Kobelco’s new SK350LC crawler excavator boasts improved hydraulic system, 3 engine modes

Updated Jul 18, 2013

Kobelco SK350LC excavatorKobelco Construction Machinery has launched one of the company’s largest crawler excavator models, the 81,800-pound SK350LC.

Designed for heavy-duty applications, the SK350 delivers a 50,582-pound digging force and a 24-foot 10-inch dig depth. The excavator offers a 1.57- to 2.09-cubic-yard bucket and has a 10.0-rpm swing speed, ensuring quick cycle times.

The SK350LC features a 270-horsepower, Tier 4 Hino engine, an improved hydraulic system and three engine modes – heavy, standard and economic. Each engine mode is selectable via a single button in the cab. Kobelco’s independent travel feature enables the excavator to travel, dig and lift simultaneously with no loss of power.

Kobelco’s KOMEX machine operation management system provides access to machine data that includes location, operating hours, fuel consumption and machine status. Easy-access service points ensure trouble-free preventive maintenance.

Composed of forged and cast steel materials, the SK350LC has reinforced high stress areas on the boom and arm, wide welds, and a standard rock guard. The undercarriage features heavy duty track guides and rollers, a thick base plate and grousers.

Operator comfort and safety are addressed via a spacious, climate controlled cab with wide access doors, windows on all sides and a 7-way adjustable suspension seat. Easy-to-use, centralized controls and easy-to-read instrumentation enhance the operator experience, which onboard self-diagnostics including warning screens and audible alarms alert the operator to machine status.