Kobelco launches larger excavator

Kobelco at BAUMA. Credit Kobelco

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has launched its largest excavator yet at Europe’s construction trade fair, BAUMA, at the beginning of April 2019.

The Kobelco SK850LC-10E, is the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturing firm’s Generation 10 range. Featuring a Hino engine, designed to reduce the machine’s carbon footprint and meet new Stage V emission regulations, coming into force later this year.

The new machine delivers via an uprated specification of 2,120 nm of torque and 380 kW of power. The SK850LC-10E also features Kobelco’s most up to date cooling system – a hydraulically driven twin-fan engine cooling system. This hydraulic version also prevents over-cooling by use of integrated sensors to reduce the speed of the twin-fan unit.

The conventional SK850LC-10E, with standard boom and four arm variations, is best suited for general construction and excavation jobsites, thanks to extensive testing carried out in quarry conditions in China, India, and other South East Asian countries. A version of the SK850LC-10E, with short boom and short arm, is also available specifically for quarrying. Further, a demolition version is expected to launch in 2020.