Kubota Tractor Corp. has entered the stand-on track loader market with the SCL1000, designed, says the company, with wide tracks, narrow body, and a rated operating capacity of 1,000 pounds.
The Kubota SCL1000 mini track loader, with an overall width of 36 inches, features a standard 9.8-inch track. The integrated track design, says Kubota, is engineered for durability, with the undercarriage welded to the mainframe of the body. The grease-type track-tension design includes sealed oil-bath rollers for reduced maintenance and greater durability, says the company. The wide-track design, with a ground-pressure rating of 4.0 psi, is low impact and minimizes damage to grass and landscaping.
The Kubota mini skid steer uses a 24.8-horsepower Kubota diesel engine, capable of high-altitude operation and using no diesel particulate filter. The unit’s hydraulic pump, directly connected to the engine, reduces maintenance, says Kubota, and the loader arms have a hinge pin height of 84.7 inches and a reach of 25.9 inches at a 45-degree dump angle. Top travel speed is 5.1 miles. When operator leaves the platform, the parking brake is automatically engaged.
Auxiliary hydraulic lines are routed inside the loader arm for optimal protection. Case drain is standard. Auxiliary hydraulic couplers are pressure release type. Attachment hose guide is standard. Engine rpm has to be at idle to unlock the hydraulics for machine operation.
The patent pending T-drive handle provides intuitive and ergonomic steering. Hydraulic pilot-operated loader and drive control valves offer precise and responsive control of the machine.
Boom cylinders are cushioned, and an adjustable platform-suspension system is designed to smooth the ride for the operator. Other features include keyless start with pass-code protection, 12-volt charging port, and 4.3-inch LCD color dash monitor that provides consolidated machine monitoring. The Kubota SCL1000 will be available at select authorized Kubota dealers in the second half of 2020, although the Kubota SCL 1000 price is unknown.
Kubota SCL 1000 Mini Skid Steer Specs
- ROC: 1,000 pounds
- Power: 24.8 horsepower
- Hinge pin height: 84.7 inches
- Reach: 25.9 inches
- Width: 36 inches
- Track: 9.8 inches