Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduces the 181-hp SK260-9, 197-hp SK295-9 and 269-hp SK350-9 excavators, with operating weights ranging from 59,524 to 80,909 lbs. and dig depths range from 23 to 24 ft. 10 in. The units also present the industry's first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission solution for excavators.
The upgraded Intelligent Total Control System (ITCS) features an Economy power mode that is said to maintain productivity while increasing fuel efficiency by an average of 10% over previous models. A new control monitor provides key operating data, including a new function which graphs fuel consumption per hour, and a rear camera view.
The Mark 9 excavators are available in several factory-available configurations, including High & Wide, Long Reach and Mass Excavation versions, and with a choice of three undercarriage options. Heavy-duty frames, booms, arms and undercarriages are standard.
Additional features include a rear-view camera, rear work lamps for improved visibility, swing flashers and step extensions, as well as the SmartFit durable bucket tooth system with tips that can be quickly switched without hammering pins. The units are also compatible with grade control systems from leading suppliers to meet customer preference and applications.