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Kobelco launches new Excavators

ALMERE/NETHERLANDS, January 14, 2014 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V announces the introduction of two exciting new models to its range of excavators. Models SK210LC-9 and SK210NLC-9 feature a host of new technical innovations that underline the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to producing one of the best machinery in the market. Both models are built at Kobelco’s new state-of-the-art factory in Hiroshima, Japan.

the new SK210LC-9 and SK210NLC-9 from Kobelco

The introduction of the Kobelco SK210LC-9 and SK210NLC-9 to the market will be January 2014 with more new models to follow. | pic: Kobelco

Equipped with the Hino JO5E-T5J turbocharged engine, the new models are remarkably fuel efficient to greatly reduce operating cost. It incorporates technology that complies with Stage IIIB emission regulations to ensure engine performance from optimised combustion. The automatic idle stop feature further reduces fuel consumption.

The energy efficient system is enhanced with three operating work modes of Heavy, Standard and the newly added ECO-mode available at the touch of a button for the required workload. Maximum work power and torque output provides smooth, progressive travel on all terrain and exemplary lift, swing and dig action of the arm. A state-of-the-art hydraulic control system complements the precise and seamless arm operation with less engine performance input required – again saving costs.

Daily and routine service intervals have been extended to minimise downtime. This gives the desired benefit of reduced running costs and enhanced working life. Easy maintenance is guaranteed with easy access points at ground level for all daily inspection points, and extended service intervals for hydraulic oil (5000 hrs) and hydraulic filter (1000 hrs).
Safety remains a priority with a rear view camera fitted as standard to further enhance the already wide scope of operating visibility. This electronic ‘third eye’ is an important safety aspect for all site use and services an easy to read LCD multi-display monitor for monitoring machine maintenance requirements and diagnostics.

The operator’s working environment is enhanced with the broad view front window complementing the big cab with wide access for smooth entry and exit. Automatic air-conditioning, and a sound system are just two of the many refinements that come as standard for operator comfort. This includes Kobelco spring and oil suspension technology for low vibration (50% reduction compared with previous models) and cab noise level.