Dot’ is a byword for quality and innovation, key tenets that inform the design process across our entire business. We’re incredibly proud of our five-tonne mini excavator range and believe it represents a truly game changing solution for operators, with recognition from Red Dot bearing further testament to the strength of the range.”