Kubota LA1002

The ME5700 tractor from Kubota is already proving a popular prime mover for a range of tasks on sports grounds, golf courses and in utility situations.

For loader work the company offers its own LA1002 to match the ME5700 and to provide easy and productive loading performance. It does not lift as high as the Stoll, but then you don’t always need that kind of height for a lot of grounds care tasks.
“It’s your typical combination for groundsmen,” remarks the tester. “It’s got what you need for grounds maintenance and utility tasks.”
The strong construction of this front-end loader is matched by distinct Kubota design. The company has thought of all the “little things” that add up to trouble-free operation — things like making sure all the pipe work is well protected and unlikely to get caught up or snagged.
Kubota recently re-designed this loader for easier coupling and removal. The LA1002 now has new boom stands and mounting pins. Fitting and removing it from the tractor is a simple drive-in process from the parked position. We reckon that, being quick-attach, this one should especially appeal to golf courses and grounds managers where the Kubota tractor is expected to perform a wide variety of other duties.
“It’s a good horsepower tractor but you haven’t got too much weight with it so it is ideal for golf courses and pitches,” says one tester.
But best of all, this loader is very simple to operate. A single lever controls all movements. Dual functions are mastered in minutes.
With the LA1002 it is extraordinarily easy to dump while raising the boom and roll back while simultaneously lowering the boom.
“Working with this loader is easy,” says the tester. “It has all the features that you need to simplify the operation from going into a stack to cleaning up.”
The joystick control valve offers simple operation and the regenerative dump circuit gives a fast dumping time.

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