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Kobelco's largest Generation 10 excavator delivers performance for heavy-duty jobs

The enhanced KOBELCO SK850LC-10 features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities.
The enhanced KOBELCO SK850LC-10 features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA is pleased to introduce the enhanced SK850LC-10 excavator. The SK850LC-10 is the largest Kobelco Generation 10 model and features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities to make downtime a thing of the past.

The SK850LC-10 is more durable than ever and able to withstand the rigors of the toughest jobsites. This trendsetting Kobelco excavator delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 90,598 pounds to achieve leading-class work volume. Premier working ranges and a powerful 146,800-pound drawbar pull force enable the SK850LC-10 to conquer rough terrain and slopes with increased productivity.

This robust, 185,700-pound unit is powered by a 510-hp Tier 4 Final HINO engine, allowing it to tackle heavy-duty applications while remaining highly fuel efficient. While operating in ECO-mode, the SK850LC-10 boasts an impressive ~17 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to its predecessor. This boost in efficiency is a result of an enhanced hydraulic line layout that further reduces energy loss to ensure outstanding performance. A variable-geometry turbocharger also helps to lower fuel consumption, and a new selective catalytic reduction system decreases NOx emissions by 80 percent to provide low operation emissions.

Operators can look forward to staying safe and comfortable in the SK850LC-10, regardless of the work at hand. An improved lever control force of 25 percent further lessens operator fatigue during long hours of operation, while added climate control outlets and an expanded cab interior provide a pleasant work environment. A FOPS top guard, rear-view camera and swing flashers come standard on the SK850LC-10 to enhance jobsite safety.

Maintenance on the SK850LC-10 is simple and cost effective. Easy access to maintenance data from the operation management system greatly improves ease of maintenance scheduling and ensures a long service life, while easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance.

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