CAROL STREAM, Ill., Jan.23, 2008 ” Better Roads magazine has named the Kobelco
SK210LC Acera Mark 8 excavator in its 50 Top Rollouts list for 2007. The machine™s enhanced
speed and power has made it one of the most significant new products introduced to highway
and bridge professionals this past year.
The SK210LC features a new Tier III-certified, 150 horsepower, six-cylinder, directinjected
diesel engine with intercooler turbocharger. This engine features 490 ft-lbs of torque at
1,200 rpm, a 14 percent increase in torque over previous models. A power-boost feature
provides 10 percent more power on command for increased bucket breakout force without time
limitations. The machine also features easy, ground-level servicing of filters, batteries and
hydraulics to reduce maintenance time and boost productivity.
The SK210LC supplies the power, precision and speed operators need on the job
site, said Paul Golevicz, brand marketing manager for Kobelco America. We are continuously
looking for ways to innovate our machines so that operators are able to efficiently and safely
get their jobs done. We are proud that Better Roads has selected the SK210LC as one of the
top 50 products of 2007.
Each year, Better Roads editors sort through hundreds of new product releases from
the previous 12 months to determine the 50 most significant products. The final list highlights
the most significant new products to be introduced to highway and bridge professionals during
the past year.
The Kobelco SK210LC is manufactured by Kobelco America at the company™s
Calhoun, Ga., factory. The machine has a maximum operating weight of 47,800 lbs and a
maximum digging depth of 22 feet. It features an oversized ergonomic cab that delivers
complete operational control, progressive hydraulic acceleration and a 360-degree view.
Kobelco Construction Machinery America manufactures and markets a full line of compact,
mid-size and full-size excavators ranging from 1.9 to 88 tons. Kobelco engineering is dedicated
to power and precision, and every Kobelco excavator is designed and manufactured by
Kobelco America to exceed customer expectations. With over 250 distribution outlets in North
America, Kobelco excavators are supported by a network of experienced dealers and field
service representatives. For more information, please visit http://www.kobelcoamerica.com.