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Kobelco Construction Machinery expands its European Range

ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, April 17, 2014 - As part of its long-term business commitment within Europe, Kobelco Construction Machinery has introduced three new excavators to market. The new Japanese-built SK260LC-9, SK350LC-9 and SK500LC-9 are the second wave of machines released this year by Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) and further extends its range of specialist earthmoving and construction excavators.

the new SK260LC-9 from Kobelco

SK260LC-9 | photo: Kobelco

The Japanese manufacturer has once again drawn on its eight decades of excavator manufacturing experience to produce new and market-leading technology for the SK range. Built at the state-of-the-art Kobelco factory in Hiroshima, the SK260LC-9, SK350LC-9 and SK500LC-9 models boast high performance and state-of-the-art efficiency from proven, reliable technology.
With turbocharged and greatly enhanced energy-efficient Hino engines, the three large-capacity machines deliver greater productivity* for each litre of fuel used. In addition, by employing thelatest engine and engine management technology, an 88% reduction in exhaust particulate matters – without loss in work performance – contributes to a cleaner environment now and in the future.

the new SK350LC-9 from Kobelco

SK350LC-9 | photo: Kobelco

Efficient operation and exceptional performance are key requisites for excavator owners, and Kobelco is a leader in these areas. The Japanese manufacturer is also at the forefront of operational control, ability and precision. The ergonomic cab design with large working space is noticeable the moment the operator easily enters the cab by the wide cabin door and views the working area through broad tinted glass. Intuitive, one touch controls and easy-read displays go hand in hand with the responsive, smooth and precise action of controls and machine in all working conditions.
To further ensure operators benefit from Kobelco design and experience, automatic air conditioning, safety cameras and adjustable seating are all standard features. Easy routine maintenance, extended service intervals and regional spare parts back up complete the Kobelco experience.

the new SK500LC-9 from Kobelco

SK500LC-9 | photo: Kobelco

Commenting on the availability of the three machines, KCME Product Marketing Manager, Peter Stuijt, said: “The introduction of three further machines to an already impressive line-up underlines our commitment to providing Europe with the best technology and expertise in excavator manufacture and operation.
“Our use of modern technology in all aspects of machine manufacture sits alongside 80 years of experience to ensure that all our machines meet and exceed the demands of the industry and operators and increase productivity. The growing Kobelco range of products in Europe mirrors the demand of specific machines for specific roles within earthmoving and construction industries.”
The SK260LC-9, SK350LC-9 and SK500LC-9 machines will start to arrive in Europe in April 2014. For details of the full machine specifications visit