Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade

Kubota Tractor Corporation

July 30, 2014 - Equipment

<p>The optional Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade is designed for Kubota's KX040-4 compact excavator. <em>Photo via Business Wire</em></p>

Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade is designed for the KX040-4 compact excavator. Operators can now tilt the blade to six different positions, making leveling and backfilling — even on inclines and uneven terrain — easy. Operators will benefit from improved efficiency and greater productivity.

Kubota’s Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade allows operators to save time and work more efficiently. The blade’s capacity has increased almost 0.75 cubic yards over the standard blade, and now enables six different positions: left-end up, right-end up, left-end forward, right-end forward, raised, and lowered. Just by moving the dozer lever, operators can angle the blade right or left to push soil aside while the machine moves forward, eliminating the need for repetitive right-angle positioning while backfilling trenches. The operator can command all six functions simultaneously for more convenient landscaping, shaping, and backfilling control.

Additionally, users can operate the rocker switch on top of the blade control to tilt the blade 10 degrees up or down, and now simultaneously twist the control handle to angle the blade 25 degrees left or right. This feature makes it ideal for operators to dig ditches easily, flat or tilted. The angle blade also allows operators to work efficiently in confined spaces, alongside walls and near busy roads.

At 5 feet 10.9 inches wide, the blade stretches across the entire machine width, even when tilted. To keep the soil out of the space between the blade and the tracks, the 6-in-1 Blade is wider and extends past the track width by 2 inches on each side. The 6-in-1 Blade angles a wide 25 degrees to help the soil easily slide off into the trench, improving backfilling time by as much as 35%.

The new hydraulic blade is a U.S. market exclusive and is available at authorized Kubota dealerships nationwide.

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