Kobelco Construction Machinery America plans to introduce 13 new machines in 2011, the company announced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The units include three Mark 9 excavators introduced at the show; the 181-horsepower SK260-9, the 197-horsepower SK295-9 and the 269-horsepower SK350-9. Operating weights for the excavators range from 59,524 to 80,909 pounds, with dig depths from between 23 feet and 24 feet 10 inches.
The excavators offer Kobelco’s Intelligent Total Control System, a new Economy power mode and a new ROPS/FOPS cab. Kobelco developed a selective catalytic reduction emissions solution for the Tier 4 Interim compliant units. “The excavators will offer a significant improvement in overall fuel economy,” says Reece Norwood, platform manager. “Operators will be able to go beyond the traditional ‘dig and dump’ – these are single, all-purpose machines.”
A rear-view camera with a color monitor, rear work lamps and swing flashers boost safety and productivity. Grade control system from Leica, Topcon and Trimble are also available. Several configurations are available, including a long-reach model. Kobelco offers standard, high and wide and heavy-duty undercarriage options for the Mark 9 excavators.