Intelligent technology

By Lindsay Gale12 March 2008

Kobelco has launched the new 26 tonne SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator powered by a 181 hp (135 kw) turbocharged fuel-injected Tier III certified engine.

The machine can dig to 7 m (23 ft) and provides a maximum reach of 10.2 m (33.5 ft).

In a statement, Kobelco said the excavator features intelligent technology that provides precision control for fine grading and levelling applications.

“The SK260LC also delivers more horsepower, improved hydraulic flow and an impressive combination of bucket force, swing torque and drawbar pull forces,” the statement added.

The Intelligent Total Control System (ITCS) recognises the operator's moves and provides “incredibly smooth hydraulic response.”

The new machine features four power modes to match the operator's specific work operations and the power boost system provides 10% more power on command for increased bucket breakout force, without time limitations. The machine is designed for applications requiring maximum power, from digging trenches and carrying and setting pipe and trench boxes, to backfilling, clearing sites and loading trucks.

Latest News
Volvo Trucks opening first battery plant
Ghent, Belgium site to shorten lead times for electric vehicles
Epiroc to move production to China
Relocation will see the current production facility in Yokohama close by 2023
Video: Construction Technology Summit roundtable
Frank Weiss, senior director, new products and innovation, Oracle, Paul Surin, global engineering, construction, operations and BIM segment lead with IBM and Dr Marzia Bolpagni, Head of BIM International at Mace discuss BIM in construction