Construction

Kubota prepare for APF Show

Construction, agriculture and groundcare machinery experts, Kubota UK is preparing to exhibit at the upcoming APF Show this September.

APF, which is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland and arboricultural exhibition, will be held at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire from the 18th-20th September and is expected to attract over 270 exhibitors and 16,000 visitors.

On the Kubota stand, visitors can expect to sample a range of its market-leading construction and groundcare machinery, including some its most popular mini-excavators, such as the new U27-4 and the eight tonne KX080-4 – one of the most innovative excavators on the market.

Since its launch earlier in the year, the U27-4 has raised the bar in the two-three tonne weight category. The powerful and highly efficient U27-4 ensures operators have unrivalled visibility for greater productivity and increased safety. In addition, wider and lower entrance makes the cabin simple to enter and exit.

A selection of Kubota’s utility vehicles and its agricultural tractors will also be on show at APF 2014, including the M6060 and M135GX, from its M Series range.

The M6060 boasts a 4 cylinder C-CDIS engine; category II 3 point linkage with 4100KG lift capacity and Eco drive functionality for unrivalled fuel efficiency. The M135GX comes equipped with an advanced turbo charged 4 cylinder CRS diesel engine and provides sufficient power to successfully complete a wide range of duties with unparalleled efficiency.

Neil Winfield, Business and Development Manager for Kubota Construction commented: “It’s great for us to be able to attend a show which is relevant to all of the industries in which we work – spanning construction, agriculture and groundcare. Exhibiting at APF gives us a valuable opportunity to connect with customers from all parts of the business and is a great platform to showcase some of our latest innovations.”

Champion Hire Digging in for Kubota

Champion Hire Ltd, the Yorkshire and North Midlands based plant and tool hirer, has placed an order with BTE Plant Sales for 30 new Kubota mini-excavators as part of continuing process of increasing the fleet at its five depots across the region.

This latest order from Champion Hire is in direct response to increasing demand for plant and equipment from the market. The total order value runs to just over half a million pounds and forms part of a £1.2m investment in plant and equipment placed by the company in 2014 alone.

Keith White, Managing Director of Champion Hire commented: “We have operated Kubota machines for many years now and find them well constructed and very reliable machines. Demand from our customers is continuing to grow across the region, as the economy recovers, and we shall be adding many more items to our plant fleet over the coming months. It promises to be a very busy year.”

Keeping you on track with Kubota

Construction specialist Kubota is helping to keep its excavators moving with the addition of replacement aftermarket rubber tracks to its portfolio of Kubota Approved Parts. The high quality, replacement rubber excavator tracks offer high performance at a competitive price and are now available to order for Kubota excavators via local dealerships.

Made from a high-quality rubber compound for optimum track durability and internal high tensile steel wire for tension and strength, the tracks are tough, durable and designed for heavy duty workloads.  Built to last, the replacement rubber tracks have an 18-month warranty or for 1000 operating hours.

As with all Kubota products, the tracks have been designed with the end user in mind and feature an optimised tread pattern for traction, comfort and resilience.

Michael Ardolino, Kubota’s Business Development Manager for Parts comments “Every Kubota part provides outstanding performance, which is why when you fit Kubota approved parts you can be assured of the highest standards of quality and engineering excellence to deliver unrivalled reliability, efficiency and productivity. The new replacement rubber tracks are no exception and cement Kubota’s dedication to providing its customers with a total solution and excellent levels of service.”

The Kubota approved replacement rubber tracks are the perfect compliment to the growing range of Kubota mini excavators including the latest addition, the U27-4, a compact and tough zero-tail swing mini excavators that features the largest and most luxurious cab in its class.

To locate your nearest Kubota Dealer to order your replacement rubber tracks or to find out more about Kubota’s market leading range of Construction, Groundcare and Agricultural solutions, visit www.kubota.co.uk or call 01844 268000.

Kubota lend a hand for Ladies Day

Construction specialists, Kubota UK will support local dealer Chepstow Construction Equipment later this month with a £500 donation to their Royal Ascot Ladies Day Event, which is held to raise money for The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity of Wales.

Chepstow’s Royal Ascot Ladies Day will be held on Thursday 19th June at Chepstow Racecourse and guests will be treated to a three-course luncheon, afternoon tea and live multi TV coverage from Royal Ascot. There will also be a raffle with a Gold Cup for the big race itself and auctions will take place throughout the afternoon. The ladies hat competition will, as always, bring the day to its conclusion and all proceeds will go directly to the chosen charity.

Rebecca Bryson from Kubota comments: “It is great for us to be able to support our local dealers and get involved in events like this. We have attended Chepstow’s Ladies Day in the past and it is a great day for all involved, with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause.”

Zero Tail Swing

Tough job got you in a corner? Put a U-Series to work on it. Zero-tail swing keeps the tail within the width of the tracks, so you can turn the house throughout its 360-degree turning radius without worrying about what is to the side or behind you. Zero-tail swing also ensures excellent balance, stability and fast operation, making the U-Series ideal for jobs in congested urban areas …

Anti theft system

All Kubota mini excavators feature the ‘ANTI-THEFT PLUS’ security system integrated into machines when they are built to achieve Thatcham endorsement.

The coveted Thatcham certification is recognised by insurers and should result in substantial discounts on premiums for users of Kubota mini excavators. …

MST Group secure major order for Kubota excavators

Devon-based MST Group has secured its first major deal since the launch of its construction division with the sale of 17 Kubota KX71-3 mini excavators to one of the South West’s largest independent hire companies, Tool Care Hire.
Tool Care Hire needed to expand its plant and machinery fleet due to increasing demand at its four depots.

Introducing Eco Plus Technology

(KX040-4, KX057-4, U55-4, KX080-4)*

Kubota’s original ECO PLUS prioritises fuel economy, and supports the environment. …

Executive Hire Show a Roaring Success for Award Winning Debutant

Kubota, market-leading manufacturer of construction and groundcare machinery, has got 2014 off to a bang, celebrating a bumper Executive Hire Show (EHS) debut which saw the company singled out as one of the highlights.

It was the first year that Kubota, which is going from strength to strength in the hire sector, has exhibited at the EHS and it couldn’t have asked for a better response from both visitors and organisers at the two-day event. Kubota stole the show by taking the coveted ‘best stand’ award at the EHS’s after show party, as well as securing new orders during the event; notably a key supply deal with plant hire and plant sales specialist – Morris Leslie Group.

 

Kubota Prepare for Executive Hire Show Debut

Kubota, market-leading manufacturers of construction, groundcare and agricultural machinery, is excited to be exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show (EHS) for the first time.

The Japanese manufacturer will showcase a wide range of products, including its high performance range of mini-excavators. Alongside machines key to the hire market, Kubota will also display products growing in popularity in the sector, such as utility vehicles and tractors.