Kobelco General Manager – Sales & Service, Doug McQuinn says that over the company’s 86-year history it has built a solid reputation of minimising operational costs with durable machinery; this new generation 10 range from Kobelco is no different.
“We have looked at every aspect of our current heavy excavator models and assessed what we can make stronger, more durable and more fuel efficient. Once again we have created machines that exceed the requirements and high standards of today’s customers.
“As you would expect from Kobelco, this new generation boasts class-leading fuel economy and high work performance; a direct result of Japanese design and engineering,” says Doug.
The first of the new Generation 10 models to arrive in Australia is the 20-tonne SK200-10
“Both the SK200-10 and SK210LC-10
are even more fuel efficient than previous models. They consume up to 16% less fuel in H-mode compared to the previous series 8 equivalent.
“A key contributor to its exceptional efficiency is the new Kobelco Arm Interflow System; a hydraulic regenerative system that enables the boom’s weight to force hydraulic fluid to the shovel arm. This reduces the need for fluid to be forced from the pump. Less engine and hydraulic workload means less fuel,” says Doug.