The right equipment makes all the difference, and you’ll find that difference you’re searching for with the Kubota U55-5. Advanced hydraulics, outstanding dig and dump capability and a whopping 47.6 horsepower follow your every command, letting you get more done in a day’s work and start setting your sights on the next challenge. 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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Optional Hydraulic Angle Blade

Optional Hydraulic Angle Blade

Save time and work more efficiently. With a simple movement of the new thumb operated rocker switch on the dozer lever, the hydraulic angle blade can be angled to the right or left to push soil to the side as the machine moves forward, eliminating the need for repetitive repositioning at right angles when backfilling trenches.

1Available on U35-4, U55-5

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)

5869 (2662)

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

19.8 (75) / 9.8 (37)

Blade Height, In (mm)

16.1in (410), Angle Blade (in/mm): 16.7in (425)

Blade Width, Ft (mm)

6ft 5.2in (1960)

Bucket Breakout Force, Lbs (kgf)

10172 (4614)

Crawler Length, Ft (mm)

8ft 2in (2500)

Displacement (cu. In.)


Engine Model

Kubota V2607-CR-E5

Fuel Reservoir, Gal (l)

17.4 (66)

Ground Contact Pressure Psi, Kgf (cm2)

Rubber: 4.6 (0.32) / 4.6 (0.33), Angle blade rubber: 4.7 (0.33) / 4.8 (0.34), Angle blade steel: 4.7 (0.33) / 4.7 (0.33)

Horsepower (gross)


Hydraulic Oil Reservoir / System, Gal (l)

11.1 (41.9) / 20.3 (77)

Min. Ground Clearance, In (mm)

12.2in (310)

Operating Weight, Lbs (kg)

Rubber: 12247 (5555) / 12456 (5650), Angle blade rubber: 12721 (5770) / 12930 (5865), Angle blade steel: 13007 (5900) / 13217 (5995)

Overall Height, Ft (mm)

8ft in (2550)

Overall Length, Ft (mm)

17ft 1in (5435)

Overall Width, Ft (mm)

6ft 5in (1960)

Pump Capacity, G P M ( L P M)

14.8 (56.1) Variable x 2 / 9.8 (37.0) Gear x 1

Traveling Speed: High, Mph (kph)

3.0 (4.8)

Traveling Speed: Low, Mph (kph)

1.7 (2.8)