Posted June 3, 2023

Increased lift performance and panoramic views 

Kubota updates its wheel loader lineup with new R540 and R640 models.

Kubota R640 wheel loader
Kubota updates its wheel loader lineup with new R540 and R640 models.

The next-generation wheel loaders are available in canopy and cab models and feature improved visibility, enhanced operator comfort and increased performance over the previous R30 Series models.

Increased performance
Engineered to meet the rigorous demands of the job site, the R540 and R640 provide increased weight and improved lift performance over the previous generation. Featuring a 64-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine, the R640 has an operating weight of 11,563 pounds and delivers a maximum breakout force of 9,869 pounds and 8,161 pounds of lifting capacity. With a 54-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine, the R540 has an operating weight of 10,285 pounds and delivers a maximum breakout force of 8,183 pounds and 6,767 pounds of lifting capacity. 

High-visibility cabin 
The new wheel loaders feature several updates that improve visibility and safety for operators. Cab models offer a panoramic perspective of the environment with an enlarged front window and a new full-sized, all-glass right-side window that is the same size as the entrance door, providing 360-degree visibility around the machines. The new right-side window also allows greater visibility of the front-right tire for better maneuverability. 
The lift arms have been redesigned for better visibility when connecting attachments with the hydraulic coupler, enabling operators to connect attachments without getting out of the cab. The delta-shaped loader arms run parallel and become narrow at the cab and widen at the end of the loader arms, so operator visibility is enhanced when the bucket is lifted at full height. They feature standard LED working lights for low light operation. 

Spacious cab
The new R540 and R640 wheel loaders include a wide range of comfort features designed to reduce operator fatigue and boost productivity. By moving the reconfigured console and switch layout to the right side of the cabin, operators have more foot and legroom and all controls are just a finger touch away. The standard multi-function control lever controls direction, the differential lock and the wheel loader auxiliary port switch, making operation quicker and easier with one hand.