Kubota Dash-4 mini excavators prove a hit in Scotland

Aaron Morby 12 years ago

Kubota’s Stirling based dealer Young Plant & Equipment Sale has received good feedback from three new Dash-4 mini excavators sold to hirers in the region.

Construction equipment sales and marketing manager for Kubota (UK), Richard Harrison, said: “It’s not just the new black livery that is making the new Kubota Dash-4s distinctive, it’s the host of modifications, improved technology and the extra power that we have given them that really makes them stand out from the crowd.

Jarvie Plant Group, one of Scotland’s leading independent hire companies bought two KX057-4 models for its fleet.

The group’s managing director, John Jarvie, said: “Customers these days want mini excavators that are quieter, offer enhanced performance and which are more fuel-efficient. The KX057-4 achieves all of these targets, providing the benefits direct to our clients.”

Further north, in Aberdeen, MTM Construction, bought a Kubota U55-4, which has been added to its fleet in order to answer the growing need for machines capable of working in confined spaces.

Bill McDonald, plant/transport manager for MTM Construction, said: “We’re very pleased with the machine, it’s the biggest Kubota mini that we’ve got and gives us a powerful excavator for tight areas.

“It also accommodates a wide range of attachments and you can pre-set the oil flow so you don’t have to get a fitter to adjust it for you when you use another attachment.”

Dash 4 series

  • U48-4 zero tail swing excavator offers 4.7t of lifting power that can be used in confined spaces.
  • U55-4 tight tail swing machine sees the range breaking new ground with 5.4t of lifting power, complemented by excellent stability and high performance in restricted areas.
  • KX057-4 hits the 5.5 tonne mark, and delivers dig-depth of 3.9m with a bucket digging force of 4,315kgf.

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