Kobelco Brings SK210LC Excavator To Market

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
Kobelco's SK210LC model

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, a global leader in the manufacture of crawler excavators, brings their new and improved SK210LC model to market.

The 48,500 pound SK210 is equipped with a fuel efficient, 157 horsepower HINO engine, providing substantial power while meeting Tier IV fuel emission requirements. To optimize power and fuel consumption, the SK210 features three engine operating modes – H for heavy loads, S for standard loads and ECO to reduce fuel consumption when moving lighter loads. Operators can easily switch between modes by simply pressing a button in the cab throughout the course of their workday.

With a digging force of 28,880 pounds, a dig depth of 22 feet and a 1.05 cubic yard bucket, the SK210 is a standout performer. Additionally, it boasts a swing speed of 12.5 rpm for optimal cycle times, ensuring movement of the maximum amount of material each work day.

Unique to Kobelco is the SK210’s independent travel feature that allows the operator to move, lift and swing simultaneously without stopping or experiencing a loss of power. This feature is ideal for applications that require movement of pipe from one area of a jobsite to another, then placement of the pipe into a trench. Rather than using multiple machines to handle the work, Kobelco owners can complete all steps with their SK210.

In addition to excelling in performance and productivity, the SK210 succeeds in providing a comfortable work environment. It features a spacious cab with wide-access for ease of entry and exit, a reclining, double slide seat, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, a large cup holder and a spacious tray for storage of personal belongings. Large windows on all sides of the machine provide operators with excellent visibility.

Kobelco’s SK210 is built to withstand the day-to-day rigors of the most demanding jobsites. Its rugged construction with a forged and reinforced steel boom, thick boom base, wide welds and heavy-duty counterweight, far exceed the stringent quality standards of today’s customers. Self-lubricating bushings are used at the attachment pins and abrasion resistant bushings near the bucket for maximum durability over the life of the machine.