At its CONEXPO press conference Thursday, Kobelco Construction Machinery America said it is planning to launch 13 new models in 2011.
Three new full-size, high performance excavators were introduced at CONEXPO. The new Kobelco Mark 9 excavators – the SK260-9, SK295-9 and SK350-9 – deliver exceptional fuel efficiency and productivity, says Reece Norwood, Kobelco platform manager.
The new Mark 9 excavators feature an upgrade to Kobelco’s legendary intelligent hydraulics, and introduce a new Economy power mode. The machines launch the industry’s first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission solution for excavators. The excavators also feature a new ROPS/FOPS cab for a more comfortable work environment.
“With the new Mark 9 models, Kobelco continues its tradition as a technology leader,” says Norwood. “Long known for delivering the precise control and feel that expert operators prefer, these new Kobelco excavators can dig the trench, crane the pipe and finish with even better precision. Plus, our new SCR solution will deliver more engine power and fuel efficiency.”
The company also introduced the 55SRx compact excavator, which expands its compact excavator product line ino a new class size. A true short-radius excavator, the unit delivers the productivity of a larger machine, while working the footprint close to zero tailswing models, says Norwood.
To celebrate the launch of the 13 new models, Kobelco is having the "Your Competitive Edge" sweepstakes, which will offer excavator operators the chance to win a new Kobelco compact excavator for a year. In addition to receiving the one-year lease on the 55SRx, valued at $26,000, the winner will receive two tickets to the U2 360 Degree Tour concert on July 5, 2011, in Chicago, plus $2,000 spending cash for travel and hotel accoommodations. To enter, visit kobelcoamerica.com/edge by May 31, 2011, or visit the Kobelco booth in the Gold Lot #101 at CONEXPO.