Kubota KX080-4 Operators Manual


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U.S.A. : KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, U.S.A. Telephone : (310)370-3370 Western Division : 1175 S. Guild Avc., Lodi, CA 95240 Telephone : (209)334-9910 Central Division : 14855 FAA Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155 Telephone : (817)571-0900 Northern Division : 6300 at One Kubota Way, Groveport, OH 43125 Telephone : (614)835-1100 Southeast Division : 1025 Northbrook Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024 Telephone : (770)995-8855

Canada : KUBOTA CANADA LTD. 590014th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3S 4K4, Canada Telephone : (905)294-7477 France : KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S 19-25, Rue Jules Vercruysse, Z.I. BP88, 95101 Ar.enteuil Cedex, France Telephone : (33)1-3426-3434 Italy : KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S Italy BranchVia Grandi, 2920068 Peschiera Borrome (MI) ItalyTelephone : (39)02-51650377 Germany : KUBOTA BAUMASCHINEN GmbH Steinhauser str, 100, 66482 Zweibrucken Rheinlandpfalz GermanyTelephone : (49)6332-4870100 U.K. : KUBOTA (U.K.) LTD.Dormer Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX93UN, U.K. Telephone : (44)1844-214500 Australia : KUBOTA TRACTOR AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. 25-29 Permas Way, Tru.anina, VIC 3029, Australia Telephone : (61)-3-9394-4400 Malaysia : SIME KUBOTA SDN. BHD. No.3 Jalan Sepadu 25/123 Taman Perindustrian Axis, Seksyen 25, 40400 Shah Alam, Selan.or Darul Ehsan MalaysiaTelephone : (60)3-736-1388 Philippines: KUBOTA PHILIPPINES, INC. 232 Quirino Hi.hway, Baesa, Quezon City 1106, PhilippinesTelephone : (63)2-422-3500 Taiwan : SHIN TAIWAN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY CO., LTD. 16, Fen.pin.2nd Rd, Taliao Shian. Kaohsiun.83107, Taiwan R.O.C. Telephone : (886)7-702-2333 Thailand : SIAM KUBOTA CORPORATION CO., LTD. 101/19-24 Moo 20, Navanakorn Industrial Estate, Tambon Khlon.nuen., Amphur Khlon.luan., Pathumthani 12120, THAILAND Telephone : (66)2-909-0300 Japan : KUBOTA CorporationFarm & Industrial Machinery International Operations Headquarters2-47, Shikitsuhi.ashi 1-chome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan 556-8601 ABBREVIATION LIST

Abbreviations Definitions

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KX080-4 English (U.S.A.) AU. B. 11-15. 1. K

The instruments and operation elements have been marked with a series of symbols in order to simplify the operation of excavator. These symbols are listed below with the respective descriptions.

Safety alert Symbol Warning lamp ''Fuel level too low'' System lamp Warning lamp ''Engine Oil pressure'' Warning lamp ''Battery charge'' Warning lamp ''Auto Idle (AI) Lamp'' Indicator lamp ''Glow'' Working light switch Horn Wiper/Washer switch Diesel Hydraulic fluid Gear oil Grease Fast Slow Excavator - Overhead movement toward the front Excavator - Overhead movement toward the rear Boom up Boom down Arm up Arm crowd Bucket crowd Bucket dump Boom swing (left) Boom swing (Right) Dozer raise Dozer lower Operation direction of control lever Operation direction of control lever Read operator's manual Engine stop control lamp DPF Standby / Regeneration Engine Rev up Inhibit DPF Regeneration Eco mode (Energy saving mode)

FOREWORD

SAFETY FIRST This symbol, the industry's "Safety Alert Symbol", is used throughout this manual and on labels on the machine itself to warn of the possibility of personal injury. Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and safety regulations before you attempt to assemble or use this unit. DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING :Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. IMPORTANT : Indicates that equipment or property damage could result if instructions are not followed. NOTE : Gives helpful information.

CONTENTS

SAFE OPERATION .............................................................................................

DEALER SERVICE...................................................................................................... 1

TECHNICAL DATA...................................................................................................... 2

DESCRIPTION OF MACHINE PARTS........................................................................ 3

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROL ELEMENTS................................................. 4

CHECKS BEFORE START ......................................................................................... 6

DAILY CHECKS....................................................................................................... 6

CHECKING THE DEVICES ..................................................................................... 6

Starter Switch ...................................................................................................................6

Display Selector Switch....................................................................................................7

LCD Display for Normal Operation...................................................................................7

Warning Lamp ..................................................................................................................9

LCD Display for Warning................................................................................................10

Setting the Clock.............................................................................................................11

Reordering the year/month/day and Changing the AM/PM System to the 24-hour One 13

Log Record .....................................................................................................................13

Periodic Check................................................................................................................14

If All the Check Points are not Displayed at a Glance on a Single Screen.....................15

When the Check-up is Completed..................................................................................17

Horn Switch ....................................................................................................................17

Light Switch ....................................................................................................................17

AUX Port Flow Rate Limit Switch ...................................................................................17

Auto Idle Switch..............................................................................................................18

Throttle Potentiometer....................................................................................................18

Travel Speed Switch.......................................................................................................18

Inhibit Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration Switch ...........................................19

Beacon Light Switch.......................................................................................................19

ECO MODE............................................................................................................ 20

CAB TYPE MACHINES ......................................................................................... 20

Wiper/Washer Switch .....................................................................................................20

Interior Lamp...................................................................................................................20

Heater Switch .................................................................................................................21

Opening/Closing of CAB Door........................................................................................21

Opening/Closing of Front CAB Window..........................................................................22

Opening/Closing of Side CAB Window...........................................................................22

Emergency Hammer.......................................................................................................22

AIR CONDITIONER............................................................................................... 23

Air Flow...........................................................................................................................23

Air Control Vent ..............................................................................................................23

Control Panel..................................................................................................................24

Operation........................................................................................................................24

HANDLING THE SAFETY DEVICES..................................................................... 24

Pilot Control Lock Lever..................................................................................................24

OPERATION OF THE ENGINE................................................................................. 25

CONTENTS

STARTING THE ENGINE ...................................................................................... 25

STARTING THE ENGINE UNDER COLD CONDITIONS...................................... 27

STARTING WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY ....................................................... 27

Observe Following Guidelines when Starting with an Auxiliary Battery..........................27

CHECK POINTS AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE ............................................. 28

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 29

Engine Stop Button.........................................................................................................29

Precautions in case of Overheat.....................................................................................29

DPF Regeneration..........................................................................................................29

EXCAVATOR OPERATION ...................................................................................... 30

RUNNING-IN OF THE NEW EXCAVATOR........................................................... 30

Do not Work with Full Engine Rpm's or Full Loads during the First 50 Working Hours..30

Oil Change in the Run-in Stage......................................................................................30

Adjusting the Operator's Seat.........................................................................................30

Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................31

STARTING............................................................................................................. 31

Pilot Control Lock Lever..................................................................................................31

DRIVING ................................................................................................................ 32

Drive Levers(Right,Left)..................................................................................................33

TURNS................................................................................................................... 33

Pivot Turn .......................................................................................................................33

Spin Turn........................................................................................................................34

UP AND DOWNHILL DRIVING.............................................................................. 35

PARKING ON A SLOPE ........................................................................................ 35

OPERATION OF THE DOZER .............................................................................. 35

TWO PATTERN SELECTION SYSTEM(TPSS) .................................................... 36

Pattern Change...............................................................................................................36

OPERATION OF THE BOOM................................................................................ 37

OPERATION OF THE ARM................................................................................... 37

OPERATION OF THE BUCKET ............................................................................ 38

UNIT SWING AND BOOM SWING OPERATION.................................................. 38

Unit Swing Operation......................................................................................................38

Boom Swing Operation...................................................................................................38

AUXILIARY PORT OPERATION ........................................................................... 39

Selecting the Action Modes............................................................................................39

AUX Port Handling Procedure........................................................................................40

Setting the Maximum Flow Volume................................................................................42

How to Resume the AUX Setting While Processing the DPF Regeneration..................47

HOW TO RELEASE PRESSURE TRAPPED IN THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM...... 47

ANGLE BLADE OPERATION................................................................................ 48

1-way or 2-way CIRCUIT SELECTION VALVE OPERATION............................... 49

BOOM LOWERING VALVE................................................................................... 50

AUTO IDLE (AI) OPERATION ............................................................................... 50

ANTI-THEFT DEVICE (for KCL only)..................................................................... 51

Anti-Theft Device............................................................................................................51

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON EXCAVATOR OPERATION ............................ 54

TRANSPORTING THE EXCAVATOR ON A VEHICLE............................................. 55

LIFTING OF THE EXCAVATOR................................................................................ 57

CONTENTS

MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 59

MAINTENANCE INTERVALS................................................................................ 59

OPENING AND CLOSING OF COVERS............................................................... 64

Opening/Closing of the Fuel Tank Cover........................................................................64

Opening/Closing of the Engine Hood .............................................................................64

Opening/Closing of the Side Cover ................................................................................64

Where to store the Tool..................................................................................................65

Cup Holder......................................................................................................................65

Where to store the Grease Gun......................................................................................65

Where to keep Operator's Manual..................................................................................65

Utility Box........................................................................................................................66

Where to Store the Fire Extinguisher..............................................................................66

DAILY CHECKS..................................................................................................... 66

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................66

Checking Fuel Level.......................................................................................................67

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................67

Checking Hydraulic Oil Level..........................................................................................68

Checking V-belt ..............................................................................................................68

Checking Radiator and Oil Cooler..................................................................................69

Checking Washer Liquid.................................................................................................69

Checking and Cleaning Engine and Electrical Wiring.....................................................69

Washing Whole Machine................................................................................................69

Greasing Bucket Pin and Bucket Link Pin/ Angle Pin and Angle Cylinder Boss ............70

Cleaning Evacuator Valve ..............................................................................................70

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Muffler............................................................70

REGULAR CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE WORK ................................................. 71

EVERY 50 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................... 71

Draining the Water from the Fuel Tank...........................................................................71

Draining Water Separator...............................................................................................71

Battery ............................................................................................................................72

Battery Charging.............................................................................................................73

Greasing Swing Bearing Teeth.......................................................................................73

EVERY 100 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 74

Greasing Boom Swing Fulcrum......................................................................................74

EVERY 200 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 74

Adjusting V-belt Tension.................................................................................................74

Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps...........................................................................76

Grease Swing Ball Bearing.............................................................................................76

Inspection and Cleaning Air Filter Element.....................................................................76

Air Filter Maintenance.....................................................................................................77

Checking Fuel Line and Intake Air Line..........................................................................77

AIR CONDITIONER............................................................................................... 78

Cleaning Air Filter...........................................................................................................78

Checking Air-Conditioner Condenser.............................................................................78

EVERY 250 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 79

Greasing Front Attachments (without Bucket Pin and Boom Swing Fulcrum)................79

EVERY 500 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 80

Changing Engine Oil(Change the engine oil every 500 hours,or every 1 year in the case

that service hour is less than 500 hours)........................................................................80

Replacing Engine Oil Filter Cartridge (Replace the engine oil filter cartridge every 500

hours,or every 1 year in the case that service hour is less than 500 hours)...................80

CONTENTS

Drive unit Oil Change(First Oil Change of the 50 hours)................................................81

Replacing Fuel Filter Cartridge.......................................................................................81

EVERY 1000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 81

Replacing the Hydraulic Pilot Filter Element...................................................................81

Replacing Hydraulic Return Filter Cartridge...................................................................82

Hydraulic Oil Change (Including Replacing of the Suction Filter in the Hydraulic Tank) 83

Hydraulic Oil Check with Hydraulic Hammers................................................................84

EVERY 1000 SERVICE HOURS OR ONCE A YEAR ........................................... 84

Replacing Air Filter Element...........................................................................................84

EVERY 1500 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 85

Checking Injector Tip......................................................................................................85

Replacing Oil Separator Element ...................................................................................85

Checking EGR Cooler ....................................................................................................85

EVERY 2000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 85

Changing Front Idler and Track Roller Oil ...................................................................... 85

Checking the Alternator and Starter Motor.....................................................................85

EVERY 3000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 85

Checking EGR System...................................................................................................85

Checking Turbocharger..................................................................................................85

Cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).........................................................................85

ANNUAL SERVICING............................................................................................ 86

Electrical Wiring and Fuses............................................................................................86

Checking the Electrical Circuit........................................................................................86

Checking Air-Conditioner Pipes and Hoses....................................................................86

Checking Boost Sensor and AFS (Air Flow Sensor) ......................................................86

Checking Condition of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Muffler........................................86

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Differential Pressure Sensor and Piping for Gas

Leak................................................................................................................................86

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor.................86

Checking EGR Piping for Gas Leak ...............................................................................86

BIENNIAL SERVICING.......................................................................................... 86

Replacing Air-Conditioner Pipes and Hoses...................................................................86

Replacement of Radiator Hoses and Hose Clamps.......................................................86

Changing Radiator Coolant ............................................................................................87

Replacing Fuel Hoses and Hose Clamps.......................................................................88

Replacing Intake Air line.................................................................................................88

Replacement of Oil Separator Rubber Hose..................................................................88

Replacement of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Differential Pressure Sensor Rubber

Piping (Front and Back)..................................................................................................88

Replacement of Suction pipe downstream the AFS (Air Flow Sensor) ..........................88

Replacement of Boost Sensor Pressure Rubber Piping.................................................88

Replacement of EGR Cooler Hose.................................................................................88

SERVICING AS REQUIRED.................................................................................. 89

Checking Amount of Refrigerant (gas) ...........................................................................89

Draining the fuel filter......................................................................................................89

OTHER ADJUSTMENTS AND REPLACEMENTS.................................................... 90

PURGING OF THE FUEL SYSTEM ...................................................................... 90

ADJUSTMENT OF TRACKS ................................................................................. 90

Special Information when Using Rubber Tracks.............................................................91

CHANGING THE BUCKET.................................................................................... 92

FUSES ................................................................................................................... 92

CONTENTS

Replacing Fuses.............................................................................................................92

Fuse Capacities and Circuits..........................................................................................92

Auxiliary Electric .............................................................................................................93

Slow Blow Fuse..............................................................................................................93

Electric Fan Fuse............................................................................................................93

TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 94

OPERATION UNDER COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS .......................................... 96

PREPARATION FOR OPERATION IN COLD WEATHER.................................... 96

PROCEDURE AFTER DONE WORK.................................................................... 96

LONG STORAGE...................................................................................................... 97

RECOMMENDED OILS............................................................................................. 99

APPENDICES.......................................................................................................... 101

MAIN DIMENSIONS ............................................................................................ 101

LIFTING CAPACITY................................................................................................ 102

LIST OF SCREENS................................................................................................. 104

LIST OF NORMAL SCREENS............................................................................. 104

NAVIGATION LIST OF SCREENS...................................................................... 105

AUTOMATIC DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) REGENERATION........... 112

LOCKING AND RELEASING THE DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF)

REGENERATION ................................................................................................ 113

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

Careful operation is your best insurance against an accident. Read and understand this manual carefully, before operating the excavator. Every user, however experienced, should carefully read and understand this manual and those of the attachments and accessories before operating the excavator. The owner is obliged to inform all operators of these instructions in detail. Keep this manual in the storage location. (See "Where to keep Operator's Manual" in "MAINTENANCE" section.) 1. BEFORE OPERATION 1. Know your equipment and its limitations. Read and understand this entire manual before attempting to start and operate the excavator.

2. Obey the danger, warning and caution labels on the machine.

3. For your safety, a ROPS/OPG (Top Guard Level I) with a seat belt is installed by KUBOTA. A ROPS: Roll-Over Protective Structure A OPG (Top Guard Level I): Operator Protective

Guards of Top Guard Level I Always use the seat belt when the machine is equipped with a ROPS/OPG (Top Guard Level I) as this combination will reduce the risk of serious injury or death, should the excavator be upset or falling objects occur. Do not modify any structural members of the ROPS/ OPG (Top Guard Level I) by welding, drilling, bending, grinding or cutting, as this may weaken the structure. If any component is damaged, replace it. Do not attempt repairs. If the ROPS/OPG (Top Guard Level I) is loosened or removed for any reason, make sure all parts are reinstalled correctly. Tighten mounting bolts to proper torque.

4. ROPS meets requirements of ISO 12117-2. OPG (Top Guard Level I) meets requirements of OSHA 1926 1003/ISO 10262.

5. The seat belt must be inspected regularly and replaced if frayed or damaged.

6. Always sit in the operator's seat when starting engine or operating levers or controls.

7. Study control lever pattern A and pattern B. Then choose the one which is most familiar. Familiarize yourself with the pattern selected by operating the unit slowly and at low engine speed.

(1) Pattern selector lever (A) "Pattern A" (Two Pattern Selection System:TPSS) (B) "Pattern B" 8. Do not operate the excavator while under the influence of alcohol, medication, controlled substances or while fatigued.

9. Check the surroundings carefully before using the excavator or when attachments are being attached. A Pay attention to the overhead clearance with electric wires.

A Do not allow any persons within the working range of the excavator during operation. A Check local regulations before digging and call diggers hotline before working, www.diggershotline.com or 811 (WI) and www.ne­diggers.com or 1-800-331-5666 (NE). 10.Do not allow anyone to use the excavator until they have been advised of the work to be performed and they have indicated that they have read and understood the operator's manual. 11.Do not wear baggy, torn or oversized clothing when working with the excavator as such clothing can get caught in rotating parts or control elements which can cause accidents or injuries. Wear adequate safety clothing, e.g. safety helmet, safety shoes, eye protection, ear protection, working gloves, etc., as necessary and as prescribed by law or statutes.

(1) Helmet (7) Straw hat

(2) Clothing fit for work (8) Towel

(3) Tight seams (9) Baggy trousers

(4) Good grip footwear (10) Loose cuffs of the shirt

(5) Well fitting cuffs (11) Baggy shirt

(6) Working gloves (12) Rubber sandals

12.Do not allow passengers to ride on any part of the excavator at anytime. The operator must remain in the excavator seat during operation. 13.Check levers, pedals and all mechanical parts for correct adjustment and wear. Replace worn or damaged parts immediately. Check nuts and bolts regularly for correct torque. 14.Keep your excavator clean. Heavy soiling, grease, dust and grass can cause fires, accidents or injuries. 15.Use only KUBOTA authorized attachments. 16.Before starting the excavator, be absolutely sure that the excavator has been filled with fuel, lubricated, greased and undergone all necessary maintenance. 17.Do not modify the excavator, as such it could lead to unforeseen safety problems. 18.Do not operate a hydraulic hammer on anything that is above the operator's seat level as objects may fall into the operator station. 19.Make sure attachments, particularly those utilizing quick attach systems, are securely mounted. 20.Install protective guards on the excavator when working in areas where objects may fall or be thrown. SAFE OPERATION

2. OPERATING THE EXCAVATOR 1. Mount and dismount the machine safely. Always face the machine. Always use handrails and available steps and keep yourself well balanced. Do not grab or hold any of the control levers and switches. Do not jump on or off the machine, whether stationary or in motion.

2. Start and control the excavator only from the operator's seat. The driver should not lean out of his seat when the engine is running.

3. Before starting the engine, make sure that the lock levers are in the "Lock" position and all control levers and pedals are in their neutral positions and the seat belt is fastened correctly. Before starting the engine, make sure that the control levers, travel lever, pedals and other control elements are not stuck and can be moved smoothly. If stuck, for example, a lever may fail to return, possibly putting you in danger. If anything wrong is found, immediately pinpoint the cause and correct it.

4. Before operating the excavator, make sure that the dozer blade is in front of you. If the levers are activated with the dozer blade at the rear, the tracks will move in the opposite direction of the drive levers.

5. Do not operate or idle engine in a non-ventilated area. Carbon monoxide gas is colorless, odorless, and deadly.

6. Keep all safety equipment and covers in place. Replace damaged or missing safety devices.

7. When operating, keep hands and body inside of the ROPS / OPG (Top Guard Level I) protective envelope. Do not touch or depress the control levers or the pedals from outside the cab while the engine is running.

8. Take precautions against tipping over. Stay away from steep slopes and embankments. Do not swing the bucket downhill. Lower the dozer blade when digging. Keep the bucket as low as possible while driving uphill. Turn slowly on slopes (at reduced speed). Do not place the excavator near the edges of trenches and banks, as the earth can give away due to the weight of the excavator. ALLOWABLE CLIMBING ANGLE : 36 % (20 deg.) ALLOWABLE ANGLE CROSS : 27 % (15 deg.)

9. Watch where you are going at all times. Watch for and avoid obstacles. Remain alert for trees, wires and other obstructions.

C Safety for children Tragedy can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children generally are attracted to machines and the work they do. 1. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

2. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful eye of another responsible adult.

3. Be alert and shut your machine down if children enter the work area.

4. Never carry children on your machine. There is not a safe place for them to ride. They may fall off and be run over or interfere with your control of the machine.

5. Never allow children to operate the machine even under adult supervision.

6. Never allow children to play on the machine or on the attachments.

7. Use extra caution when backing up. Look behind and down to make sure the area clear before moving.

8. When parking your machine, if at all possible, park on a firm, flat and level surface; if not, park across a slope. Lower the bucket and dozer to the ground, stop the engine, release pressure in the hydraulic system, place the pilot control lock lever in the locked position, remove the key and lock the cab door (if equipped), before you leave.

3. AFTER OPERATION Before leaving the machine, A Park the excavator on a firm, flat and level surface. If this is not possible, park across the slope. A Lower the attachments and the dozer blade to the ground. A Stop the engine. A Release pressure in the hydraulic system. A Lock all control levers. A Remove the key. A Lock the cab door (if equipped)

(1)Pilot control lock lever (A) "Unlock" (B) "Locked" SAFE OPERATION

4. SAFE LOADING AND TRANSPORT OF THE EXCAVATOR 1. Observe all regulations concerning the transport of excavators on public roads.

2. Use adequately long and robust ramps when loading on the machine. (for details see "TRANSPORTING THE EXCAVATOR ON A VEHICLE")

3. Do not change the running direction and to avoid tipping over, do not try to swing the attachment crosswise to the loading ramps.

4. Lower the attachment on the loading bed and release the pressure from the hydraulic system. After loading the excavator on the truck, block the tracks with blocks and tie down the excavator at the appropriate locations.

5. Avoid abrupt braking of the vehicle with the excavator loaded. Sudden braking cause the excavator to move and may cause a serious accident.

6. When towing the excavator or pulling a load, the load must be less than the strength of the towing line attached to excavator. The towing eye should not be used for tie down or lifting of the machine.

Max. drawbar pull at 116.9 kN (26280 lbf, 11920 kgf) coupling hook Max. vertical load at 12.1 kN (2720 lbf, 1234 kgf) coupling hook 7. Do not use the hooks on the roof of CAB for lifting the excavator.

5. MAINTENANCE Before doing maintenance work on the excavator, place the machine on a firm, flat and level surface, lower the attachments to the ground, stop the engine, release pressure trapped in the hydraulic system, lock all control levers and remove the key. When dismantling hydraulic parts, make sure that the hydraulic oil has cooled down sufficiently to avoid burns. Start maintenance work carefully, e.g. loosen plug slowly so that oil will not squirt out. 1. Before doing work on the engine, the exhaust system, the radiator and the hydraulics, let the excavator cool down sufficiently.

2. Always turn off the engine when filling the fuel tank. Avoid spilling and over-filling of fuel.

3. Smoking is prohibited while refueling or handling the battery. Keep sparks and fire away from the fuel tank and battery. Flammable gases escape from the battery, especially during charging.

4. Do not use or charge a refillable type battery if the fluid level is below the LOWER (lower limit level) mark. Otherwise, the battery component parts may prematurely deteriorate, which may shorten the battery's service life or cause an explosion. Check the fluid level regularly and add distilled water as required so that the fluid level is between the UPPER and LOWER levels.

5. Read and follow the directions "STARTING WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY" in "OPERATION OF THE ENGINE", when starting with an auxiliary battery.

6. Keep a first-aid box and a fire extinguisher at hand at all times.

7. Do not open the radiator cap before the radiator has cooled down sufficiently First loosen the cap to the first stop and allow the system enough time to release the remaining pressure. Then loosen the cap completely.

8. To avoid short-circuiting the battery, always remove the ground cable first and attach the positive cable first.

9. Oil under high pressure can penetrate the skin and may be harmful to your health if not treated immediately.

10.Leaking hydraulic fluid has enough pressure to penetrate the skin and cause serious injuries. Leakages from pin holes can be totally invisible. Do not use hands for checking for leaks. Always use a piece of wood or cardboard. It is strongly recommended that you use a face mask or eye protection. Should injuries occur with leaking hydraulic fluid, contact a doctor immediately. This fluid can cause gangrene or serious allergic reactions.

13.To avoid fire, do not heat the hydraulic components (tanks, pipes, hoses, cylinders) before they have been drained and washed. 14.Use eye protection or a face mask to protect the eyes and respiratory system against dust and other foreign particles.

16.Do not dismantle the spring of the track tensioner. If dismantling is necessary, contact your KUBOTA dealer where the machine was purchased, or competent service shop. The assembly must be done according to the KUBOTA work shop manual (W.S.M.) for the product involved. 17.When lifting the machine itself with an attachment, place a safety block or safety post to prevent the machine from rolling over. Keep the lock lever for attachment control in the "LOCK" position. 18.Inspect ROPS / OPG (Top Guard Level I) for damage and if damage is found contact your KUBOTA dealer for repair. SAFE OPERATION

19.KUBOTA does not use asbestos containing components and recommends against the use of such components. Components containing asbestos should be handled in accordance with applicable regulations and industry practice. 20.Do not open high-pressure fuel system. High-pressure fluid remaining in fuel lines can cause serious injury. Do not disconnect nor attempt to repair fuel lines, sensors, or any other components between the high-pressure fuel pump and injectors on engines with high-pressure common rail fuel system. 21.To avoid hazardous high voltage, turn the key switch to the OFF position if it is necessary to check to repair the computer, harness or connectors. 22.For proceeding to regenerate the DPF, a warning indicator appears on the LCD display to tell you to increase the engine rpm to its specified level. Follow that instruction. 23.When the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is in the regenerating cycle, the exhaust gas and the DPF muffler become hot. During regeneration, take into account that the muffler will be very hot and keep the machine away from other people, animals, plants, and flammable material. Also keep the area near the DPF muffler clean and away from flammable material. 24.The DPF-regeneration-caused exhaust gas may adversely affect people, animals and plants. Before this action, look around the machine for added safety. 25.During DPF regeneration keep the surrounding environment in mind. Do not allow the ambient temperature to rise excessively due to heat from the regeneration. If such occurs activate the inhibit switch. 26.Fire prevention Excavator and some attachments have components that are at high temperatures under normal operating conditions. The primary source of high temperatures is the engine and exhaust system. The electrical system, if damaged or incorrectly maintained, can be a source of arcing or sparks. The following fire prevention guidelines will help to keep your equipment up and running efficiently and keep the risk of fire to a minimum. A Blow off all accumulated debris near hot engine exhaust components such as turbocharger and exhaust manifold as well as exhaust pipes and muffler more frequently when working in severe conditions. A Clean out all accumulated flammable debris such as leaves, straw, pine needles, branches, bark, small wood chips and any other combustible materials from inside the machine belly pans or lower unit structures as well as from area in proximity to the engine. A Inspect all fuel lines and hydraulic hoses for wear or for deterioration. Replace them immediately if they begin to leak. A Examine electrical wiring and connectors frequently for damage. Repair any wires that are loose or frayed before operating the machine. Clean all electrical connections and tighten all electrical connections as necessary. A Inspect the exhaust system daily for any signs of leakage. Check for broken pipes and muffler and also for loose or missing bolts, nuts and clamps. If any exhaust leaks or fractured parts are found, repairs must be completed prior to operation. A Always keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher on or near the machine. Be familiar with the operation of the fire extinguisher.

SAFE OPERATION

7. CARE OF DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS 1. Keep danger, warning and caution labels, clean and free from obstructing material.

2. Clean danger, warning and caution labels with soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.

3. Replace damaged or missing danger, warning and caution labels with new labels from your KUBOTA dealer.

4. If a component with danger, warning and caution label(s) affixed is replaced with new part, make sure new label(s) is (are) attached in the same location(s) as the replaced component.

5. Mount new danger, warning and caution labels by applying on a clean dry surface and pressing any bubbles to outside edge.

DEALER SERVICE

DEALER SERVICE

Your KUBOTA dealer is always ready to help so that your excavator offers the best performance. After having carefully read these instructions, you will realize that much of the routine maintenance can be done by yourself. Your KUBOTA dealer is responsible for servicing and the delivery of spare parts. When ordering spare parts from your KUBOTA dealer, always mention the serial number of the excavator and the engine. Note these numbers right away in the supplied lines.

Model Serial No. Excavator Engine Dealer's name (To be filled in through the owner)

C Warranty policy The Product(s) described in this Operator’s Manual are designed and manufactured only for the country in which they are initially wholesaled by Kubota or one of its affiliated companies. Neither Kubota Corporation nor its affiliated companies provide warranty for any Product which is re-sold or retailed in any country other than the country for which the Product(s) were designed or manufactured. [For KCL only] This product is equipped with an electronic key (see "ANTI-THEFT DEVICE" section) as a theft-prevention measure. This device restrains a theft, but does not guarantee that the machine will not be stolen.

(1) Serial No. TECHNICAL DATA

TECHNICAL DATA

KUBOTA EXCAVATOR Model name KX080-4 Type Cabin Angle Blade Type Cabin Operating weight (including operator's weight) kg(lbs.) Rubber tracks Steel tracks (450 width) Steel tracks (600 width) Rubber tracks Steel tracks (450 width) 8290 (18280) 8340 (18390) 8470 (18670) 8680 (19140) 8730 (19250) Engine Type Water cooled 4 cycle diesel engine with 4 cylinder Model name KUBOTA V3307-CR-TE4 Total displacement cc(cu.in) 3331 (203.3) Engine power SAE gross kW(Hp) 49.7 (66.6) SAE net kW(Hp) 46.5 (62.3) Rated speed rpm 2000 Low idling speed rpm 1000 Performance Unit swing speed rpm 9.5 Travel speed Fast km/h(mph) 4.9 (3.1) Slow km/h(mph) 2.7 (1.7) Ground kPa pressure (kgf/ ) (With operator) [psi] 36.0 (0.367) [5.23] 36.9 (0.376) [5.35] 28.1 (0.287) [4.08] 37.7 (0.385) [5.47] 38.6 (0.394) [5.60] Climbing angle %(deg) *36 (20) Angle in case of crossing slope %(deg) *27 (15) Dozer Width x Height mm(in.) 2200 x 500 (86.6 x 19.7) 2200 x 510 (86.6 x 20.1) Max swing Left rad(deg) - 0.44 (25) Right rad(deg) - 0.44 (25) Boom swing angle Left rad(deg) 1.22 (70) Right rad(deg) 1.05 (60) Pressure connection for attachments Max.displacement (Theoretical) L(US gal)/ min 100 (26.4) Max. pressure Mpa (kgf/ ) [psi] 20.6 (210) [2987] Fuel tank capacity L(US gal) 115 (30.4)

A Above dimensions are based on the machine with KUBOTA original bucket and 2100 arm. A Specifications subject to change without notice. D With unloaded digging bucket. D Firm compacted soil. D Operators must exercise extra caution and follow instructions in the operator's manual. D Worse condition or heavier attachment to the above will decrease climbing angle.

DESCRIPTION OF MACHINE PARTS

DESCRIPTION OF MACHINE PARTS

DEPICTED CONTENTS (1) Arm

(2) Bucket cylinder

(3) Bucket link 2 and 3

(4) Bucket link 1

(5) Bucket

(6) Boom cylinder

(7) Dozer cylinder

(8) Dozer blade

(9) Arm cylinder

(10) Boom

(11) Working light

(12) Cabin

(13) Operator's seat

(14) Swing bracket

(15) Track

(16) Drive sprocket

(17) Front idler

(18) Angle blade

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROL ELEMENTS

B Instrument Panel, Switch

(1) LCD display (4) Starter switch

(2) Horn switch (5) Throttle potentiometer

(3) Travel speed switch (6) Light switch

(12) User setting switch (Switch 1)

(13) - (Switch 2)

(14) AUX port enable switch (Switch 3)

(15) Information switch (Switch 4)

(16) Display selector switch (Switch 5)

(7) Auto idle control switch (9) Eco mode switch

(8) Angle blade control switch (10) DPF inhibit switch *Angle blade type only (11) Beacon light switch

Ref. page Starter switch............................................................. 6 LCD display................................................................ 7 Fuel gauge Water temperature gauge Hour meter Engine tachometer Glow lamp User setting switch AUX port enable switch Information switch Display selector switch............................................... 7 Warning lamp............................................................. 10 Horn switch................................................................ 17 Light switch................................................................ 17 Auto idle control switch............................................... 18 Throttle potentiometer................................................ 18 Travel speed switch................................................... 18

B Control Pedals and Levers

(1) Drive lever (left) (2) Attachment control lever (left) (3) Boom swing pedal (4) Drive lever (right) (5) Attachment control lever (right) (7) Drive pedal (left) (6) Dozer control lever (8) Drive pedal (right) Ref. page Drive lever (left) ............................................... 33 Attachment control lever (left) .......................... 37, 38 Boom swing pedal ........................................... 38 Drive lever (right) ............................................. 33 Attachment control lever (right) ....................... 37, 38 Dozer control lever .......................................... 35

CHECKS BEFORE START

CHECKS BEFORE START

DAILY CHECKS In order to avoid damage, it is important to check the condition of the excavator before starting.

To avoid personal injury: A Do maintenance work on the excavator only on level ground with the engine off and the lock lever in the "Lock" position. Checks Go around the excavator and check for visual damage and wear. Check coolant level. (See "DAILY CHECKS" in "MAINTENANCE" section.) Check fuel level. Check engine oil level. Check hydraulic fluid level. Check air filter for clogging. Check all grease points. Check all control lamps, indicators, tachometer and hour meter. Check the light system. Check the seat belt and the ROPS / OPG (Top Guard Level I) safety device. Check the condition of the safety and warning labels. (See "DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS" in "SAFE OPERATION" section.) Inspect ROPS / OPG (Top Guard Level I) for damage and if damage is found, contact your KUBOTA dealer for repair.

CHECKING THE DEVICES

BStarter Switch A [STOP] The key can be inserted at the "STOP" position. A [RUN] Turn the key one click from the "STOP" position to the "RUN" position. All the circuitry gets energized to start preheating. The glow indicator is displayed. To check for any lamp breakage, however, the lamp lights up and stays on for about 1 second. A [START] Move the pilot control lock lever to the "LOCKED" position. Turn the key from the "RUN" position another click to the "START" position. The starter motor is then activated to get the engine started. Release your hand from the key, and the key returns itself to the "RUN" position. In other words, once the engine has started, be sure to free the key.

A If the key is repositioned from "RUN" to "STOP" but not pulled out, the message "pull out key" appears onscreen. A With the key off and pulled out, nothing appears onscreen. [Status with the key off but not pulled out]

CHECKS BEFORE START

BDisplay Selector Switch BLCD Display for Normal Operation Press the display selector switch while the engine is C Fuel gauge running. The LCD meter display will change from one indication mode to the other. Change the two-mode display according to your jobs. To avoid personal injury:

C AUX port in use

A Even with the starter key not yet inserted, press the electronic meter's user setting switch or the display selector switch, and the LCD display shows the hour meter, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge and clock for 10 seconds. A Before adding fuel, be sure to stop the engine. A Be sure to keep open flame away from the machine. Otherwise a fire may result. With the starter key at the "RUN" position, the fuel remaining in the fuel tank is indicated in the block.

If the fuel runs short, open the cap and refuel the tank.

A If the fuel gauge indicator is near the "E" or the "FUEL" message appears, add fuel as soon as possible. If the indicator is near "E" and the machine is operated on a slope, the engine may run out of fuel. CHECKS BEFORE START

C Coolant Temperature Gauge C Overheat warning 1. If the coolant temperature becomes too high, the message "Water temp. is Rising" appears onscreen for a certain period of time. The LCD display then gets

To avoid personal injury: back to normal, but the coolant temperature sensor

" starts blinking at 1-second intervals.

A Do not open the radiator cap during or just after marker " operation. Hot coolant may gush out and scald you. Wait for the coolant to cool down before opening the cap. With the starter key at the "RUN" position, the coolant temperature is indicated.

(1)Coolant temperature sensor marker If the coolant temperature indicator is near "H", take the steps below. Depending on the coolant temperature, the warning message "Water temp. is rising" or "Overheat Engine to idle for cooling" appears. In either case too, follow the same procedure below. 1. Discontinue the job.

2. Reduce engine rpm's to idle and keep it at idle for 5 minutes.

3. Stop the engine and check the following points (1)-(4).

(1) Low coolant level or leak

(2) Fan belt tension

(3) Mud or dust deposits on radiator

(4) Hydraulic oil leak

A If this message is displayed, the EGR valve will begin to close and EGR system will not function. Interrupt the work and lower the engine rpm, which will reduce the coolant temperature. 2. The overheat warning appears onscreen. Also the following message shows up on the LCD display, and the engine automatically starts idling. (Acceleration is not operative.)

If the above message appears, take corrective measures, referring to the "Precautions in case of Overheat" section.

A When the coolant temperature has dropped, acceleration can be automatically enabled. CHECKS BEFORE START C Hour-meter Indicates the total operating hours of the machine. How the indicator works A The meter advances one hour after an hour of operation regardless of the engine rpm.

C Engine tachometer Indicates the current rpm of the engine.

C Glow indicator The indicator is displayed when the starter key is turned to the "RUN" position but the engine requires preheating. Wait until the indicator goes out, and then start the engine.

BWarning Lamp The warning lamp is used to indicate broken wire, short-circuit, fuel shortage and other problems. The warning lamp starts flashing in red if any problem occurs. If the system senses a in warning signal, the warning lamp starts flashing in yellow.

A If the warning illuminates, do not just look at the meter; carry out the appropriate inspection and correction accordingly. (See "REGULAR CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE WORK" section)

A If any warnings and problems are displayed, an alarm buzzer will beep. (See "LIST OF SCREENS" section for detail.) A See your KUBOTA dealer from details concerning care and maintenance.

C Engine oil pressure low warning BLCD Display for Warning When the engine oil pressure drops too low, the

lamp C Remaining fuel warning (red) starts flashing and the following message appears in the display. When the fuel level is very low, the

lamp (yellow) starts Immediately stop the engine and check the engine oil flashing and the following message appears in the level. display.

A After a short period of time, the display comes back to normal. A After a short period of time, the message shows up again. A Even while in the normal display mode, the warning lamp keeps on blinking. A To see what warning is being given out, press the display selector switch. The current warning can then be identified. C Battery charge warning If the starter key is turned to the "RUN" position without starting the engine, and the charging lamp stays off, the charging system has failed. If such occurs, immediately contact your local dealer for repair.

A If the starter key is turned to the "RUN" position without running the engine and the oil lamp stays off, then the hydraulic system may have failed. If such occurs, immediately contact your local dealer for repair. C Various error warnings If any components are detected to be in trouble, the following message appears onscreen. (See "LIST OF SCREENS" section)

Information

A "

mark" may appear together with a warning message. If such occurs, the details can be checked by pressing the information switch. When contacting your local dealer for repair, notify them of the information provided.

Example; Press the information switch, and a detail such as shown below appears.

A Press the information switch again, and the display goes back to the previous screen.

User settings

A If you have any question, consult your KUBOTA Dealer.

BSetting the Clock 1. Turn the starter key to the "RUN" position.

2. Press the switch 1 to make the log record/periodic check/clock set screen appear.

(1) Switch 1 (4) Switch 2 and 3 (2) Switch 5 (5) Switch 4

(3) Cursor

3. Press the switch 2 twice to move the cursor into position. Then press the save switch 5 to make the following screen appear. By pressing the switch 4, the year, month, day, hour and minute will be selected in this order. Select an item to readjust.

(1) Switch 5 (3) Switch 3 (2) Switch 2 (4) Switch 4 Press the

switch (Switch 2) and the numeric setting will be smaller. Press the

switch (Switch 3) and the numeric setting will be larger.

Hold down the

or

switch, and the numeric setting will change quickly. Press the

switch (Switch 2), and the year, month, day, hour and minute will be selected in this order. 4. Save the new setting with the switch (Switch 5). Press this switch 5 again to set the clock.

[Status after setting the clock]

A Be careful not to accidentally press the switch 5 on the clock setting screen. Otherwise the seconds will be set to "00" and the clock will show the wrong time.

A When the user setting switch (Switch 1) is pressed on the clock setting screen, the clock is not readjusted and returns to the previous menu screen.

A If the clock is interrupted, for example when the battery is disconnected, the following message appears onscreen. Press the switch 5 to set the clock again.

BReordering the year/month/day and Changing the AM/PM System to the 24­hour One 1. On the user setting screen, select "Various Settings".

2. Select "Calendar/Clock Set" menu screen.

3. Press the switch 5 and the following detailed screen shows up.

(1) Switch 2 and 3 (A) Year/month/day display

(2) Switch 4 (B) Clock display (3) Switch 5

(1) Using the switch 2 and 3, move up and down the items. The year/month/day on Side (A) will be reordered.

(2) Using the switch 4, move the cursor to Side (B). Select the "AM/PM" system or the "24-hour" system.

(3) Press the switch 5, and the new settings will be made. If the switch 1 is pressed, the previous settings will remain.

BLog Record The log record helps you check the last 3-month operating record of the machine. Take the following steps. 1. Set the starter key to the "RUN" position.

2. Press the switch 1 to make the menu appear onscreen. 3. Press the switch 2 and 3 to select the log record. Fix this choice with the

switch (Switch 5).

(1) Switch 1 (4) Switch 2 and 3 (2) Switch 5 (5) Switch 4

(3) Cursor

4. Press the switch 5 to make the calendar appear onscreen. Press the switch 2, and the log records (machine's operating days) for the last month and the month before last (90 days ago) can be reviewed. The highlighted days indicate when the machine was operated.

A Some days may appear marked with [-] when the log record is unknown because of a new setting of the clock, a disconnection of the battery or other factors.

BPeriodic Check The following message appears on the LCD display 10 hours before a periodic check.

Press the switch 4 to see the check results.

Do the following servicing listed below.

A When the servicing has been completed, turn the key switch ON and OFF 10 times or more and the check screen automatically disappears. A When the periodic check interval has passed, the message "Periodic Check Passed" shows up. Immediately perform the specified servicing. A The periodic check screen can also be preset to be made to disappear manually only. To do this, it is necessary to select "Periodic Check" on the user setting menu. For make this setting, contact your local dealer.

BIf All the Check Points are not Displayed at a Glance on a Single Screen 1. Press the switch 4.

2. Each time the switch 2 or 3 is pressed, the check points scrolled up or down.

(1) Switch 4 (3) Switch 3 (2) Switch 2

C Service hour meter

When the hour meter reaches the hours circled in the maintenance list below, a message appears. The message shows up as follows. No. Check points Measures Hour meter indicator Intervals 50 100 250 500 600 750 1000 2000 3000 1 Engine oil (CJ-4) change every 500 hrs 2 Hydraulic oil every 1000 hrs 3 Air filter element Outer element replace every 1000 hrs Inner element every 1000 hrs 4 Fuel filter every 500 hrs 5 Engine oil filter every 500 hrs 6 Drive unit oil change every 500 hrs 7 Hydraulic return filter cartridge replace every 1000 hrs 8 Hydraulic suction filter element every 1000 hrs 9 Pilot filter replace every 1000 hrs 10 Idler, Track roller, grease - every 2000 hrs 11 DPF clean every 3000 hrs

First operation

BWhen the Check-up is Completed When the check-up is completed, perform the following procedure to make the Periodic Check disappear from the screen. 1. The message below appears onscreen to prompt the completion of the check-up.

2. To take a look at the check points, press the information switch. The check points appear onscreen.

3. When the check-up has been completed, press the switch 5. If not, press the switch 1 to go back to the previous screen.

BHorn Switch

BLight Switch When the starter switch is in position "RUN", the working light(s) and CAB light(s) will be switched on by pressing the switch.

C Night operation

To avoid personal injury: A When the working light and CAB light alone do not provide sufficient visibility, prepare additional stationary artificial lighting and observe safety rules for night work.

BAUX Port Flow Rate Limit Switch It is possible to freely readjust the actuator's maximum flow rate in the AUX operating mode. (See "AUX PORT OPERATION" section for detail.)

BAuto Idle Switch The switch is used to enable and disable the Auto Idle control. A Enable: Press the Auto Idle switch. When the Auto Idle control is on, the Auto Idle lamp stays on. A Disable: Press the Auto Idle switch once again. Now the Auto Idle control is deactivated (The Auto Idle lamp goes out.)

BThrottle Potentiometer 1. Sit down on the operator's seat and turn the throttle potentiometer clockwise (toward the high speed), and the engine revs up.

2. To stop the engine, turn the throttle potentiometer fully toward the low speed and keep the engine at the idling speed. Then set the starter key to the "STOP" position.

BTravel Speed Switch Travel speed will increase when this switch is pushed down. Switching the dual travel speed:

1. Press the travel speed switch. The buzzer beeps twice and the travel speed changes from low to high. The

symbol lights up. 2. Press the travel speed switch again, and the buzzer beeps once and the travel speed changes from high speed to low. The symbol goes out.

(1) Travel speed switch

(2) Speed indicator light

A When activating the travel speed switch, it must be pushed down completely. A Each time the travel speed switch is pressed, the travel speed is switched between low and high.

A The travel speed automatically changes into first speed (low speed) when the drive resistance increases while traveling second speed (high speed). Thereafter, when the resistance decreases, it returns to second speed. A If the tracks are clogged with sand or gravel while working on soft ground, lift up the track with the help of the boom, arm and bucket and dozer blade, and let the track rotate to remove the sand and gravel.

(A)"Rotate to remove sand and gravel"

BInhibit Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration Switch Inhibit Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration switch (hereinafter called inhibit switch) disables the Auto DPF regeneration cycle. Activate this switch to turn "off" Auto DPF Regeneration when working around people, animals, plants, and flammable materials. Certain work conditions may require the Auto DPF regeneration cycle to be disabled. Depress the switch once to turn off Automatic mode. Depress the switch once again to return from disable to Automatic mode.

(1) Inhibit Switch A Do not push the dozer control lever into the float

BBeacon Light Switch position as this will cause the machine to suddenly drop.

To avoid serious injury or death: A Do not work under the machine in this condition.

It is equipped only with the switch (including the coupler for connecting in a rear left speaker). Since it isn't equipped with the beacon main part, please install when required.

ECO MODE In the ECO mode, the jobs can be carried on with better fuel efficiency than in the standard mode. Press the ECO mode switch, and the implement panel lamp lights up and the machine comes in the ECO mode. Press this switch again, and the above lamp goes out and the machine comes back in the standard mode.

CAB TYPE MACHINES BWiper/Washer Switch To engage the wiper, turn on the switch for the wiper when the starter key is in the "RUN" position. A further push on the switch will activate the washer system. Even when the wiper switch is in the "OFF" position, the washer switch functions if it is pressed.

When the machine operates in the ECO mode, the ECO mode mark appears on the LCD screen as shown in the following figure.

A Do not activate the washer switch if the tank for the cleaning fluid is empty; the pump can be damaged. A Do not activate the wiper switch if the window is dry. In this case, make sure that cleaning fluid is applied to the pane before activating the wiper. A In frosty conditions, make sure that the wiper blade is not frozen to the glass before switching-on. The motor can be damaged if the wiper system is used under such conditions.

BInterior Lamp To turn on the interior lamp, set the interior lamp switch to

(1) Interior lamp (A) "ON"

(2) Interior lamp switch (B) "OFF"

BHeater Switch BOpening/Closing of CAB Door Turn the starter switch to the "RUN" position and turn the 1. Unlock the CAB door and pull the knob. Open the CAB heater switch clockwise, the heater fan will be activated door fully until fixed into place. and the cabin will start to warm up. The heater has three 2. To close the CAB door, push the release lever down and close the door. position.

A During summer, turn the heater valve clockwise to close the valve. (1) Release lever (A) Push down

(2) Door knob (inside)

3. When leaving the excavator, always lock the door.

BOpening/Closing of Front CAB Window BOpening/Closing of Side CAB Window 1. Pull the grip to release the lock and pull side window open to the rear or to the front.

2. To close the side window, slide it forward or backward

To avoid personal injury: until the lock snaps in at the window frame. A Keep hands and feet away from the area

between front window and CAB frame. Otherwise the operator risks serious pinching or crushing injuries.

A Other persons should stay clear when opening the window.

To open and close the front window, take the steps below. 1. Push the lock levers beside grip.

BEmergency Hammer

To avoid personal injury: A When breaking the window pane, close your eyes and cover them with an arm. The emergency hammer is for breaking a window pane in 2. Hold the grips tightly with both hands. Pull the grip order to quick escape from the cab, should the window not slightly upward and toward yourself to let the open. windshield slide inward. 3. Pull the windshield all the way to the lock at the back of CAB.

4. To close the window, take the reverse steps 3, 2 and 1.

AIR CONDITIONER BAir Flow Air in the CAB and fresh air introduced into the CAB flow as shown in the figure. Adjust the five air outlet ports to obtain the desired condition.

A Do not allow water to enter the fresh air port while washing the excavator.

BAir Control Vent C Front air outlet The front air outlets can be independently adjusted as required. To defrost the windshield, rotate the outlets toward the windshield. Position the inlet selector lever to the desired position.

BControl Panel

(1) Air conditioner switch (3) Temperature control dial

(2) Indicator light (4) Blower switch

C Air Conditioner Switch and Indicator Light Push this switch to activate the air conditioner. An indicator light will light up when the switch is set to "ON". Push switch again to turn air conditioner off, the indicator light will go off. C Temperature Control Dial Set this dial at the desired position to obtain the desired air temperature. Turn the dial to the right to obtain cooler air. Turn it to the left to obtain warmer air. C Blower Switch Air volume can be changed in three steps. At the "3" position, the largest air volume is obtained.

BOperation C Heating 1. Adjust the blower (1/2/3) switch and the temperature control dial to achieve the desired temperature level. C Dehumidifying-heating 1. Press and turn on the air-conditioner switch.

2. Turn on the blower (1/2/3) switch.

3. Adjust the temperature control dial to the "COOL" or an intermediate position to achieve the desired temperature level.

A Be sure to close the door while the air conditioner is ON otherwise, you may overload the compressor. C Cooling 1. Press and turn on the air-conditioner switch.

2. Turn on the blower (1/2/3) switch.

3. Adjust the temperature control dial to the "COOL" or an intermediate position to achieve the desired temperature level.

C Defrosting or demisting To defrost or demist the windshield, take the following steps. 1. Open the front air outlet and direct it to the windshield.

2. Set the blower switch and the temperature control dial to the "3" and "WARM" (leftmost) positions, respectively.

HANDLING THE SAFETY DEVICES BPilot Control Lock Lever

A When the excavator is not used or left unattended, be sure to place the pilot control lock lever in position "Locked". The pilot control lock lever is located on the left side.

OPERATION OF THE ENGINE

A Read "SAFE OPERATION" at the beginning of this operator's manual. A Obey the danger, warning and caution labels on the excavator. A To avoid the danger of exhaust fume poisoning, do not operate the machine in a closed building without proper ventilation. A Always start the engine from the operator's seat. Do not start the engine while standing next to the excavator. Before starting the engine, sound the horn to get the attention of persons standing nearby.

A In order not to overload the battery and starter, avoid engaging the starter for more than 10 sec. A If the engine does not start in 10 sec., please wait 20 sec. or more, before attempting to restart. STARTING THE ENGINE

To avoid personal injury: A The operator should not depend solely on the warning lamps, but should always conduct the routine checks (see "MAINTENANCE"). Start the engine in the following manner: 1. Before starting the engine, make sure that all control levers are in the neutral positions.

2. Pull the lock lever all the way back. (lock position)

3. Put the throttle potentiometer in the middle between "

" and " " symbols. The switch for Auto Idle control is in the OFF position. (See "AUTO IDLE (AI) OPERATION" in the Excavator operation.)

4. Set the starter key to the "RUN" position. Hold the key at this position until the "

" mark on the display panel disappears.

5. Now make sure the "

" and "

" marks appear onscreen. If not, the system has malfunctioned. Contact your local dealer for repairs. 6. Turn the key to the position "START" and release after the engine has started.

7. Check if all warning lamps have gone out. Should a warning lamp still be lit up, stop the engine then remove the key and check for the cause.

A The starter motor draws a large current. Avoid running it longer than 10 seconds continuously. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, set the key to the "STOP" position, wait for 20 seconds or longer, and repeat the above steps 5 thru 7. A If the battery is dead and must be connected to another battery with jumper cable, be sure to use a 12V battery. Never use a 24V batteries.

A If you keep the pilot control lock lever at "UNLOCK" and try to start the engine, "Up Lever Lock" appears on the meter panel and the engine cannot be started. Before staring the engine, make sure the pilot control lock lever is set at the "LOCK" position.

A When the engine starts, the meter may momentarily turn off and a beep may sound. This is not a problem. [For KCL only] A This machine is equipped with an anti-theft device. If you try to get the engine started with the wrong key, "Wrong key""Unable to start" appears on the meter panel and the engine cannot be started. Use the specified key. A Even the correct key, if attached to something metallic (key ring, for example), may fail to start the engine. In such case, remove the metallic attachment and insert the key in the key switch.

STARTING THE ENGINE UNDER COLD CONDITIONS

To avoid personal injury: A Make sure that the lock lever is in the lock position during warm up. Start the engine in the following manner; 1. Make sure the auto idle switch is at the "OFF" position (lamp off).

2. Pull the lock lever all the way back. (Lock position)

3. Insert the starter key into the starter switch.

4. Turn the throttle potentiometer toward "

" (high speed) position.

5. Set the starter key to the "RUN" position. Hold the key at this position until the "

" mark on the display panel disappears.

6. Turn the starter key to the "START" position.

7. Once the engine starts, release your hand from the key. The key will return back to the "RUN" position.

8. If the engine fails to start, set the starter key to the "STOP" position, and repeat the above steps 5 thru 7.

A Let the engine warm up after start-up for approx. 10 minutes under no load conditions. If the hydraulic fluid temperature is too low, the operation will be affected. Do not operate the excavator under full load until the engine has sufficiently warmed up.

STARTING WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY

To avoid personal injury: A Battery gases can explode. Do not smoke and keep sparks and flames away. A Do not start the engine with an auxiliary battery if excavator battery is frozen. A Do not connect the black jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the excavator battery. BObserve Following Guidelines when Starting with an Auxiliary Battery 1. Bring the helping machine with the same battery voltage as near as possible to the excavator. THE MACHINES MUST NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER.

2. Bring the levers and pedal of both vehicles in the neutral position and put the lock lever in the "Lock" position.

3. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.

4. Open the side cover. (See "Opening / closing of the Side Cover" in "MAINTENANCE" section.)

5. Ensure the vent caps are securely in place (if equipped).

6. Cover the battery opening with a cloth. Make sure that the cloth does not touch the battery terminals.

7. Connect the terminal of the red jumper cable with the plus (+) terminal of the low battery and connect the other end of the cable to the plus (+) terminal of the auxiliary battery.

8. Connect the black negative cable to the minus (-) terminal of the auxiliary battery.

9. Connect the other end of the black cable (coming from the auxiliary battery) to the excavator frame as far away as possible from the low battery.

10.Start the engine of the helping machine and let it run for a while. Start the excavator with the low battery. 11.Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse sequence (Steps 8, 7, 6). 12.Remove the cloth and replace the vent caps.

A This excavator has a negative (-) ground 12 Volt starting system. A Use only the same voltage when using an auxiliary battery. A Using a higher voltage will cause serious damage to the electrical system. When using an auxiliary battery, only the compatible (same) voltage is permissible.

CHECK POINTS AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE After starting the engine, but before starting operation, check the following points: 1. Put the throttle potentiometer in the middle between

" " and " " symbols and let the engine idle for approx. five minutes. This allows the engine lubricant to warm up and penetrate every part of the engine. 2. Once the engine has warmed up, check: A the warning lamp "Engine oil pressure" has gone out. A the warning lamp "Battery charge" goes out when engine speed is increased. A the color of the exhaust is normal and no abnormal

noises or vibrations are heard or felt. A no fluid is leaking from pipes or hoses.

C Should any following conditions occur, stop the engine immediately. A The engine rpm's increases or decreases suddenly. A Sudden abnormal noises are heard. A Exhaust is black. A Warning lamp for engine oil lights up during operation.

A In these cases, the excavator must be checked and serviced by your local the KUBOTA dealer.

STOPPING THE ENGINE

A Do not keep the bucket or dozer in an elevated position, as a person could accidentally touch the levers and cause serious accidents. 1. Place the bucket and dozer on the ground.

2. After slowing the engine to idle, turn the key to "STOP".

3. Remove the key.

4. Pull the lock lever to "LOCK" position.

BEngine Stop Button

To avoid personal injury: A Keep hands away from rotating parts.

A Be sure to return the stop button to former position after the engine stops. The engine stops when the starter key is turned off. If the engine does not stop, pull the stop button to stop the engine.

BPrecautions in case of Overheat To avoid personal injury: A Do not open the radiator cap during operation or just after shut-down. Otherwise, steam or very hot coolant may gush out, getting you scalded. Make sure the radiator has cooled down enough before opening its cap. If by any chance the coolant temperature rises close to or above the boiling point ("H" on the water temperature gauge) (overheat condition), take the following steps. 1. Stop operating the machine. (Relieve the engine of any load.)

2. Do not shut off the engine suddenly. Before shutting off the engine, keep it idling under no load for about 5 minutes.

3. Stay away from the engine or overflow for 10 minutes or until the steam overflow stops.

4. Be sure that there is no danger of getting scalded. Pinpoint and remove the cause of overheat, referring to the "TROUBLESHOOTING" section. Once the issue is resolved, the engine may be restarted.

BDPF Regeneration This machine is equipped with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) muffler. DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER serves to trap particulate matters (PM) that are contained in exhaust gases and to automatically burn (DPF-regenerate) these matters. In the regeneration, buzzer sounds and warning light blink and display shows messages. Follow that instruction. (Refer to page 112)

EXCAVATOR OPERATION

RUNNING-IN OF THE NEW EXCAVATOR The operation and care of the new excavator influences its life span. Your new excavator has been carefully checked and tested before leaving the factory. In spite of this, all movable components must run-in during the first 50 work hours. Do not work with full rpm's and full loads during this period. It is very important to run-in your excavator properly in order to achieve its full performance and longevity. During the running-in, the following points should be adhered to in all cases. BDo not Work with Full Engine Rpm's or Full Loads during the First 50 Working Hours A Let the engine warm up sufficiently in the cold season. A Do not let the engine rev-up more than necessary except the DPF regeneration. BOil Change in the Run-in Stage The lubrication oil plays a specific and important role during the run-in phase of the excavator. The numerous movable parts are not yet run-in, so many fine metal particles are generated, which can cause damage and shorten the life of many components. Pay attention to the oil-change intervals and complete them sooner than later. See "REGULAR CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE WORK" section for more details on the oil-change intervals. BAdjusting the Operator's Seat

To avoid personal injury: A Make sure that the seat is completely secured after each adjustment.

(1) Backrest tilt adjust lever (A) "UNLOCK" (2) Travel adjust lever (B) "TO INCREASE TENSION" (3) Weight adjust lever (C) "TO DECREASE TENSION" (4) Weight indicator C Travel adjustment

Pull the travel adjust lever in the direction of [A] and slide the seat backward or forward, as required. The seat will lock in position when the lever is released. C Weight adjustment Turn the weight adjust lever to achieve the optimum suspension setting. C Tilt adjustment Pull the backrest tilt adjust lever in the direction of [A] and move the backrest to the desired angle. C Height adjustment Lift the seat to the desired height of the three available positions. Adjust the seat to the desired position after lifting the seat to the highest position in the case of lowering the seat. BSeat Belt

To avoid personal injury or death: A Always use the seat belt with a ROPS/OPG (Top Guard Level I) protection structure. Adjust the seat to the optimal position and buckle up.

STARTING

To avoid personal injury: A No persons, other than those who have read and understand this manual and who are familiar with the excavator, should be allowed to use the excavator. A Do not allow any person other than the operator to ride on the excavator. A When operating, keep hands and body inside of the ROPS/OPG (Top Guard Level I) protective. A Do not touch the control levers and the pedals from outside the cab while the engine running. BPilot Control Lock Lever

To avoid personal injury: A To avoid injuries, check safety aspects all around the excavator.

A If the pilot control lock lever is pulled down, the engine will fail to start. Don't attempt to start the machine with the Pilot Control Lock Lever in the down position (A), if attempt is made the following message appears on the LCD display.

(1)Pilot control lock lever (A) "Unlock" (B) "Locked"

A Always pull pilot control lock lever up to "Locked" position (B) when you stop the engine or leave the operating structure. A Recommended technique for working on a

DRIVING slope.

To avoid personal injury or death: A Before starting the engine, make sure that no one is near the excavator. A Before operating the excavator, check the track direction. (Front idler and dozer blade to the front of the excavator).

A Use extra caution when traveling across a slope or working sideways on a slope.

(A) 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 in.)

3. Activate the dozer control lever to raise the dozer. TURNS

(1) Dozer control lever (A) "Raise"

(2) Dozer (B) "Lower"

BDrive Levers(Right,Left)

To avoid personal injury or death: A When driving the excavator keep the dozer blade in front. To move the excavator forward, move the drive levers to (A) and to move in reverse, move the drive levers to (B) with dozer blade in front. If the dozer blade is behind operator station, then the controls are reversed, moving the excavator forward will require (B) and moving the excavator backwards will require (A), but this is not recommended. Pushing the drive levers forward, moves the excavator forwards, and vice-versa. The front of the excavator is the side where the dozer is located; the drive sprocket is in the rear of the excavator. To avoid personal injury: A Do not change direction on steep slopes, or the excavator could tip over. A Before changing direction, beware of people in the work area. BPivot Turn

A Movement as illustrated is done with the dozer blade in front of the operator. C Change of Direction while Travelling 1. While travelling forward, bring the left drive lever into the neutral position; the excavator will turn in the direction of the arrow of the illustration below.

(1) Drive lever (left) (A) "Forward"

(2) Drive lever (right) (B) "Backward"

(C)"Straight"

2. While travelling backward, bring the left drive lever into 2. Pull the left drive lever backward; the neutral position; the excavator will turn in the direction of the arrow of the excavator will turn in the direction of the arrow of the illustration below. the illustration below.

BSpin Turn When both drive levers are activated in the opposite C Change of Direction while Stationary directions, both tracks will rotate with the same speed but 1. Push the left drive lever forward; in opposite directions. The center of rotation is the center the excavator will turn in the direction of the arrow of of the excavator. the illustration below.

(B) "Right spin turn"

UP AND DOWNHILL DRIVING

To avoid personal injury: A When travelling up or down a slope, use extra caution and follow the instructions below. While traveling uphill, keep the lower edge of the bucket approx. 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 in.) above the ground. Although the KUBOTA excavator will not slip easily because of the tracks, it is safer to let the bucket slide over the ground while traveling downhill. Always choose slow speed for uphill and downhill traveling. [UPHILL TRAVELING]

[DOWNHILL TRAVELING]