Product Spotlight: Kubota SVL Series Compact Track Loaders

The SVL65-2 is READY for the family throw-down!

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR
Three brothers, SVL95-2s (the big one), SVL75-2 (the middle one), and the SVL65-2 (the little one: with enough attitude to keep it interesting when the in-family competition gets heated)!  All three of these Kubota SVL’s also lives up to the family name, and they’re all truly compact and powerful loaders. 

All three will also keep you comfortable and productive, as they’ll get you in and out of just about any work location you can dream of.  With a broad variety of attachments, an SVL can also be your go to utility-player: grapples, hammers, snow blowers, rotary cutters, graders, tillers, tree-pullers and more. The combination of power, maneuverability, versatility, and operator comfort is exceptional.

THE (NOT SO) BABY BROTHER… 
We’re carrying Kubota’s latest addition to this line, the SVL 65-2.  It’s their lightest and most maneuverable compact track loader yet. Shines in tight spaces, and its lighter weight and smaller footprint mean less soil compaction on the jobsite. It’s also a better fit if you have a smaller trailer. Compact yes, but it’s a versatile, efficient choice with high-flow and no DEF required: just perfect for landscapers, rental yards, and small contractors. 

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On the Job Site: Rubber Tracks vs. Wheels

Deciding between rubber tracks and wheels depends on the job site conditions  © CNH Media Collective

Spring time is prime time for rubber track loaders.  We’ve seen our rental machines go out a bunch lately to combat the soft soil conditions usually found this time of year.  With all that on our mind we thought it’d be a good idea to revisit our look at the benefits of tracks versus wheeled skid steer loaders.  Enjoy!

Total Landscape Care ran a great article last Friday comparing the benefits of rubber track loaders verses traditional wheeled skid steer loaders (read it in full HERE).  The basic conclusion of their comparison is clear: consider cost when making a decision, but ultimately choose the machine that best fits the work you’ll be doing. Continue reading

Tech Tip: Undercarriage Maintenance on Track Loaders

Worn rubber tracks on a New Holland compact track loader

Keep an eye out for cuts or gouges

Question: what are the two biggest operating costs of a track loader?  If you said fuel and undercarriage give yourself a pat on the back.  Tracks wear out over time, but maintaining your undercarriage will help you avoid expensive repairs down the line.  A few adjustments here and there can extend the life of your tracks, which according to New Holland generally get between 800 – 2,000 hours depending on the severity of your work. Continue reading