New three-way-tip tracked carrier from Kubota
Compact equipment specialist introduces versatile KC250H-4 model with three-way-tip capability
COMPACT construction machinery specialists Kubota have unveiled the latest edition of their KC250H-4 tracked carrier, which, they say, is set to raise the bar with its versatile and flexible three-way-tip capability.
Retaining the same maximum 2.5 tonnes (1.33 cubic metre) load capacity as the original model, the three-way tip has been made possible due to two non-interchangable pins, resulting in the same quality of tip discharge to the left, right and rear of the machine.
Thanks to a innovative and robust system of linkages and combination locks, the Kubota KC250H-4’s three sideboards can be opened automatically during the discharge process, resulting in assured job accuracy and time efficiency.
An ergonomically designed control station allows the operator to manage this discharge process using a touch-sensitive tipping lever. The sideboards can also be opened manually, allowing for easy loading if using a pallet fork.
According to Kubota, the KC250H-4’s innovative functionality has not affected the machine’s durability and strength, with the robust under-frame boasting two fixed and four oscillating rolls for stability on slopes and irregular terrain.
The machine, which has a 55° tilting angle, with attack angles of 27° and 57° (61° for the three-way dump) and a ground clearance of 334mm that allows it to traverse the roughest of terrain, is powered by an EU stage IIIA approved, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine, which ensures high torque and power (45.5PS at 2,300 rev/min) whilst delivering optimum fuel efficiency to minimize operational costs and environmental impact.
Neil Winfield, Kubota UK’s construction business development manager, commented: ‘At Kubota we are constantly looking to push the envelope in machine innovation, delivering new functionality that enables improved productivity, whilst not compromising on the product reliability the brand is known for.
‘The new Kubota KC250H-4 delivers on all these fronts, with the three-way tip giving end-users unrivalled flexibility that will significantly reduce job time.’
He continued: ‘We also place high value on operator comfort, and the KC250H-4’s operating station offers best-in-class ergonomics with a deluxe reversible seat that allows the operator to turn 180° and face the opposite direction, creating a safer, more efficient and productive work station.
‘Health and safety is also of paramount importance, with the KC250H-4’s ROPS, safety belt and non-slip step ensuring maximum safety for the operator. In terms of maintenance, the machine’s large bonnet allows easy access, whilst a side panel gives simple access to the air filter.’