Medium and Large Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

November 2013, Vol. 68 No. 11

Medium and large excavators from Kobelco, John Deere,
Doosan, Volvo Construction Equipment, Hitachi, Case, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas and Caterpillar.

KOBELCO’s SK350LC is a true workhorse at 80,900 pounds with a 270 net hp engine. A dig depth of 24 feet 10 inches coupled with a reach of 36 feet 3 inches and a dump height of 24 feet 2 inches provide versatility on the job from digging to dumping to lifting and placing. All KOBELCO excavators boast advanced technologies including an innovative noise and dust reduction system, advanced hydraulic circuitry for reduction of pressure loss and superior fuel efficiency. The SK350 embraces the company’s commitment to the three E’s – Enhancement, Environment and Economy. The SK350 HINO engine meets US EPA Tier IV emission standards for enhanced environmental performance and fuel efficiency. Three operational modes allow the operator to select from H, S or Eco based on the work at hand, saving fuel and gaining productivity through increased continuous operation. 630.260.4000,

John Deere
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The John Deere 470G LC is a 367 hp excavator with exceptional ease of operation, smoothness and performance. Responding to customer needs, the 470G LC features more hydraulic flow for faster works cycles and greater productivity, and a comfortable and spacious cab for improved operator comfort. The model boasts John Deere’s exclusive Powerwise III management system to maximize power output, save fuel and deliver smooth multifunction hydraulic operation. 800.503.3373,

The Doosan DX225LC-3 features a 167-hp engine, paired with new power modes that provide improved performance and faster workgroup speeds for heavy duty work. Four work modes — digging, breaker, shear and lifting — allow operators to get maximum efficiency and fuel economy. A new electronic clutch fan reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, while providing cooling system improvements.