The RT105T-2 is based on the RT100-2, with an engine delivering 18.6kW compared with the 15kW of the earlier variant as well as a telescopic arm allowing a maximum height at hinge pin of 2820mm as against 2170mm. The company believes it will be an asset for customers requiring more reach, while still able to work in narrow jobsites like the RT100-2.
The RT210-2e and RT220-2e, meanwhile, are Kubota’s first electric articulated wheel loaders. Based on the diesel-powered RT210-2 and RT220-2, the Kubota engine is replaced by an electric system consisting of two electric motors – one to propel the machine and one working the hydraulics – plus a battery pack.
Kubota believes the RT210-2e will be of particular interest because of its lifting height, while the RT220-2e’s lifting capacity is aimed at construction and rental companies. The electric motors provide power on sites where quiet operation is at a premium, as well as having no CO2 emissions.
“The new RT105T-2 opens up the telescopic loaders segment for us and will be followed soon by another machine,” Kubota Europe product manager, Mathieu Bourson, said.