Kubota's U48-5 offers 11,057 lbs. of operating weight and 40.4 gross hp. - Photo: Kubota

Kubota's U48-5 offers 11,057 lbs. of operating weight and 40.4 gross hp.

Photo: Kubota

Kubota Tractor Corporation has unveiled its newest compact excavator, the U48-5, a brand-new tight tail swing model that builds upon Kubota’s U Series with a 5-ton, technology-forward machine packed with advanced features.

The U48-5 offers a technology-packed cabin space for smart, instinctive functionality right at the operator’s fingertips, including a full-digital, full-color, 7-inch LCD screen with intuitive and easy to use jog dial for single glance access to various functions.

It features 11,057 lbs. of operating weight, 40.4 gross hp, a working range that includes a max digging depth of 10 feet, 8 inches, and bucket breakout force of 9,304 lbs.

A larger redesigned cab with improved operator visibility is central to the U48-5, which comes in a canopy or cab model, and now incorporates greater head and foot space for added comfort. The cab model’s cabin features expanded front glass for more visibility and an overall slimmer frame for front window, skylight, and left and right window increased visibility. It also lends itself to a more open side display for maintaining greater awareness of the operator’s total surroundings.