Scheduled to hit dealerships in April, Kubota’s new SVL65-2 compact track loader represents the company’s smallest CTL while providing many of the same features as its larger predecessors.
Kubota designed the cab to be similar in size to its SVL75 and SVL95 compact track loaders and also gave it the same easy-open, slide-up front door that can be opened no matter the position of the bucket or loader arm. The door can also be pinned to remain open during machine operation.
The hydraulic Advanced Multifunction Valve is designed for smooth operation when using functions such as auxiliary, boom and bucket circuits simultaneously, and it makes it easier to run attachments on auxiliary hydraulics, including grapple buckets, 4-in-1 buckets and augers.
The SVL65 comes standard with self-leveling for attachments. Operators don’t have to manually adjust the angle on forks and buckets when the attachments move up. They can just flip a switch.
Kubota also added multifunction levers for fingertip control for operating the CTL and its attachments. Thanks to its smaller size, it can also fit in tighter work spaces, and cause less soil compaction because of its lighter weight.
The SVL65 has a rated operating capacity of 2,100 pounds at 35 percent – or 3,000 pounds at 50 percent. It runs on a 65-horespower engine, has a reach of 34.9 inches and a hinge pin height of 118.5 inches.
Kubota says the machine is ideal for landscapers, rental yards and small contractors.