Kubota is preparing to launch two new micro excavators that offer users a number of enhanced performance and operational benefits.

Replacing the K008-3, U10-3 and U10-3SL models, the new K008-5 and U10-5 machines boast increased power, Stage V-compliant engines, track widths adjustable to just to as little as 0.7m (K008-5) and 0.75m (zero tail swing U10-5), superior all-round vision and high power-to-weight ratio resulting in low ground impact.

The U10-5 offers a convenient side lever joystick as standard, and both models have been upgraded with a more durable seat, improved legroom and a more ergonomic console. Other featires include an engine safety start, an expanded control lock system, a hi-vis orange seat belt, green beacon capability and LED boom lights. Both excavators come with these features as standard.

“The new K008-5 and U10-5 models are the culmination of years of ongoing product development and investment with the aim of improving the design and performance of some of the most popular micro excavators available on the market," said Glen Hampson, construction division manager at Kubota.

“The new machines bring innovations first seen in our largest excavators to this smaller form factor, so that Kubota can offer users unrivalled safety, reliability and performance, without having to compromise on weight and size.”

Glen continued: “Kubota understands the importance the construction sector will have in the global economic recovery following the impact of Covid-19 and we are excited to be able to offer operators enhanced machines that will give them improved levels of performance and productivity.”