KUBOTA has launched its first telehandler, seeking to provide a wider range of machinery solutions. Called the KTH4815-2, the compact machine boasts an overall width of 1.6 m and an overall height below 2 m.

Model numbering indicates the telehandler’s lifting capability. Depending on the variant, the KTH4815-2 can achieve a maximum lift height of 4.8 m and a maximum lift capacity of 1.5 tonnes. Hose burst check valves and a load-moment sensor with forward over-turn protection meeting EN15000 certification are also part of the standard specification.

Hydraulic performance extends to up to 81 litres/min, with 51 litres available through an auxiliary circuit for powered attachments carried on the handler’s Eurohitch headstock. In addition to a hydraulically locking headstock, the telehandler features a proportional joystick with an adjustable flow rate and memory function.

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An EU Stage V emissions-compliant Kubota D1803 three-cylinder engine powers the KTH4815-2 with a peak output of 50 hp/37 kW. Mounted on the right-hand side between the front and rear wheels, the transverse engine position affords generous service access to all filters and the battery isolator and provides easy access to the handler’s cooling pack.

Four versions of the KTH4815-2 telehandler are available; two are canopy-equipped models with a curved front screen, and two use fully glazed cabs with a two-piece door – the glazed upper section can be secured in the open position.

Engine service intervals are every 500 hours, and all four variants are offered with a two-year, 2,000-hour warranty.