Kobelco introduces its largest Generation 10 excavator


Kobelco Construction Machinery USA is introducing the enhanced SK850LC-10 excavator.

The SK850LC-10 is the largest Generation 10 model in the Kobelco lineup and features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities in an effort to make downtime a thing of the past.

The SK850LC-10 is more durable than ever and able to withstand the rigours of the toughest jobsites, according to the manufacturer.

The excavator delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 403 kN. As well, working ranges and a powerful 653 kN drawbar pull force enable the SK850LC-10 to conquer rough terrain and slopes with increased productivity.

The 84,232-kg excavator is powered by a 510-hp Tier 4 Final Hino engine, allowing it to tackle heavy-duty applications while remaining fuel efficient. While operating in ECO-mode, the SK850LC-10 boasts a 17 per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to its predecessor.

Kobelco comfort

Operators can look forward to staying safe and comfortable in the SK850LC-10, regardless of the work at hand.

An improved lever control force of 25 per cent further lessens operator fatigue during long hours of operation, while added climate control outlets and an expanded cab interior provide a pleasant work environment. A FOPS top guard, rear-view camera and swing flashers come standard on the SK850LC-10 to enhance jobsite safety.

Maintenance on the SK850LC-10 is simple and cost effective. Easy access to maintenance data from the operation management system greatly improves ease of maintenance scheduling and ensures a long service life, while easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment and electrical components allow convenient day-to-day maintenance.

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The boost in efficiency is a result of an enhanced hydraulic line layout that further reduces energy loss to ensure performance.

A variable-geometry turbocharger also helps to lower fuel consumption, and a new selective catalytic reduction system decreases NOx emissions by about 80 per cent to provide low operation emissions.