Kubota Loader Range Now Available for M Series Tractors
A full line of MX-built Kubota loaders is now available for M Series tractors, including the M4, M5, M6 and M7 models that cover the 66-170 hp sector.
Called the LK range, the loader models in orange livery offer an integrated, high-precision material handling solution for the M-Series tractors, allowing customers to choose a high-performance tractor and loader combination that perfectly suits their needs.
There are three series of loaders available, badged LK U (utility-mechanical), LK M (mechanical) and LK H (hydraulic). And the three series differ in their specifications, lifting capacity and compatibility with the tractor. The LK U and LK M versions offer mechanical parallel lift and a headstock that uses automatic mechanical attachment locking, while the LK H loaders benefit from a hydraulic parallel lift system.
All models can be fitted with the optional Mach 2 coupling for loader and attachment hydraulic services, which allows simultaneous coupling of hydraulic and electrical connections in a single action.
The number of loaders closely mirrors the lifting capacities, which range from 1,180kg to 2,410kg depending on the model, while the maximum lifting height at the pivot is 3.5m to 4.15m.
Buyers can choose from three control systems depending on their LK loader model. These include the cable-controlled ProPilot joystick; a low-pressure servo-controlled FlexPilot joystick; or the e-Pilot S electronic control system. Push-button control options are available for auxiliary services and, depending on the model, can also include a fourth hydraulic service and an automatic return to dig function.
Mounting and dismounting the loader from the tractor is a simple process, thanks to Fitlock – the mechanical locking mechanism that secures the loader to the tractor brackets. The operator only has to leave the cab once to unlock the loader, as the drive-in format automatically relocks when activated. Fitlock uses a colored mechanical indicator – visible from inside and outside the cab – to provide easy visual reference of charger status; locked or unlocked.
In addition, LK H models can be equipped with the optional Fastlock accessory connection and third and fourth Speedlink service connections, allowing accessories to be changed without having to leave the cab.
Integrated parking stands and pivot pins with protected grease fittings add to operator comfort, as does the Shock Eliminator hydraulic boom suspension system, while piping protection comes from routing hydraulic hoses internally of the loader boom.