Kubota KX015-4 Operating Instructions

Operator’s Place

The operator’s place is located in the middle of the cab. It includes the following control elements (figure below left):

  1. Left control console
  2. Drive levers and control pedals
  3. Right control console
  4. Operator’s seat

Left control console

The left control console includes the following components (and see figure above right):

  1. Control lever lock
  2. Wrist rest
  3. Left control lever

Description of the components of the left control console

  1. Control lever lock
    To enter and leave the cab, the console must be raised by pulling up the control lever lock. The engine can only be started if the console is raised. The control levers, the drive levers, the boom swing pedal, and the dozer control lever are only operational when the console is lowered and the control lever lock is in the “down” position.
  2. Wrist rest
    The wrist rest allows fatigue-free operation of the control lever.
  3. Left control lever
    The left control lever is used to move the swivel frame and the arm.
Figure showing the functions of the left control lever

Figure showing the functions of the left control lever

The figure (right), in conjunction with the following table, shows the functions of the left control lever.

 

Position of the control lever Movement
1 Arm crowd
2 Arm dump
3 Swivel frame to the left
4 Swivel frame to the right
Figure showing the driver levers and control pedals

Figure showing the driver levers and control pedals

Drive levers and control pedals

Drive levers and control pedals include the following components:

  1. Left and right drive levers
  2. Boom swing pedal
  3. Auxiliary port pedal (KX015-4/KX016-4/KX018-4)

Drive levers and control pedals – description

  1. Left and right drive levers
    With the drive levers the excavator can be driven forwards and backwards and also turned. The left drive lever controls the left track and the right drive lever controls the right track.
  2. Boom swing pedal
    This pedal is used to swing the boom right and left.
  3. Auxiliary port pedal (KX015-4/KX016-4/KX018-4)
    The auxiliary port pedal can be used to operate an attachment.

Right control console

Figure showing the components of the right control console

Figure showing the components of the right control console

The right-hand control console contains the following components:

  1. Rocker switch for the auxiliary port (KX019-4)
  2. One way hold switch
  3. Travel speed switch (KX016-4/KX018-4/KX019-4)
  4. Dozer control lever
  5. Starter switch
  6. Throttle lever
  7. Wiper/washer switch (cab version)
  8. Blower switch (cab version)
  9. Engine stop knob
  10. Rotary beacon button
  11. Working light button
  12. Wrist rest
  13. Right control lever
  14. Horn switch
  15. Display and control unit
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Figure showing the display and control unit for the right control console

Figure showing the display and control unit for the right control console

The display and control unit contains the following displays, switches, and indicators:

  1. Fuel gauge
  2. Charge indicator
  3. Indicator Coolant temperature
  4. Coolant temperature gauge
  5. Display
  6. Display selector switch
  7. Menu button
  8. Auxiliary port enable switch (KX019-4)
  9. Warning light
  10. Indicator Set clock
  11. Indicator Servicing
  12. Indicator Auxiliary port (KX019-4)
  13. Indicator Pull out key
  14. Indicator Insert key
  15. Travel speed indicator
  16. Indicator Fuel stock
  17. Indicator Pre-glowing
  18. Engine oil pressure indicator

Description of the components of the right control console

  1. Rocker switch for the auxiliary port (KX019-4)
    The rocker switch for auxiliary port controls the oil flow to the auxiliary port. When the left rocker switch is activated the oil flows to the connector on the left of the arm. Activating the right rocker switch results in the oil flowing to the right. The auxiliary port can be controlled proportionally (stageless).
  2. One way hold switch
    Operating the one way hold switch results in a continuous oil flow to the auxiliary port connector to the left of the arm. When you operate it again, the oil flow discontinues. Thus, you can operate, for example, a breaker without having to continuously hold down the button.
  3. Travel speed button (KX016-4/KX018-4/KX019-4)
    The travel speed button switches the travel speed mode on and off.
  4. Dozer control lever
    The dozer control lever is used to raise or lower the dozer. Pushing the lever forward lowers the dozer and pulling it back raises it.
  5. Starter switch
    The starter switch serves as the master switch for the entire machine and as switch for pre-glowing and starting the engine.
  6. Throttle lever
    Using the throttle lever, the operator can adjust the engine speed in an infinitely variable manner.
  7. Wiper/washer switch (cab version)
    The wiper/washer switch switches on the wiper for the front window and/or the washer system.
  8. Blower switch (cab version)
    The fan is switched on with the blower switch. The air flow can be set to HIGH (HI) or LOW (LO).
  9. Engine stop knob
    Using this device, the operator can switch off the engine manually.
  10. Rotary beacon button
    The rotary beacon (accessory) is switched on with this button.
  11. Working light button
    Switches the working lights on or off.
  12. Wrist rest
    The wrist rest allows fatigue-free operation of the control lever.
  13. Right control lever
    Figure showing the function of the right control lever

    Figure showing the function of the right control lever


    The right control lever is used to move the boom and the bucket.
    The figure in conjunction with the following table, shows the functions of the right control lever.

    Position of control lever Movement
    1 Lower boom
    2 Raise boom
    3 Bucket crowd
    4 Bucket dump
  14. Horn switch
    Depressing the horn switch activated the horn.
  15. Display and control unit
    The functions of the display and control unit are described in the “Display and control unit – description” section below.

Display and control unit – description

Image of a pointer indicating an important instructionThe display and control unit’s switches are multifunctional and are also used to navigate the display menu. You will find¬† detailed descriptions of the functions in the respective chapters.

  1. Fuel gauge
    The fuel gauge indicates the relative fuel amount in the tank.
  2. Charge indicator
    The charge indicator lights up when the charging circuit voltage is to low.
  3. Indicator Coolant temperature
    The indicator Coolant temperature lights up if there is elevated temperature in the cooling circuit.
  4. Coolant temperature gauge
    The coolant temperature gauge indicates the temperature in the cooling circuit of the engine.
  5. Display
    The display can indicate time, engine speed hours of operation and coding system information.
  6. Display selector switch
    The display selector switch changes what is shown in the display.
  7. Menu button
    The menu button is used to switch on or off the menu guide in the display.
  8. Auxiliary port enable switch (KX019-4)
    The auxiliary port enable switch is used to switch on or off the auxiliary port function.
  9. Warning light
    The warning light flashes red when a system fault or technical malfunction occurs. The warning light flashes yellow when the system issues a warning.
  10. Indicator Set clock
    If the clock needs adjustment (e.g. after disconnecting the battery for servicing purposes), the indicator Set clock will flash.
  11. Indicator Servicing
    The indicator Servicing shines when a service period is due.
  12. Indicator Auxiliary port (KX019-4)
    Depending on the operating mode, the auxiliary port indicator lights up or flashes if the auxiliary port function is switched on.
  13. Indicator Pull out key
    The indicator Pull out key shines if the ignition key is to be pulled out.
  14. Indicator Insert key
    The indicator Insert key shines if the ignition key is to be inserted.
  15. Travel speed indicator
    The travel speed indicator lights up when the travel speed mode is activated.
  16. Indicator Fuel stock
    The indicator Fuel stock shines in the case of low fuel and requests refuelling.
  17. Indicator Pre-glowing
    The indicator Pre-glowing shines with the switching of the starter switch in position RUN. When the indicator goes off, it is possible to start the engine.
  18. Engine oil pressure indicator
    The engine oil pressure indicator lights up when the oil pressure is below the reference value.

Other equipment at the operator’s place

Other equipment located at and around the operator’s place is described below:

Interior lighting

An interior light (1 – figure below left) is located on the left side of the cab roof. It is tuned on and off with the switch (2 – figure below left).

Fuse box

The fuse box (1 – figure above right) is located below the operator’s seat behind a cover.

Tool compartment

Position of the tool compartment, below the operator's seat

Position of the tool compartment, below the operator’s seat

The tool compartment (1 – figure right) is located below the operator’s seat behind a cover plate.

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