Kubota Canada Ltd. – one of the country’s leading tractor and compact equipment distributors – today announced the launch of its KX080-5 power utility excavator. Designed with advanced utility, comfort and performance, the new excavator is a reinvention of the popular KX080-4, and will be an asset on construction sites, for landscaping projects, and presents an ideal option for rental uses.  

 The KX080-5 is built upon Kubota’s position as the manufacturer of the world’s #1 selling compact excavator, and features keyless start, engine autostop rearview camera with seven-inch LCD display, and LED working lights. The utility excavator enables a substantial digging depth of over 15 feet, a dumping height of 17 feet and a digging radius of 24 feet. The new model is the leader of the KX lineup, redesigned with noise reduction, luxury seats, air conditioning, extra leg room and improved visibility. 

 “The KX080-5 was redesigned to elevate the operator experience and guarantee maximum comfort while on the jobsite,” said Jonathan Gardner, Product Manager, Construction Equipment, Kubota Canada Ltd. “Focusing on what worked for the KX080-4 and building off of it ensured we kept the tried-and-true roots of the machine, but also leveled it up to meet the demands of excavator work and our operators.” 


Enhanced Power  

 Superior power, advanced functionality, and a 2-pump system combine for excellent productivity and smoother operation. The 2-pump load-sensing system improves the overall smoothness of operations when using front attachments, letting operators effortlessly perform simultaneous operations. An auto-shift system enables automatic travel shift from high to low depending on traction effort and terrain, giving smoother simultaneous operations when dozing and turning.   


Kubota’s updated 8-ton compact excavator delivers strong performance and efficiency for its size, with exceptional bucket digging force, substantial arm reach, reduced soil spillage when rotating, and a well-matched arm and bucket. Operators will have peace of mind knowing that the engine RPM automatically idles when the control levers are in neutral for more than 4 seconds, and the engine turns off automatically when the engine has been idling for too long. Users can also set the idling time to suit them and their work best. In addition, the KX080-5 features the trusted Kubota engine, equipped with CRS and efficient DPF, reducing maintenance by increasing the service intervals for both the regeneration filter and ash cleaner.  

Comfort & Safety 

With a spacious and comfortable cab, expanded glass area and double adjustable air suspension seat, the KX080-5 brings a new level of operating comfort to the job. With new interior designs and new functions, the cabs offer improved comfort. The designs feature a slimmer, more ergonomically positioned right LCD screen, a quieter environment and more foot space. The KX080-5 also prioritizes safety inside and outside of the cab with a factory designed rear-view camera and LED work lights with turnoff delay. Additionally, the electronically controlled third line hydraulic return can be automatically activated on the digital panel in the cab, eliminating the need for operators climbing down from the cab and reaching under the bonnet.