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Next-Gen giants from Kobelco

Kobelco Europe has unveiled the latest additions to the top end of its excavator range.   The all-new SK500LC-11 and larger SK530LC-11 benefit from increased speed and performance, improved reliability and maintenance, state-of-the-art ergonomics and design and are Stage V compliant thanks to a 13-litre Hino engine.

The SK500LC-11 is best suited to general construction applications, while the SK530LC-11 is ideal for general construction and quarrying.

The SK500LC-11 has a higher operating weight (50,400kg) when compared with the previous SK500LC-10. Both the SK500LC-11 and SK530LC-11 benefit from high hydraulic pressure (Heavy Lift) for greater lifting power at close radius, allowing for smooth and steady operation while moving heavy objects.

The SK530LC-11 has an operating weight of 53 tonnes and benefits from an adjustable undercarriage. Its track gauge can extend to 2,890 mm for greater stability and superior lifting performance.   When retracted, the overall width of the crawler is just 2,990 mm.   This decreased width affords better transportability.

Following Kobelco’s PERFORMANCE X DESIGN concept, the SK500LC/SK530LC-11 also boast a completely new standard in cabin design and ergonomics.

The Kobelco-branded Grammer heated and air suspended seat provides excellent shock absorption and superior ride comfort, even on the roughest terrain. The seat also moves together with the armrests and hydraulic controls for reduced operator fatigue. In addition, the position of the armrest and hydraulic controls in relation to the seat can be adjusted very easily at the same time, offering an optimal ergonomic workspace for drivers of any size.

For optimum comfort, the SK500LC/SK530LC-11 comes with air conditioning as standard and the cabin is equipped with a DAB+ radio (FM/AM, AUX, USB, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone) and a 12V power outlet.

Easy maintenance is assured via improved layout of the radiator and oil cooling system, easier access to the urea tank and two-stage air filter. An optional walkway on the left side of the machine can also be installed for easier inspection and cleaning of the machine’s cooling system elements.

Both the SK500LC-11 and SK530LC-11 models are available with standard boom and three arm variations, or as a Mass Excavation model with a short boom and short arm.

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