Posted December 7, 2023

Compact excavator

The Kubota KX030-4 compact excavator replaces the KX71-3S in the 2- to 3-ton segment and rounds out Kubota’s KX Series lineup.

Kubota KX030-4 compact excavator
Kubota introduces the new KX030-4 compact excavator to replace the KX71-3S in the 2- to 3-ton segment

“The new KX030-4 delivers increased breakout and lifting force while decreasing the overall weight of the machine, making for easier trailering and transport between job sites,” says Bill Holton, Kubota product manager, construction equipment. “With more than 500 pounds of additional bucket breakout force than the KX71-3S and nearly 300 pounds more lifting force, the KX030-4 will be a great asset to the rental, landscape, and general construction and utility markets.”

Dig in with power and performance
The KX030-4 is powered by Kubota’s dependable direct-injection diesel engine engineered to maximize digging and lifting performance while minimizing noise, vibration and fuel consumption. Available in canopy and cab models, it provides 24.7 horsepower, a working range that includes a digging depth of 9 feet, 7 inches and a bucket breakout force of 6,924 pounds.

The KX030-4 auto-downshift feature allows the operator to travel in 2nd speed and make turns without having to manually downshift, all while traversing a job site for better travel and increased productivity. A hydraulic diverter valve on the dipper arm is standard on the KX030-4, allowing operators to easily switch between attachments with the turn of a wrench. The standard third-line hydraulic return system allows oil to return directly back to the tank without flowing through the control valves, resulting in less back-pressure, less heat and greater efficiency. The work light is positioned under the boom for better protection and increased visibility.

Deluxe interior designed for comfort and productivity
The spacious interior creates a better operator experience with a larger entrance and more cabin and foot space than the KX71-3S. A large, easy-to-read digital instrument panel is positioned in the lower right corner of the operator’s line of sight to seamlessly monitor current working conditions, engine speed, temperature and oil levels. The front glass window of the KX030-4 opens with ease by flipping the latch and sliding up, while the deluxe suspension seat and cup holder optimize operator comfort.