Cabin Walkthrough & Operation (6T Excavator)
6T Excavator (Kubota KX060-5)
Hello and welcome back to our excavator series
and in today’s video we’re going to take
you through a full cabin walkthrough and
operational features of our
KX60-5 our 6 Tonne excavator from WHC Hire
Now to get ourselves familiarize
the machine we need to jump into the
cockpit to get started.
Now when entering the machine use three
points of contact.
And getting in our driver’s seat first
thing we need to do is just pop our seat
belt on which you’ll find on your left
And welcome to the cockpit.
In front of you
can have a range of different controls
that control the excavator how it
operates. The left-hand pilot control
controls the arm of the machine.
Pushing it forward extends the arm away
from the machine, pulling it back
brings it closer.
It also operates the turning of the
Nine o’clock will rotate the machine 180
degrees to the left,
and to the right we’ll rotate the
machine 180 degrees to the right.
Also on this machine we’ve got a button
which controls the secondary auxiliary
output as well as the operation of that
The right hand pilot control controls
the boom of the machine.
Pulling it closer towards you will raise
the boom towards the machine
pushing it further away will lengthen the boom,
pushing it further away from the cockpit.
The right hand pilot control also
controls the crowding and uncrowding of
the bucket. To crowd the bucket simply
choose nine o’clock on the pilot control
which will crowd the bucket all the way
And in an uncrowd or unload the bucket
it’s three o’clock.
On the right hand pilot control we’ve
also got some additional buttons on it,
we have our horn
and we have our attachment selection
which allows us to change between
auxiliary output and a bucket.
We can also operate our auxiliary one
output by the toggle switch on the right
hand to pilot control.
Then right in front of you we’ve got our
track levers that control your the
tracks of the machine. The left control
and left the right controlling the right,
as well as track pedals below which can
be opened out
allowing you to track across sites using
your feet only.
And just to the right of the track
pedals we’ve also got our boom slew
which is underneath a little pedal on
the right hand side by pushing down on
the left-hand side will slow the boom to
and then to the right we’ll slow it back
to the right hand side.
And thats your boom slew.
Above that we’ve got our heads up
display this is where all the internal
features of the machine are, any warning
lights or anything like that will come
up on here if there’s a problem with the
machine but also this is where we’ll be
able to access all those little bits of
the excavator that you may need to
select when operating the machine in a
particular way. And to do so you’re going
to need to use the toggle which is just
on the right hand side behind the right
hand pilot control. The top button allows
you to access the menu turn the toggle
left or right to select the operational
modes or the auxiliary outputs you’re
requiring to work with. You can confirm
the commands by pushing the toggle
switch inwards any issues you can push
the back button which is just below the
menu selection button beneath. Then just
behind that and a little bit further
back from the controls we’ve got our
light switch, we’ve got our beacon switch,
our auto idle,
our lifting warning,
our windscreen wipers and wind speed for
wiper fluid. And on this model from WHC
Hire we have a rear reversing camera
which can be operated on your heads-up
display by pressing the output button as
Behind that we’ve got our dozer operator
pushing forward will lower the dozer
pulling back we’ll lift the dough off
the floor. And then on top of the dozer
blade as the same with the smaller
diggers is our fast track button. By
pushing this it allows you to track
across site a lot faster.
Behind the dozer blade controller we’ve
got a heater, we’ve got our air
conditioning, and our fan operation.
Below those controls we’ve got our
throttle and then we’ve got our quick
hitch button. For more information on how
to operate the quick hitch please feel
free to click the link above to access
the tutorial on changing the bucket on
this machine. Finally next to our
throttle we’ve got our ignition where
our key needs to be entered when we’re
using the machine. And then back from our
ignition we’ve got our automatic DPF
button that is not to be touched unless
told to by one of our engineers. And
finally we have our safety stop switch
which is down on the left hand side of
the operator’s seat. Ensure that this is
pushed into the machine to start and in
an emergency can be pulled outwards to
stop the machine.
To restart the machine ensure that the
safety stop switch is pushed inwards
otherwise the machine will not start. And
there you go guys that is a full
walkthrough of our 6 Tonne excavator from
KX060-5. Now hopefully this video will
give you a really good idea of where all
the controls are how to access them but
if you’re still having any issues and
can’t find what you’re looking for then
please feel free to get in contact with
your local depot as soon as possible so
we can get you up and running. Thank you
ever so much for joining me for this
tutorial hopefully it’s been useful and
we look forward to helping you soon. But
until then take care and bye for now.