Posted October 31, 2014

All-New Wheel Loaders From Kubota Bring More Power, Features

Kubota debuted its R30-Series Wheel Loaders in mid-October at the company’s 2014 dealer meeting. The new R30-Series includes the R530 and R630, and brings more features and more power in a new design to Kubota’s wheel loader offering. They're part of the company's focus to grow in the construction equipment market and part of a large roll-out of new products, the company says. 

Kubota new wheel loader r30 series“The R30-Series continues our commitment to high performance in a compact footprint while increasing our ability to meet the power needs of a wider variety of applications,” said Paul Manger, Kubota product marketing director, construction equipment. 

The R530 is the most compact of the new R30-Series. Featuring a 51 hp engine, the R530 is larger than the prior model with a larger bucket and a maximum bucket breakout force of 7,761 lbs.. The R630 is Kubota’s first entry into the 60-80 hprange. With a 64.4 hp engine, the R630 delivers a maximum bucket breakout force of 10,415 pounds. Both models are available with ROPS / FOPS certified canopy or new air conditioned cab.

Kubota’s versatile R30-Series offers strength, comfort, and operator benefits. Each model has a high-quality air-conditioned cab, wider entrance for maximum operator space, full suspension seat, and improved visibility. The cab offers lower noise levels, and a lower cab height allows Kubota’s R30-Series wheel loaders to fit in tighter spaces and under eaves.

Both R30-Series models are equipped with a hydrostatic transmission (HST), and the R630 features an E-HST (electronic) transmission with four modes – normal mode, attachment mode, power and Eco-modes. Normal mode is compatible with everyday load and carry operations. In attachment mode, the operator can independently control travel speed from flow to the attachments. To save on fuel, Eco-mode conserves fuel up to 15 percent over other modes, while power mode exchanges travel speed for an increase of about 40 percent in traction power to excavate or attack a hard packed pile with ease.

The new R30-Series expands attachment selection with a new hydraulic skid steer style quick coupler and a hydraulic Euro-style coupler. A wide variety of Kubota attachments are available for both models. The R30’s hybrid link system provides the best features of the parallel link system and the Z-bar link system, enhancing pallet fork operation, and allowing Kubota customers to enjoy exceptional breakout force to power through tough applications.