Kobelco Introduces SK210 Mark 9 Excavator

September 2012, Vol. 67 No. 9

Kobelco Construction Machinery America has introduced the SK210 full-size, high-performance excavator to the Kobelco Mark 9 excavator series. These new Tier 4 models include the SK260, SK295, SK350 and SK485 excavators. The versatile SK210 Mark 9 delivers a 10 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and productivity, with more power and faster engine response.

Featuring an upgrade to Kobelco’s intelligent hydraulics and a new Economy power mode, the SK210 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 rear-view camera improve operator visibility and productivity.

For improved system efficiency and reduced component wear, the Kobelco SK210 Mark 9 also features a fully automatic engine and hydraulic warm-up system. This warms the hydraulic circuit to an optimum 126 degrees F.

“As with all the Mark 9 models, the SK210 continues Kobelco’s tradition as a technology leader,” said Reece Norwood, Kobelco platform manager. “This new machine delivers the precise control and feel expert operators prefer. The SK210 Mark 9 can dig the trench, crane the pipe and finish with even better precision. Plus, our new SCR solution will deliver more useable engine power and fuel efficiency.”

The Kobelco SK210 Mark 9 features an operating weight of 47,840 pounds and a dig depth of 21 feet 3 inches. The new model delivers 160 horsepower. kobelcoamerica.com