By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

KubotaFeaturing a hydraulic track gauge that can be adjusted from 39 to 49 inches with the touch of a single lever, the U15 is the smallest of the four models comprising Kubota's U-Series of zero-tail-swing compact excavators. With an operating weight of 3,704 pounds, the U15 still produces a breakout force of more than 3,417 pounds to handle heavy loads. The combination of maneuverability and strength is put to work with a digging radius of 12 feet 7 inches, a digging depth of 7 feet 7 inches, and a dumping height of 8 feet.