KOBELCO has launched the SK230SRLC-7 and SK270SRLC-7 (57,000 to 61,000-lb.) models in North America. These KOBELCO excavators are mid-size machines, offering full-size capabilities with short rear swing features.
The new KOBELCO SK230 and SK270 delivers power and performance on the jobsite. Both models feature a compact design and long digging reach to provide maneuverability and a broad working range. With digging depths of 21 ft., 7 in. and 21 ft., 10 in., as well as supporting swing speeds, the SK230 and SK270 deliver continuous operation and short cycle times.
The KOBELCO SK230 is equipped to deliver performance over an extended working life. This machine has an ISO digging force of 29,700 lbs. and maximum digging reach of 31 ft., 10 in.
Also, packed with powerful performance capabilities, the SK270 is the newest KOBELCO SR Series excavator. This model features an ISO digging force of 35,300 lbs. and a maximum digging reach of 32 ft., 4 in. to achieve increased work volume.
The proprietary KOBELCO intelligent control system showcased on the SK230 and SK270 promotes smooth engagement and disengagement across all machine functions. Heavy lift can be enabled when extra lifting capacity is needed. For extra digging power, the no time limit power boost button delivers ~10% more power on demand. KOBELCO’s independent travel, a KOBELCO feature, also allows each model to move, lift and swing simultaneously without experiencing loss of travel power.
The Tier IV Final YANMAR 164-hp engine delivers full-size power. These models also include KOBELCO’s exclusive iNDr (Integrated Noise and Dust Reduction Cooling System) configuration to include a revolutionary double offset duct structure, allowing both units to deliver quiet operation and reduce dust intake.
When it comes to machine maintenance and comfort, the SK230 and SK270 offer intuitive operation and safety. Access to the cooling and control valve areas, engine compartment and electrical components support day-to-day maintenance. Both KOBELCO models are equipped with various cab features including an optimized control layout, wide access doors, powerful multi vent air conditioner, lever angles, LED interior lighting, tilting left side console, 270-degree camera system and a seven-way heated adjustable suspension seat.