Kobelco upgrades SK140SRLC-5 short rear swing excavator with new cab, 20% reduction in fuel use

Updated Nov 29, 2016

Kobelco has released an improved model of its SK14SRLC short rear swing radius excavator focused on performance and cab upgrades.

The new SK140SRLC-5 is powered by a 95.6-horsepower Isuzu Tier 4 Final engine that Kobelco says delivers “full-size power” to the machine’s compact design. The engine meets emissions requirements through selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology with the use of a diesel oxidization catalyst (DOC). Kobelco says the new engine not only reduces NOx emissions by 88 percent but also reduces engine noise to 70 decibels.

The machine’s digging force is 21,357 pounds while digging depth tops out at 19 feet, 7 inches. Digging reach is 28 ft., 10 in. Swing speed is 11 rotations per minute and Kobelco says the machine features strong drawbar pulling force for powerful travel capabilities when tackling steep and rough terrain.

The machine features independent travel enabling it to move, lift and swing simultaneously without a loss of power. It also features a variety of operating modes, including ECO mode which decreases fuel use by 21 percent. Meanwhile, H mode delivers a 5.2-percent increase in work volume per hour.

Kobelco has increased the size of the cab on the SK140SRLC-5 and operators will appreciate wide access doors, an adjustable suspension seat, air conditioner and stereo system with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary connections. The cab features windows on all sides complemented by rear view and right side cameras for improved visibility and safety.

Maintenance is made easier thanks to quick access points for the cooling unit, engine and electrical components. Plus, the display inside the cab provides performance and service data to keep operators up to date on maintenance needs.