Kobelco Introduces SK170 Mark 9 Excavator

July 2012, Vol. 67, No. 7

Kobelco’s new versatile Tier 4 compliant SK170 Mark 9 delivers up to a 10 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and productivity, and provides more power and faster engine response.

Featuring an upgrade to Kobelco’s intelligent hydraulics, the SK170 Mark 9 is equipped with the industry’s first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission solution for excavators. A new ROPS/FOPS certified cab provides a larger, more comfortable work environment, and a low engine cover and standard wide-angle rear-view camera improve operator visibility and productivity.

For improved system efficiency, the Kobelco SK170 Mark 9 also features a fully automatic engine and hydraulic warm-up system that warms the hydraulic circuit to an optimum 126 degrees F. This feature helps make the operator more productive, more quickly, on the job.

The Kobelco SK170 Mark 9 features an operating weight of 38,656 pounds, a bucket digging force of 24,900 pounds and a maximum dig depth of 21 feet 5 inches. The new model delivers 115 net horsepower. 888.562.5201, kobelcoamerica.com