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Kobelco comes up Short

Kobelco has announced the introduction of its largest Short Radius (SR) excavator. Weighing in at over 36 tonnes, the SK380SRLC is claimed to be one of the heaviest and fastest SR excavators on the market.

The new model features a Stage V-compliant, 200 kW turbocharged diesel engine for increased horsepower, and, when more instant power is required, Power Boost can be engaged.

The SK380SRLC’s cab incorporates a number of features to improve aesthetics, comfort and  safety. The premium operator station is sealed and pressurised, and the powerful automatic climate control system directs warm or cool airflow towards the operator’s neck and back, providing all-day comfort in changeable climates.

The Kobelco-branded Grammer air-cushioned and heated suspension seat absorbs vibration even on the roughest terrain, and for optimum comfort, the SK380SRLC’s cabin is equipped with a DAB+ radio (FM/AM, AUX, USB, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone),12V power outlet, storage tray and cup holder.

In addition, the SK380SRLC’s colour LCD multi-display screen shows fuel consumption, maintenance intervals, digging mode and other important information at-a-glance. Up to ten pre-set attachment settings can also be selected from the comfort of the cabin – the one-touch attachment  mode switch converts the hydraulic circuit and flow amount to match attachments.

When it comes to operator safety, the unique and innovative tilt-up opening FOPS guard level II comes as standard, providing easy access to the external roof glass, which can be easily cleaned for improved visibility. Additional jobsite safety is assured via three standard cameras located on the left, right and rear sides of the machine. The multiple display facility allows the operator to customise viewing needs to further enhance visibility of the jobsite. Ground level access to the DEF tank and a special lower-access step, located near the engine, also simplifies maintenance.

A two-piece boom option for the SK380SRLC is expected to launch later this year, which will provide additional benefits on sites with restricted space, and particularly in maintenance and utilities.

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