LAS VEGAS, Calif. – February 3, 2015 – Kubota Tractor Corporation made a highly-anticipated product announcement at the World of Concrete tradeshow in Las Vegas today, unveiling its new SSV-Series skid steer loaders, with two models to meet the needs of customers in the construction, rental and agriculture segments. The SSV-Series includes the 64 gross horsepower SSV65 and the 74 gross horsepower SSV75, both available at Kubota dealerships starting this June. With this introduction, Kubota now offers a full line of compact construction equipment for its dealers and customers.
Several innovative features on the Kubota SSV-Series set it apart from competitor models right out of the gate. For example, standard on all Kubota SSV models is a unique, slide-up, front-entry door that rises overhead, instead of swinging out. This design allows the door to be opened regardless of loader position so that the operator can enter and exit the machine even when the skid steer is in a tight or difficult position. Other standard features include a spacious, dust-resistant pressurized cabin with an optimized climate control system, and a side light that allows better visibility and safer operation at night. In addition, an optional multi-function lever feature is available, allowing for fingertip control of major machine and implement functions.
The SSV-Series is powered by an EPA Tier 4 certified four-cylinder Kubota diesel engine. With standard two-speed travel and optional high-flow hydraulics, Kubota’s vertical lift geometry skid steers will meet the needs of Kubota customers across the construction, rental and agriculture segments. The SSV65 boasts a rated operating capacity of 1,950 pounds and bucket breakout force of 4,839 pounds; the SSV75 has a rated operating capacity of 2,690 pounds and bucket breakout force of 5,884 pounds. The loaders on the SSV-Series are easily capable of dumping into a dump truck with 10-foot sides. The SSV65 and SSV75 feature hand-and-foot controls, and pilot control models are expected to join the lineup next year.
On a jobsite, contractors strive to minimize downtime, and the new SSV-Series helps to do just that. Kubota engineered its skid steers to be easily serviced and maintained. For example, the battery on the SSV models is positioned so that it is readily accessible for service and inspection; oil and fuel filters are placed in easy-to-access locations where drips will not leak on electrical components during changing; and bolt-on access handles were added to the cab so they can be easily replaced if damaged. In addition, the large fuel tank is located in the rear door for quick, clean and easy refueling and has enough fuel capacity to work all day.