Kubota enters telehandler market

Kubota KTH4815-2 telehander The new KTH4815-2 telehander. (PHOTO: Kubota)

Kubota UK has expanded into the materials handling sector, with the launch of its first ever compact telehandler. 

As its name suggests, the new KTH4815-2 has a maximum lifting height of 4.8 metres and top lifting capacity of 1.5 tonnes.

It is powered by the manufacturer’s own Stage V compliant, three-cylinder D1803 engine, which provides a peak power output of 37kW (50hp) and a service interval of 500 hours.  

Commenting on the telehandler’s power systems, Kubota said, “Mounted on the right-hand side between the front and rear wheels, the transverse engine position affords generous service access to all filters and the battery isolator, in addition to providing easy access to the handler’s cooling pack.

“The driveline, while equipped with Carraro axles connected by mechanical driveshafts, is hydrostatic, with a Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic transmission delivering propulsion in two speed ranges; 0 to 7 and 0 to 25kph.

“The powertrain affords multidisc brakes and, with permanent four-wheel drive, there is a an option for front axle differential lock to further boost traction.”

Primarily seeking to cater to construction sector companies, Kubota’s KTH4815-2 telehandler is available four versions. Customers can choose from two canopied and two fully glazed options, which have been built to different specifications for all levels of the market. 

“While canopy machines forfeit the left-hand door and work lights, the specification of fully glazed cab models includes three work lights, side-view mirrors, cab heating and a radio,” said Kubota, adding, “Air conditioning is available as an option, and all models benefit from a reach and rake adjustable steering column.

For customers looking for an entry-level option, the manufacturer’s lowest specification version does not include a 170kg rear counterweight and is “shod on 10/75x15.3 narrow tyres”. 

Kubota KTH4815-2 telehander The new KTH4815-2 telehander is available in four versions. (PHOTO: Kubota)

Meanwhile, Kubota’s highest specification KTH4815-2 includes three steering models: two-wheel and crab steering as well as the standard four-wheel steering modes, which gives the machine inner and outer turning radiis of just 1.2m and 2.7m respectively. 

Standard specifications of all four KTH4815-2 versions include hose burst check-valves, a load-moment sensor with forward over-turn protection that meets that EN15000 certification requirement.

Additionally, hydraulic performance extends to up to 81 litres/min, with 51 litres available through an auxiliary circuit for powered attachments carried on the handler’s Eurohitch headstock. The telehandler is also fitted with a proportional joystick, as well as adjustable flow rate and memory function.


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