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2012 Kawasaki 65ZV-2 Wheel Loader

Power To Spare.

The 65ZV-2 features a redesigned ROPS cab with operator-friendly features. The operator may now customize settings and make adjustments to the loader controls to work more efficiently in the current operating conditions or environment. New features like the Adjustable Declutch, Dual Boom Kickout Control, and Dual Mode Engine Switch, allow the operator to make adjustments from the comfort of the cab increasing productivity and efficiency. Options such as the Limited Slip Differentials and ELS (Efficient Loading System) allow the operator additional controls to adapt the 65ZV-2 loader to the working conditions.


Model Year
Serial #
Stock Number


Length w/Bucket
23 ft. 7-1/16 in. - 25 ft. 11-13/16 in. (7,190 - 7,920 mm)
10 ft. 8-3/4 in. (3,270 mm)
Width w/Bucket
8 ft. 1/2 in. - 8 ft. 4-13/16 in. (2,450 - 2,560 mm)
Width w/o Bucket
7 ft. 10-11/16 in. (2,405 mm)
25,490 - 26,240 lbs. (11,560 - 11,900 kg) with ROPS cab
9 ft. 6-1/4 in. (2,900 mm)
Ground Clearance
1 ft. 5-1/2 in. (445 mm)
Turning Radius
At Center Of Outside Tire: 17 ft. 5/16 in. (5,190 mm)
At Outside Bucket: 18 ft. 11-1/4 in. - 19 ft. 10-9/16 in. (5,770 - 6,060 mm)


Transmission Type
Full power shift
Number of Speeds
4 forward and 4 reverse
Semi-floating type
Service: 4-wheel adjustment-free, wet multiple disc brake, controlled by full hydraulic system (dual circuit)
Parking / Emergency: Spring applied, oil pressure released, dry drum type located in front driveline.
20.5-25-12PR (L-2)


Engine Type
4-cycle, in-line direct injection type with turbo charger and air-cooled intercooler
Engine Make
Engine Model
Fuel Type
Bore x Stroke
4.53 x 4.92 in. (115 x 125 mm)
Gross Horsepower
154 hp @ 2,200 rpm (SAE J1995)
Net Horsepower
149 hp @ 2,200 rpm (SAE J1349)
317 L
Net Peak: 431 ft. lbs. @ 1,500 rpm
Engine: Water-cooled
Transmission: Forced circulation type
Fuel Tank Capacity
55.5 gal. (210 l)
Speed Forward
1st: 5.3 mph (8.5 km/h)
2nd: 8.6 mph (13.8 km/h)
3rd: 13.4 mph (21.4 km/h)
4th: 23 mph (37 km/h)
Speed Reverse
1st: 5.3 mph (8.5 km/h)
2nd: 8.6 mph (13.8 km/h)
3rd: 13.4 mph (21.4 km/h)
4th: 23 mph (37 km/h)


Battery: (2) 12V, 100 Ah, 630 CCA
Alternator: 50A


Hydraulic Tank Capacity
26.4 gal. (100 l)


Tipping Load
Straight: 18,060 - 23,110 lbs. (8,190 - 10,480 kg) with ROPS cab
Full Turn: 15,480 - 19,730 lbs. (7,020 - 8,950 kg) with ROPS cab
Dig Depth
1-3/16 - 2-3/16 in. (30 - 55 mm)
Bucket Capacity
Heaped: 2.8 - 3.3 cu. yd. (2.1 - 2.5 m³)
Struck: 2.4 - 2.9 cu. yd. (1.8 - 2.2 m³)
Height to Bucket Pin
12 ft. 4-11/16 in. - 14 ft. 10-1/8 in. (3,770 - 4,525 mm)
Dump Height
8 ft. 11-1/2 in. - 11 ft. 8-13/16 in. (2,730 - 3,575 mm)
Dump Reach
3 ft. 3-9/16 in. - 3 ft. 6-1/8 in. (1,005 - 1,070 mm)
Bucket Breakout Force
20,940 - 23,990 lbs. (9,500 - 10,880 kg)
Bucket Rollback
At Ground Level: 42° - 43°
At Carry Position: 47° - 50°
Total Cycle Time
9.9 sec.

Standard Features

 Air conditioner (R134 refrigerant)  
 Alarms (Audible):  
    Brake pressure  
    Engine oil pressure  
    Hydraulic oil level  
    Parking brake with T/M engaged   
 Alarms (Visual):  
    Air filter  
    Battery discharge  
    Brake pressure  
    Central warning lamp  
    Engine coolant temperature  
    Engine oil pressure  
    Engine warning  
    Hydraulic oil level  
    Torque converter oil temperature  
    Transmission control warning  
 Alternator (50A)  
 AM/FM CD radio with aux input  
 Batteries, 12V - 630 CCA (2 units)  
 Boom kickout (2-position, adjustable, in cab)   
 Brake line protection (front)  
 Brake (Parking):  
    Spring applied  
    Oil pressure released, drum type  
 Brakes (Service):  
    Enclosed wet disc, dual system  
    Full hydraulic system  
 Bucket control lever single, pilot assisted  
 Bucket leveler  
 Coat hook  
 Cold start aid  
 Converter, 12V / 15A with dash outlet  
 Cup holder  
 Downshift button  
 Fenders (full width front with mudflaps, rear)  
    Converter oil temperature  
    Engine coolant temperature  
    Fuel level  
    Hour meter  
    Hydraulic oil level (sight)  
 Heater / pressurizer  
 Hoodsides (hinged)  
 Horn (electric)   
    Engine pre-heater  
    High beam  
    Parking brake  
    Transmission declutch  
    Transmission shift monitor  
    Working light  
 Linkage (Z-type, sealed)  
    2 headlights (hi / lo / halogen)  
    4 forward working lights  
    4 rear working lights  
    2 stop / tail / backup (LED)  
 MODM (Machine Operation Diagnostic Module)  
 Neutral safety start  
 Operator’s manual box  
 Radiator, aluminum fin type  
 Radiator grille, hinged  
 Reverse alarm  
 ROPS Cab:  
    Enclosed cab  
    Sound suppression  
    Front and rear wipers  
    Front and rear washers  
    2 rear view mirrors  
    2 side mirrors  
    Tinted glass  
    Sliding side windows  
 Safety articulation locking bar  
 Seat, air ride  
 Seat belt, retractable, 3 in. wide  
 Shift control unit for automatic shift  
 Steering wheel, telescoping and tilt  
 Torque proportioning differentials  
 Transmission declutch select / adjustment switch  
 Vandalism protection  
 Wrist rest, adjustable  

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