Kubota to Market New Hydraulic Blade that Angles and Tilts for Greater Versatility and Function
TORRANCE, Calif. (February 26, 2009) – Kubota introduces its KX121-3 Super Series compact excavator with optional 6-in-1 hydraulic blade. The new blade is the first on the market with extended tilt functions, allowing the blade to be angled 25 degrees and tilted 10 degrees for greater efficiency when leveling and backfilling. The blade’s float feature puts the finishing touch on backfill projects. Kubota’s KX121-3 Super Series is ideal for rental users, contractors and landscapers.
“Our angle blades have been popular for years, and now Kubota is the first tractor manufacturer to offer a 6-in-1 blade in the compact excavator category,” says Keith Rohrbacker, Kubota product manager. “This new blade includes angle, tilt and float functions, making it more efficient than a traditional angle blade.”
KX121-3 Super Series: The Ultimate Digging Machine
Kubota’s powerful and versatile KX121-3 Super Series compact excavator combines smooth operation, reliability, large-bucket capacity and long reach. The KX121-3 is equipped with a four-cylinder,
40.5-horsepower diesel engine, and features a performance-enhancing, load-sensing hydraulic system that provides optimum oil flow to each cylinder, making operation under any load easier and smoother. With a choice between Kubota’s hydraulic Float Angle Blade or the new hydraulic 6-in-1 blade, leveling and backfilling work is finished quickly and easily.
6-in-1 Blade: Easy Operation, Higher Productivity
Kubota engineered the 6-in-1 blade for easy operation. As an additional enhancement, Kubota added a “T” button on top of the blade’s operating lever to control the new tilt function, so the same motion that operates the angle blade will maneuver the tilt blade. The 6-in-1 blade features an offset indicator which highlights angle and tilt, so the operator can easily judge the blade position at all times.
The KX121-3’s new 6-in-1 blade is also wider for increased capacity and productivity. The new wider blade is five feet, 11 inches wide and extends two inches past the KX121-3’s tracks on each side, increasing the blade’s capacity by eight percent. The blade’s wide design keeps soil out of the space between the blade and the tracks and allows operators to better shape edges and complete slopes. The KX121-3 with 6-in-1 blade will boost productivity in a range of excavating projects.
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.