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TORRANCE, Calif. (February 7, 2013) â€“ Kubota Tractor Corporation increases focus on the construction market as evident at the World of Concrete tradeshow this month where the company unveiled three new excavator models and upgraded several other lines of popular construction equipment. The new lineup includes the KX040-4 and KX018-4 compact excavators and the U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator.
â€œUpgrade, innovate and expand are three words that describe Kubotaâ€™s approach to the construction market in 2013,â€ says Ted Pederson, vice president of construction equipment and northern division for Kubota Tractor Corporation. â€œOur increased emphasis in the construction market is a natural fit for Kubotaâ€™s strategic growth plan and stems from our parent companyâ€™s successful worldwide focus on excavators â€“ and that emphasis is demonstrated today at World of Concrete with the introduction of not one, but three new, powerful excavators.â€
â€œAnd it doesnâ€™t stop here,â€ adds Keith Rohrbacker, construction equipment product manager for Kubota. â€œIn addition to these new models, Kubota has upgraded several of our existing lines to include Tier IV engines, improved serviceability, and updated and repositioned control panels for greater ease of use. From excavators to newly introduced compact track loaders, we have a lot of exciting equipment planned for showroom floors this year that is sure to energize our 1,100-strong dealer organization.â€
KX040-4: Kubotaâ€™s Most Popular Series Introduces New Model Featuring â€œEco-Plusâ€ Mode
The KX040-4 also boasts auto downshift travel motors, which shift automatically to improve productivity; operators will benefit from smooth turns and faster backfilling. The KX040-4 has a 42.4 gross horsepower engine, a dumping height of 12 feet 9.5 inches and a digging depth of 11 feet 2.6 inches. Kubotaâ€™s KX040-4 is ideal for contractors looking for 5-ton features in a 4-ton machine. Operators will enjoy a top-of-the-line deluxe interior that rivals larger models with a spacious air-conditioned cab, wide entrance, fully flat floor, deluxe suspension seat, and an easy access up-front control panel. Other features include a Tier IV certified Kubota engine, an automatic regeneration system, and the popular angle dozer blade option, which speeds up finish work and features a float function and bolt-on cutting edges.
U35-4 Tight Tail Swing Compact Excavator: 5-Ton Cab on a 3.5-Ton Machine
KX018-4: Small Machine, Highly Versatile
The interior offers ample legroom, an adjustable seat, and a new multi-functional digital panel positioned for better visibility. The KX018-4 features a dumping height and digging depth of 7 feet 9.7 inches. Kubotaâ€™s KX018-4â€™s versatility spans from construction, to roadsides, to residential projections.