Monday, 19 March 2018 12:55

Mini excavator joins in the big league

Written by  Mark Daniel
The Kubota U27-4. The Kubota U27-4.

A compact (2.6t) excavator from Kubota cleverly puts the operator in the ‘big’ class.

The Kubota U27-4, said to deliver power and performance, has the biggest workstation in its class, a gross weight that allows legal towing, and there’s a choice of two models. 

The standard U27-4 suits general excavation work, while the high-spec model’s oil flow with proportional flow control and auto-shift makes for greater versatility and performance.

Bucket digging force is impressive, Kubota says; the arm and bucket are well-balanced, allowing fast, deep digging. 

Simultaneous operation of the boom, arm, bucket and swivel is achieved by two variable pumps distributing the correct oil flow to each actuator, enabling continuous digging and dozing.

 The U27-4’s cab has excellent visibility, an easily opened sliding front window, an adjustable suspension seat and an intuitive forward-mounted panel for simple programme setting. 

Generous foot space makeds for operator comfort, and the tall, wide door gives easy access .

Maintenance is straightforward via a fully opening access door and hood; conveniences include tie-downs and a toolbox.

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