Kobelco Launches New SK26SR-7 Excavator in New Zealand

Auckland, 10th July 2024 – Kobelco, renowned for its steadfast commitment to quality and innovation in excavator manufacturing, proudly announces the arrival of the SK26SR-7 model to the New Zealand market.

Designed to enhance operator comfort, sustainability, and productivity, the SK26SR-7 sets a new standard in compact excavators. With increased engine power compared to its predecessors, this model prioritises ergonomic excellence with a redesigned premium cabin. It features Grammer suspension seats for superior shock absorption and ergonomic wrist rests, reducing operator fatigue during extended use. Modern cabin amenities include strategically placed air vents, LED backlighting for improved visibility in low-light conditions, and convenient smartphone connectivity via USB and AUX ports. A user-friendly colour monitor provides instant access to operational data, maintenance schedules, and essential gauges. The SK26SR-7 model is available in two versions, the Air Con Enclosed Cab or the ROPS Canopy model.

Aligned with Kobelco’s commitment to sustainability, the SK26SR-7 offers dual working modes – one maximising power and an eco-mode that significantly reduces fuel consumption by up to 25%. Auto-deceleration functionality further enhances efficiency by automatically adjusting engine speed during idle periods.

Externally, the SK26SR-7 ensures operator safety and ease of use with features such as a hinged cabin door for effortless access, a flip-up left console with integrated controls, and ergonomically designed levers that minimise wrist strain. Enhanced visibility is facilitated by strategically positioned LED work lights, an enlarged skylight opening, and an INDr filter system that preserves cooling efficiency in challenging environments.

Available now at the Kobelco dealership in Takanini, the SK26SR-7 comes with a standard 4-year/4,000-hour Full Machine Warranty. For more information or to experience the SK26SR-7 firsthand, visit us at 8 Great South Road, Takanini, or contact us at 0800 333 229.

Kobelco continues to lead the way in excavator technology, empowering New Zealand’s construction industry with the SK26SR-7’s unmatched combination of power, efficiency, and operator-centric design.


The Enhanced Engine Output Offers Increased Power Compared To Its Previous Models, Delivering Superior Performance.
The enhanced engine output offers increased power compared to its previous models, delivering superior performance.


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The seamless integration of ergonomic functionality and contemporary design ensures a sleek and comfortable interior for operators of the SK26SR-7


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