Kubota unveils new compact excavator

January 18, 2017 -  By

Kubota_KX033-4_Compact_Excavator_webreadyKubota Tractor Corp. expanded its KX series with the addition of the KX033-4 compact excavator.

Replacing the KX91-3, the KX033-4 features a larger cab, dash-controlled presets for auxiliary circuits and a standard hydraulic diverter valve.

“The KX033-4 is a welcomed breath of fresh air for the 3-to-4 ton compact excavator class. It delivers best in class hydraulic breakout power while setting the pace and achieving fast cycle times, resulting in more material moved per hour when tested head-to-head against other 3-ton excavators,” said Jeff Jacobsmeyer, Kubota product manager. “A top feature on this machine is the adjustable auxiliary preset controls which lets you dial the hydraulics up or down for specific attachments, conveniently from the operator station.”

The KX033-4 is powered by a 24.8-gross hp Kubota direct injection Tier 4 Final-certified engine. Adjustable auxiliary hydraulics allow the operator to program up to five different oil flow rates, controlled from a new digital control panel. The machine also features a breakout force of 8,138 pounds and a digging depth of 10 feet 6 inches.

The KX033-4 compact excavator introduces a new control panel with five adjustable presets for precise flow control for the attachment and task at hand. The auxiliary hydraulic circuit is capable of a maximum oil flow of 15.8 GPM (60 liters) to power a variety of auxiliary attachments. The high-capacity hydraulic system powers a performance-matched boom, arm and bucket with a maximum bucket breakout force of 8,138 pounds and 3,867 pounds on the arm.

Operating Kubota’s optional hydraulic angle blade is easier than ever: a single lever will operate the blade’s up, down and float movements; left and right angle positioning is made by a rocker switch on top of the lever. In addition, Kubota’s angle blade has a 32 degree approach angle.

The KX033-4’s low center of gravity and double-flanged track rollers also contribute to safe and efficient operation, whether working to the side with hydraulic attachments or in challenging lifting conditions. A swivel negative brake and travel negative brake automatically lock the swivel function and tracks, respectively, to prevent unexpected machine movement and keep the excavator secure.

Additional features include, the deluxe, reclining, high-back suspension seat, adjustable wrist supports and a wider, a ROPS/OPG (TOP Guard, Level I) canopy, updated digital display panel with push button operation for monitoring critical controls, such as changing hydraulic oil flows.

The KX033-4 automatically shifts from high to low when needed in heavy dozing applications, Kubota said. As the load becomes less, the excavator will automatically shift back to the higher speed.

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