Kobelco’s New 50 Tonne Excavator

Kobelco’s latest addition the NEW 50 tonne SK500LC-9 excavator, hits Australian shores this month, bringing with it increased power, enhanced fuel efficiency and a larger safer cab. 

It has been featured in New Earthmoving and Australian Earthmoving Magazine July/August edition as well as various publications 

Kobelco Australia General Manager Doug McQuinn says the new Kobelco 50 tonne excavator model is already attracting interest. 

We are already fielding enquiries from customers and there has already been an order placed for this new model,” he says 

The Kobelco SK500LC-9 features a Hino P11C-VC six-cylinder common rail engine that delivers 10% more productivity and better fuel efficiency than the previous model, the SK480LC-8 – and is still more fuel efficient. 

The engine is Tier 4A certified for reduced emissions, meanwhile more engine torque and ‘intelligent’ hydraulics gives you faster cycle times so you can get more work done. 
Along with Kobelco’s familiar H-mode and S-mode options for heavy-duty and standard work, there’s also a new ECO mode for huge fuel savings of up to 13%. Plus ECO mode, increases the work volume per litre of fuel by 8%. 

Adding to this, the Kobelco SK500LC-9 gives 5.4% higher engine power output and a maximum torque increase of 5%, which makes this an impressive machine.
Doug says, “the cab not only has improved productivity, the new model offers enhanced safety and comfort with rollover protection and certification to 56,000 kg to cater for large front attachments. 

The cab has falling object protection (FOPS) and its roomy dimensions make it comfortable for operators as well as offering plenty of storage space. The Kobelco SK500LC-9 cab is designed for minimal vibration and is pressurised to eliminate dust. Plus, you get excellent rear visibility thanks to the low engine cover and wide-angle rear view camera that comes standard. 

Visit our media release page for more features of the new Kobelco 50 Tonne Excavator 
OR visit the SK500LC-9 product page for more specfications

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