HRN Tractors and Hill Engineering help Kubota’s new KX085-5 debut in Scotland.


Kubota’s new eight-tonne mini-excavator, the KX085-5, has debuted in Scotland, complete with an award-winning Tefra quick hitch from Hill Engineering.


The mono-boom KX085-5 has been supplied to Jarvie Plant Hire, who have nine sites throughout Scotland and the north-west of England, by HRN Tractors who themselves have seven depots throughout Scotland. HRN showcased the KX085-5, in Jarvie’s livery, at the recent Black Isle Show.


Jarvie Plant Hire have been using Hill’s Tefra coupler since 2014, and HRN have fitted their own portfolio of five and eight-tonne Kubota excavators with the quick hitch since January 2021, purchasing almost 200 of the attachments – or an average of 9 per month – since then.


A family business with more than 40 years expertise, HRN have the largest selection of used agricultural machinery in Scotland, with Kubota the newest addition to their franchise portfolio.


HRN key account manager Andy Wilson said: “We like Hill’s Tefra hitches for many reasons – there are only five moving parts so that immediately minimises the risk of something going wrong, there is a ball valve for safety, a spring back up for safety, and the hydraulic ram has a sheath for protection.”


He added: “They compare very well with other manufacturers.”