Kubota has launched its new U50-5 mini excavator, which is aimed at the rental industry and is available across Europe.

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Kubota’s new U50-5 mini excavator

It completes the company’s new series of 5 tonne machines, joining the KX060- 5 and U56-5, which were also made available recently.

Glen Hampson, Business Development Manager for Construction at Kubota UK, said, “The U50-5 is a brilliant entry-level machine, it’s easy to operate and the new features ensure it’s safe to use.”

The U50-5 was said to offer easy maintenance access for both operators and service engineers, with accessible radiators and wide-opening bonnets.

Also, the longer service intervals on the new DPF’s (diesel particulate filter) regeneration filter and ash cleaner make for reduced maintenance.

Given the growing importance of sustainable machines, the U50-5 has been fitted with a Kubota Original Direct Injection Engine with CRS (common rail system) and DPF Muffler, and a Stage-V compliant engine.

Operator comfort and safety were also important to the design of the new model.

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The unit’s wide-opening bonnets give easy access for maintenance

The operator is given easy access to machine information via a full-color, high-resolution 7” LCD screen navigated using a job dial. Along with information about parameters such as AUX flow adjustment and maintenance updates, the operator is also able to view detailed alerts.

The new cab structure has noise-cancelling technology that reduces noise levels by 5dB, and a high-visibility seatbelt and alert functions have been fitted to encourage the operator to wear the belt at all times.

Also, the L models have double adjustment air suspension to maximise comfort and allow for easy height adjustment via an air compressor.

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