Kubota announced their KX019-4 LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas) mini excavator prototype at Bauma last week. This new model can run on LPG and is powered by a next generation Kubota Spark Ignition series engine.
The KX019-4 LPG will allowr users to work in emission restricted access areas such as cities applying diesel-bans, and also generates less noise emissions. Using the industrial standard gas bottles available everywhere, the machine is easily and quickly refuelled by replacing the bottle. The machine is equipped with a reserve tank (gas accumulator) so that the operator can notice before the gas bottle becomes empty.
The performance characteristics of KX019-4 LPG are exactly the same as the diesel powered KX019. The excavator’s undercarriage is variable, which allows operators to enter into areas with less than a metre of access. This machine does not compromise on the level of stability and security required due to an enlarged lower frame. Furthermore, the working range of KX019-4 LPG provides an operational amplitude and guarantees a maximum digging depth of over two and a half metres which is sufficient for urban applications.
Boss can supply any existing Kubota model.