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KOBELCO SK500LC-10 delivers superior power and performance

KOBELCO launches the enhanced SK500LC-10 in North America.
KOBELCO launches the enhanced SK500LC-10 in North America.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, has introduced its enhanced SK500LC-10 model. Part of the KOBELCO Generation 10, the SK500 features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities.

Kobelco's latest offering delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 57,500-lbs and achieves leading-class work volume – even while minimizing fuel consumption. Equipped with an increased torque setting, the SK500 supplies 11% more digging volume than its predecessor. The upgraded model also boasts an impressive 10% increase in work volume. Much of this boost in efficiency comes from a new hydraulic regeneration system which further minimizes energy loss and ensures outstanding performance.

The robust 114,000-lb SK500 is powered by a 369-hp Tier IV Final HINO engine, allowing it to easily tackle tough applications and remain highly fuel efficient. A high-pressure common rail fuel injection system and variable-geometry turbocharger reduces particulate matter, while a large EGR cooler decreases NOx emissions by 80% to provide low operation emissions. The new model also incorporates a new hydraulic drive to optimize the cooling fan rotation speed and deliver ultra-quiet operation.

Independent travel, an exclusive KOBELCO feature, enables the SK500 to move, lift and swing simultaneously without experiencing loss of power, while automatic swing priority instantly delivers full swing power during combined operations. An optional Counterweight Removal System further enhances the SK500’s reputation for powerful performance and efficient operation. This feature makes counterweight removal and installation a quick, simple process to reduce costs and increase safety.

The latest machine upgrades combined with a continued emphasis on operator comfort makes the KOBELCO SK500 a leader in its size class. A 25% reduction in pilot control operator force lessens fatigue during long hours of operation, while a reclining suspension seat, automatic air conditioner, radio with USB, AUX and Bluetooth capabilities, and large cup holder provide a pleasant work environment. Operators can also expect extended service intervals when it comes to engine oil, hydraulic oil, filter changes and greasing. Easy access to major compartments ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance and rear view and right side cameras provide excellent visibility and safe operation.

The KOBELCO SK500LC-10 features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities.

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