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Old 12-03-2014, 12:29 AM
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New Kubota Skid Steers Late Spring

The Kubota dealer owner I know said their new skid steers will be out late next Spring. Two vertical lift models SSV65 and SSV75 with ROCs of 1950lbs and 2690lbs. Gross HP will be 64 and 74 for the small and large machine. They will only offer mechanical hand and foot controls when they come out with the possibility for EH controls later.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:43 AM
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74 max hp? Hand/foot only? Wow, why bother?
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:47 AM
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74 max hp? Hand/foot only? Wow, why bother?
He said that after all this wait and false starting he was disappointed with the control choice, the lack of a high hp machine and the breakout of the larger machine- under 6k of breakout. He did say that they had good reach though.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:08 AM
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I am really surprised by this. Truly only a absolute devote Kubota customer will even entertain buying one of these. It appears to me that they stayed with the DOC solution by keeping it below 75hp. I think it is safe to say that the established OEMs in the wheeled skid steer market have little to worry about. Bringing a mechanical hand/foot only skid steer into todays market is a death nail.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:29 AM
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I've seen one in person.... wasn't impressed at all.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:27 AM
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I am really surprised by this. Truly only a absolute devote Kubota customer will even entertain buying one of these. It appears to me that they stayed with the DOC solution by keeping it below 75hp. I think it is safe to say that the established OEMs in the wheeled skid steer market have little to worry about. Bringing a mechanical hand/foot only skid steer into todays market is a death nail.
He showed me pictures- DPF/DOC, huge openings from the loader towers into the engine compartment, still can't see the corners of the bucket very well and the features in the cab seem like an afterthought. I think the A/C controls are out of a 1987 Nissan Stanza.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:14 AM
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I am surprised that they are not able to drop the DPF below 75 hp. Nearly everyone else that I can think of off hand is able to get it done with DOC only. Considering how long they have spent bringing this to market, why the half stepping?
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:38 PM
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Are the current models out with EH controls or they all mechanical too?
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:47 PM
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The CTL's are pilot.
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I don't understand how they could come out with pilot controls on their first CTL, but couldn't figure it out on a skidsteer.
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