New loaders for Kubota M-series

A full range of MX-built, orange-liveried loaders is now available for the M-series tractors including the M4, M5, M6 and M7 from 66-170hp. Designated as LK models, there are three ranges: the LK U (utility-mechanical), LK M (mechanical) and LK H (hydraulic).

by Steven Vale

3 Aug 2022

LK U and LK M versions offer a mechanical parallel lift and a headstock that uses automatic mechanical attachment locking, while LK H loaders benefit from a hydraulic parallel lift system. Loader numbers closely reflect lift capacities, which extend from 1,180kg to 2,410kg depending on model, while maximum lift height at the pivot point is from 3.50m to 4.15m.

Buyers can chose from three control systems: cable-operated ProPilot joystick; a low-pressure servo-based FlexPilot joystick; or the electronic e-Pilot S control system. Push-button control options are available for auxiliary services, and depending on the model, these can also include a fourth hydraulic service and an automatic return to dig function.

The Fitlock mechanical latching mechanism is said to facilitate fitting and removing the loader. The operator only needs to leave the cab once to unlock the loader, as the drive-in format relocks automatically when engaged.

In addition, LK H models can be equipped with the optional Fastlock attachment connection and Speedlink third and fourth service connections, enabling attachment swaps without needing to leave the cab.

Other LK features include integral parking stands, pivot pins with protected grease nipples, hydraulic boom suspension, and all models can be equipped with the optional Mach 2 coupling for simultaneous coupling of hydraulic and electrical connections.

Prices start from £7,278 for the LK1500U.