2017 Market Trends: Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders
Kubota | October 9, 2017

Features to look for on compact track loaders

Manufacturers have been making improvements on their undercarriages to extend the life of the machine. A welded undercarriage that is integrated into the lower chassis, for example, is something Kubota engineered on its compact track loaders since their inception. New models with higher horsepower and higher lift capacity have also been introduced into the market. Some of these may displace small dozers and compact wheel loaders in the near future.

Features to look for on skid steers

A unique feature on Kubota’s skid steer is the rollup door. This innovative door design allows it to be locked in the open position so that the operator can continue to operate without removing and storing the door. The door can be opened at any point of loader arm travel. Furthermore, the versatility of skid steers continues to grow with hydraulic and non-hydraulic attachments. At Kubota we’ve seen growth in attachments as multipliers in our customers’ workforce. Our recent launch of Kubota branded attachments is ample evidence that we believe customers are investing more in hydraulic and non-hydraulic attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders, minimizing their need to purchase other dedicated equipment.

Another unique feature of Kubota skid steers is the rear door mounted fuel tank. It is quite a revelation when you open the rear door and find the fuel tank mounted on the inside of it. No need to worry since the fuel tank is well protected by the solid, heavy duty door and an additional inch of void between them. By taking that volume out of the engine compartment, the free space makes daily maintenance checks less intimidating and easier to perform.

2017 New Product Highlight:

Kubota SVL75-2 with High Flow: In early 2017 Kubota Tractor Corporation introduced the new SVL75-2 with High Flow compact track loader to its SVL series which also includes the SVL95-2s. The new SVL75-2 with High Flow offers increased hydraulic horsepower, expanding multitasking capabilities for a wide variety of attachments on the jobsite. Boasting a 74.3 gross horsepower, four-cylinder, direct injection, turbo-charged Kubota diesel engine, equipped with Common Rail Fuel Injection and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system, the new SVL75-2 with High Flow meets Tier 4 emissions standards and matches reduced exhaust emissions with enhanced fuel economy.

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