Kubota has added one more track loader to its product line this year with the addition of the new, smaller SVL65-2.
The SVL65-2 is powered by a 68 horsepower engine and has a rated tipping load capacity of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds). It gets a bucket breakout force rating of 2,093 kilograms (4,614 pounds). And it has a hinge pin lift height of 301 centimetres (118.5 inches).
The engine uses a diesel particulate filter to control emissions, but the automatic regeneration cycle can be turned off when operating around combustible materials.
A two-speed transmission gives it a maximum travel speed of 7.1 m.p.h. Riding on the brand’s “wavy-H” track tread pattern the SVL65-2 has nine inches of ground clearance, which isn’t bad for this type of machine.
Its features include a standard self-levelling bucket that can be engaged with the flip of a switch. It uses multi-function levers to control all major vehicle and attachment operations. It also offers an Advanced Multifunction Valve (AMV Valve) for improved multifunctional operation, and it allows for smoother operation when simultaneously controlling multiple hydraulic circuits, such as auxiliary, boom and bucket.
When it comes to maintenance, the wide rear engine compartment door opens to allow access to the engine bay and the cab tilts forward. The oil cooler and radiator also tilt out to further improve engine access to hard-to-reach components.
While the overall size of the new SVL65-2 is smaller, the cab is the same as those used on the SVL75-2 and SVL95-2s. The cab also includes a standard suspension seat with armrests on the right and left sides to minimize operator fatigue. Consistent with the larger models in Kubota’s SVL Series, the SVL65-2 features a sliding front door, which the brand claims is its signature and best-selling feature. The door can be opened regardless of the position of the bucket or loader arm; plus, full machine operation is possible with the door open.
It will begin arriving on dealers’ lots in April.