Kubota Compact Track Loaders — 2014 Spec Guide

Kubota Tractor Corp. began marketing in the United States in 1972, with an initial introduction of a 12-hp compact tractor. In 1974, Kubota brought its trademark orange compact tractors to the forefront of the U.S. market by adding a four-wheel drive unit. The company has greatly expanded its product offerings since then, joining the compact track loader market in 2010, when it introduced the 75- and 90-hp models of the Kubota SVL75 and SVL90, which have since been replaced by the Kubota SVL75-2 and SVL90-2.

The SVL75-2 and SVL90-2 are the latest models in the Kubota lineup. Powered by Kubota diesel engines, the compact track loaders are Kubota designed, engineered and manufactured to deliver reliability, durability and quality. With their common rail system (CRS) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) engines, emissions are reduced to make the SVL75-2 Tier 4 Final and SVL90-2 Tier 4 Interim compliant while still maintaining class-leading bucket breakout force and lifting capacity, says Kubota. The electronic engine stall guard makes sure that they keep going even under the toughest conditions.

There are several features on the SVL that make it distinct from its competition. The 74.3-gross-hp SVL75-2 boasts a bucket breakout force of 6,204 lbs and a lifting capacity of 4,881 lbs. The 92-gross-hp SVL90-2 has a bucket breakout force of 7,961 lbs and a lifting capacity of 5,869 lbs. Both models are powered by a four-cylinder, direct injection, Kubota diesel engine. Kubota’s compact track loaders are equipped with a rigid-mount undercarriage, a vertical lift designed for long reach (41.7 in.) and maximum lifting and dumping capabilities. A variety of performance-matched attachments are available for both models, including several bucket options with teeth or straight edges, four-in-one buckets, pallet forks and more.

With performance, these machines boast class-leading bucket breakout force, loader lift capacity, reach and traction force, says the company. With comfort, Kubota features a 39-in. wide cab with space for most any size operator and a flat-floor space that is 21 in. deep and 35 in. wide to reduce operator fatigue. The tilt-up front door provides easy entrance into the wide cab; it also allows for working with the door open, making it much easier and quicker to exchange attachments or communicate with the ground crew. Maintenance is convenient with easy access to daily liquid level checks, fuel and air filter inspections in the engine compartment and ground level refueling and greasing. Unobstructed forward visibility makes both bucket corners visible; sight-lines to the quick-coupler are clear; and attachment hook-up safer and easier. Visibility to the rear is excellent and ground level can be seen as close as 8 ft behind the machine. Both front and rear track corners can be seen while traveling, reducing the risk of track damage.

Advice to Buyers
“Compact track loaders are powerful performers in the widest range of industries and a variety of applications,” says Keith Rohrbacker, Kubota product manager. “When purchasing a compact track loader, select the size of machine for your current applications, ensure that it has enough power and capacity to satisfy your future growth and choose a dealer that will support your product well. Also consider functionality, comfort, responsiveness, visibility and ease in performing routine maintenance. Consider the reliability and durability of the brand of machine you are purchasing. The dealer should be an authorized compact track loader dealer and be able to fulfill all of your service and parts needs in a timely manner.”

Kubota Compact Track Loader Specs

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