New ultra-compact Kubota digger punches above its weight and gets the job done
Kubota is transforming the construction scene through the launch of its U10-5 Ultra-Compact Digger with advanced performance and comfort features.
The new U10-5 excavator will replace the existing K008-3 and has been updated with a range of new features. The U10-5 is a zero-tail swing machine designed to operate safely in the tightest of spaces along with an improved operator control layout and modern exterior design.
Kubota ANZ Product Manager Nathan Thomas said the hydraulic controls, zero-tail swing and variable track width features mean there’s no job the U10-5 can’t get to.
“The previous K008-3 had a front mechanical operation lever design, which has now been updated on the new U10-5. The U10-5 now features hydraulic control levers which are positioned to the sides of the seat for a better, more relaxed operator working experience, ensuring comfort of operation and reducing operator fatigue,” Mr Thomas said. “With a strong focus on safety, the U10-5 also has an engine safety start system preventing the engine from starting when the levers are lowered, meaning no unexpected excavator and attachment movement when starting the machine.”
“The machine features an adjustable track gauge from an easy single-lever operation. The hydraulically adjustable track gauge also reduces in seconds down to 750mm, to allow for navigation in tight spaces. The track gauge can also be widened to a full extension of 990mm.”
“Machine height can often restrict excavators on the job site but that’s not the case here. Thanks to a newly designed front foldable Roll-Over-Protection-System (ROPS), the U10-5 can easily fit under doorways or low-hanging branches. Folding the ROPS back into working position is simple and provides additional safety and protection for the operator.”
The U10-5 has an engine gross horsepower of 10.3HP, a bucket breakout force of 1060kg, and an operating weight of 1200kg.
“When adjusting your track width and folding the ROPS down, these ultra-compact diggers can easily fit through most doorways, permitting access inside buildings and houses. With the simple removal of one pin, the U10-5’s quick-fold ROPS adjusts down in size instantly,” Mr Thomas said.
The new U10-5 also features a modern exterior design to run in line with the current range of Kubota excavators and a new LED boom work light to keep you working into the night.”
Servicing has easy access to the engine, while the hydraulic service port pipes are conveniently located for easy maintenance.
Weighing in at 1.2 tonnes, transporting the U10-5 is simple and can be easily towed by most vehicles.
The Kubota U10-5 ultra-compact excavators are available at your local Kubota dealer.