Smith Power Equipment (SPE), recently announced the arrival of the Kubota KX080-3S Super Series 8-ton excavator.
Ideal for tough construction projects that require high power and performance in confined spaces, the KX0S0-3S can do just about anything that larger conventional machines can do.
Tom Bloom, SPE General Manager: Construction Equipment, remarks, “With its compact size, the KX0S0-3S can achieve a high level of industrial performance on space-restricted construction sites, making it a unique proposition for local contractors needing substantial power on space-restrained urban sites.”
Auto idle system
The KX0S0-3S boasts a tight tail swing and due to its tight tail design and shorter rear overhang, the machine has improved stability, is equipped to handle a wider range of loads and can function comfortably in far more restricted spaces than traditional tail swing excavators can.
The innovative auto idle system on the KX0S0-3S helps saves up to 10% on fuel, prompting the engine to idle automatically when it senses the control levers in neutral for longer than four seconds. The engine immediately re-engages if the control levers are moved. The auto idle feature aids in noise reduction, exhaust emissions, and overall operating costs. Is equipped to handle a wider range of loads and can function comfortably in far more restricted spaces.
The 3-pump hydraulic system is a load-sensing system that makes use of three independent pumps for boom, arm, and swivel for more efficient bucket operation. The high capacity control valve and hydraulic variable pumps of the system enable high-performance shoveling and loading.
Several other unique features of the Kubota KX0S0-3S excavator set it apart from its competitors, including stability, range, oil flow control, its electric fuel refilling pump, auto-shift, and boom lowering prevention.
According to Tom, serviceability is a critical aspect of any good machine and the triple-opening bonnet is one of the KX0S0-3S’ strongest features. “Maintaining this machine could not be easier, as all three of its access panels can open simultaneously,” he notes, adding, “This feature makes for easy inspection and access to the hydraulic components under the centre hood or the battery, oil filter and toolbox under the right hood.”