Equipment Roundup: Kobelco SK270; Mack discontinues Titan, MP10 engine; Dynapac Generation VI rollers; Kubota SVL75-2 CTL; Stihl pressure washers

Updated Feb 7, 2017

Kobelco intros SK270 short rear swing excavator, upgrades SK230

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has introduced one new short rear swing excavator, the new SK270SRLC-5, and has announced updates on its SK230SRLC-5 model.

The 21-foot-9-inch dig depth SK270 has a digging force of 31,700 pounds and a maximum digging reach of 32 feet, 3 inches. While working in ECO-mode, Kobelco says the machine offers up to a 27 percent decrease in fuel consumption; while in H-mode, it gains up to a 7 percent increase in work volume per hour. It has a digging force of 31,700 pounds.

The SK230 has a digging depth of 21 feet, 7 inches and a maximum digging reach of 31 feet, 10 inches. According to Kobelco, the unit can see up to 31 percent in fuel efficiency, while gaining up to 8 percent in work volume per hour in either ECO-mode or H-mode.

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Mack Trucks discontinues Titan and MP10 engine

Mack Trucks confirmed this week that its Titan tractor and MP10 engine have been discontinued.

Current Titan orders will not be affected, Mack Public Relations Manager Chris Heffner told Hard Working Trucks and Equipment World.

“The Titan by Mack model is being discontinued because many of the applications that the Titan served can be handled with the newer higher horsepower and torque outputs of the Mack MP8 13-liter engine,” Heffner explained.

When asked if Mack would be replacing Titan with another model, Heffner responded: “Most applications previously served by the Titan by Mack can be handled by the Mack Granite or the Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward model equipped with the MP8 engine.”

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Atlas Copco’s Dynapac Generation VI asphalt rollers feature 3-year telematics subscription

The new Atlas Copco Dynapac Generation VI articulated tandem rollers feature temperature sensors on the front and rear rollers so operators can better manage temperature drop while compacting. (Atlas Copco, while in the midst of selling its Dynapac road division to the Fayat Group, will be displaying its paving equipment at the company’s ConExpo Central Hall Booth C-31486 in March.)

The three models – the Dynapac CC4200VI, CC5200VI and CC6200VI – will be offered with a 3-year FleetLink Advanced telematics system that allows users to optimize fleet utilization and reduce maintenance costs. This system records the location of the equipment and working hours, allowing users to monitor the machine’s parameters and performance. Users can set one or more geo-fences, either for a single machine or a group of machines. The FleetLink package includes a hardware module, access to an online fleet management portal and a monthly connection package subscription, which customers can extend after 3 years.

With Tier 4 engines, the units have an optional rpm-management ECO Mode system that delivers only the power necessary to operate, reducing fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent. Since the engine is located in the back of the roller, the operator is exposed to less heat and noise.

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Kubota’s SVL75-2 CTL with High Flow increases hydraulic flow to 29.3 gpm

Kubota’s immensely popular SVL75-2 compact track loader (CTL) now is available in a high-flow model, announced at the World of Concrete.

The high-flow model enables customers who like the compact size of the SVL75-2 to stay with that size and still have the ability to use high-flow attachments such as sweepers and trenchers, says Jorge De Hoyos, senior product manager for skid steers and CTLs. The hydraulic manifold now features both ½-inch and ¾-inch auxiliary couplers. “With the adjustable high-flow hydraulics on our auxiliary couplers,” he says, “we are matching some of the versatility you get with the larger SVL95-2 model” introduced last year.

Hydraulic flows on the 2,300-pound operating capacity machine have increased from 17.4 gpm to 29.3 gpm. The majority of the SVL75-2 with High Flow specs remain the same as the conventional model, with the exception of slight modifications to the model’s cooling package, to take into account the extra heat that high-flow hydraulics generate. “We changed the rear door louvers, making them a bit thinner, and changed the angle from 52 to 45 degrees, so they open up the back a bit more, while still providing protection,” De Hoyos says. All hydraulic pumps and motors, however, remain the same from the standard model.

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Stihl launches three new pressure washers for commercial and industrial use

Keeping your machines clean is just good equipment management, and Stihl unveiled a new line of pressure washers at the World of Concrete to do just that.

The Stihl RB 600 and RB 800 gasoline powered pressure washers are engineered for commercial and industrial jobs. The RB 700 uses a 7-horsepower engine and puts out 3,200 psi at 3 gallons per minute. The RB 800 cranks out 14 horsepower while delivering 4,200 psi at 4 gpm.

The engines on these pressure washers feature a cast iron liner and low oil shutdown function to prevent engine failure. Pressure regulators are adjustable to match the psi to the job at hand. A detergent injector system enables you to use cleaners with the output of water. The 13 inch pneumatic tires and tilt back design help you wheel these units around with minimal effort. Stihl gives you 50-feet of steel braided hose with these pressure washers to minimize the number of times you have to move the unit on big jobs.

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