Wheel loaders are a staple of our rental fleet and we rent a wide range of them from the New Holland W170 all the way down to the compact Kubota R520. Compact wheel loaders in particular serve a great need for landscapers and construction firms who deal with residential work, small site prep and also snow removal. Not everyone needs a 180 hp, 30,000 lb machine to get the job done, and for that the R520 is a perfect fit.
The R520 comes with all the features you need on the job site, plus a few creature comforts. The comfy cab is heated, has great sight lines and has every control exactly where you’d want it. Operating the machine is a breeze, too, with electric shuttle shifting that lets you shift from forward to reverse without using a clutch. The load sensing transmission automatically shifts from high to low as the load conditions vary, so when you need max torque and a low gear that’s what you’ll get.
The compact wheel loader also comes with auxiliary hydraulics for attachment hook-up and a hydraulic quick coupler that lets you swap attachments from the comfort of the cab. The R520 also has the highest dump clearance of any wheel loader in its class.
For more info on the Kubota R520 wheel loader please contact our Rental Department at any of our three Chicagoland locations. With the snow season coming you might want to reserve your wheel loader ASAP!