When the going gets tough, it’s the Kubota U48-5 that gets tougher. Rated at 40.4 horsepower and featuring a 9304 pound breakout force, the Kubota compact excavator assists you in the toughest jobs on the lot and the optional keyless start, rear view camera and KubotaNOW telematics are ready to help you achieve success. Factor in an optional hydraulic angle blade and the U48-5 is ready to help you break new ground and get the job done! Kubota is the world’s #1 selling compact excavator for 20 years.*

*According to 2023 data from Off-Highway Research including all Kubota Group brand sales.

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New Features

New Features

  • NEW - 7" LCD Color Display with jog dial (Standard)
  • NEW Keyless Start - start the excavator without the use of a manual key; no more losing or can't find your keys; excavator will store up to (10) user passcodes to start the machine; anti theft tool (Dealer -Option)
  • Rearview Camera - factory ready; dealer installed option; engage the rearview camera by pressing the 'camera' button on the right hand side key pad; screen will split with machine information on top and a clear view behind the excavator
  • Automatic One Way Flow Hydraulic Return Line (3rd Line) - on the (-4) excavators the 3rd return line is engaged manually on the right side valve bank; the new feature is electronic and engaged through the display
  • Dual Adjustable Seat & Console - allows the operator to find the perfect operating position in the cab
  • LED Working Lights - standard feature; changed from Halogen lights to LED
  • Improved AC System - improved from (5) air vents to, now, (7) air vents for quick cool down or heat defrost





Arm Breakout Force, Lbs (kgf)

5304 (2406)

Auxiliary Hydraulics Flow Rate, G P M ( L P M)

17.2 (65.0) / 9.8 (37)

Blade Height, In (mm)

16in (410) / Angle blade: 1ft 5in (425)

Blade Width, Ft (mm)

6ft 5in (1960)

Bucket Breakout Force, Lbs (kgf)

9304 (4220)

Crawler Length, Ft (mm)

8ft 2in (2500)

Displacement (cu. In.)


Engine Model


Fuel Reservoir, Gal (l)

17.4 (66.0)

Ground Contact Pressure Psi, Kgf (cm2)

Rubber: 4.0 (0.284) / 4.1 (0.289), Angle blade rubber: 4.2 (0.296) / 4.3 (0.302), Steel: 4.1 (0.290) / 4.2 (0.295), Angle blade steel: 4.3 (0.302) / 4.4 (0.307)

Horsepower (gross)


Hydraulic Oil Reservoir / System, Gal (l)

10.6 (40) / 20.1 (76)

Min. Ground Clearance, In (mm)

12in (305)

Operating Weight, Lbs (kg)

Operating Weight, lbs (kg): Rubber: 10848 (4920) / 11057 (5015), Angle blade rubber: 11322 (5135) / 11531 (5230), Steel: 11134 (5050) / 11342 (5145), Angle blade steel: 11608 (5265) / 11818 (5360)

Overall Height, Ft (mm)

8ft 4in (2550)

Overall Length, Ft (mm)

17ft 7in (5355)

Overall Width, Ft (mm)

6ft 5in (1960)

Pump Capacity, G P M ( L P M)

31.4 (118.8)

Traveling Speed: High, Mph (kph)

3.0 (4.9)

Traveling Speed: Low, Mph (kph)

1.7 (2.8)