Wheel loaders: Kubota Tractor

November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11

The R420S and R520S wheel loaders are powered by fuel efficient three- and four-cylinder Kubota diesel engines rated for 43- and 49-hp, respectively.

The wheel loaders are highly maneuverable in tight spaces, with 40 degrees of articulation and 8 degrees of frame oscillation. Four-wheel drive and limited-slip differential power the machines through rough terrain. The R420S produces a maximum bucket breakout force of 6,550 pounds, while the R520S breakout force is rated at 7,425 pounds.

Load sensing transmission enables efficient load handling by automatically adjusting speed and torque as load conditions vary. Front and rear auxiliary hydraulic systems are standard and a front valve and control lever are built-in to universally accept hydraulically operated attachments. Clutchless electric shuttle shifting allows for quick, smooth directional changes without the need to brake. 888.458.2682, www.kubota.com