Mini Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
Kobelco’s SK17SR

Mini Excavators by Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, Volvo, John Deere, Bobcat Company, Case, Hitachi, Hyundai Construction, Caterpillar, New Holland, Kubota and Doosan.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA
Kobelco’s line of compact excavators feature four small but powerful models ranging from the 3,000 to 12,000 pound classes. Kobelco’s smallest model, the 3,640 pound SK17SR has a compact footprint and zero-tail overhang with tracks that retract to a slim width of 39 inches, perfect for jobs in tight spaces. Kobelco’s larger 5,870 pound SK27SR and 8,200 pound SK35SR models provide a bit more muscle for heavier-duty digging and lifting. The largest 12,295 pound 55SRx machine boasts a 39 hp engine and is a versatile, short radius excavator providing full-size performance. Kobelco’s compact excavators are agile machines offering operators maximum productivity and maneuverability in even the tightest of spaces. 281.888.8430,

When space is in short supply, Volvo’s ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius compact excavators are in their element. Both models feature automatic two-speed travel for superior traction, and hydraulic travel pedals for easy and accurate track control. Featuring a narrow body design and centrally positioned boom, the superstructure on the ECR58D and ECR88D is so compact that its rear swings within its track shoe, allowing operators to work extremely close to other objects without risk of collision. The excavators are available with a mono-boom (or an optional two-piece boom on the ECR88D), several arm configurations and blade. The D-Series also offers a variety of optional quick couplers and a new and extensive range of genuine Volvo attachments. 828.650.2000,