Kubota's latest compact excavator features company's first factory cab on a 1.8 ton machine
Designed to offer "big comfort for small jobs", Kubota’s new KX018-4 excavator (replacing the KX41-3) features the company's first factory cab on a 1.8 ton machine.
In addition to the heated cab option, it includes many of the features found in the Dash 4 excavator series that Kubota has recently been phasing in. The cab features a wide door, flat floor, adjustable cloth seat, easy open front window, and a new comprehensive instrument panel located in the front for easy visibility. A separate lever now adjusts the track width, auto-downshift adjusts for traction load, and the straight travel circuit ensures straight movement when driving onto a trailer or driving in tight spaces even if another hydraulic function is operated, such as the boom.
According to Kubota, the KX018-4 boasts more arm and bucket breakout force, and the excellent balance and stability Kubota excavators are known for. In addition, maintenance and service areas are extremely accessible thanks to the fully opening steel bonnets.