Kubota R20 Series Keeps Solid Footing on Shaky Ground

Kubota’s fully-articulated, four-wheel-drive, multifunctional wheel loaders feature a small turning radius combined with exceptional maneuverability. Kubota’s wheel loaders are ideal for working inside existing structures or confined spaces and offer increased performance on turf and other ground surfaces such as dirt or gravel.

Kubota R420 and R520 wheel loaders feature low-emission E-TVCS diesel engines rated at 32 and 36.5 kilowatts (43 and 49 hp), respectively.

Kubota’s proprietary load sensing transmission (LST) enables efficient load handling by automatically changing from high speed/low torque to low speed/high torque when load conditions vary. Clutchless electric shuttle shifting allows quick, smooth shifting between forward and reverse without the need to brake. A travel speed limiter switch governs speed, important when operating in confined areas or over uneven ground.

Both the R420 and R520 feature Kubota’s center shaft-type oscillation and articulation joint, which allows for 8 degrees of frame oscillation and 40-degree left/right articulation. For versatility and expanded applications, front/rear auxiliary hydraulic systems are standard. The front side system features a built-in hydraulic valve and control lever to universally accept hydraulically-operated attachments.

The R420 and R520 feature quick couplers (R520 is hydraulic) that quickly accept various Kubota performance-matched implements used for landscape, nursery, warehouse and recycling applications.

Ease of operation is critical to operator performance. Power steering, weight-adjustable suspension seat, suspended foot pedals, easy-view instruments, well-positioned controls, reduced engine vibration and an unobstructed field of view contribute to efficient, less tiring operation. The R420 and R520 are equipped with OSHA-approved ROPS/FOPS canopy and cab, retractable seat belt, parking brake, safety starting system, passive attachment safety system, front side operating lights, front and rear turn signal/brake lights and control level locks.

For more information, call 888/KUBOTA, ext. 900.


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