Kubota Mini Excavator Comparison: KX033-4 vs. KX040-3 Mini Excavators - Douglas Lake Equipment & Avenue Machinery
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Kubota Mini Excavator Comparison: KX033-4 vs. KX040-3 Mini Excavators

On the search for a mini excavator for your next job? In this article, we’re going to compare machines from our Kubota mini excavator lineup: the KX033-4 and the KX040-4. These excavators are known for their performance, efficiency, and versatility. 

Let’s delve deeper into the similarities and differences between these two mini excavators to help you make an informed decision.


Both the KX033-4 and KX040-4 are powered by Kubota’s original direct-injection engine, a testament to Kubota’s commitment to quality and innovation. These engines are designed to maximize digging and lifting performance while minimizing noise, vibration, and fuel consumption.

The Two Pattern Selector Systems (TPSS) allows operators to conveniently shift control styles while seated, enhancing the ease of use. Moreover, the 2-speed travel with auto downshift ensures efficient maneuverability and backfill operations, making both these machines a reliable choice for various projects.

Kubota KX033-4 Key Features

The KX033-4 stands out with its strong bucket breakout force, capable of handling tough excavating jobs with speed and efficiency. Its hydraulic angle blade can be angled either to the left or the right, eliminating the need for repetitive positioning when backfilling trenches. 

This feature makes it an excellent choice for jobs requiring strong breakout force and efficient maneuverability, such as landscaping or construction projects.

Kubota KX040-4 Key Features

On the other hand, the KX040-4 is designed for superior strength, versatility, and performance. Its eco mode can generate fuel savings of up to 20%, making it a more environmentally friendly option. The optional 6-in-1 blade offers six different positions, facilitating easy levelling and backfilling work, even on uneven terrain or inclines. 

Due to its superior strength and versatility, it is better suited for larger, more complex excavation tasks, including commercial construction or heavy-duty landscaping.

What’s Next?

Ready to take the next step towards getting one of these machines for your next job? Head over to our Mini Excavator inventory page to see what’s in stock.

Check them out yourself