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Introducing the Next Generation
of Advanced Performance Comfort and Safety

New 5 & 5.5 Ton Series

Three new models announced

Wednesday 11th March 2020, – Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, has today announced the launch of three new 5-tonne machines. The KX060- 5, U56-5 and U50-5, all have been developed in line with customer feedback to ensure the machines are aligning with the demands of the industry. The launch of the three machines means Kubota’s customers continue to have the choice of either a reduced tail swing or the conventional excavator.

New models announced for 2020.

Three new excavators soon to be released.
Each new machine has been designed with the operator in mind, starting with a larger cabin, enhanced insulation, improved visibility, and a multitude of new comfort features. The exterior of the machines has also been redesigned, to give each a modern look. 

The U50-5 (to replace U48-4), which will be available from July, has been designed as an entry-level machine and built for the hire market. The size of the machine means it is well suited to working in smaller spaces and will have excellent site access.

The U56-5 (to replace the U55-4) has a powerful engine and is the largest reduced tail swing machine in the range. The machine is built to have good lifting capacity and will be a great machine for an owner or operator.

The KX060-5 (to replace the KX057-4) offers a conventional tail swing which can be used in different applications to the U-series. It is also the machine most suitable to heavier attachments due to the off-set of the conventional tail swing weight.new 

The New U50-5

U50-5 improvements over previous model

• Stage V compliant engine.
• All new interior & exterior design.
• Modern, more spacious cab with improved visibility.
• 7” colour screen display with jog dial operation.
• Optional rear-view camera displayed on new colour screen.
• LED work lights with adjustable timer for delayed turn off.
• Dozer float function.
• Top frame tie down points.
• Double adjustment full suspension seat.
• Green beacon ready.
• Bolt on
• Hydraulic quick coupler pipework brackets on the arm.
• Improved A/C performance (A/C on “L” type version only)
• Reduced in cab LpA noise level, down from 79db to 74db.

The New U56-5

U56-5 improvements over previous model

• Stage V compliant engine.
• All new interior & exterior design.
• Modern, more spacious cab with improved visibility.
• 7” colour screen display with jog dial operation.
• Optional rear-view camera displayed on new colour screen.
• LED work lights with adjustable timer for delayed turn off.
• Dozer float function.
• Top frame tie down points.
• Double adjustment full suspension seat with orange seatbelt and seatbelt alert.
• Green beacon ready.
• Hydraulic quick coupler pipework mounting brackets on the arm.
• Air suspension seat double adjustment seat (“L” type version)
• Automatic 3rd line hydraulic return (“L” type version)
• Improved A/C performance (A/C on “L” type version only)
• Reduced in cab LpA noise level, down from 79db to 74db.

The New KX60-5

KX060-5 improvements over previous model

• Stage V compliant engine.
• All new interior & exterior design.
• Modern, more spacious cab with improved visibility.
• 7” colour screen display with jog dial operation.
• Optional rear-view camera displayed on new colour screen.
• LED work lights with adjustable timer for delayed turn off.
• Dozer float function.
• Top frame tie down points.
• Double adjustment full suspension seat with orange seatbelt and seatbelt alert.
• Green beacon ready.
• Hydraulic quick coupler pipework mounting brackets on the arm.
• Air suspension, double adjustment seat (“L” type version)
• Improved A/C performance (A/C on “L” type version only)
• Automatic 3rd line hydraulic return (“L” type version)
• Reduced in cab LpA noise level, down from 79db to 74db.

New models announced for 2020.

All machines come fitted with the following features:

  • Better access to information: A full-color, high-resolution 7” LCD screen and jog-dial navigation come fitted as standard. This provides the operator with all the information needed, from AUX flow adjustment to important maintenance information, as well as detailed alerts.
  • Increased safety and comfort: A high visibility orange coloured seatbelt and alert functions have been included to encourage the operator to wear the seatbelt, reducing the risk of serious accidents for those using the machines.  The new CAB structure has a noise reduction of 5dB, down to 74dB, providing a more stress-free working environment for the operator. A double adjustable air suspension has been included on L models to maximise on comfort and allow easy height adjustment via an air compressor.
  • Built for the future: With increasing sustainability measures being introduced as standard across the globe, the new machines come fitted with a Kubota Original Direct Injection Engine with CRS and DPF Muffler, the engines for all three models are fully Stage-V compliant.
  • Better access for maintenance: The new and improved DPF reduces maintenance by increasing the service intervals for both the regeneration filter and ash cleaner. When maintenance is needed, however, all three machines have been designed to provide easier access to those working on the machine – with wide opening bonnets and radiator cleaning.

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Harper Plant Ltd
Broughtons Yard
Stockbridge Road
Lopcombe Corner
Salisbury, Wilts.
SP5 1BW

Tel: 01980 863666

Email: sales@harperplant.co.uk

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