Following the recent introduction of several heavy demolition machines in Europe, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is preparing to launch its largest excavator yet. The Kobelco SK850LC-10E is the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturer’s Generation 10 range and will make its European debut at bauma on April 8-15 in stand FN 1016.
The 510 hp Hino engine meets Europe's new Stage V emissions regulations and is uprated to 1,564 ft.-lbs. of torque. A hydraulically driven twin-fan engine cooling system prevents over-cooling by use of integrated sensors to reduce the speed of the fans, helping to increase efficiency and reliability.
The conventional SK850LC-10E with standard boom and four arm variations is best suited to general construction and excavation jobsites. However, extensive development and testing was undertaken in quarry conditions in China, India and a number of other South East Asian countries, also proving the machine’s hardworking and durability credentials. An ‘ME’ version of the SK850LC-10E, with short boom and short arm,is also available specifically for quarrying. A demolition (DLC) version is expected to launch in 2020.
Commenting on the introduction of the new SK850LC-10E, KCME Product Manager Peter Stuijt says, “We are really excited to launch our heaviest excavator at bauma 2019. The success of our heavy demolition equipment in Europe paved the way for the introduction of a larger conventional machine.”