New machine delivers usual Kubota efficiency with a cleaner design and improved performance
Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction
machinery, today announces the launch of the KX080-4a2 as the latest in its
range of midi excavators.
This new machine is capable
of the same reliable performance as previous models but includes Kubota’s V3307
direct injection engine – which is now fully Stage-V compliant. The new
model has a reduced engine RPM DPF re-gen, giving reduced noise levels,
increased DPF re-gen intervals and increased DPF replacement life. This reduces
maintenance costs and the machine’s environmental impact whilst enhancing
productivity for a wide range of tasks.
The KX080-4a2 incorporates a
brand new 2-pump load-sensing hydraulic system which ensures smoother
operations when using front attachments, regardless of loading size. By
allowing hydraulic oil to flow according to the specific range of the
operator’s lever motion, the new system reduces fuel consumption and improves
the overall operating performance. The machine’s auto idling system is fitted
as standard – reducing not only running costs but noise and exhaust emissions,
enabling users to operate in a wider range of environments. What’s more, vital
components such as the battery, fluid tanks and filters are now easier to
access, making maintenance simpler than ever.
Numerous safety features
come as standard on the KX080-4a2; such as the auto-stop function on the tank’s
electric refuelling pump, an anti-drop valve on the boom and arm cylinder,
advanced visibility mirrors, a seat belt indicator and increased stability. The
machine is protected by Kubota’s highly regarded anti-theft system, meaning
only programmed keys will enable the engine to start up. Anyone attempting to
start with an un-programmed key will activate the alarm. Newly enhanced
features send an alert to remind the operator to extract the key after
operation, and an LED to alert potential thieves that the system is activated.
The updated excavator – which
is a compact width of 2,200mm comes with a floating dozer blade fitted as
standard. This model has been designed with improved operator comfort,
including a more spacious cab, improved foot space, including a re-designed
foot pedals and deluxe high-back suspension seat. The cab features an air
conditioning unit and an easy-to-read LCD panel so users can monitor the
machine’s status at all times.
The machine can also be
equipped with a two-piece boom. This feature’s user-friendly design makes
operation simple whilst its innovative hydraulic mechanism enables smooth
operation. Users benefit from expanded working range, impressive dumping range
and the ability to operate in narrow spaces.
Glen Hampson, Business
Development Manager, Construction Division, Kubota UK, comments: “We are delighted to be unveiling our
latest midi excavator. At Kubota, our customers and their needs are at the
heart of every one of our products and the KX080-4a2 is no exception. Offering
a market leading performance with improved comfort and lower maintenance costs,
this newest addition to our fleet will enhance convenience and boost
productivity for users, without compromising on Kubota’s well-renowned
reliability. It will also aid compliance with the latest environmental and industry
standards, making it the ideal excavator for a range of different jobs and
For more information on the
new KX080-4a2 or the rest of the Kubota construction machinery range, please
contact your local authorised Kubota dealer or visit https://kuk.kubota-eu.com/constructionmachinery.