Getting the Job Done with Maximum Efficiency and Comfort
Kubota says it will continue to build on its commitment to excellence with its skid steer loader line, the SSV-Series. The SSV-Series (the SSV65 and SSV75) brings power and versatility to Kubota’s core rental, construction and agricultural segments. The SSV-Series includes the 64-gross-hp SSV65 and the 74-gross-hp SSV75. Their introduction was complemented with a line of Kubota-branded attachments, including pallet forks, tillers, power rakes, augers, sweepers, snow blades and snow blowers.
Several innovative features on the SSV-Series set it apart from competitor models, says Kubota. For example, standard on all Kubota SSV cab 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 position. Other standard features include a spacious, dust-resistant pressurized cabin with an optimized climate control system and side lights that allow better visibility and safer operation at dusk. The SSV65 and SSV75 feature hand-and-foot controls, and an optional multifunction lever feature is available, allowing for fingertip control of major machine and implement functions. An optional on/off self-leveling and ride-control package is also available.
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 skid steers meet the needs of Kubota customers across construction, rental and agriculture segments, delivering performance when loading trucks. The SSV65 boasts a rated operating capacity of 1,950 lbs and bucket breakout force of 4,839 lbf. The SSV75 has a rated operating capacity of 2,690 lbs and bucket breakout force of 5,884 lbf. The loaders on the SSV-Series are easily capable of dumping into a dump truck with 10-ft sides.
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.
Advice to Buyers
“Consider operation technique and daily habits when purchasing a skid steer such as will you need a fully enclosed cab?” asks Jorge De Hoyos, Kubota senior product manager for skid steers and compact track loaders. “Will you need to get in and out several times a day? Do you need to lift high, or will your work be done mostly at eye level and below? And, how often will you need to pivot your torso to check your rearview? Get inside a cab equipped unit with a spacious operating compartment with great rear visibility, an overhead door that locks in place and vertical-lift capability for high lift and imagine how productive you can be.”
Kubota Tractor Corp.
1000 Kubota Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051
888-4-KUBOTA | kubota.com
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Tags: 2017 Spec Guide- Skid Steers, July/August 2017 Print Issue