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Kubota to Market New Hydraulic Blade That Angles, Tilts

Wed April 08, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Kubota’s KX121-3 Super Series compact excavator with optional 6-in-1 hydraulic blade has extended tilt functions, allowing the blade to be angled 25 degrees and tilted 10 degrees for greater efficiency when leveling and backfilling. The blade’s float feature puts the finishing touch on backfill projects.

Kubota’s KX121-3 Super Series is ideal for rental users, contractors and landscapers.

“Our angle blades have been popular for years, and now Kubota is the first tractor manufacturer to offer a 6-in-1 blade in the compact excavator category,” said Keith Rohrbacker, Kubota product manager. “This new blade includes angle, tilt and float functions, making it more efficient than a traditional angle blade.”

A Digging Machine

Kubota’s powerful and versatile KX121-3 Super Series compact excavator combines smooth operation, reliability, large-bucket capacity and long reach. The KX121-3 is equipped with a four-cylinder, 40.5-hp (30.2 kW) diesel engine, and features a performance-enhancing, load-sensing hydraulic system that provides optimum oil flow to each cylinder, making operation under any load easier and smoother, according to the manufacturer.

With a choice between Kubota’s hydraulic Float Angle Blade or the new hydraulic 6-in-1 blade, leveling and backfilling work is finished quickly and easily.

Easy Operation, High Productivity

Kubota engineered the 6-in-1 blade for easy operation. As an additional enhancement, Kubota added a “T” button on top of the blade’s operating lever to control the new tilt function, so the same motion that operates the angle blade will maneuver the tilt blade.

The 6-in-1 blade features an offset indicator which highlights angle and tilt, so the operator can easily judge the blade position at all times.

The KX121-3’s new 6-in-1 blade also is wider for increased capacity and productivity. The new wider blade is 5 ft. 11 in. (1.8 m) wide and extends 2 in. (5 cm) past the KX121-3’s tracks on each side, increasing the blade’s capacity by eight percent. The blade’s wide design keeps soil out of the space between the blade and the tracks and allows operators to better shape edges and complete slopes, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, call 888/4-KUBOTA or visit

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