- Photo courtesy of Kubota

Photo courtesy of Kubota

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled the new SVL65-2 to its compact track loader line. The new compact track loader is positioned in a lighter ROC (rated operating capacity) weight class than its predecessors and features an advanced hydraulic multi-function valve, the line’s signature slide-up overhead front door, and on/off self-leveling capability.

The new SVL65-2 features an Advanced Multifunction Valve that provides smooth operation when using simultaneous functions, such as auxiliary, boom, and bucket circuits, allowing operators to be more productive. 

The SVL65-2 is powered by a 68-hp engine. It boasts a wide working range including a rated operating capacity of 2,100 lbs. at 35% or 3,000 lbs. at 50%, a reach of 34.9 inches, and a hinge pin height of 118.5 inches. The standard self-leveling feature can be engaged with the flip of a switch and keeps the bucket or forks level without the need to manually adjust the angle on the way up. Plus, multi-function levers provide fingertip control of all major vehicle and attachment operations.

While the overall footprint on the new SVL65-2 is smaller, the cab is equivalent in size to larger models. A wide door opening allows for easy and safe entry and exit. An easy-open sliding front door can be opened regardless of the position of the bucket or loader arm; plus, full machine operation is possible with the door open, if desired.

The machine is ideal for landscaping, rental, and for small contractors, according to Kubota. It will be available at authorized Kubota dealers beginning in April.