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ConstSvcs
01-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Well..........at the local dealers lot anyway :cry:
need to get a few in cab images........Very nice machine !
Going to ask my salesman the cost tomorrow.......

Scag48
01-03-2010, 11:52 AM
Very nice!

YellowDogSVC
01-03-2010, 12:32 PM
that's one sweeeet looking mini. We have a local dealer here but I never see them in the field.

AWJ Services
01-03-2010, 01:21 PM
that's one sweeeet looking mini. We have a local dealer here but I never see them in the field.

You probably never will either. They literally sell thereselves.

KrayzKajun
01-03-2010, 02:25 PM
very good lookin machine!

YellowDogSVC
01-03-2010, 03:46 PM
what are the specs on that machine?

ConstSvcs
01-03-2010, 04:41 PM
what are the specs on that machine?

Don't know........haven't found ANYTHING on this machine on the net. Not even on Kubota's site ! :confused:

AWJ Services
01-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Don't know........haven't found ANYTHING on this machine on the net. Not even on Kubota's site ! :confused:

It is rated at 5.5 ton.

talus
01-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Don't know........haven't found ANYTHING on this machine on the net. Not even on Kubota's site ! :confused:

They had some specs in the latest issue of Compact Equipment.

Boss Exc.
01-03-2010, 05:57 PM
OMG!I Really want that machine!

Looks like it's built nice and heavy.

Boss Exc.
01-03-2010, 06:16 PM
Don't know........haven't found ANYTHING on this machine on the net. Not even on Kubota's site ! :confused:

Here ya go....http://www.kubota.fr/IMG/pdf/KX057-4_EN.pdf

Um can you say nice????

bobcat_ron
01-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Here ya go....http://www.kubota.fr/IMG/pdf/KX057-4_EN.pdf

Um can you say nice????

WOW!!!!!!!

Even Bobcat, Cat and Hitachi can't beat those features, proportional on BOTH aux. lines, anti-theft and attachment recognition!!

ConstSvcs
01-03-2010, 06:42 PM
They had some specs in the latest issue of Compact Equipment.

Ahhhh......thanks........found it:

http://www.compactequip.com/index/webapp-stories-action?id=510

talus
01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
It looks like it has some nice features. Well thought out. Even the light on the boom is in a good spot.

Boss Exc.
01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
Found one for sale in the UK.I changed the currency to USD.I'm not sure of the final price because of the language,But it came out between $62,666 and $74,573.

http://www.mascus.co.uk/Construction/Used-Mini-diggers-excavators-7/KUBOTA-KX-057-4/1D3B09BE-7532-49BF-9868-CD4A8125A766.html

ConstSvcs
01-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Here ya go....http://www.kubota.fr/IMG/pdf/KX057-4_EN.pdf

Um can you say nice????

Yep.............very nice!.............at 0% financing

YellowDogSVC
01-03-2010, 06:50 PM
i just hate when new, shiny stuff comes out! Looks like this machine will be a benchmark in that class. The breakout force looks impressive for the weight.

AWJ Services
01-03-2010, 06:55 PM
It replaces the KX161 and appears to be better in a few performance categories, better in cab and the dual aux lines with porportional control speak for themselves.
The machine is a copy of the KX080 feature wise.

Although the KX 161 had the adjustable flow to the aux in 2009.

AWJ Services
01-03-2010, 07:00 PM
i just hate when new, shiny stuff comes out! Looks like this machine will be a benchmark in that class. The breakout force looks impressive for the weight.

It has less bucket breakout than the KX161. I hope thats not true.

Gravel Rat
01-03-2010, 07:20 PM
I can say they sure have improved, gone from bare bones basic to nicely improved.

stuvecorp
01-03-2010, 07:42 PM
It does look very nice and well put together. The cab looks big or roomy. It is a 'near' zero turn? I think the dual auxiliary hydraulics is huge and hope that means in the future others will copy that.

coopers
01-04-2010, 12:30 AM
WOW! I just got back from a nice little get away and I find this and it makes my return complete! Beautiful looking machine. I can't wait to try it out. Cab looks superb!

curtisfarmer
01-04-2010, 09:06 AM
I couldn't tell if it was ZTS either, the KX161 has much more track hanging out the back, but this cab is obviously larger and that may just be the appearance. I noticed they shortened the height of the rear corner bumbers which I have found saved my (ass) cowling due to run ins with objects. I do wish the front corners were armored more, I see alot of KXs with dents in both front corners from either crowding stuff in like logs or stuff rolling down hills (like mine) and smashing into the front. I think a KX161 costs about $56-60K around here, seems like a lot more if those $s are correct. Keep in mind the UK pound sterling is at a high and against the $, as most of the major currencies are, and the conversion may be skewed. Nice looking machine for sure and another win from Kubota. Wish the prices of MiniX mowers would come down.

Lazer_Z
01-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Found one for sale in the UK.I changed the currency to USD.I'm not sure of the final price because of the language,But it came out between $62,666 and $74,573.

http://www.mascus.co.uk/Construction/Used-Mini-diggers-excavators-7/KUBOTA-KX-057-4/1D3B09BE-7532-49BF-9868-CD4A8125A766.htmlIn Compact Equipment it lists the national MSRP as $61,154.00

ConstSvcs
01-04-2010, 09:50 PM
Ok..........talked to my salesman today. Price was "middle 60's" and I said "was" because........yep you guessed it ........it's sold! They pulled a few strings to get it shipped in and cleared at the docks so that a customer could purchase it before the year end. Lucky him (or her)! This model is intended to be the direct replacement for the KX-161. Difficult to get at this point, they said. The buyer traded in a 161 towards the sale.

I asked if there was an expected change in the KX-121...answer was no. He did want to know if I was interested in the 161 trade in. I said let me know when you have a re-possessed 121-3 and we'll talk. No need for a larger machine at this time.

AWJ Services
01-04-2010, 11:33 PM
Ok..........talked to my salesman today. Price was "middle 60's" and I said "was" because........yep you guessed it ........it's sold! They pulled a few strings to get it shipped in and cleared at the docks so that a customer could purchase it before the year end. Lucky him (or her)! This model is intended to be the direct replacement for the KX-161. Difficult to get at this point, they said. The buyer traded in a 161 towards the sale.

I asked if there was an expected change in the KX-121...answer was no. He did want to know if I was interested in the 161 trade in. I said let me know when you have a re-possessed 121-3 and we'll talk. No need for a larger machine at this time.

To me the 121 and the 161 are so close in size I do not see the 161 being that much larger as to cause problems.
I ran all 5k and 7k machines before I purcahsed the KX161and I honestly feel I can put the 161 in any spot I did those . It is a pain digging up close but other than that I feel the 20 foot of reach is more than worth it.

nedly05
01-05-2010, 05:16 AM
I want one! Actually, I would settle for a 161:rolleyes:

curtisfarmer
01-05-2010, 10:08 AM
The KX161 has 2' more reach and I think 5oo lbs. more lift than a KX121. I did my research and tried all of Kubotas line up and some of Bobcats. I chose the KX121 as the best I could get for my $ and stay under CDL requirements. Hopefully new machine is not too close to both existing models, the 121 is nice for noncdl oprators. 1 thing I don't like about 121-vs.-161, is I feel the 121 is a short track machine and without blade down, a day of digging hurts your back. KX161 is 1' long tracks. I have not spent a day in a kx161, is it the same hurt?

AWJ, I backed my KX121 up to my BH1100 hoe on L48 from swing point to swing point, and they where the same. Granted, 2 different machines, just the reach was the same from swing point. Excavators are measured from center of turntable radius.

Gravel Rat
01-05-2010, 02:00 PM
I have only ran the a Kubota for a hour I wasn't the primary operator for the machine I was mostly on fullsize machines. Anyhow yes the 161 is bouncy but that is because it is quick. You watch a operator that has 100 or more hours on a 161 its not bouncy. Steel tracks make a big difference no mini around here in that size has rubber bands all steel shoes.

By the way that Kubota 161 I used to use has over 10,000 hours now seen it out working yesterday still doing the jobs. Still running the same steel tracks from the factory a little worn but still being used. The machine has paid for itself a few times over the company bought it brand new.

ConstSvcs
01-05-2010, 10:14 PM
I chose the KX121 as the best I could get for my $ and stay under CDL requirements. Hopefully new machine is not too close to both existing models, the 121 is nice for noncdl oprators.

I need to carry a Class A CDL to pull a 9500 lb. KX 121-3 on my 7 ton trailer behind my 19,500 lb. gvw non cdl cabover since the gross trailer weight is over 9,999 lbs.

What gvw trailer do you carry yours on....??


I know that question could move this whole thing right off topic but ...................................

coopers
01-05-2010, 10:15 PM
It's been a while since I've ran a 161 but I don't remember it being too bouncy.

Danny Boy
01-06-2010, 04:54 AM
I have the 161 with steel tracks and it isn't bouncy at all, very stable for its size.

nedly05
01-06-2010, 08:32 AM
I have the 161 with steel tracks and it isn't bouncy at all, very stable for its size.

Do you have any pics you can share? Please:clapping:

curtisfarmer
01-06-2010, 08:46 AM
ConstrSvs....I

I pull my KX121-3 with a F450 (16K GVW) and a 10K trailer. I was always told that as long as the trailer tongue tag listed at 10K- I was OK. I have never really gotten a straight answer from anyone regarding Commercial trucks or CDLs. I got pulled over in a commercial truck stop by DOT last month and got the fine tooth pulled through my set up. Did you know you need your F350 or larger (10K GVW or greater) lettered, fire estinguisher must not only be in truck, but firmly asfixed, and a medical card. I had like 4 other violations, which go into a national database and when pulled over by anyother DOT agancy, will show up and past written violations must be fixed, or my fines kick in!!! I register my truck under a LLC, so I don't know if you have a personal commercial truck what hapens.

Sorry to shift topic, just wanted to answer his ?

curtisfarmer
03-11-2010, 05:16 PM
I got to sit in a new KXO57 today. Nice:) I opened up the hoods and what not, took my son in and checked out the cab. Did not get to drive, yet:drinkup: Looks nice, didn't ask how much yet. The new cab is only slightly, slightly more roomier. Overall, a nice progression in technology and appearance, but nothing radically different. I am on Kubotas site now and the have a new ZTS mini X "U55". looks great. BTW, the Kubota site shows the miniXs with 6Way blades, didn't see any details though:confused:

AWJ Services
03-11-2010, 06:32 PM
http://www.kubota.com/F/products/ce/kx/kx057_i.html

curtisfarmer
03-11-2010, 06:42 PM
The adjustable flow to aux. hyd.s was cool though. It would be cooler if I had something to aux. control:)

ioilyouin
03-11-2010, 09:43 PM
The adjustable flow to aux. hyd.s was cool though. It would be cooler if I had something to aux. control:)

Just pull the trigger and buy a mower already!

curtisfarmer
03-11-2010, 09:52 PM
Some day I will, but right now....I'll just have to use my hyd. winer:).....or live vicarously thu yours:dancing: