Kubota has announced a 1,000-hour oil change interval for its D1005-E4BG and D1105-E4Bg 1800 rpm engines for light tower applications. The solution is designed to lower total cost of ownership for light towers through fewer maintenance costs. The D1105-E4BG engine will be on display at Kubota Engine’s booth at The Rental Show in New Orleans.

Kubota determined that its select engine models could operate efficiently beyond the existing 750-hour interval limit without any changes to the engine design.

Conditions will apply, including use of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and API CK-4 grade oil, as well as load and duty cycle limits. For full details of the necessary conditions for approval, please contact Kubota Engine America.

The 1,000-hour oil change interval will be supported by Kubota’s standard engine warranty as long as the recommended engine service maintenance has been performed.

Kubota will also display its new Z482-E4BG engine, which was specifically designed for LED light towers, as well as the Lowboy Pro GL 14000 generator at the Rental Show. The Lowboy Pro is a 60Hz, 14 kVA single-phase generator that is Tier 4 certified and powered by Kubota’s D902 diesel engine, with noise levels as low as 65 dB while running.

Referring to the Z482-E4BG engine, Zach Turner, president of Anderson Industrial Engines said: “It is well suited to provide power for LED light towers, reducing the risk of wet stacking and allowing for long term reliability.”

Kubota can be found at Booth 4323.