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A new angle on excavators

kubotaFollowing the success of its angle blade feature, Kubota Canada has now introduced the new Tilt Angle Blade feature on its KX121 model excavator.


March 10, 2009
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Following the success of its angle blade feature, Kubota Canada has now introduced the new Tilt Angle Blade feature on its KX121 model excavator.

The dozer blade not only angles 25 degrees right or left horizontally, but also tilts up or down 10 degrees. 

The six-way blade movement provides excellent versatility and the angle movement greatly reduces the need to continually reposition the excavator when backfilling a trench as the excavator can move parallel to the trench while backfilling.

The tilt movement is an ideal feature for doing shaping like slopes or swails, and also for levelling the excavator when working on a slope. Combined with the blade’s float position, back-grading can be performed more efficiently.

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The overall width of the blade is wider than the outside edges of the tracks by two inches on each side. Pushing material with the blade angled helps avoid leaving a ridge of spoil that is driven over with the track. 

Kubota has also improved the blade’s construction. Like the angle cylinder, there is a top cover over the tilt cylinder for protection. A heavier pin retainer handles the stress of the blade’s movement, and shims on the tilt plate allow operators to compensate for the wear.
The blade also features a two-piece cutting edge and there is a new indicator on top of the blade to help judge the blade’s position when it is tilted or angled.

www.kubota.ca .


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