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Kubota launches its first skid steers: meet the SSV65 and SSV75 (VIDEO)

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle | Equipment World

To expand its line of construction equipment,Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC)unveiled the SSV65 and SSV75 skid steer the companys first entries into the skid steer market.

The SSV 65 and SSV 75 skid steers are both vertical-lift machines and both models come with standard two-speed travel and optional high-flow hydraulics.

Features include an overhead front door, multifunction handles for high-flow machines and a side light feature. Kubota says the machines will be available in May or June 2015.

The SSV 65 has 64 horsepower, a 1,950-pound rated operating capacity and 4,839 pound-force bucket breakout force.

The SSV 75 has 74.3 horsepower, a 2,630-pound rated operating capacity and 5,884 pound-force bucket breakout force.

Both models have sliding front doors, which allow for entry/exit regardless of the loader position (for difficult situations). The skid steers have Tier 4 Final engines.

In addition to these, Kubota product managers said they are also considering adding 50- and 90-horsepower models in the future. For their compact track loader line, they are thinking about adding a 60-horsepower model.

Kubota introduced the skid steers during the dealer event in Nashville, Tennessee, Tuesday. They also released the R30-Series wheel loader, M7-Series tractor line and Z700X-Series ZTR mower.

Don’t miss a video walkthrough of the machines’ features below, shot by our sister siteTotal Landscape Care.

Editor’s Note: Lauren Heartsill Dowdle is the editor of sister site Total Landscape Care.