Everything You Need to Know About Kubota’s SCL1000 Stand-On Track Loader

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The 36-In. Wide SCL1000 Boasts Wide Tracks for Excellent Ground Pressure

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Kubota’s SCL1000 began production in 2020 and was the company’s first foray into the stand-on track loader market. The SCL1000 was designed from the start as a 36-in. wide, stand-on track loader but with wide tracks for outstanding ground pressure.

Kubota’s stand-on track loader, the SCL1000, is well-positioned with wide tracks, a narrow body and a rated operating capacity of 1,000 lbs and meets the demands of contractors and rental yards alike. The SCL1000 features a wide 9.8-in. track that comes standard on the overall narrow 36-in. machine. The integrated track design is engineered for durability with the undercarriage welded to the mainframe of the body.

Kubota’s SCL1000 boasts a powerful 24.8-hp turbocharged Kubota diesel engine with quiet operation, high altitude performance and no diesel particulate filter requirement. The loader arms reach high and far with a hinge pin height of 84.7 in. and a reach of 25.9 in. at a 45-degree dump angle. The SCL1000 has a best-in-class travel speed of 4.9 mph.

Kubota’s SCL1000 is engineered with cushioned loader boom cylinders and an adjustable platform suspension system that increase operator comfort for maximum productivity. The loader comes standard with a keyless start with passcode protection, 12V charging port and a 4.3-in. LCD color dash monitor.

In 2021, Kubota introduced a line of five attachments for the SCL1000 including:

  • Compact Buckets — Standard capacity buckets include the CL136L, CL142L, CL236L and the CL242L, which are either standard 36-in. or 42-in. bucket options and available with bare edge, bolt-on edge or bolt-on teeth. High-capacity buckets include the CL148H and CL248H, both of which offer 48-in. bucket options with bare edge, bolt-on edge or bolt-on teeth.
  • Compact Pallet Forks — The CPF12 pallet fork comes in 36-in. and 42-in. fork length options. The pallet fork boasts a 1,200-lb capacity, Category II hitch and spill guard. The CPF12 has an adjustable fork width with spring-loaded toggle to lock in place.
  • Compact Power Rake — The CSR10 features a 48-in. working width and heavy-duty Category II hitch for both landscape and construction applications. With its center pivot, it allows narrow width access.
  • Compact Trencher — The CTR compact trencher is available in three sizes with 30-, 36- and 48-in. trenching depths and ranges in chain widths from 4 to 10 in.
  • Compact Skid Auger — The CSA10 compact skid auger has a pendulum mount and features a reversible gearbox with a 2-in. hex output shaft to attach to a variety of augers.
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Advice for Safe Operation

“As with any piece of construction equipment, there is no such thing as being too aware of your surroundings. Being aware of people and equipment around you is critical to safety on any jobsite,” says Jerry Corder, Kubota product manager, construction equipment. “Additionally, as compact utility loaders [CULs] are on the narrow side, it is necessary to stay conscious of the slope you are working on, especially with a load, or when turning. And just like with a compact track loader, when you have a load, make sure you have room to avoid sudden stops. Lastly, it is imperative to understand the proper way to load and unload the machine and its attachments for any CUL. Most CUL’s have limitations on approach and departure angles.”

This article was compiled with the help of Kubota.

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