Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new SVL65-2 to the company’s popular compact track loader line, further diversifying its construction equipment offerings. The new compact track loader is positioned in a lighter ROC weight class than its predecessors, and features an advanced hydraulic multi-function valve, the line’s signature slide-up overhead front door, and on/off self-leveling capability. The introduction rounds out Kubota’s SVL line that includes the larger SVL75-2 and the SVL95-2s models. The new unit will be available at authorized Kubota dealers beginning April 2019.
“Its small-but-mighty size allows the SVL65-2 to maneuver easily in tight areas and is lighter weight for less soil compaction but still packs a powerful punch in efficiency, making it an ideal choice for landscapers, rental yards and small contractors,” said Tim Boulds, Kubota Construction Equipment product operations manager. “Offering this smaller-class size compact track loader further strengthens our construction equipment line and makes Kubota a formidable player in a new class.”
AMV valve allows for improved multifunctional operation
The new SVL65-2 features an Advanced Multifunction Valve (AMV Valve) that provides smooth operation when using simultaneous functions, such as auxiliary, boom and bucket circuits, allowing operators to be more productive throughout their workday. With the AMV Valve, the SVL65-2 makes running any attachment that utilizes auxiliary hydraulics even easier, especially attachments such as grapple buckets, 4 in 1 buckets, and hydraulic augers, to name a few.
Small on size, big on power and performance
The SVL65-2 is powered by a 68-horsepower engine ready to power through any job. The SVL65-2 boasts a wide working range including a rated operating capacity of 2,100 pounds at 35 percent or 3,000 pounds at 50 percent, a reach of 34.9 inches and a hinge pin height of 118.5 inches. The standard self-leveling feature can be engaged with the flip of a switch and keeps the bucket or forks level without the need to manually adjust the angle on the way up. Plus, multi-function levers provide fingertip control of all major vehicle and attachment operations.
While the overall footprint on the new SVL65-2 is smaller, the cab is equivalent in size to its big brothers the SVL75-2 and SVL95-2s. A wide door opening allows for easy and safe entry and exit. Consistent with the larger models in Kubota’s SVL Series, the SVL65-2 features an easy-open sliding front door – its signature and best-selling feature – that can be opened regardless of the position of the bucket or loader arm; plus, full machine operation is possible with the door open, if desired.