Kubota Canada Ltd.’s latest editions
by CM Staff
The company has introduced the SCL1000 stand-on track loader, the K008-5 conventional tail swing excavator and the U10-5 zero tail swing excavator as the lead products for their 2022 rollout.
PICKERING — Kubota Canada Limited announced three new additions to its compact construction lineup – the SCL1000 stand-on track loader, the K008-5 conventional tail swing excavator and the U10-5 zero tail swing excavator.
“Kubota has an unwavering commitment to the compact construction market,” said Jonathan Gardner, Kubota construction equipment product manager in a statement.
“With the new K008-5 and the U10-5, we now have a broad offering of 13 compact excavator models across the 1-to-8-ton weight class and feature more flexibility among the conventional and zero tail swing lines. And, while we took our time to engineer the SCL1000, this inaugural product now allows us to compete and fill requests in the stand-on track loader marketplace.”
The new SCL1000 features a wide 9.8-inch track that comes standard on the overall narrow 36-inch machine. The integrated track design is engineered for durability with the undercarriage welded to the mainframe of the body. The grease track tension design includes seal oiled bath rollers. Its wide track design is designed for low impact, minimizing damage to grass and landscaping.
While compact, the SCL1000 has a 24.8 horsepower turbocharged Kubota diesel engine with quiet operation, high altitude performance and no diesel particulate filter requirement. A hydraulic pump directly connected to the engine reduces maintenance. The loader arms reach high and far with a hinge pin height of 84.7 inches and a reach of 25.9 inches at a 45-degree dump angle. It can also operate on a travel speed of 7.9 km per hour.
Kubota’s SCL1000 is engineered with cushioned loader boom cylinders and an adjustable platform suspension system. The loader comes standard with a keyless start with passcode protection, 12-volt charging port and a 4.3 inch LCD colour dash monitor that provides easy-to-read machine monitoring.
Aligned with the rest of Kubota’s excavator lineup, the K008-5 and U10-5 offer easy, single-level maneuverability with hydraulic adjustable track widths that quickly contract to fit through tight spaces – thin doorways, fence gates, and even inside buildings, hallways and elevators. On the K008-5, the tracks adjust down to 2 ft. 4 in. and the U10-5 contracts to 2 ft. 6 in., then, when increased stability is needed, widen out to 2 ft. 10 in. and 3 ft. 3 in., respectively.
The K008-5 has a working range that includes a digging depth of 5 ft. 8 in. and a bucket breakout force of 2,205 lbs. The U-10-5 extends to a 5 ft. 11 in. digging depth with a bucket breakout force of 2,337 lbs.