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Access the Tightest Corners of Your Property Like Never Before

May 18, 2022
Calling all property owners with projects that need to get done in tight spaces! The all-new U10-5 minimal tail swing excavator and K008-5 conventional tail swing excavator are now available for purchase or rent at participating Kubota dealerships across the country. The two additions to the excavator lineup offer easy access and tight space solutions for your property, allowing you to tackle projects firsthand.

“These excavators are ideal for tight, confined spaces, and with the U10-5 being a minimal tail swing model and both excavators featuring retractable tracks, they are ready to work in even the narrowest spaces,” said Patrick Baker, Kubota construction equipment product manager.

How so? Let’s get into it.
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Refined, Never Confined

Is access to your new landscaping restricted within a fence? Or is there a natural obstruction to get to the trench you need to dig? No problem! These are ideal use cases for the K008-5 and U10-5. Each model offers easy, single-lever maneuverability with hydraulic adjustable track widths that quickly contract to fit through tight spaces easily. On the K008-5, the tracks adjust down to 2 ft. 4 in. and the U10-5 contracts to 2 ft. 6 in., then when you want to widen the tracks, the tracks widen out to 2 ft. 10 in. and 3 ft. 3 in., respectively. Further, the minimal tail swing on the U10-5 offers more agility than ever before in narrow work zones. 

“The U10-5 provides superior flexibility when working in tight spaces with very minimal overhang at 0.6 of an inch over the tracks, ensuring excellent balance, stability, and fast operation. It truly is the ideal model for working in compact spaces,” Baker added.

A Lean, Mean Digging Machine 
Now that you’ll be able to access and maneuver the space for your project, here’s where the work begins. Each compact excavator features surprisingly wide working and digging ranges for their compact frames. The K008-5 has a working range that includes a digging depth of 5 ft. 8 in, and the U10-5 extends to a 5 ft. 11 in. digging depth, making them ideal for trenching projects, beautifying your property with large landscape designs and more.

Beyond their digging capabilities, both models feature a heavy-duty frame to create more solid positioning, a travel speed of 2.5 miles per hour and a two-speed travel pedal to easily switch between high and low gear.

As every property owner knows, upkeep and new projects abound, but that’s the fun of it all. Easier access to all parts of your property opens you up to more projects than ever before with these two additions to Kubota’s excavator lineup.

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