Kubota unveil new crawler dumper
Company launches KC250HR-4 model in response to customer demand for increased productivity
KUBOTA have launched their new KC250HR-4 crawler dumper to meet the growing demands of construction professionals needing a compact, powerful machine for transporting large amounts of material in a short timescale.
Designed to help the plant operator unload quicker and efficiently, the machine has an 84-degree dumping angle for easy removal of waste. A rotary function also allows the user to tip side ways at an angle of 180 degrees when carrying out tasks such as trench filling.
The crawler dumper incorporates a water-cooled Kubota diesel engine for enhanced power and minimal costs, and boasts a maximum loading capacity of 2,500kg. A variable speed, two-pump, two-motor, clutch-less hydrostatic transmission system delivers smooth control and allows operators to switch between high speeds (up to 11 km/h) for flat surfaces or low speeds (up to 6 km/h) for rougher terrain.
In addition, a hydraulic swivel motor mounted on a slew ring is said to provide precise and fast rotation of the skip at 180°.
Operator comfort has been a focal point in the design of the KC250HR-4. A reversible seat with a turning capability of 180 degrees allows the operator to fully face the direction of travel, while easy access to the control levers and improved visibility of the dashboard helps reduce driver fatigue.
Neil Winfield, business development manager for Kubota Construction, commented: ‘The KC250HR-4 crawler dumper is a highly versatile machine. Its impressive loading capacity and high speed will allow users to significantly improve productivity and get the job done on time without any difficulty.
‘The extra features included really help to improve machine safety and comfort when carrying out strenuous tasks. We’ve also featured ‘bogie’ type technology on the track mechanism to provide greater stability on slopes and bad terrain, so operators experience a smooth ride at high speed.’